Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery
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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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