Dogfish Head Bitches Brew

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I finally got my hands on a coveted bottle of Bitches Brew, which pays homage to the Miles Davis album of the same name.   I have to be honest, when I saw that this was brewed with honey, I expected this to pour golden and sticky sweet, maybe along the lines of Black and Blue.  I was wrong.  This beer pours as black as coal, and the sweetness is chocolaty and rich.  The nose is roasty, with cocoa and a fruitiness reminiscent of Belgian yeast.  The middle is rich, with bitter chocolate in the background and sweet, heavy milky body in the foreground.  The finish is balanced between the sweet and the dry notes, with some vanilla right at the end.  This is a wonderfully complex and well executed beer.  I need to go get another bottle to put away, to see how it changes with age.

I give it a 4.6 out of 5.

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