Tart Of Darkness | The Bruery

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Tart Of DarknessTart Of Darkness

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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

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Photo of Techichi
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of charlzm
3.06/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Consumed from a recent vintage bottle on November 17th, 2014. Poured into a Bruery tulip (hey, proper glassware!). Serving temperature: 50 degrees F.

Beer pours more or less black. A heavy pour is required to coax a head out of this brew. The resulting half-finger of off-white foam does not stick around long and soon the glass is totally bereft of all traces of a head. No legs in evidence. Beer is very still in glass.

Aroma is sour cherries. Period, full stop. I really didn't get anything at all from it but an acidic sour fruitiness.

Flavor is tart (surprise!). Think of Popeye and that's probably what I looked like drinking this. Aside from the assertive, acidic sourness, there is a very mild note chocolate from the dark malts. Low/no bitterness. The flavor is very one-dimensional, though no flaws are in evidence.

Mouthfeel is still and slightly thin.

I'm surprised by all the love for this beer. I found it to be drinkable but not much else. If the stout character was more evident, then this beer may have been more interesting. As it is, I finished the bottle myself but I don't think I'll be buying this one again.

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Photo of BColton1
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of LargeCrab
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of rden4654
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Ludwigkpa
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Mikeyson4
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Hipgezus
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of nadawata
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Davelucas88
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of DougT
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of JasonL02
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of stevehagy
4.16/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dodgedart
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Rick778
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Jpohling
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of cj8311
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Beerswag
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%

Looks Smell is green apple, a little roast , mostly fruity esters, interesting profile.the color is more black than brown, yet some brown hues are coming through the glass since the body is looking on the light side. More fruity sour than vinegar sour, is refreshing, sour-green apple, good amount of large bubbles, making for a light and refreshing beer, I like the paradox. The hints of chocolate and barrel remains on the palate and nose. Heavy Soups and Stews, red meat, heavier dishes, low-medium spice/herb dishes.

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Photo of Adeezy4495
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of saison90
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Honeybourne
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%

Tart Of Darkness from The Bruery
4.16 out of 5 based on 2,429 ratings.
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