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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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Ratings: 2,131
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 262
Gots: 706 | FT: 74
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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A- dark, almost black. When held up to the light just a tad peeks through and shows the color of black cherry.

S- sour cherry off the bat, but the dark, roasty, almost smoked malt comes through if you breathe in deep and slow and let the sour wear of a little.

T- sour cherry, red wine, cheeks pucker a bit at first. After the fruit, the sourness turns into a lingering balsamic vinegar. Disclaimer: the label says balsamic, but i don't think I'm reading into it, it really does have that flavor. At the finish, tons of toasted malts, chocolate, and smokiness. Gets really complex without going overboard

M- more carbonated than you think it is. Coats the tongue and the flavor lasts forever.

O- really good. Sour stouts get me going and this one is a stud as far as I'm concerned. Big fan of The Bruery and this is outstanding.

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Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
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