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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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Ratings: 2,128
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 262
Gots: 704 | FT: 73
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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Ratings: 2,128 | Reviews: 329
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a dark black color, but not pitch black.

The aroma has tons of tartness, lactic sourness, a hint of roasty malt, and lots of vinegar.

The flavor follows with that tartness and sourness, but with a subtle punch of roasty malt a third of the way into the beer. It really is an exciting combination to get that chocolate malt balanced flavor with the bright sharp sour notes. The sourness is of plum peel and raspberries as the sourness just slowly takes over the entire tongue.

A really tasty sour that I could just drink tons of. The sweetness in there really compliments well with that puckering sourness.

(With a bottle aged a couple years, the aroma is extremely tart and sour along with the flavor. At first, you may get some of the stout/roast character, but the sourness really just stands out.)

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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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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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Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
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