From Placentia California’s The Bruery comes the “Tart of Darkness 2013” a sour stout. The beer pours an opaque black colour with very minimal head. The aroma consists of sourness, tart, fruits and roasted malts. The flavour is of sour, tart, fruits, roasted malts and vinegar. The alcohol content comes in at 7%. I would look at this sour stout as the Cascadian Dark Ale (Black IPA) of sour ales. This is a very tasty sour ale with hints of the roasted malts.
Commercial Description: We brewed a stout – no, not Black Tuesday, this one is low i abv if you can believe it! But we then decided to put it into the barrels that previously housed Black Tuesday and various other strong ales 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.