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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,873 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,873
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 249
Gots: 638 | FT: 69
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights. One finger beige head. Pretty good head retention.

Smell: Big tartness up front. My mouth puckered just smelling this. Tart cherries, some oak. I don't get much of the stout characteristics from the nose - maybe just a pinch of chocolate.

Taste: Yeah, that's pretty damn sour. I probably should have expected that, but I didn't think it would be quite as intense as it is. Still, the chocolate comes out more here, along with more oak and cherry. It's funny - I really don't like the tartness in beers like Bell's Cherry Stout and think it detracts from the stout qualities, but I'm loving this. Maybe because it goes all in on the tartness as opposed to just having a bit.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied (at least as far as stouts go). Pretty high in carbonation. I'm not sure how I feel about the mouthfeel on this one - I love thick, full-bodied stouts but light, crisp sours. This one kind of splits the two which I suppose is appropriate, but I'd like a little more body.

Overall: I was a bit hesitant about this, but I was very pleasantly surprised. I can't help but think that bourbon barrels would do absolutely fantastic things to this beer...

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Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 1,873 ratings.