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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,915 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,915
Reviews: 834
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 407
Gots: 1,065 | FT: 55
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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Mertzy81

Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A slow pour into a standard pint glass resulted in about a one-finger, dark mocha colored head. Overtime the head dissipated to a collar and left a pretty good lacing. The beer poured very syrupy, and it was a deep rich mahogany and absolutely opaque.

S: The aroma was dark unsweetened chocolate, honey, toasted barley, prunes and currants, and just a bit of sweet malt, too. It was a very complex aroma.

T: The taste began with a dark roasted malt and honey sweetness and then a mild earthy and peaty bitterness joined in that was just enough to provide a little balance and take the edge off the sweetness. Underneath these main flavors there were also hints of prunes, currants, toasted barley, and unsweetened chocolate.

M: The body was heavy, smooth and full. And, there was only a small amount of carbonation.

O: This was a winner. There was plenty of hype around this beer. For me, it really measured up. This one really hits the “wow” category. For fans of sweeter beers this one goes way beyond a “must try.” What really makes this beer different is how the gesho’s mild earthy and peat-like bitterness fit very well with the sweet malt and honey. The gesho does only enough to keep the sweetness from going over the top, but still allows all of the flavors come through bright and clear.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 08:45:11 | More by Mertzy81
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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 2,915 ratings.