Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bitches Brew 2010 by Dogfish Head

I did it. I drank it. I've been babying this beer since I got it. I didn't even put it in my cellar because I was scared it wouldn't age well. So, I kept in the refrigerator for nearly 2 years. Last night however, a good friend of mine looked me in the eye and announced that “it was time.” So we opened it. I'll be totally honest with you right now, I think I held on to the beer too long, even in the fridge. It was more bitter than I remember it being when it was fresh. I think the gesho root aged differently than I would expect hops to and it turned pretty bitter. The honey tones melted with and almost got lost in the oxidation process and yet it was still a winning beer in my book! The beer poured a big beautiful brown head and that wonderful aged red-fruit flavor you get from a well aged beer. If you have a 2011 release though, you might want to consider popping that baby open soon and shooting me a comment on how it tastes, I'd be very interested in hearing from anyone that has one.

3 comments:

I've got an 2011 Hell Hound, maybe I should whip that out this weekend.

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Im going to be completely honest I haven't read this WHOLE post (i will after I comment) but I saw bitches brew and got super excited. I love my dfh and heard of bitches brew on brew masters (a short lived show) and I must MUST try it at some point.

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