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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,998 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,998
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 255
Gots: 658 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber to black in color with a small off white head. In the aroma, mellow tart white grapes. In the taste, sour white grapes and fruit skins. A sour bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry and sour white grape in the aftertaste. Big sour and I dig it, but expecting more of a stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a standard pint glass.

A: Pours a dark blackish hue with a thick tan-brown, 2-finger head that slowlly dissipates and leaves a solid lace.

S: Strong sour tart aroma with a mild malty scent.

T: Extremely tart and sour brew. There might be a twinge of oak in there – but most just sourness.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Phenomenal sour brew – every sip as sour as the last. A bit pricey – but worth it.

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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Kjanisch7
4.98/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.94/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Tart of darkness is by far a very sour beer,but a very tasty
one too! It pours out a very dark tart, with yeast sediments laid at the bottom of the bottle, (if poured correctly). Sours aren't for everyone as some lack the tastes for it, but if you want a top sour, this sour will make your pallet numb. I wouldn't pass a batch of this up, one for aging, one for drinking!

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Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 1,998 ratings.