Tart Of Darkness | The Bruery

Tart Of DarknessTart Of Darkness
BA SCORE
4.23/5
2,442 Ratings
Tart Of DarknessTart Of Darkness
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Batch 2 was aged in spent Black Tuesday barrels.

Added by ajcobb24 on 06-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#879
Reviews:
373
Ratings:
2,442
pDev:
10.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
315
Gots:
810
Trade:
81
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Ratings: 2,442 |  Reviews: 373
Photo of bigred89
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of abrodsky
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LAp
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An exciting beer. One that arguably would have fit better at our Flanders Red tasting than Oude Tart. Pours a deep brown with a touch of red, alongside a mocha head. Nose is much more flanders red than stout. The palate is dominated initially by lactobacillus sour, touches of balsalmic vinegar, and dark cherry (with the slightest hint of raspberry). The stout element comes only at the end, as a dark, roasty finish. Mouthfeel is medium (again, more Flanders Red than stout). An impressive chimera. The art of this beer lies in its reservation with incorporating the stout elements. The base of this beer is an extraordinary sour, altered from its style-of-origin only by its darker color and unique finish.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1 PINT 9.4 FL. OZ bottle
Served in a beer flute
2013 Edition

This beer pours black with no light coming through. It is topped with less than an inch of mocha head the disappears almost immediately leaving no trace of its existence.

The smell is tart cherry, plum and even a little chocolate.

The taste The sour overwhelms the stout. I can detect hints of roasted malt, but after three years the sourness is omnipresent. I can get some dark fruit notes. This is sour, and I am loving it.

Medium to mouth puckering mouthfeel

As soon as I smelled this beer I knew that I would like it. It is a delicious sour stout. I would like to try it freshly bottled to see exactly what three years did. I would not pass up another opportunity to try it again.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jheezee
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jakersmatters
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tastes like warheads and horses ass in the best way ever

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Photo of RandalFlagg
4.87/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rydev24
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of datpingao
4.72/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Big_BEARD87
4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnBender
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My first sour stout! It pours a dark brown (looks more like a porter, IMHO) and the minimal tan head disappears almost immediately. The aromas are dar chocolate, roasty char, and sour - lots and lists of sour.

The taste has waves of sour, all the way through the taste - and then some dark chocolate and roasty flavors at the end to rein the sour in just a bit. The feel is over the top, just wave after wave of effervescent magnificence.

And now I've gotta search for more sour stouts.

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Photo of Nmgreen
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ReviewingUnderInfluence
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Next to zero head of a light brown colour on a dark brown body. Not much to look at but looks can be deceiving. Sour, mouthpuckering lemon, dark fruits, some more lemon, hints of roast coffee and nuts, some red wine, balsamic and more lemon. She's a sour stout alright!

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zotzot
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan_Schmidt
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wickeddtuna
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

super bomb and sourrr

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Photo of gutbuster
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 2,442 ratings
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