Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery
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Reviews by Overlord:
4.5/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
What a surprising treat.
Pours a robust dark brown/blackish color with a small light head.
Smells is overwhelmingly acid washed funk, with maybe the tiniest bit of roasted chocolate. Very tiny. The stout aspect of this really only presents itself in the appearance and in a tiny bit of residual "heaviness" in terms of malt profile. It adds very little in terms of flavor or aroma.
Taste is a ton of overlapping sour notes, both an unidentifiable, quasi-citrus front-end, plus a surprisingly funky, earthy back-end that crinkles with barnyard mustiness.
I must say, I was very pleasantly surprised by this. Only slightly heavier than a "standard" sour, it is a complex, robust addition to the breed.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2011 00:16:13 | More by Overlord
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 1,582 ratings.