Tart Of Darkness - Cherries And Vanilla | Bruery Terreux

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Tart Of Darkness - Cherries And VanillaTart Of Darkness - Cherries And Vanilla
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
brueryterreux.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour Stout aged in oak barrels with cherries and vanilla beans.

Added by jhartley on 08-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#448
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
443
pDev:
7.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of shelby415
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grapeshops
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssgunbond
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Seems like as good of a time as any to write a review for one of my all time favorite beers ever. This one pours a dark coloa like color, doesn't have the viscosity of a big time stout, in fact this one might be even thinner than Guinness believe it or not. Small brown cherry cola like head on the top. Aroma is dope. Usual base notes of stout, oak, tartness, the normal slight cherry feel to it is amped up and bursting here. A little bit of chocolate malt feels, not a lot of roast, if any in the nose.

Taste, here comes heaven. Somehow takes that awesomeness of the ToD regulare, and the vanilla and cherry make it even better. Still significantly sour, but now the slight acidity is tempered and whisked away with the vanilla bean while the cherry resides in the mouthfeel continuously. Always hiding alcohol well has been this beer's thing. I love how effortlessly I can score this beer, always maxing it out.

This is just a phenomenal beer in every aspect pretty much.

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Photo of colts9016
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2016 edition from my cellar. Poured into my new Reserve glass at 45 degrees. The beer had a two finger frothy creamy head with fair retention. The head was a light tan and left no lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is dark brown and opaque.

A ripe sour cherry note emits from the beer with ease. Additional notes in the beer are vanilla, chocolate, char note, coffee, vanilla, dark stone fruit, molasses, wood, bready, and citrus.

A ripe sour cherries, with a roasted note, and vanilla are the initial flavors. Additional flavors in the beer are chocolate, dark stone fruit, citrus, molasses, wood, bready, earthy, and acidic.

The mouthfeel of the beer is sharp, clean, and fresh. The body in the beer is medium, medium-plus carbonation, and a medium-plus finish.

The beer sings on all the right notes. It sour yet, refined. The cherries and vanilla in the beer give the beer balance. Overall a very well made sour beer.

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Photo of ross84
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 Bottle.

A: Black color with an amberish hue, even microhead off white head that quickly dissipates into the glass.

A: Lots of sour cherries upfront, followed by a light chocolate malt roast, light oak with moderate sourness.

T: Sour cherries, followed by a light chocolate roast character, light oak and faint vanilla, with a moderate sourness on the finish that intensifies as the beer warms.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and moderately light, but pleasing acidity.

O: Excellent; the beer now exhibits lots of bright sour cherry flavor with an accompanying acidity that's almost reminiscent of a syrah wine. The vanilla has fallen off considerably, but the sharper sourness, has also mellowed. Quite enjoyable to drink and avoids the pitfalls of many sour stouts by not exhibiting excessive vinegary sourness,

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Photo of chefbigjon
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.89/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sour stouts are not my thing, so I never loved Tart of Darkness, even though I think it is a well-executed beer. I like the cherry and vanilla version a bit better. The vanilla really comes forward as it warms up, but I didn't get much in the way of cherry. Also, it was very fizzy with an incredibly fast dissipating head. Tasted a little overcarbonated.

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cvm4
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Pours like the regular tart of darkness. Thin black body with a half finger fizzy khaki head.

S - Vanilla and cherries peaking through the base beer is very prominent.

T - The vanilla is with it from the beginning to the end just hiding in the back. The cherries fold in well with and compliment the base beer.

F - Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O - We all know the base beer and these adjuncts only compliment it further.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TboneRN
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hbmcdrew
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.87/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750ml capped bottle into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is medicinal. Notes of sweet cherry, vanilla candle, oak and a smokey tartness. Aromatic but weird. Beer opens intensely tart. Hints of sweet and tart cherry, vinegar and a biting acidity. Vanilla comes in suddenly to try to smooth over the over-the-top tartness but its too little too late and it doesn't blend with the other flavors, rather sticking out like a sore thumb. More vinegar and sour cherry at the end. Body is medium with little carbonation. Slick, sticky and puckering in the mouth and dry going down. Hard to get down.

Too much on every level. Pass on this one if you see it.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.96/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a tulip

A: Pours black with some light coming through around edges, tan colored head quickly disappeared, good amount of carbonation, no lacing.

A: Sour, tart, funk, red grapes, cherries, vanilla, smells sweet.

T: Touch of musty funk, sourness, tartness, hit of sweet cherry goodness and vanilla, oak and leather in the finish, good balance of flavors and complexity, very nice.

M: Very dry finish, good amount of carbonation, medium bodied.

O: Very nice, a toss up between regular Tart of Darkness and this, both good, this has a cream soda touch to it due to the cherries and vanilla, sweeter than regular T of D, another winner from the Bruery.

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Tart Of Darkness - Cherries And Vanilla from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 443 ratings