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RATINGS: 856   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."


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Tasted from a 750 mL bottle purchased at FreshCraft in Denver, Colorado. Deep coal black appearance with thick brown head that dissipates quickly. Quite sweet honey aroma, surprisingly without a dark malty smell. Mostly a dark, burnt malty, creamy flavor with a definite honey flavor. Hoppy ,smooth with a honey soda finish. Very complex and interesting.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robgibbens (406) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2010
aroma: nice coffee and caramel aroma. appearance: extremely black with a nice thick brown head. taste: slightly bitter with a sweet creaminess. Itís not overpowering and just begs to be drank. palate: creamy smooth with a nice bitter finish that lingers overall: i was excited about this beer after watching Brew Masters and it does not disappoint. You can taste exactly where the honey takes the sharpness off the stout to smooth it out. Iíll have to go buy some more for aging!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of dark chocolate, molasses, earthy, some raisins, coffee. Tastes of roasted malt, some hints of honey and citrus, chocolate, peppery. Full bodied with the alcohol well masked.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Poured black color. Chocolate, coffee, aroma. Full head. Taste light sweetness with light to med bitterness. Smokey taste near end. Did not taste much honey (nor aroma) unitl the beer got warmer. Creamy, velvety texture. Well done. Smooth, no sourness at end that sometimes is associated to these type beers. Thanks to bro-law for pulling this one out of his arse.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2010
(750ml bottle) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, honey, roasted malt, faint mint, and herbs. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, honey, earth, herbs, and sassafras.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Pours near-black with a quick brown head and good lacing. Nose is standard stout, dominated with roasted coffee with a little hops and dark chocolate. Flavor is also very roasty and the supposed honey notes are extremely weak....this tastes like an ordinary imperial stout to me. Finish is bittersweet. Decent but Iím very unimpressed, considering the hype of this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (1346) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Pours black with a thick coffee colored head, nice lacing with fairly large carbonation bubbles. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted barley, and a slight amount of hops. Flavor is very well balanced for an imperial stout, with bitter hops shining through in the end. Overall taste is dominated by milky chocolate and roasted barley with a slight burn of alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
On tap at the brewpub with James. Russian imperial bitter taste with an herbal spicy tang. Delicious, strong, intense. Slight smooth vanilla finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Roast, chocolate, dark fruit, slight resin and an herbal and earthy presence. Inky brown/black, frothy dark tan head that is not terribly persistent. Medium malty sweetness and medium hop bitterness...great balance. Roasty-sweet malty attack with a nice bitter hop kick in the middle. Long balanced finish, astringency from roast and hops. Medium body and good carbonation. Top-notch beer. Hope to find it again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmacatiag (76) - , California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Brew Masters...thank you. Dogfish Head Bitches brew is great. I had it cool poured into a snifter. It pours out a dark brown color with a think brown head. Retention was great as was the lacing. The aroma was a great mix of chocolate, honey, roasted malts, and what seems to be coffee. The flavor was more along the lines of roasted malts and notes of chocolate. I didnít taste the honey but the sugars was probably used up in fermentation (as the the show brew masters suggests). It has a nice full body and a clean finish. You can taste the alcohol in it a bit but it doesnít distract from the experience, instead it adds to it. Cheers.


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