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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,789 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,789
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 240
Gots: 612 | FT: 70
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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Photo of bonkers
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a snifter, jet black pour with a medium white head. The aroma is acidic, vinergary, sour. The first sip is very sour, notes of cherries, definitely sour, not much stout. The body is medium, highly acidic, pleasantly tart. A very tasty sour, a little overpriced IMO at 21 bucks, but very tasty.

bonkers, Dec 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Grant35, Nov 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

rolive, Nov 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Gehrig13, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

seplo, Nov 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Squatchito, Nov 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

C-Dog, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

oldedog, Nov 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

runner440, Nov 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

litheum94, Nov 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

dumptruck81, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

HopsintheSack, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

M27, Nov 24, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -64.5%

Softestdog, Nov 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

eagles22, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Chieftog
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Chieftog, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of minnesotaryan
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Tomtwanks for hooking this up as an extra!!!

Pours a nice deep black slight tannish head in a New Belgium balloon glass.

Smells intriguing, can't decide if it smells like a sour brown or a stout, leans towards sour brown. Notes of roast and sour berries.

Goodness this is tart! Lots of berry/apple/pear/lemon up front, moves towards a roasty robust malt profile, perhaps subtle hints of coffee. drinks like a light roast coffee that was in a wine barrel.

Nice mouthfeel, good body, nice carbonation, lingering sour flavor on the tongue.

Overall this beer is awesome, a genre bender and I appreciate that. Not a dull moment, great complexity yet easy enough to drink. Would gladly buy if I see it for sale.

minnesotaryan, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of jsanford
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark black with brown edges and a thin ivory ring and very wispy haze. Nice aromas of tart vinegar, cranberries, dark malt, and a touch of chocolate. Really nice, definitely reminds me a bit of Oude Tart. Taste is similarly tart, with more vinegar, cranberry, oak, dark chocolate, and red berries. Mouthfeel is definitely puckering, with a medium body, good carbonation, and a dry finish. Really neat beer, always stoked to try something different.

jsanford, Nov 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

heresy22, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

ms11781, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

derkfromwi, Nov 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ucsbmullet, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

bholby87, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of ColForbinBC
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a tulip

The body sits an ink black with a bubbly tan head. The head fell quickly, forming a thin collar with some dots of lace. The nose is intensely sour. Tons of lactic sourness with black cherries, oak, cocoa, and leather. On the palate, huge lactic acid and cherries assault the palate. Oak tannins, leather, cocoa, and roast are all secondary. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation. Puckering finish, extremely dry. Lingering sour notes with dry oak and mild roast. This is a winner. The base stout has been transformed considerably by the bugs. This guy definitely lives up to its name.

ColForbinBC, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

bennetj17, Nov 11, 2012
Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 1,789 ratings.