Tart Of Darkness - The Bruery
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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
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
Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 1,716 ratings.