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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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1,870 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,870
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 249
Gots: 637 | FT: 69
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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1/5  rDev -76.3%

Jimandrebecca, Sep 13, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.3%

Arielle_Z, May 01, 2013
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1/5  rDev -76.3%

dvsbizzyb, Sep 11, 2013
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1/5  rDev -76.3%

Kaveman, Dec 27, 2013
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1/5  rDev -76.3%

Chicojames, Saturday at 07:12 PM
Photo of portersdad71
1.12/5  rDev -73.5%

portersdad71, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
1.45/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pour is purplish black with a soapy ring. Nose is heavy sweetness, disoriented malt sugars and berry sweetness with a light leathery brett presence. Taste is awful, strong acetic acid and extreme residual sugar with tons of malt sweetness. Virtually no stout flavors other than too sweet, finish is bretty and bitter with high acid levels and a slick oily feel. Rough drain pour.

cpetrone84, Aug 09, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -64.5%

Softestdog, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of JonBarrowman
1.93/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I got this as my first sour beer so please keep that in mind in relation to what follows.

a - It appears opaque and a little cloudy around the edges.

s - Smells like a wine, with a slight vinegar smell and a mix of other things I can't put into words.

t - This is where I have a problem, it tastes like vinegar, I don't know if there was a stout or cherries in there somewhere but I didn't find them. It was somewhat unpleasant.

m - Nothing I can think of.

This is my first sour beer and was certainly not what I expected after reading reviews here. Maybe someone can recommend something more amenable as an introduction into the world of sour beers for someone hesitant to try and select on their own again.

JonBarrowman, Sep 12, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.6%

ChainChompsky, Jan 31, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.6%

DTown, Jan 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.6%

CJS, Nov 08, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.6%

akttr, Jan 19, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.6%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.6%

Skater_Rich, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.08/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared a bottle with BHOBS and Alucard4

Look: Black as night with a 1/4 tan head and no retention

Smell: Right off the bat are hints of sour cherry not really what I am looking for in a stout. If you search hard enough you will find hints of chocllate malt and some oak

Taste: The sourness that is overpowering hides all of the characteristics of a stout. All you pick up is the sour cherry it is a one way street in my opinion as far as taste goes. The taste is not bad but it is in no way a stout

Mouthfeel: Very water for a stout with a medium amount of carbonation

Overall: If you go in thinking this is a stout you will be let down because this is essentually a sour made with black patent or chocolate malt or roasted barley. It looks like a stout and that is about it. If you are a fan of sours you will appreciate this beer.

DarthKostrizer, Jul 28, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -46.7%

rab53, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Givemebeer
2.35/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle share. Poured into a snifter with high hopes.

A: Looks ok. Deep, dark amber color with a small tan head not much lacing.

S: Sour. Apple, pear.

T: Excuse me, but isn't this a sour stout? Where are the roasted malts? Where's the coffee? Chocolate? The sour taste is nice but the wild yeast completely takes over and smacks you in the face leaving no room for the so called "stout."

M: Too thin. When I think stout - I want something full bodied and thick. Not watery like this is.

O: Disgraceful. Don't call this a sour stout and charge $23 a bottle. If this were a regular sour I could understand but this was devoid of any stout qualities. Ridiculously overpriced. Pass on this for the love of God.

Givemebeer, Sep 17, 2013
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2.43/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer LOOKS beautiful, but I dunno, guys. I like funky and I like sour; loved the Oude Tart. But this is Warheads sour. If there was ever a stout in there, it has vanished beneath the aggressive, lemon-juicy sourness. I don't see how anyone could call this "balanced"--the sour is so strong that it takes over everything. Seriously, you could make vinaigrette with just this beer and some olive oil.

snegopady, Dec 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

25.4 oz Bottle.Dark brown poured into a 20 oz Firestone glass.Smells like Berry and Vinegar.Very strong wine taste to it.I wanted to like this so bad because I had heard so many good things about it but to me the flavor was just Nasty.Extreme SOUR taste was so present that I could not get around it to decide what the other flavors were.Made it through about 3/4 through the bottle and then it became DRAIN POUR.And at 19.99 a bottle that hurt.If you like wine this might be better suited for you.But for me I can`t recommend it to a Beer drinker.Needless to say I will not be buying this anytime soon.Sorry Bruery.Thumbs down.

Motleydrunk56, Sep 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

1424IpA, Aug 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

scottiethebody, Aug 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

LSMroz, Feb 22, 2013
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Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 1,870 ratings.