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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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1,598 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,598
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 237
Gots: 545 | FT: 60
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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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-04-2012 06:24:02 | More by CelticAleMan
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-very dark brown wih a thin tan head

S-wow! Smells super funky with dark fruits and some cocoa. Strong scent! Unique.

T-oh my. This is amazing! It comes in with a super sour taste of dark fruits and faint cocoa. Very sour! The after-taste is mostly dark roasted with a pretty good hint of coffee. This might be one of the most sour beers I've ever had.

M-heavy creamy carbonation with a dry finish

O-this pretty much just drinks like an American wild ale with a twist of darkness to it. It's freaking awesome!! It's good enough that I'm going out and buying a few more bottles if I can find them! Its awesome. The tastes are powerful and great tasting

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 02:49:02 | More by AdamBear
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sbricker

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23%

09-04-2012 02:34:02 | More by sbricker
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. Batch 2 (2012) from the super awesome Black Tuesday barrels. Big thanks to bigsippin for helping this get to me.

3.0 A: Black color. Two and a half fingers of foamy tan head. Retention is below average as it quickly fizzes away and no lacing is left. Edit: Strange enough, the final pour with lots of yeast made really sticky lacing.

3.5 S: Tart and moderately acetic nose. Big cherry component along with mixed berry. Balsalmic vinegar with tangy lactic funk. Light roastiness. Not a lot of the more typical funk components overall though. No basement or barn. Rather, this is more fruity and vinegary. The Black Tuesday comes out as this warms up. You can detect the residual leathery bourbon and chocolate.

3.5 T: Like the nose, this is all about fruit and vinegar. Loads of tart cherries and berries. Balsalmic vinegar and vinous tart grape. Some tangy funk, moderate roastiness, and hints of coffee and chocolate. Again, not a lot of traditional funk. Oak with just the slightest hint of tannins.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Not really creamy at all. Reasonably smooth considering how acetic it is.

3.5 D: I'm starting to feel that the Bruery should start making artisanal vinegars instead of wild ales. Most of the stuff they make is acetic acid-forward. While still good, I'm more of a fan of complex funk (which is why I choose 3F over Cantillon most of the time). In any case, I'm glad I have a few more since this will definitely scratch the acetic sour itch that I get occasionally.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 00:30:34 | More by DavoleBomb
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-02-2012 23:03:36 | More by Gatordaddy
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-02-2012 17:09:49 | More by mtbdonn
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-02-2012 11:34:04 | More by fehrminator
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tfidler

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-02-2012 03:02:30 | More by tfidler
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-02-2012 02:52:42 | More by steamboatbrewer
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bradner

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-01-2012 02:25:12 | More by bradner
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ajz132

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-31-2012 00:49:49 | More by ajz132
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Ralphs66

New York

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out what looks to be brown, but when held up to the light has a lovely reddish hue. Little head which dissipated quickly. Prunes and coffee on the nose, with of course, the wonderful vinegar blast of a well made sour. Nice palate cleansing astringency. Sweet and sour at the same time...Nice! I nice bubble on the mouthfeel, with a little syrupy coating. I love sours and this is very good one.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 23:10:18 | More by Ralphs66
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Gobzilla

California

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a dark brown in color with brown highlights and had a nice finger worth. Of head which had good retention leaving plenty of frothy lacing sticking to the glass.

S: I detected citrusy tart acidic character upfront on the nose with some chocolatey notes, hints of dark fruits, oakiness, brown sugar, and coffee aroma.

T: pretty intersting combination of flavors consisting of coffee, tart oaky, citrusy acidic notes, apple pimeapple fruits, brown sugar coming through alongside hints of funkiness.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, oaky, citrusy, acidic, and tart slightly dry finish.

O: excellent beer and very interesting as well. Glad to finally try it. Good out hopbrizio

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 06:09:42 | More by Gobzilla
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poiuytr

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-30-2012 02:02:09 | More by poiuytr
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-30-2012 00:06:32 | More by Pdrufo
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-29-2012 18:28:25 | More by mendvicdog
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TasteTester

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-28-2012 22:17:34 | More by TasteTester
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PorterBoy14

New York

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-28-2012 13:50:23 | More by PorterBoy14
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larryi86

Delaware

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- Black with a two finger tan head.

S- Sour, some cherries, roasted malts, some chocolate

T- Sour, cherries, grapes, some funk, oak, some roasted and chocolate notes. This is sour with a hint of some stout flavors.

M- Smooth, crisp, acidic, medium body.

O- A solid sour that is very tasty. I had a small sample at a tasting about a year ago and wasn't the biggest fan of this, but now I am really liking this beer. Only real problem with this beer is that I would have liked more of a sour stout and not just a sour.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 00:20:39 | More by larryi86
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AgentMunky

California

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet. No 'Provisional Series' artwork, so maybe this is 'Batch 2'?

A: Light, fluffy, off-white head fades fizzles out fairly quickly. Dark black-brown...so far, a typical stout.

S: Mm, muted dark malt. A mere touch of funky yeast.

T: Oh wow. Very sour, very woody, very roasted malty. "A sour stout aged in oak barrels" tells you just about everything you need to know about this beer. The low ABV is also appreciated, as I can drink as much of it as I like. A puckery-tart fruitiness (berries, apricot, citrus {tangerine}, soured grapes) dominates, but the entire base is that of a stout -- smoky, roasted barley and charred bourbon barrels.

M: Thin and unobtrusive.

O: A truly interesting beer and one that I highly enjoy. Would recommend. Will drink again.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 06:17:06 | More by AgentMunky
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ejw127

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -23%

08-27-2012 03:41:36 | More by ejw127
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-26-2012 22:59:56 | More by Archemedies
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-26-2012 21:39:20 | More by brez8791
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denimdemon

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-26-2012 02:10:40 | More by denimdemon
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-25-2012 10:08:25 | More by csustar001
Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
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