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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."


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2782) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Big olí bottle, shared with mowz. Thanks! Chocolate and bitter coffee smell starts as we pour. The glass shows a nearly solid black body, with a parfait type brown head. In tasting, the texture is like a Coke, nicely bubbly. Dark and bitter impy stout taste with the expected chocolate roast. Honey is well established, as well. Donít know if the gesho adds to it, but the total sweetness is like buckwheat honey. Finishes a little lighter than most overdone strong stouts. Ends up more like a strong porter, or even a braggot/mead. When the neighbors came overóeven if they did bring a Berghoffóthey helped us drink this and found it very interesting. So enjoyed by geeks and neophytes alike.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1138) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Pours a deep, dark, brown color with light brown head. Aroma is of intense roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee and a honey sweetness. Taste is much the same which lends to a delectable treat with a big, roasty imperial stout balanced by this honey sweetness. Finish is very robust and highly drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1395) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2010
750 mL bottle from Grape & Gourmet (and enjoyed while listening to "Spanish Key"). Perfect black pour with a bubbly brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, licorice, smoke, and espresso. Coffee, dark chocolate, and licorice dominate the palate. There is some alcohol warming. Certainly a top notch Imperial Stout and a cool label to boot.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2010
A super unique stout that left me wanting a lot more. Lots of roast, lactic notes, chocolate, and dark sugars. The element of honey really came through. Great rich viscous mouthfeel and a delightful finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Pours a deep brownish black with a rich brown head. Aroma is cacao nibs, chocolate, coffee, honey, with hints of what may be some type of chili or spice. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, roast, and some very flavorful complex honey like elements. Bitter chocolate and the honey come out in the finish quite nicely. Tasty brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ddemmingjr (691) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Pours a thick,chocolaty,creamy brown. Looks like it could run a motor.Coffee, smoke and woody notes linger through ta long finish. If you like interesting stouts that push the envelope, hereís your beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Beautiful jet black pour with a big frothy tan head. Aroma holds notes of roasted malt, honey, cream, and a touch of ginger root. Flavor is full of more roasted malt and bitter chocolate, with the honey really coming through near the finish. The palate isnít quite thick and rich enough to get a 5 for the style, but it hides the 9% ABV exceptionally well and is still beautifully creamy and drinkable. Very interesting and tasty beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4271) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
750 ml bottle. Dark brown pour, small tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, honey, ... and ... and ... why is this so highly rated, this Imp stout is not impressive at all. No richness, not very complex, and itís over carbonated. Itís not bad, but man I am disappointed. Maybe I need to try it again sometime.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Was very happy to hear the news that South Florida was going to get a shipment of this delicious brew. Dogfish was one of the first breweries that I really got into after stepping into the craft beer world, so my expectations were more then a little high for this one, and they didnít disappoint by any means. Poured into my Delirium snifter glass the color was pitch black, almost syrup like in the thickness of it. The head is a pretty sexy brown color, bubbly and not too thick. The aromas I got were a lot like the description, honey, coffee bean, and chocolate. The carbonation was spot on. A great enjoyable, sip-able beer. Maybe a cigar to match with it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6323) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle shared by sahlholdt. Pitch black pour with a creamy brown head. The aroma is honey, roasted malt, hops and light chocolate. Complex flavour of roasted coffee, sweet fruit, honey and light smoke. Creamy texture. Very nice!


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