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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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1,718 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,718
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 234
Gots: 592 | 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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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-04-2013 02:13:47 | More by Casey3236
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shagens

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-03-2013 02:35:14 | More by shagens
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bt931912

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-03-2013 02:12:16 | More by bt931912
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-02-2013 23:57:24 | More by DrinkSlurm
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JRdaSconnie

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-02-2013 01:38:01 | More by JRdaSconnie
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-02-2013 01:22:03 | More by vinny21bal
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Routson

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-01-2013 14:34:29 | More by Routson
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socalbrewlvr

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-01-2013 07:31:22 | More by socalbrewlvr
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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%

25oz bottle to a snifter, bottled 5/15/13

Pours nearly pitch black with dark red hues when held up to a bright LED. A half finger of white foam that receded into a frothy ring with no visible carbonation. Lacing doesn't seem too heavy, an alright looking beer

Smell is pretty complex. Tart cherries, apple, and dark fruits, vinegar, oak, chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, bourbon, and alcohol. Very unique smelling beer, I know it's a sour stout but I never expected both those styles to be represented so distinctly. Sourness dominates for sure, but imperial stout notes aren't buried too far underneath.

Taste is with the nose- strong tart cherries and apple, as well as many other fruits followed by roast coffee and chocolate, oak, bourbon, vinegar, vanilla, with an incredible caramel and sweet fruity finish. Much like the nose, it's successfully fuses all sorts of sour and stout notes that somehow come together terrifically

Feel is strong sour upfront, bitter in the middle where the stout notes come in strongest, and sweet on the finish. Alcohol concealed well in the smell and taste, stupidly drinkable.

Overall I have no idea what the hell I'm drinking but it's incredibly complex and tasty. First sour stout experience definitely was a good one, going to have to pick up as many of these as possible while they're still on the shelves

12-01-2013 06:24:17 | More by lordofstarside
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-30-2013 23:53:07 | More by jrfehon33
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-30-2013 17:58:17 | More by ChipMurray
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Wrex68

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-30-2013 17:06:45 | More by Wrex68
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-30-2013 02:30:18 | More by GABrew
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-29-2013 23:25:37 | More by dfhhead25
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-29-2013 21:31:20 | More by BeastLU
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -23%

11-29-2013 17:23:22 | More by waddellc2
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tviz33

New York

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured from a 750 mL bottle, served in a Duvel tulip. Real excited for this as this is my first sour. Not sure what to expect.

A- The beer pours a dark but transparent brown with a one finger tan head that quickly recedes to nothingness.

S- The smell sure is sour! There's just a little roast in the background, but the sour dominates.

T- The taste is even more sour. It almost covers everything else up, but there's some sweet fruit and funk in there too. The roast flavor is almost completely washed out.

M- The feel is quite nice. Not as heavy as expected and good carbonation.

O- This beer was quite good for not knowing what to expect. I regret not splitting the bottle with anyone, but then again, no one else wanted any. I would recommend sharing this one with friends.

11-29-2013 02:10:24 | More by tviz33
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-28-2013 03:15:22 | More by thegerm87
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seandamnit

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-28-2013 00:09:59 | More by seandamnit
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-27-2013 21:18:56 | More by dwagner003
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plinythederek

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

11-27-2013 02:29:15 | More by plinythederek
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Bruery tulip glass. Purchased in Attleboro, MA

A- Pours a deep brown body with translucent cherry highlights. A 2 finger off white head rises quickly and sticks around for a minute or so, eventually leaving a thin ring of foam.

S- I can definitely tell this is going to be a great sour just by the characteristic wild-ale smell that I get just after cracking the cap - a funky, barnyard, fermented fruit aroma. Once in the glass, the aroma clue into it's tarness with sharp lactic and citrus aromas. There's some roastyness in there too.

T- A huge punch of sourness is the first thing that hits the tongue - sour berries, citrus, lactic tartness. Oak, and some funk come up next , followed by a subtle sweet breadyness. The finish is slightly roasty, you get the stout character late in the tasting.

M- Medium body, which is fitting for a sour stout. Medium carbonation.

I absolutely love sours, so I really enjoyed this one. Definitely one of the most sour I've ever tried. The slight roastyness works nicely here. Recommendable.

11-27-2013 01:35:53 | More by gcamparone
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ncelauro

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-26-2013 15:22:34 | More by ncelauro
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-26-2013 01:07:47 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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Tom-Peters

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

11-25-2013 19:20:40 | More by Tom-Peters
Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 1,718 ratings.