I have been reading the Beer Samizdat blog since it started, and it's another beer blog you should bookmark. (Beer Samizdat author Jay's Hedonist Jive blog is excellent reading, too.) In a blistering review, Beer Samizdat gave The Bruery's Tart of Darkness a rare 3 on a scale of 10. Jay doesn't mince words describing Tart of Darkness:
"(I)t's a beer for masochists only. It smells sour and overripe, and it tastes accordingly. Like sock. Like creamed toe."Ouch. I had a small taster of Tart of Darkness in July and was impressed enough to fork over nearly $20 for a bottle. I'm no masochist or foot fetishist, but am looking forward to finding out whether the sample I enjoyed translates on a larger scale.