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RATINGS: 950   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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In honor of the 40th anniversary of the original release of Bitches Brew, Miles Davisí 1970 paradigm-shifting landmark fusion breakthrough, weíve created our own Bitches Brew - a bold, dark beer thatís a fusion of three threads imperial stout and one thread honey beer with gesho root, a gustatory analog to Milesí masterpiece.Featuring the albumís iconic artwork, created by the late Mati Klarwein, on its label, Dogfish Headís Bitches Brew will be unveiled at SAVOR, An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, June 5, National Building Museum, Washington DC. Havenít experienced the Bitches Brew album? Two 40th anniversary editions of Miles Davisí Bitches Brew -- a Legacy Edition and a deluxe Collectorís Edition -- will be available Tuesday, August 31. The newly created ale is designed, according to Dogfish founder and president Sam Calagione, "as the ultimate partner for chili or spicy curry chicken" and best enjoyed "sipped cool, not cold, from a snifter or red wine glass while listening to the Bitches Brew album." Calagione was drawn to the alchemical spirits in Bitches Brew right out of college, acquiring a copy of the album "within months of the first time I brewed a batch of homebrew in my apartment in New York City. I listened to it when I was writing my Dogfish business plan. I wanted Dogfish Head to be a maniacally inventive and creative brewery, analog beer for the digital age. You could say that my dream was to have Dogfish Head, in some small way, stand for the same thing in the beer world that Bitches Brew stands for in the jazz world. You can imagine how excited we are to be doing this project 17 years after I wrote that business plan." "Thereís a spirit of innovation, of creativity and individuality, thats at the core of Milesí music," said Adam Block, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Legacy Recordings. "Sam and Dogfish Head approach their art from the same place and consequently the marriage is an easy and cool one." Dogfish Head and its "off-centered ales for off-centered people" were the subject of "A Better Brew," an article in The New Yorker (Nov. 24, 2008) examining the rise of extreme beer. "Beer has lagged well behind wine and organic produce in the ongoing reinvention of American cuisine. Yet the change over the past twenty years has been startling," wrote Burkhard Bilger. "Dogfish is something of a mascot for this unruly movement. In the thirteen years since Calagione founded the brewery, it has gone from being the smallest in the country to the thirty-eighth largest. Calagione makes more beer with at least ten per cent alcohol than any other brewer, and his odd ingredients are often drawn from ancient or obscure beer traditions. It is to Budweiser what a bouillabaisse is to fish stock."


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dal9000 (437) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2015
In a tall bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Tastes of sweet dark malt with spices and honey. Thick and creamy. Coats the tongue with creamy caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ahuth (205) - - DEC 31, 2015
Bottled. Pours Dark creamy black. Small brown head. Has a light body with a chocolate taste. Has a big honey sweet aftertaste. Impressive stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2048) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2015
750ml bottle. Rich, oily black pour. Head is thick, dark tan, and almost like that of a chocolate milkshake. Aroma is sweet and bitter - with some dark coffee, chocolate, a touch of leather, and a lingering heat of alcohol. Flavors are well blended and smooth. Iím glad I shared the bottle, because after a full glass it started to become cloying. Heavy licorice, dark coffee, and again - alcohol finish. A powerful beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nofearhatmatt (47) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Very nice malty smell and almost like wine. Pours very dark with a light brown head. Tastes like raisins, malt and sweet. Very very good beer. And strong very strong

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4620) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2015
750 ml. bottled 11/18/2015. Deep jet body with a thin spot of bubbles. Nose is mocha with hints of rum and iron. Tastes of dark chocolate, dry cocoa, blackberry and cream. Finish has honey, lactose and a hint of char. Medium-heavy body has a smooth low-medium carbonation and a nice balance. Another pretentious DFH brew and this oneís actually good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueshockey24 (318) - Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours Black with Thick brown head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, malt and licorice. Taste is sweet, chocolate and alcohol with a alcohol chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1139) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Pours pure black with a big frothy head. Has a subtle tartness about it which I really enjoy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (557) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2015
On draft at York River Landing. 2014 Vintage. Very restrained, especially for an imperial stout, and doubly so for an imperial stout named after this album. Sweeter and fuller than expected. Good and creative -- Iím glad I tried it, but I probably wonít be rushing to try it again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tnkw01 (1678) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Tap. Brown colored with a small tan head. Aroma was complex with hints of coffee, spice and aromatic honey. Taste is also complex but not as much as aroma.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (3796) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2015
750 ml bottle served repeatedly in a Porter Bar goblet. Iím glad to have been able to get a bottle of this for my cellar, especially after attending a release party where the keg was kicked in 15 minutes ... just before I arrived. The beer looks thick and near black in the pour. Thereís a small, fairly weak, brown head. Aroma: complex and very enticing. Flavor: excellent, if not quite up with the aroma. Nicely complex and lightly spicy, with cinnamon most prominent among the spice(s?). Improved with warming. Particularly fine aftertaste. Feel: thick... very thick; smooth and slick. My tongue feels coated for a while after each sip. Well chosen, light carbonation.


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