The Bruery Tart of Darkness
From The Bruery – We brewed a stout – no, not Black Tuesday, this one is only 5.6% abv if you can believe it! But we then decided to put it into the barrels that previously housed Black Tuesday and added our special blend of souring bacterias and wild yeasts. 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.
The Bruery – The Bruery Tart of Darkness – 750 ml. bottle poured into a goblet. 5.6% abv.
Appearance: Pours black with a red hue a foamy tan head that subsides to a small ring of tan.
Aroma: Tart red fruit, chocolate , roast and funk.
Taste: Tart red grapes, funky red wine vinegar, light roast, dark chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, a little rough with average carbonation.
Overall: I very very apprehensive about trying this. I like my sours sour and my stouts roasty. A sour stout sounded like something went wrong and The Bruery ran with it. The 2009 Batch of Abyss had a bottle infection that led to some unpleasant tartness. After my first sip, I knew this Sour Stout was legit. Whether or not this beer was an accident at first, I am glad it turned out so well, and that it’s been bottled again this year.