Tart Side Of The Moon - Brewery Vivant
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4.31/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark, motor oil brown with some light lacing. It pours like a stout, but is probably more appropriately compared to a black IPA. Dark fruit notes hit the nose. Taste is nice blend of dark fruit, primarily grape, with some notes of black licorice. I'm normally not a fan of black licorice, but this brew pulls it off pretty well, with a sweet, pleasant finish.. The hint of grape, along with the heat of alcohol (9.8%), lends some wine-like qualities as well.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2013 18:21:10 | More by tbdkev
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4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to a good Michigan guy, tectactoe, for a can of this, a first for me: wild ale, canned, tallboy. What's the world coming to?
The pour is unexpectedly dark brown, rubbing up against black. The nose issues forth another surprise as loads of baker's cocoa clings to the nostrils, with just a touch of coffee/roast. Not much going on, but who objects to roasty chocolate? I'd eat it for lunch & dinner if I could.
Tart Side of the Moon comes at this whole wild thing sideways & backwards. Chocolate is still on top, but barely, as a subtle funk tries to undermine the bitter bakery goodness. Tartness sears the sweetness out of the chocolate in an interesting way, leaving behind a sweet sourness. Brushes of residual sweet sugars, roast, & dark fruit, if one pulls away the curtain, but these just add depth, & do little to dissuade the two tastes wrestling for dominance. I find myself reaching for the glass often, puzzled & pleased.
Confession time: I've let this languish in the fridge because I thought it was going to suck. Well, color me beet wrong. Applauding the unique effort, because this is a very good beer.
Serving type: can
11-23-2013 04:01:52 | More by maximum12
Tart Side Of The Moon from Brewery Vivant
88 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.