Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery
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3.99/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750mL bottle from Lukens Liquors online. 19.99. No bottling info but this was a fourth quarter 2012 release. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.
Pours deep brown with murky edges, much like cola including a fizzy pale tan one finger head that shrinks away quickly to leave a few bubbles around the edge. Zero lace.
Smells of sour cherry lemonade, slightly spoiled fruit and vinegar with vague hints of vanilla and roast.
Tastes of tart lemons, vinegar, cherry, hay, dates and sour apples. As the tartness fades, other much more subtle notes come through including burnt cocoa, oak, caramel, butter and vanilla. Every sip refreshes the puckering funk that transforms into muted sweetness. Very interesting.
Body is on the lighter side of medium with tingly carbonation that pops on the tongue but won't bubble up when swirled in the glass. As in appearance, much like cola. Long crisp tart finish.
Admittedly sours are not my thing but this may start to open that door for me. Being a fan of stouts, I was hoping for more roasty presence but it turned out ok. A strangely alluring combination of flavors.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2013 07:02:17 | More by ThickNStout
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