Taking back Friday the 13th with Tart of Darkness

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beer_145153Well I am not a Knights Templar, or a drugged up horny teen-aged Camp Counselor, so I really shouldn’t have anything to fear from a Friday the 13th.

In fact, I think it is time we take it back!  So what better day to give Tart of Darkness a Review.  Darkness after all. Seems fitting.

This is a new 2013 vintage bottle.  Pouring a jet black, with a tight tiny tan head, like you would expect from any stout worth it’s salt.  Of course, that is about as close to a stout as this one comes.

The head faded pretty fast,  quickly settling into a tiny tan ring.  Lacing was, more or less, not happening with this one .  Nose is of sour cherries and of other fruits.

Sipping you instantly get hit with the sour cherry, plus for the first time I was able to pick up on the vinegar notes everyone is talking about.

While this may be a “stout” in color and name, it is a straight up sour in taste.  Perhaps not as dry as some other examples, but equally as light on the palate. It proved to be an intense (probably the most “sour” of everything I have tried so far), and complex drinking experience.  Something I hope to try again very soon,  perhaps an older vintage.  The bottle notes that it can be aged up to 3 years.

Like everything else that The Bruery puts out,  this was just about perfect.  The only points I would say could be taken away would be personal choices on if you like the style or not.  It was, in my opinion, perfectly executed.  A perfect way to luck out on today, one of the unluckiest of days.

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6 thoughts on “Taking back Friday the 13th with Tart of Darkness

    yeastismybitch said:
    September 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Mmmm. A sour, and on the day that the Triskaidekaphobic fears the most too. Nicely reclaimed, sir.

      Bierbattered responded:
      September 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      and a damn good sour at that!

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    properpour said:
    September 16, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Reblogged this on Proper_Pour.

    Hipster Brewfus (@HipsterBrewfus) said:
    September 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    This is probably one of my most favorite beers ever. I will gladly pay the $20+ for a bottle of this when I see it. Definitely not for sour newbs though. Great review!

      Bierbattered responded:
      September 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks man! I cant wait to try some more sour stuff, Want to pick up Weyerbacher’s Riserva or the new release of Oude Tart next!

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