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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 3,017
Reviews: 838
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 422
Gots: 1,090 | FT: 55
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the original release of Bitches Brew, Miles Davis' 1970 paradigm-shifting landmark fusion breakthrough, we've created our own Bitches Brew -- a bold, dark beer that's a fusion of three threads of imperial stout and one thread of honey beer with gesho root. It's a gustatory analog to Miles' masterpiece.

38 IBU

(Beer added by: TheFightfan1 on 06-13-2010)
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4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ML Bottle, first release, poured into a Duvel Tulip Style Glass. Liquid coming out of the bottle is Dr Pepper brown as it streams out, but as it collects and rises in the glass it becomes an opaque black. There's a dark khaki brown head with more small than large bubbles. Pretty forthy and sticks around pretty much the whole time. Nice lacing and glass retention.

Smells great, when I cracked it open I was mad at myself for thinking I wanted anything different tonight, hit the spot here. Nice dark roasted grains with a few dark charred grains rolled in there as well. Swirl it around and you get lots of additional sweet aromas of slightly charred caramel, molasses, some dehydrated cherries, and a few other dark dehydrated fruits. Slightly warming sensation from the alcohol, not overbearing at all.

Taste is good, but somewhat lacking in comparison to the smell in my opinion. You get the roasted grains, hints of bitter chocolate and even some slight hints of coffee. Flavors of plump dark cherries and not quite fully dehydrated cranberries. All of this tastes as it might have a modest amount of some type of melted sugar or honey glaze on it. Nothing overly potent.

Mouthfeel is ok, much lighter than anticipated. Has a strong carbonation level without being over carbonated. Levels of complexity come out in the mouthfeel. It's light, smooth, and dry all at the same time. Since there are so many sweet flavors it's nice then it balances out with some bitterness then ends with a very dry finish like a red wine would. Very drinkable though, the 9% isn't overbearing, this could be consumed by a beer enthusiast over dinner if they wanted. Overall a very good beer, not a very great beer, but very good. I've had it a few times and am impressed with how well this beer (approximately 3-4 years aged) has held up. Might be slightly past it's prime but still very good.

AndyAvalanche, Today at 12:35 AM
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Aged 2 years.. MUCH better than fresh! Not as much of a boozy burn and tastes sweeter with age.

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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Brewery
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