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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew - Dogfish Head Brewery

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3,238 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,238
Reviews: 855
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 436
Gots: 1,175 | 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 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, Today at 01:56 PM
Photo of RyanAU
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%

RyanAU, Yesterday at 09:19 PM
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4.42/5  rDev +5.5%

fureousangel, Monday at 06:26 PM
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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, Sunday at 01:55 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

dm123, Saturday at 07:46 AM
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4.16/5  rDev -0.7%

jera1350, Saturday at 03:42 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ZinFanDave, Saturday at 03:03 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Bartos, Friday at 09:05 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

kenstogie, Thursday at 09:55 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

mgr78704, Nov 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

a77cj7, Nov 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

MikeCactusGordon, Nov 19, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Hallertau, Nov 19, 2014
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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Brewery
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