Big Shed X Menz BruChocs! Apricot Stout

Apricot Stout

South Australia’s iconic FruChocs have completed another spin around the sun, which comes, as always, with Fruchocs Appreciation Day. And, of more recent vintage, a collaboration with Big Shed. In 2023, it's something of a milestone birthday for the sweet treat too, as FruChocs clock up 75 years.

Having been summoned to create a collaborative beer worthy of the occasion, the Royal Park brewers opted for an apricot stout, added apricot and peach to a 6.6 percent ABV milk chocolate stout.

And replicate the original it does. The apricot is integrated well, with fleshy, earthy fruit wrapping itself around a milky chocolate stout base. There's a slight tartness and texture from the apricot but these are balanced out by the lactose. Milky chocolate sweetness rides throughout in a beer that never lets up on sweetness, leaving you with the conclusion that the only thing that tastes more like FruChocs is the chocolate itself.

Matt King

Published October 2, 2023

Big Shed Brewing Concern

1154 Old Port Road
Royal Park
SA 5014

(08) 8240 5037
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