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.

Added by ajcobb24 on 06-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#943
Reviews:
378
Ratings:
2,468
pDev:
10.87%
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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

Photo of Antg8989
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly disappointed by this after having gotten to try Cascade's Bourbonic Plague previously. This was by no means a bad SOUR. But as a sour STOUT, I would have to say not au much. No real stout characteristics came out fro me, other than slightly in the nose. Not much else to say about it besides the fact that its over $22 a bottle.

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Photo of Curt3
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wjbent
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of degueulasse
2.77/5  rDev -34.5%
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 StormAles
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rmcane
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

To me this is a solid 4.25 beer. Nothing crazy and definitely something to consider if you've never had it before.

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Photo of ShawnL
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutBruin2
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Dwreck
3.34/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

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

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

On draught in a snifter. Beer came a shiny inky black with no head or signs of carbonation. Aroma is oaky and fruity. Taste is very tart fruit and with an oaky finish. Mouthfeel is medium and dry. Not the best wild ale I've had, but far from the worst.

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3.05/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The pour is a dark brown hinging on close to a black color that ends up leaving a black colored body. There is a one finger white foamy head that doesn’t cling and doesn’t have any lacing. The smell is super funky tart and sour up front with some light roasty sidenotes try to make their way forward but really don’t. It ends up becoming somewhat vinous in the rest of the aroma. The taste is sour and tart yet the roasty sidenotes come in to assist but makes me pucker alot. There is a super strong sour aftertaste with a quick dry sour and tart finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium on the body with not much of a sessionability quality as it shows that it wants to be a sipper. Carbonation is fairly smooth. Overall, this is exactly what The Bruery wanted as it says on their label, a "sour stout aged in oak barrels."

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Tart Of Darkness from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 2,468 ratings