Tart of Darkness with Cherries and Vanilla



Tonight I opened a sour stout brewed with vanilla and cherries: An American wild ale called Tart of Darkness brewed by The Bruery. heres my full review!

Final Rating: 4.54/5

look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Bruery snifter. Thank you Vitese for hooking me up with this!

Disclaimer: gushes upon opening. After cleaning up the mess it pours a muddy brown, nearly black opaque body with a light mocha colored head that reduces to a ring of foam. Little lacing.

Aroma is sharp lactic sourness, funk, heavy cherries, and a slight stout-like roastyness. Not getting much vanilla but I really like the cherry forward, acidic aromas.

The moment it hits your tongue a huge acidic bite, like biting into a lemon.. big citrus and vinegar notes, followed by sour cherry and apple. The follow through has a slight stout and charred malt flavor. The finish/aftertaste is sour lactic, leaving a dryness on the tongue and lips.

Medium-high carbonation, chewy sour mouthfeel, not too thick though.

If you’re into SUPER sour beers, you need to try this beer. Makes the lips pucker while being pretty flavorful. Not much vanilla but good cherry notes.

gcamparone, Yesterday at 10:44

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