Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery
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Reviews by Mertzy81:
4.49/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Okay, so I had no idea what to expect and I still can't isolate half of the flavors I tasted. It's a pretty in-your-face and complicated brew.
Appearance: Pours with a beige-cream 1 inch head, opaque black.
Smell: Sour cherries, not very complicated.
Taste: Filtered kombucha vinegar, sugar-less sour cherry and grapes, dark chocolate, coffee and a very tiny amount of caramel; aged cheddar on the aftertaste. Totally bizarre, but I like it!
Mouthfeel: Nothing denoting a stout, but it matches fine with the flavor. Very thin for a stout, but it has a light, creamy texture.
Overall: Unexpected, exciting, and completely amazing.
The best part about it is that I've never had anything like this, but feel like this could be a fun style to see other breweries try out. It's rare to come across something like this that doesn't just end in reach exceeding grasp.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2013 07:13:54 | More by Mertzy81
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Dark brown to black, stout like with a purple tinge, bubbles cling to the side of the glass everywhere like bees to honey comb, good carbonation, half finger of beige head fades fast to a foam.
S: Sour, balsamic vinegar, light fruitiness, very much like a Flanders red or Oude Bruin. Slightly lactic, plain yoghurt quality. Sour fruit like raspberry but more non descript sour.
T: Sour, sour, sour. Lemon juice, balsamic qualities. Reminiscent of Flanders Reds, Oude Bruins. Oak quality very present. Also, a dark toasted stout quality is hinted in the background. Light fruity tart quality like blackberry juice.
M: Thick acidic body, medium high carbonation.
O: Very well crafted beer. The best American sour I’ve had. Creative in making it a dark stout like and sour at the same time. Fine and complex so much so that it’s a classic.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 02:09:57 | More by patre_tim
Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 1,581 ratings.