Big Shed & Doctor's Orders Dr Shedlove 2017

Style
Imperial Carrot Stout
ABV
9.4%

It's rabbit season at Big Shed Brewing Concern after Darren "Doctor’s Orders" Robinson responded to a "What's up, Doc?" and hopped in to help Jason Harris and Craig Basford create the 2017 vintage of the Dr Shedlove series. It's one of the – if not the – most unlikely of ongoing collaborations: every year a different root vegetable is used within a beer. For 2017, the trio decided to add 250kg of carrots to an imperial stout. The carrots weren't alone in finding their way into its black, murky depths: vodka soaked oak chips are featured too.

Being an imperial stout, Dr Shedlove is far from your typical morning carrot juice. For a start, it pours a jet black and sends forth aromas both sweet and a little roasty from its creamy, off white head. A thick, full bodied imperial stout ensues, with those roasted malts making an appearance on the palate before a creaminess takes over and candi sugar flavours finish things off. At 9.4 percent ABV, this year’s Dr Shedlove is a beer that could convince even Elmer Fudd to eat his carrots.

Matt King

Published July 24, 2017

Name
Big Shed Brewing Concern
Address

1154 Old Port Road
Royal Park
SA 5014

Phone
(08) 8240 5037
Open Hours

Sun & Mon: 12pm – 6pm Tues – Thurs: 12pm – 9pm Fri & Sat: 12pm – 10pm

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