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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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2,091 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,091
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 258
Gots: 693 | FT: 72
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ajcobb24 on 06-22-2011

Batch 2 was aged in spent Black Tuesday barrels.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wow it's dark, hence the name I guess but I was surprised. Barely any head, big bubbles in it though.

Smells like sour fruit gummy candy, which I love. Picking up some berries and lots of sour apples. Not at all like a dark stout, and no alcoh taste.

Smooth and balanced in the mouth even with the sour. Some malts calm it down just a bit.

Definitely buy again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 Version. 7 ABV, not 5.6%

A - Deep brown - almost black, finger thickness of light khaki head - dissipates quickly leaving head around rim

S - Sour/tart oak, rye, fruits: cherry/ Granny smith apple

T - Initially: Sour oak & rye, granny smith apples, currant & cherry. Finish: Chocolate & carmel roastiness and ends in sourness

M - full, thick, frothy, viscus

O - Awesome. Sour oak is excellent - cherry/currant/apple transitions to the chocolate/carmel is spectacular. Gotta downgrade on the $21 pricetag. Jester King's Funk Metal is the equivalent and is $15.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 Edition poured into Brew Dog snifter. Just noticed this is 7% while the 2012 Edition is 5.6%

Appearance is dark brown like a very low carbonated cola

Smell is tart cherries, very light sweetness, grapes, a little alcohol

Taste is similar to nose. Tart cherries and grapes. A mild malt backbone but the focus is the tartness. Nothing too stouty about this aside from the color. There is a light chocolate covered cherry flavor coming through.

Mouthfeel is low medium carbonation. Lingering tartness. Medium light body. Alcohol is undetected.

Overall this is another great sour from The Bruery. More complex than most sours I've tried

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Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 2,091 ratings.