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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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1,550 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,550
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 232
Gots: 523 | FT: 54
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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xnicknj

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3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into taster

Pours an inky black with a thin toasted brown head resting on top. Fades out quickly with a cloudy film on top.

Stark sourness in the nose with black cherry skin, dark fruit and oak. Hints of toasted dark malts and chocolate along with some acidic notes.

A bite of sour right up front with black cherry, raspberry and currants. Acidic and slightly vinegary (but not offensive) with a soft tempering of dark malts. The roasted chocolate and oak tones are pretty understated, but definitely attempts to balance the sourness. Finishes tart and funky with dark fruit.

Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, dry and lingering on the tongue. I've had sour stouts before and hated them, but this was pretty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 11:43:16 | More by xnicknj
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Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 1,550 ratings.