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Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
94
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1,716 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,716
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 235
Gots: 591 | 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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soonerchamps

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-28-2013 20:29:35 | More by soonerchamps
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Slipmthgoose

California

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-28-2013 16:13:51 | More by Slipmthgoose
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-28-2013 14:45:09 | More by GraduatedCashew
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-28-2013 13:17:26 | More by JohnnieNepal
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Leftofthedial

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-28-2013 05:25:37 | More by Leftofthedial
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-28-2013 02:34:23 | More by szmnnl99
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woooobeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-27-2013 23:07:43 | More by woooobeer
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OptionParalysis

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-27-2013 21:32:54 | More by OptionParalysis
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djs467

Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -21.8%

2013 Vintage 750mL bottle.

A: Black night dark with a decent head and good retention
S: Sour apples and oak.
T: Sour, sour, sour, sour, sour and also sour.
M: A little bit thin and fizzy for a stout, but not for a sour, so I'm not sure what to expect here. I am assuming the base beer is a stout and then soured, so I am not sure why the body is thin.
Overall: An interesting beer and certainly one-of-a-kind, but it's not balanced enough for me. It's probably the most sour beer I've had in quite some time and the stout flavor profile is unrecognizable. If you like your sours to be sour and unbalanced, this is your beer.

08-27-2013 19:55:44 | More by djs467
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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-27-2013 12:13:49 | More by mikecharley
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wolf_switzer

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-27-2013 06:25:38 | More by wolf_switzer
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VernonBaxter

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-27-2013 05:39:51 | More by VernonBaxter
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infi

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-27-2013 03:34:42 | More by infi
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-27-2013 02:29:01 | More by straightlambic
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box_social

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-26-2013 17:01:18 | More by box_social
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Madskill

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-26-2013 04:47:07 | More by Madskill
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sansho

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-25-2013 18:05:45 | More by sansho
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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dar482

New York

4.46/5  rDev +5.7%

The beer comes in a dark black color, but not pitch black.

The aroma has tons of tartness, lactic sourness, a hint of roasty malt, and lots of vinegar.

The flavor follows with that tartness and sourness, but with a subtle punch of roasty malt a third of the way into the beer. It really is an exciting combination to get that chocolate malt balanced flavor with the bright sharp sour notes. The sourness is of plum peel and raspberries as the sourness just slowly takes over the entire tongue.

A really tasty sour that I could just drink tons of. The sweetness in there really compliments well with that puckering sourness.

(With a bottle aged a couple years, the aroma is extremely tart and sour along with the flavor. At first, you may get some of the stout/roast character, but the sourness really just stands out.)

08-25-2013 14:28:14 | More by dar482
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-24-2013 20:05:01 | More by MinorThreat
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-24-2013 04:22:35 | More by JDavidRice
Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 1,716 ratings.