Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery
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Reviews by lordofstarside:
4.58/5 rDev +8.5%
25oz bottle to a snifter, bottled 5/15/13
Pours nearly pitch black with dark red hues when held up to a bright LED. A half finger of white foam that receded into a frothy ring with no visible carbonation. Lacing doesn't seem too heavy, an alright looking beer
Smell is pretty complex. Tart cherries, apple, and dark fruits, vinegar, oak, chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, bourbon, and alcohol. Very unique smelling beer, I know it's a sour stout but I never expected both those styles to be represented so distinctly. Sourness dominates for sure, but imperial stout notes aren't buried too far underneath.
Taste is with the nose- strong tart cherries and apple, as well as many other fruits followed by roast coffee and chocolate, oak, bourbon, vinegar, vanilla, with an incredible caramel and sweet fruity finish. Much like the nose, it's successfully fuses all sorts of sour and stout notes that somehow come together terrifically
Feel is strong sour upfront, bitter in the middle where the stout notes come in strongest, and sweet on the finish. Alcohol concealed well in the smell and taste, stupidly drinkable.
Overall I have no idea what the hell I'm drinking but it's incredibly complex and tasty. First sour stout experience definitely was a good one, going to have to pick up as many of these as possible while they're still on the shelves
12-01-2013 06:24:17 | More by lordofstarside
More User Reviews:
4.34/5 rDev +2.8%
A: A very dark brown beer with a garnet hue and good clarity. The persistent head is composed of creamy tan bubbles.
S: The dominate aroma is a tart fruit character of red currents and cassis with an acidic quality backing that up. There is a faint aroma of dark fruit and dark malt aroma having a cocoa character to it.
T: An aggressive, acidic and tartness and strong red currents fruitiness with light flavors of the stout dark malt. There isn't much to say about hops in here nor malt, although the fruit is juicy and refreshing. The balance is very sour and the finish is very dry.
M: A light bodied beer with strong carbonation and a faint bit of warmth.
O: This ones about as tart as they come with a strong acidic bit and good bit of fruitiness, sort of Flanders Red that come of the rails except that there is some stout character to back up the flavors. The sour stout is quickly becoming my favorite style thanks in part to the few exceptional brewers making the style.
09-13-2013 01:00:38 | More by MadScientist
4.98/5 rDev +18%
A - Jet black with a thin tan head.
S - A pleasant smell of chocolate/coffee from the dark malt, and that awesome classic sour tart smell.
T - TART. Delicious cherry and fig notes. Vinegary finish with some berry notes. Nice little bourbon taste as well for an added bonus.
M - Thin body which was unexpected for the color of the beer. Moderate carbonation. Great feel and easy to drink.
D - The drinkability here is incredible. Wish I could drink this one every single day.
06-27-2013 13:49:33 | More by Kjanisch7
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
NYE bottle share at Proof. Deepest of opaque browns with a thin white-tan head and thin tan collar. Aroma is like a port, dark fruit, deep red wine, some woodiness. Taste is extremely tart. Vinegary almost. I'm getting some of the wine like characteristics, with some roasted malt too. Very interesting flavor. Medium carbonation and medium-thick body.
01-02-2014 21:00:01 | More by mverity
4/5 rDev -5.2%
Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of dark fruit and chocolate, with some roasted malt thrown in. I don't get much tartness or sourness in the aroma, but that all changes when I take a sip. There is a nice tart dark fruit character, which is complimented nicely by some chocolate and heavily roasted malt. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
04-28-2012 03:37:40 | More by Mora2000
Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
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