RateBeer
overall
99
93
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 881   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
750 mL bottle shared by obguthr at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 9/18/10. Pours a dark brown color, nearly black, with a medium creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Roasty, nutty and lightly smoky aroma with some honey notes. The taste is honey, roasted malts, light smoky notes, nutty notes, a bit tart and a bitter finish. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Draft. Mahogony beer with a light brown head. Toffee aroma. Toffee and honey flavor with mollasses, light spice, and sweet malt. Medium bodied. Toffee and honey lingers with mollasses and sweet malt.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eli723 (20) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Deceivingly tasty. Pours thick black with velvety brown head. First impression prior to sipping is too thick and dark. But, tastes great. Coffee, sweet and bitter at the same time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2012 Smooth full flavored stout, best aged 6-12 months. Sweet, full roasty flavor. Havenít had in a while but I had a retarded rating in here, so just know itís great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Sampled on 10/23/2010. 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2010
750ml from Samís, Durham. Decently priced at about $8, much to my surprise. So yeah, leaving aside the fact that itís inspired by possibly the most overrated Miles album after KOB, itís one of the better new Dogfish brews Iíve had in some time. Nice sedimental deep brown pour, with a fast-rising head thatís invitingly thick. Soft chocolate notes, a hint of ancho chile somehow, along with some modest dark berry overtones. Extremely creamy and full-bodied brew, pleasant to savor at length. Berry and notes of char or tobacco add to the mix in the flavors, giving depth and distinctiveness to this stout. Wasnít expecting much, but found myself pleasantly surprised.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours very black with a variegated tan head. Nice aromas of leather, honey, chocolate. Interesting flavor for a stout - roasty, slightly herbal. Honey adds a nice sweetness without being cloying. Nice lacing, good palate, I do wish it were slightly thicker in the mouth, but great overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is large coffee, roasted malt and light abv.. Sweet roasted malt, hints of coffee, and light chocolate. Full bodied with smooth carbonation. Nice beer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2010
750mL pours very dark with mocha head. The aroma has burnt notes, a pulse of dark fruity esters, toasted rye bread, a touch of coffee, mild chocolate and growing levels of dark chocolate as it warms. The taste begins smooth and sweet with malts and dark fruit and then rolling into dark roasted to burnt malts and chocolaty goodness. It gets velvety midway with a pulse of rich dark chocolate and then quickly picks up more sweet dark fruitiness. It dries out some into the finish with notes of roasty malts and toastiness coming to the surface.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremytoni (3008) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 68 69 70  71  72 73 74 » 89


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50