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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I want to say this bottle is from 2012

A: pours black with a finger and a half of light tan head that is somewhat slow to fade to a collar around the edge of an oversized wine glass
S: smells of fruity sourness, a bit of funk and some roasty notes
T: starts off with a huge shot of sourness that leads to a bit of sour cherry, some roasted notes, hints of oak and a little funk. Swallow brings a bit more tartness, some nice roasty notes, some oak and a little funk
M: medium in the mouth with slightly prickly carbonation and a drying finish from the acidity
O: this beer is very intense when it comes to the level of sourness. It was quite like being punched in the head at the first sip. It takes a bit to acclimate to how sour this beer is but it's still quite good. A very nice twist on the style of a stout and of an American Wild Ale.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From 750 mL bottle to Bruery tulip

2012 batch

A: The brew looks like completely opaque cola, and even on an aggressive pour the effervescence forms a watery head that quickly dissipates; a lot like soda.

S: But this doesn't smell anything like a Pepsi...cherries and vinegar anchor the bouquet, while honey-sweetness lingers in the backdrop. Oak and unripe berries are also noted.

T: The tart, vinegary aspects are first noticed, and they're quite puckering. Unripe berries are clearly distinct, with a touch of earthy sweetness balancing. Earthy, vinous tones work to dry the palate, along with oak. There's a subtle tobacco note beneath all of the pucker, presumably from the barrel-aging. Finishes fairly long and sour.

M: Light and bubbly on the palate, refreshing and clean.

A delicious and drinkable sour brew for anyone that's acquired a taste for such things. Serve cold, there's plenty of flavor... with warm weather this is completely refreshing.

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