raradel (342) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Let this one warm up a little, maybe 45-50 degrees, Really opens up! This is a really great fusion beer that you respect a lot once you understand the process. Sweet for the style, but really well balanced by the roasted malt. Smooth and complex, one of the really good ones!
Beardaxe (263) - - DEC 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. Dark black pour with moderate head that quickly dissipates. Very tasty brew. Mouthfeel is spot on. It's thick without being syrupy and low in carbonation without being flat. The flavor also excels. This a sweet brew, but not cloyingly so. It's got enough bitterness and complexity to not verge into "dessert beer" territory. Really enjoyed this.
Koskela (300) - Marysville, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Choc and honew with a hint of something sweet fill my nose with this very dark brown brew with a nice choc brown head. The pour is nice and thick with little evidence of carb until the head gathers. The tast is slightly complex with chocolate and almost a tart-bittersweet taste up front and a honey choc after taste. There is a secondary flavor in the aftertaste that reminds me almost of a chreey cordial. It has a very full body and very smooth. Worth a buy for sure
mansquito (3550) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, honey, roasted malts, some light coffee, and roasted malts. This is a very smooth imperial stout. It doesnít try to kill your face with extreme bitterness or excessive maltiness/sugar. The chocolate and honey work well together. It felt quite nice to drink.
AKORN (178) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a thick tan head. Char, wood, earthy, smoke aroma. Smokey, chocolate, char taste. Good beer
Pumpkin87 (18) - - DEC 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown mahogany with just a hint of orange-red, an attractive, tight tan head dissipates quickly with tiny bubbles flying.
Aroma is roast coffee, smoke, a hint of chocolate and an edge of something different.
Taste follows suit, plus peppery nuts and burnt wood. Bitches Brew mixes imperial stout with Tej, the Ethiopian mead. That provides a lighter but very silky body compared to the average.
Ethiopia is one of those fortunate places where hops donít grow, so gesho is the bittering edge. It provides a pronounced edge but without the weasel p*ss flavor so beloved of "hop forward" brewers.
This beer was still evolving in the glass and bottle. It was only about four months old, and I suspect Bitches Brew gets more interesting with age. I look forward to trying it again, a little father down the road. The score might go up.
And as a side note, I really have to commend the beer nerds at Dogfish Head for their consistent inventiveness. Not every project is a home run, but Bitches Brew is at least a double that might be stretched to a triple. "Big bold" is usually a red flag for American brews, but they manage to intrigue your palate, not wreck it.
PhilJackson80 (375) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Tasted on 11/28/14. Bottle from Holliday wine. Great aroma & flavor extremely well balanced & easy to drink.
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mstrcrwly (340) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft poured into a tulip glass..black with a fluffy tan head..aroma of coffee,chocolate,roasted nuts,dark fruits,licorice..dry,malty and really smooth..very good.
arkurzynski (1583) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clunky black pour with heavy brown head. Nosr of deep roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is smooth, smooth roast, burnt marshmallow, bitter chocolate and faint honey. Juicy vegetal bitterness from the gesho hanging in the background. Probably the best DFH brew Iíve had.
kkleu357 (358) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour with a very big head. Lots of carbonation. Sweet honey aroma. Light mouthfeel. Fairly light in flavor. Fairly bitter with a hint of molasses. Easy drinking.
katrinaez (117) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark flavor. Rich bitter and gritty almost. Heavy hitting. Dark foaming head. Need to accompany with food in order for taste to be accurate. Even crackers.