Miles Davis' Bitches Brew - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.35/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Wow. Based on the pour alone I could have swore DFH bottled tar. This beer is dark. Not a lot of head, but the little there is stuck around until the last drop. The head is a cocoa color with hints of red. The beer itself is black as night. Dark enough where the SRMs become immeasurable.
Scent: The first thing that hits you are very dark malt aromas. Following the punch of malt comes the subtle flavors that add depth to this beer. Coffee. Honey. I even pick up a hint of tobacco. Very complex aromas. The honey shines through and isn’t overpowered by the strong roasted malt. The more you stick your nose in here the more you pick up. The complexity just keeps building.
Taste: This beer definitely drinks like an Imperial Stout. Very heavy roasted malt flavors. Warm, rich coffee notes. There is a hint of honey in the background, but unlike the aroma I find the taste is a bit overpowered by the dark malts. I can taste the alcohol on this one. Finishes with a bold, malty bitterness.
Mouthfeel: There is no denying that this beer is heavy bodied. I swear I could feel the weight just when I poured it. Only a 9% alcohol content but there is no hiding it. You will feel it’s boozy warmth come through when sipping. On my first pour, I found that the carbonation was quickly lost. My second our seemed to have a nice, sharp carbonation level with a bit more staying power.
Overall: This beer not only packs a punch, but is complex and delicate enough to seduce you into drinking more and more. As soon as you pour it you can tell this beer will be a rough Imperial Stout. That is exactly what comes through on both the nose and mouth, but what follows is the complex flavors from the honey and gesho root. The two sides of this beer combine to play beautiful music on your tongue. A true embodiment of the fusion between rock, funk, and jazz that we now know as Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2012 15:42:20 | More by JaredKent
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