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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,878 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,878
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 249
Gots: 638 | FT: 69
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Coffee District in Delray Beach, FL

L - Nice dark stout color with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Leaves no lacing.

S - Sour fruit with a a hint of cocoa. You really have to smell it multiple times to pick up any stout like characteristics.

T - Starts out slightly sour and surprisingly almost no stout flavor at all. If you tried this beer blindfolded you would likely not realize it was dark in color. I pick up sour fruit which is pleasant and as it warms the sourness really comes through which I feel is the best part of this beer. It has a dry finish which a previous reviewer compared to drinking a merlot. I think that's it exactly.

F- The mouthfeel is thin which I feel is the best way to brew a sour. Works well for this beer.

O - I can't help comparing this beer to JK's Funky Metal which is also a sour stout. Where Funky Metal does a great job of contrasting the roasted stout flavors of coffee and chocolate against the sourness of that beer, ToD does not have such complexity and just doesn't measure up. It's a good sour beer but definitely not the best and somewhat pricey for what you get.

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Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 1,878 ratings.