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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 3,228
Reviews: 852
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 434
Gots: 1,171 | FT: 57
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
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

Bottled in November, 2012.

Pours dark and oily. Corduroy-brown milk chocolate head of loose foam.

Sweet milk chocolate cocoa powder. Moderately light roasted coffee. Notes of melting milk chocolate. Hints of dark, almost burnt caramel in the background riding on the well-cloaked ABV. Well-toasted, rich malts come forward as it warms.

Somewhat roasted malts with a touch of bitterness on the tongue is followed by silky dark chocolate. Honey with suggestions of a lemon-drop appears in the center of the finish, which is followed by a sense of dry cocoa powder.

Wonderfully smooth and subtle. Well-integrated, luxurious components. A delicious, complex imperial stout without any burnt roast bitterness that's easy to savor and sip.

BuckeyeSlim, Monday at 10:47 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

TheNightwatchman, Nov 16, 2014
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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Brewery
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