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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,601 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,601
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 239
Gots: 546 | FT: 60
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Batch 2 was aged in spent Black Tuesday barrels.

(Beer added by: ajcobb24 on 06-22-2011)
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Pahn

New York

3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle split 3 ways. Most recent bottling. Thanks to BA KevSal for sending this in a recent trade!

Appearance: Black with maroon highlights. Fizzy head that disappears immediately. No lacing.

Smell: Some acetic aroma, suggestion of sour cherry, smokey red wine aromas, and some tartness. Smells good.

Taste: Very sour up front. Hints of roasted malt along with the sourness. Not much oak in the flavor; some comes up at the end. Bit acetic. There's kind of a "stout's sweet malt" flavor without the sweetness, which is interesting.

It tastes like a very straightforward sour beer, with about a quarter of a low ABV American stout thrown in and dominated by the sourness. Could stand to be a lot deeper and oakier, but is very enjoyable to drink nonetheless.

Mouthfeel: Vinous and tart. Puckering finish, at times almost stingingly sour (yet not painfully acidic). Low carbonation.

Overall: Nice play on "sour stout." Less going on than in most stouts or sour ales, but to such a degree that it fails to be a good beer. I know the Bruery can do better than this, but I'd buy another bottle if the price was right.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 01:58:18 | More by Pahn
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Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 1,601 ratings.