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RATINGS: 863   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet dark malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted - dark roasted, chocolte, mint notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120818]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010
75 cL bottle, courtesy of Sahlholdt. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Dark roasted malt, liqourice and coffee. Liqourice dark roasted malt. Dark roasted malt and liqourice finish. Thick. Vague smoked. Smooth stuff - nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, exotic herbs, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, wood, and exotic herbs, leading to a dry, woody, and roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of wavers1. Pours a pitch black with a small off-white head. Intense hard roast aroma with a whiff of smoke. Solid body, hard roasted malts, sweet and juicy dark fruit yet with an unpleasant metallic tang. Again a discreet smoky touch. Hard roast finish. The metal is quite off-putting. 290311

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle at PapsÝ. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel with notes of dried fruits. Roasted flavour of caramel with notes of dark chocolate. Roasted finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16789) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle. Thanks to Secret Santa!! Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma with weak hints of hops. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with weak hints of honey. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012
19th November 2010
Opaque black beer, tidy brown head. Dark malt nose with a little coca cola. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Dark chocolate malt, soft with no bitterness. Tangy sweet coca cola balances well. Typically Dogfish in as much as I havenít tasted anything quite like it before. But itís not outrageous, just a very tasty drinkable beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (14084) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ Summer Gathering, Ulfborg. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee and hops. Nice and dry finish. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13925) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle @ Blindtasting, Odense, July 2011. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Roast, coffee and vague smoke. Dry, sweet and roasted flavor with a whiff of soy, ash and honey. Smooth and full bodied. Tasty! Ps. Miles is a legend!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13617) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle, 75cl. A wonderful looking beer, with its black body and finger-thick beige head. Thereís lots of molasses on the nose, with coffee, chocolate, licorice and dark malt extract blending in. Some beef stock and honey as well. The flavor is on the sweet side, and to be honest, not equally alluring as the aroma. Licorice, molasses, beef stock and chocolate. Sweetness, chocolate and coffee notes in the end. Itís full-bodied and sticky-sweet on the palate, with a pleasant carbonation. Overall, itís certainly a pleasant beer, but the flavor feels a bit one dimensional, in a strange way. Love the aroma though. 111229


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