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RATINGS: 880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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."


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LordFatbottom (10) - Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
I recently stumbled upon this funny named beer. It reminded me of of a fellow I met at Blu Burger...quite the bitch he is. I cannot remember his name, however I wish to never to remember his face. Cheers Americans. Bravo to this masterpiece of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2545) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle shared by Rick at Brewforia. Deep black color with a dark tan head. Big sweet toasty aroma with dark pitted fruits. Moderate palatte, some sweetness but dissipates qu key on the tounge. Roasted bit not overly sharp and bitter. Balanced and very tasty.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle, split 3 ways with Cole and hobbersr because of the LUDICROUS fucking $38 price tag. Jesus fucking Christ Sam Calagione! I hope you read my review, while sitting on your solid gold toilet, reading this off your diamond-encrusted laptop! Pours viscous oily black. Thick dark tan head, crazy persistent. Lacing is retarded good. Nose is young and hot - very sweet & spicy - some roast, plus the florals start to come through from the honey. An almost creamy" nose, though not in the traditional sense. A very oddly-scented RIS - Is this the honey coming through? Less roasty than it is spicy... Rich coffee, light dust, honey comes through sweetly, as opposed to he sour "tang" I get from Honey Browns. This is bizarre. Flavours are more rich, almost milk-shake-like in mouthfeel, coffee, spice, roast, honey, dusty mouthfeel, almost like tannins in Spanish wines... Flavours are less confused (and confusing) than the nose. Hedonistically amazing, technically less than a masterpiece. Dammit. I REALLY donít want to score it this high, due to the price, but I canít detract points for the price...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2011
This Imperial Stout pours an eclipse black color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized tan foamy head with nice retention and good lacing. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, honey and earthy. Medium to full bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and honey. The hops are herbal and earthy. Nice carbonation. Nice smooth taste. The chocolate aroma fades a little as it warms. A touch of honey sweetness at the finish. Nice sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Thanx to D Kurtz for finding this rare gem.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2311) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle. Thanks to Mark from Vine & Barley for sharing! Heavy dark chocolate, burnt and strong coffee for the malt, moderate resin and earth for the hops and yeast, with background notes of charred wood, raisin and whiskey-like alcohol. Head is small, creamy, light brown with some slippery lacing and excellent legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown.flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic, and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy to syrupy, with a soft carbonation and a sticky yet dry finish. The flavor plays out perfectly in this exceptional Imperial Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brp10 (59) - USA - JAN 27, 2011
One of my favorite imperial stouts along with old rasputin. Amazing taste, and i have one sitting in my fridge as i type this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2220) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. thx jeff! clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. aroma of chocolate and coffee. nice earthy roasted malt character. it drinks like a big porter rather then an impy stout. nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Pours a thick black with a tiny white head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a slight metallic/alcohol smell. Taste is super smooth and balanced with all the above flavors and a hint of honey. Full mouthfeel. and a long sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
marlin322 (61) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2011
this is freaking aweome pours black head hat goes away pretty quick you can taste the honey but not really hard to explain highly recommended

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
Pours black with a beautiful thick tant head. The aroma is subtle. Honey, chocolate, coffee, and cream. The flavor is very nice. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, honey, prune, limestone, lilac, and spice. Amazing length. Great beer. But $38.00??? This is made from barley, hops honey, water and yeast. No beer should cost this much. Period.


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