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Tart Of Darkness | Bruery Terreux

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BA SCORE
4.2/5
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23 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tart of Darkness is a traditional stout that we aged in used oak barrels from The Bruery that had previously housed beers such as Cuivre™ or Black Tuesday®. We then brought them over to Bruery Terreux, added our special blend of souring bacterias and wild yeasts and watched nature take its course. The result is a perfectly tart yet awesomely dark and roasty, sour stout. Not a style you will see very often, and in our opinion, not a style seen often enough. This unique stout has notes of tart plums, roasted coffee, vanilla and oak.

Added by Cappper on 05-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,356
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
23
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by emptyglassagain:
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3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of mschrei
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is quite the good beer. Reminds me more of a sipping wine than a beer. Cloudy dark brown with slightly thinning edges. No active carb visible except light presence on the edges. Smell is strong tart fruit with mild barrel presence. Tartness is the first thing that comes to mind on the taste. Very strong cherry flavor with underlying barrel notes. A mouth watering feel, alcohol seems disguised well. An enjoyable sour.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tart of Darkness is a very dark brown color with no head.
Tart cherry, roasted malt aroma.
A tart cherry and chocolate taste.
Very tart, a squeeze your salivary glands tartness.
It may be a little incongruous drinking a sour stout, but it works well for me.

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Photo of degueulasse
2.77/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I've been giving fruitier beers more of a chance recently, but I'm not on board with the sweetness and tartness that overpower the richer, more refined flavors. It pours a dark brown—almost black—with an unremarkable head, and it smells like cacao and berry. It tastes like a chocolate-covered sour grape, and it has a bit of a bite from the carbonation and tartness that I'm not a great fan of.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled June 23, 2015 and enjoyed December 2, 2017, so just why of 2 and a half years in the bottle. Pours almost completely black into a teku with about an inch and a half of light tan head that persists for days. Smell is mostly sour bacteria, but you can detect some black plums, some cocoa, and vanilla. Taste is more more complex, not to mention bold and in your face. A touch of Coffee and cocoa powder, mixing well with a lot of vanilla, dark cherries, grape skins, and a load of acidic tartness. Overall, much more sour than stout, but nothing at all to complain about! Very good stuff, with complexity and the fact that it is an underutilized style, keeps things really interesting. Wish I’d had a fresher bottle for comparison, but as it is, very delicious.

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Photo of gehille
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GTJayG
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of iCabaLLero
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csmrx7
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jroof1
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nat1975
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwreay90
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdamSteve
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of delgotit99
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ShawnL
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmcarter23
3.56/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattsucks
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cappper
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of StrangerBrews
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12/11/2016

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Photo of kricks77
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tart Of Darkness from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 23 ratings
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