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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,247 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,247
Reviews: 858
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 436
Gots: 1,178 | FT: 58
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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Photo of Radome
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a snifter.

A - Color is deepest mahogany brown, almost black. It is totally opaque. The head is a rich brown color, made of minute bubbles. It is creamy, thick and long-lasting, as are the sheets of lacing on the glass.

S - All the aromas common to an imperial stout are here: coffee, roasted barley, mocha, Ovaltine chocolate milk mix. I also get hints of oak and smoke and just a whiff of rummy alcohol. I don't detect anything reminiscent of the honey beer described as being blended in with the stout.

T - The flavors follow the aromas. Mocha, espresso, chocolate milk and a slight burnt note are prevalent. There is a moderate hops bitterness and some light grassy hops flavors. No yeast notes. Light rum-like alcohol. The flavors do seem lighter and less densely packed than you might expect from an Imperial Stout of this strength.

M - Thick body. Smooth, silky mouthfeel that reminds me of an oatmeal stout. Low carbonation. Moderate hops bitterness that combines with a slightly acrid burnt note to seem more bitter.Low alcohol presence.

O - Make no mistake, this is a big, strong, intense Imperial Stout. But it does seem as though the lighter beer that's blended with it lightens the body and opens up the flavors a bit. A very nice beer.

Radome, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of ThomasAWilson2
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Aged 2 years.. MUCH better than fresh! Not as much of a boozy burn and tastes sweeter with age.

ThomasAWilson2, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A rich RIS on the sweet side. Pours a deep brown body that looks very thick. It is a thick chocolate malted milk consistency, with a retained bubbly head. Milky roasted aroma. Very drinkable and chocolately, with some wierd tastes in addition to the anise.Aged more than a year.

Sammy, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of juzh12
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

juzh12, Today at 04:03 AM
Photo of titty_mcbitty
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Usual black stout color with a creamy tan head.

A bit of chocolate and honey on the nose. Big maltiness but not super powerful.

Nice cream and clean taste. This has got chocolate (sweet), honey suckle, wood notes, char, nuts, and ginger root.

Thick feel and very creamy. Goes down smooth and velvety.

Awesome beer! I got this on tap so I'm not sure how different the feel is compared to the bottle. But this is excellent.

titty_mcbitty, Yesterday at 05:15 AM
Photo of Gravy_62
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Gravy_62, Thursday at 11:40 PM
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4.4/5  rDev +5%

fraz13r, Thursday at 10:49 PM
Photo of Anatole
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Anatole, Thursday at 07:44 PM
Photo of UncleDankins
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured from a 750 ml into a Dogfish Head Snifter

Appearance: Color is a very dark brown, almost black, with an mocha colored head. Looks absolutely delicious sitting in my snifter.

Smell: Very sweet smell of chocolate, and strong smell of roasted barley.

Taste: Sweet chocolate and mocha with a bit of a burnt note thrown in. Not sure if the honey is what's adding to the sweet taste/aroma. Very mild bitterness. Lots of roasted malts towards the finish which adds some dry flavor.. A very light taste of alcohol which is reminiscent to brown liquors.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, silky texture. Very slight bitterness followed up by a dry taste.

Overall: A very good beer. Will most definitely be picking up another bottle for aging!

UncleDankins, Thursday at 12:46 AM
Photo of SomethingClever
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is only a review of an aged Bottle 2013

750 ml bottle poured into sniffer


A: beautiful dark rich blackness with a mocha head 


S: heavy licorice burnt roast chocolate 


T: licorice aged beers it goes that way usually.  It's not bad but I've had this beer fresh and its amazing 


M: fantastically thick mouth but with that added licorice taste that aging adds its cloying 


O: just ok aged I think fresh this beer is a contender the geisha root and honey is very hidden aged 

SomethingClever, Wednesday at 01:56 PM
Photo of RyanAU
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%

RyanAU, Tuesday at 09:19 PM
Photo of fureousangel
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%

fureousangel, Monday at 06:26 PM
Photo of GmAn613
3.76/5  rDev -10.3%

GmAn613, Monday at 05:24 PM
Photo of ClavisAurea
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottle dated 08/2014. Served in a chalice at cellar temps.

Appearance: poured kind of thin with a thick brown head that rode the glass to the bottom, not quite black but more brownish with some turbidity.

Nose: chocolate, herbal, light coffee, honey, toffee, butterscotch

Taste: coffee, herbal, sweet coaco, honey, smooth, alcohol numbing sensation, menthol or mint

Dogfish says this can be aged with the best of 'em.. I'm going to acquire a few more bottles before they are gone for this year and see how they do over time.

ClavisAurea, Monday at 05:11 PM
Photo of Jreed
3.64/5  rDev -13.1%

Jreed, Monday at 02:30 AM
Photo of natethamac
4/5  rDev -4.5%

natethamac, Monday at 02:29 AM
Photo of don1481
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

750 ml bottle poured into glass.

Appearance: Pours almost pitch black with a mocha head that lingers a little and leaves a nice lacing around the side of the glass.

Smell: Heavy coffee smell with a little bit of honey and something I can't quite pinpoint.

Taste: it's like a nice imperial stout, but with a twist. Not picking up the honey so much as whatever else was on the nose. Either way, it's pretty nice.

Mouthfeel: Lingering coffee aftertaste.

Overall: it's different, for sure. I like the different twist on a stout.

don1481, Nov 23, 2014
Photo of msscott1973
4/5  rDev -4.5%

msscott1973, Nov 23, 2014
Photo of Lorenjwilson
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Lorenjwilson, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of dm123
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

dm123, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of Stillyman11
4.23/5  rDev +1%

Stillyman11, Nov 22, 2014
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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Brewery
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