Thursday, 6 October 2011
Blending. Chocolate and Cherries.
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.
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!