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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,783 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,783
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 240
Gots: 611 | 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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Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 1,783 ratings.