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Tart Of Darkness | Bruery Terreux

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4.23/5
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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.

BEER STATS
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#1,831
Reviews:
383
Ratings:
2,483
pDev:
10.87%
 
 
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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2016 on draft. looks like red wine in the glass. no head. no outer ring of foam or any lacing. nice acidic sour smell with some malt in the background. taste is similar to smell. nice sourness. a little malty stout-type taste to it. feel is a bit lacking. kind of watery. overall a very unique beer and enjoyed the sour aspects quite a bit.

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Photo of dleefrank
4.95/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Best sour I’ve ever had. Very tart but deep flavor. Doesn’t taste as dark as it looks.

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Photo of Aurascoper
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mothmanscott
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a near clear Concord grape juice brown-black. Appears to be a brownish garnet when light is directed into it. The pour produces a thin finger of tan, finely bubbled foam, shortlived head that recedes to oblivion without a trace of cap, collar or lace. Near the end of the glass it has the look of a burgundy. Aroma is acetic sour and vinous: caramel, dark grape, berry, tart cherry and chocolate with woody, earthy hints. Taste is a war won by SOUR. Cry Baby Candy sour. So excessively tart only faint hints of sweetness bleed from the background: blackberry, strawberry, sour cherry and thin grape overlay a roasted malt stout-like note. A peppery spice joins the medley in the faintly malty, sour, dry tart cherry, green apple and woody finish. The aftertaste is very dry and tart with hints of oak, metal, and sour fruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with decent carbonation, lively it puckers the mouth and crawls the tongue. Not having a great affinity for the extremely (to my taste) sour I appreciate its complexity more than I enjoy it.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. On the label this is identified as a 2017 release. 6.6%ABV.
Black colored body, with a brown prune color when back lit. Brown cocoa brown head upon pouring immediately dissipates to nothing. There is some expression of bubbles in a tiny, partial ring. No lacing.
Aroma is multi layered with dark fruit, oak and sour barrel, and cocoa/dark chocolate and slight vanilla.
Taste is more integrated than the aroma. Drinks very red wine like. Very much expresses the sour. Also has the chocolate flavor, along with the vanilla.
Medium to full mouth feel. Okay carbonation.
Very much like a dry red wine (Cabernet), with a little chocolate/vanilla (Stout). Very well balanced.

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

Photo of GarageRock
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrueryDC
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Greg_From_CO
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweetbrew82
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerKing
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A 750ml bottle, 2016 vintage, bottled on 23rd March 2016. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A clear cola dark brown with a just over one finger tanned head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.

Aroma: Tart, plum, raisins, moderate roastiness and oak with hints of vanilla and coffee.

Taste: Tart and sour plums, oak and an interesting and nice roastiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: They’re calling it a Sour Stout, but I think its more appropriately a Dark Sour, as although signs of a Stout are there, it’s the sourness that dominates while the roastiness compliments it. But whatever you want to call it, it is well balanced and the flavours just match each other really well.

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

Photo of Bum4ever
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this beer for the first time and I am not sure I've tasted anything like it. It's complex, but I am not sure I would call it a tart stout, more like Wild Ale as it is classified.

Look: black with a half inch thick mocca colored head

Aroma: wine, lemon, oak

Taste: The flavor is tart grapes, wine, lemon, oak, and chocolate.

Feel: medium body and dry

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Photo of WOLFGANG
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 Vintage

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Photo of Sevinup07
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkazemi
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kricks77
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Tart Of Darkness from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 2,483 ratings