Dogfish Head’s “Bitches Brew”

      We are a week into the new year and I hope 2012 has been treating you well so far! I figured I would start the new year with something big. Something bold and edgy. This beer is in its second year of production. In 2010 I was only able to get a sample taste of it. Luckily I was able to grab my own bottle in late 2011. I know some beers get hyped, and usually it is those beers that seem to let me down the most. However, I can honestly say this beer has lived up to it’s hype in my opinion. And this beer has had a national audience via the Discovery Channel’s still unfinished 2010 series “Brew Masters”.
       Dogfish Head Brewery’sBitches Brew” Imperial Stout pours thick and black like motor oil. Topped off with a slow forming, two finger thick fluffy brown head. The aroma starts out sweet with hints of chocolate syrup, honey and licorice but gets bitter with dark chocolate and gesho. (Yeah, I had to google gesho, but once I understood what I was looking for, I could find it just fine.) There are heavy herbal notes as well. The taste is just like a quality Imperial Stout with rich dark chocolate and bold roasted coffee flavors. However, the honey helps to balance out the bold and bitter flavors making this beer very tasty and easy to drink. The 9% ABV is noticeable but never harsh or overbearing. The mouthfeel is thick, creamy and full. The finish is long, bitter and roasty. This beer is bold and innovative. It has absolutely accomplished it’s mission of capturing the essence of Mile’s Davis’Bitches Brew” album! Glad DFH has added this one to their line up! Here’s to Good Beers!
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