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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Blending. Chocolate and Cherries.

This isn't the first time I've done this, and it wont be the last, but as it seems the days are getting a little colder now it's a good time to try it if you haven't already.

I'm talking of course, about blending beers which compliment each other - flavour wise. Everyone knows chocolate and cherries go really well together, and a few years ago this got me thinking "We sell chocolate beers and cherry beers... what if you blended them together?" It turns out I was not the first person to try this by a long shot, but I gave it a go anyway.

Tonight I'm blending together one of my favourite concoctions: Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout and Mort Subite Kriek.

So after pouring equal measures of each, they were combined into one great smelling beer.

On it's own Mort Subite has a fantastic sweet taste of cherry bakewell tarts, and you may think that this flavour and sweet taste would be absolutely dominated by the power of the 10% Stout. But lo and behold, it's still the Kriek that contributes the most to the flavour once blended.

It's chocolate and cherries in pure beer form - it's perfect! I'd recommend this to anyone who's never tried it before. I would say though, don't use all the bottle contents together, I'd keep a little stout left over to keep adding as the beer goes down, to see if you can see it evolving at all.

Get your fun shoes on!

1 comment:

  1. What a brilliant idea, we always have a Mort Subite in the house for Mrs H although I dabble occasionally, never thought of mixing it up though, hmmm interesting..

    That said I'm always up for a bit of beer Alchemy, in fact I actively encourage it in my local. Planning a post n it soon..