I have been on a holiday for the last two weeks so that is why you haven’t seen any reviews from me.
Before I went on a holiday I had a day to steam off at Brewdog with several pints of beer. And a better thing to have than a burger. My previous visit
to Brewdog I saw a burger that got my attention – Jackpot. So I decided I had to try an actual beef burger from Brewdog (since the previous one was from the plant-based patties)
How tasty is the Motherf*#$&r? – 7/10
This was one of the meatiest burgers I have had. This recipe was so anti-vegan it basically compensated for the previous plant-based patty I had
The Burger had:
- 7oz Beef Patty
- Black Pudding
- Blue cheese
- BBQ Sauce
- Brioche Bun
The patty was tasty. It was salted and had plenty of flavour, it could have been juicier but overall I was very happy with the burger. The meat quality was good and it had a fattier cut than most burger joints. The beef was for sure the core of the burger which is what you want from a recipe like this one. The bites of joy were the chorizo. It was lightly spicy had a nice kick and brighter up the bites the right way. It wasn’t overpowering but was kind of building on top of the beef flavours from the burger. I really, really liked it. The black pudding provided that heaviness and with all the meat flavours present it started feeling almost like haggis. I like that it was fried and had a bit of crunchiness and provided a bit of texture.
So I love blue cheese and I think a burger like this needs exactly that. But the flavours of the meats and the BBQ sauce managed to overpower it. Yes, I said it… other ingredients managed to overpower blue cheese. The biggest culprit was the BBQ sauce, it was very potent and sweet. It combined well with the meats, however, I would have wanted a bit more brightness in the flavours. The BBQ just topped and finalized the heavy feel of the burger and removed any chance for balance in it.
I think the recipe could be tweaked. You guys know I love balance and there isn’t much balance of flavour in a burger like this. There is a lot of heaviness, a lot to make blue cheese feel like mozzarella. A bit less BBQ sauce maybe mayo with some green herbs could have put the accent in the right place.
The brioche was great – soft, nicely toasted and fitted the burger. TBH a bloomer style burger bun may have worked better with the recipe.
Burger joint venue and overall experience? – 10/10
Brewdog is one of my favourite places to visit. Great choice of beer, pretty good food and a lovely atmosphere. The fries and sides are delicious and let’s face it there is nothing better than a good beer following a good burger bite.
Quirkiness level of the experience? – 7/10
This is a very heavy and meaty burger it is for sure something quirky you won’t try anywhere.