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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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2,095 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,095
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 261
Gots: 698 | FT: 73
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ajcobb24 on 06-22-2011

Batch 2 was aged in spent Black Tuesday barrels.
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Photo of Gosox8787
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 750 mL from the 2012 vintage served in a Kate the Great tulip glass. Chilled prior to serving. Allowed to warm over almost an hour to around room temperature.

Appearance: Pours a slight, less than one finger medium brown head that dissipates almost immediately. Definitely looks a bit lighter in body than a heavy stout. Nice dark brown to black color.

Aroma: Some tart cherry, green apple and a touch of lemon upfront. Some smoke and chocolate tones, that blend with some red wine tones. I get just a touch of caramel and bourbon from the Black Tuesday barrels, but it works nicely to add some depth.

Taste: Really bright and sour upfront. The cherry and lemon tones definitely stand out. Some really nice red wine notes as well. Almost puckering. Some very light chocolate, caramel and bourbon notes add some nice depth. Definitely more on the sour end, but nice, refreshing and complex.

Mouthfeel: Light body with lower than average carbonation. Easy to drink.

Overall, a really nice, tart and complex sour. I really liked the mix of sour notes with some bourbon and stout backing notes that were truly background notes. The low ABV really worked well too in making the sour notes and stout notes come together without any harsh booze character. Very refreshing a drinkable. Definitely worth the price of a bottle. Glad I got one to age.

More User Reviews:
Photo of MadScientist
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: A very dark brown beer with a garnet hue and good clarity. The persistent head is composed of creamy tan bubbles.

S: The dominate aroma is a tart fruit character of red currents and cassis with an acidic quality backing that up. There is a faint aroma of dark fruit and dark malt aroma having a cocoa character to it.

T: An aggressive, acidic and tartness and strong red currents fruitiness with light flavors of the stout dark malt. There isn't much to say about hops in here nor malt, although the fruit is juicy and refreshing. The balance is very sour and the finish is very dry.

M: A light bodied beer with strong carbonation and a faint bit of warmth.

O: This ones about as tart as they come with a strong acidic bit and good bit of fruitiness, sort of Flanders Red that come of the rails except that there is some stout character to back up the flavors. The sour stout is quickly becoming my favorite style thanks in part to the few exceptional brewers making the style.

Photo of Kjanisch7
4.98/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Jet black with a thin tan head.

S - A pleasant smell of chocolate/coffee from the dark malt, and that awesome classic sour tart smell.

T - TART. Delicious cherry and fig notes. Vinegary finish with some berry notes. Nice little bourbon taste as well for an added bonus.

M - Thin body which was unexpected for the color of the beer. Moderate carbonation. Great feel and easy to drink.

D - The drinkability here is incredible. Wish I could drink this one every single day.

Photo of don1481
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

750 ml bottle poured into glass.

Appearance: Pours very dark and very fizzy. Head dies down very rapidly.

Smell: WOW sour notes. Lots of fruit smell. Smells refreshing.

Taste: Just like the smell. Pretty good, but not overpowering with the sour. Nice.

Mouthfeel: less fizzy than I would have expected. Very clean and crisp.

Overall: very good, not quite to amazing. But very nice.

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4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

NYE bottle share at Proof. Deepest of opaque browns with a thin white-tan head and thin tan collar. Aroma is like a port, dark fruit, deep red wine, some woodiness. Taste is extremely tart. Vinegary almost. I'm getting some of the wine like characteristics, with some roasted malt too. Very interesting flavor. Medium carbonation and medium-thick body.

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Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 2,095 ratings.