Dogfish Head Bitches Brew

 

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20

adamjackson (274) – Canaan, USA – MAY 20, 2012

Picked this up at the DFH Ale House on the 21st of January just after lunch. It was their last bottle and was used for display purposes only. Paid about $22 for it because the Ale House charges way more than they should for DFH beers.

A – Poured pitch black into the glass. 2 Finger coffee coloured head with big and tiny bubbles. It subsided fairly quickly. SRM of 70? Pretty much black. 

S – Gigantic malt backbone. Huge coffee notes, honey, flowers, ginger and mild bits of dark fruits. Dry cherries? 

T – Very sweet taste. Roasted malts, coffee and a very boozy burn in my chest. the alcohol is very noticeable.Mild chocolate and a middle of the tongue hop bitterness that took me by surprise. 

M – 60% carbonation on the mouth swish. Heavy body (of course) and very high coffee malt finish. 

O – This is a standard Imperial Stout. It’s good and the honey and coffee is nice but it’s a bit too spicy, maybe too fleeting in the taste after swallowing. It’s just falling short in some way. nice but not memorable. 

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Dogfish Head Bitches Brew