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RATINGS: 872   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."


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremytoni (3000) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2010
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Nice strong sweet toasted malty flavor with a lasting finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (802) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Bottle: pours dark black with a thick tan head, aroma of coffee and roasted malts, taste is somewhat sweet, roasted malt, coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2010
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown/black color, tan head. Aroma was candied, dried fruits, chocolate, smoke, coffee. Flavor was chocolate, coffee, dried fruits. A very complex, wonderful brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours oily dark brown/black with a thin short-lived brown head. Aroma is molasses with some dark chocolate, bread crust, a touch of vanilla, maple, and a hint of smoke. Flavor is roasty with hints of cherry, burnt malts/espresso, and a chocolate+coffee sweetness. Toffee, molasses, and chocolate are big towards finish. Sweet fruit and toffee. Sweet finish with a hint of dryness. Mouthfeel is oily/slippery with a full body and soft (but effective) carbonation. Overall, a very tasty and smooth imperial stout. Not much honey noticeable (I donít think Iíd know if gesho flavors were apparent.-- internet says gesho is used for bittering, like hops, but I donít know if they have a distinct or strong flavor - and if so, nothing particularly out of the ordinary detectable in this brew).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2410) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2010 Bottle from ebay. Bronn pour with aroma of fig, coffee and chocolate. Taste was nutty with hints of roasted dark malts. The body a medium thicknees. Itís very interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2010
aroma- coffee, espresso, dark chocolate, honey, dark roasted malt, an unknown leafy scent that must be the gesho. aroma is not very pronounced. pours black with a dark tan head. taste is espresso, roasted malt, light honey sweetness that increases as the beer warms, leafy, wood, cherry. palate is medium bodied with a clean feel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10798) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and honey aroma. Medium to heavy sweet toasted malt flavor with a Medium to heavy sweet of moderate to long duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a interesting good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2010
75cl bottle. Black body with large creamy brown head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa, some roast, light honey, chicory. Taste is moderately sweet, cocoa/bittersweet chocolate, some chicory, light honey. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1111) - Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Alright, Dogfish-Head is running out of ideas for beer. This would have been fine if they had just called it Honey-Stout or something. Anyway, it poured black with a dark brown stable head. Aroma has lots of coffee with some chocolate malts, vanilla, and honey. Taste is chocolaty with lots of creamy honey flavors. Slightly nutty with coffee. Finish is a little thin, but it has a good amount of honey and coffee. Overall it is pretty sweet. The alcohol is pretty well hidden. I feel like the honey combines weirdly with the chocolate malts, but itís still tasty. Overall a very interesting brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Dark brown, red tints, puffy dark tan foam. Aroma is chocolate, dark cacao bean, weird spicing, maybe whatever gesho is, honey. Taste is distinct berry, chocolate, more sweet, honey, light spicing.


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