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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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Ratings: 2,061
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 256
Gots: 674 | FT: 66
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris for sharing, I think this is a 2012 bottle.
Served in a mini-nonic, quick review transcribed from written notes.

Dark brown with glints of ruby in the light, tan foam on the surface, with spotty lace around the edges.

Apple butter aroma with some red wine vinegar sharpness.

Very sour and puckering, salivary glands get working into overdrive. Traces of roasted malt from the stout base, and some vinous dark fruit. Heavily acidic up front, and lightly drying in the finish. Overall enjoyable in small doses, though the sourness seems a little one dimensional and overpowering at times.

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Pours black, brown on the edges, like Coca Cola. Head is elusive, tan in color and dissipating quickly. I get lots of fruit , particularly berries. Mostly black, boysen, and other dark berries along with black currant. Hints of roastiness and slight caramel. No hops to speak of. Tart hits right away, then the roastiness. Some coffee, dry bakers chocolate. Hops are bright, actually, with pollen/nectar. Very well balanced in feel with a very dry finish.

This is just amazing. The roast works very well with the good amount of tart. Love the berries too, since its so prevalent and they taste/smell so juicy.

Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 2,061 ratings.