Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery
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Reviews by DonDirkA:
4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours deep black/brown with a brown bubbly head that fizzes away quickly leaving just a ring. Nose is sour black cherries, red grapes, tart green apples, plums, a bit of roastiness and just a slight hint of chocolate. There may also be just the slightest notes of oak in the back. The nose is tart but not in your face. The tartness of the flavor, however, is a punch in your tongue's face. Acidic without burning, cherries, plums, some berries (black and maybe raspberries too), pears, apples, some lemon and a hint of lime in the aftertaste. The roasted malts and other stout characteristics are there but hardly. All the tart, wild flavors are balanced ever so slightly by a lingering roastiness, but its not there nearly as much as you'd think for a stout. There's also a so subtle bit of oak but again you kind of have to search for it. I love sours, so I love this but I want to find a sour stout with a bit more "stout" to it. This and Jolly Pumpkin's Madrugada Obscura are very similar in that the sour qualities dominate excessively. Still an excellent brew though.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2012 05:26:53 | More by DonDirkA
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4.21/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours earthy brown somewhat clear in color with a thin light tan head that dissipates quickly.
Smell has lots of tart brett notes with primarily a vinager like acidity.
Taste follows the nose with a toffee slight malty sweetness that disappears quickly into a very potent tart vinager sour flavor and mild candy like sweet ness on the backend which is reminiscent of sweet tarts.
Mouthfeel is good, big sticky sour feel that is cut with moderate carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 01:01:47 | More by Fcolle2
Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
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