Imperial Beetroot and Parsnip Magenta Stout.
So how do you like your root vegetables? In a salad? Maybe roasted? How about in your stout?
Generally when you eat or drink beetroot you can taste the sweet. Beetroot chocolate cake is great for instance.
The sweetness of beetroot is sometimes overwhelming in a vegetable juice. If you find that, be aware.
It’s got that taste on your tongue of parsnip (Kind of nutty and lentil like) and raw earthy beetroot but with a building sweetness.
The aroma is of a beetroot freshly cut. Not the ones in the tin. (I think that flavour is actually sugar)
My wife loves this beer. She’s one of those hippie organic people who love their veggies.
Me? No a huge root vegetable fan. I need some kind of extra juiciness. Love a good salad. Love roasted veg, but parsnips are not my favorite thing in the world.
So hey, have a go at it but it tastes...earthy. It isn’t a chocolate style stout, no dairy flavours. I found that by the end of the bottle the beetroot was too much for me.
Sadly the colour from the beetroot has not transferred to the beer. It seems unlikely that the resultant urine will be the colour of beetroot. (Something that scares the new beetroot eater.) I love the two breweries involved. Both Big Shed and Doctors Orders are experimental and adventurous while producing great beers. Kudos to them.
I think support anyone trying something different, jump in the carriage and take the ride. Give anything a go.
Let me know what you think.
Next up on my #designclutter series (ie. things kicking about in the studio while I work on new projects)... A spread from my newspaper portfolio. I know I’ve shown this before but I really like this spread! Printed by the fantastic @newspaperclub