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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:
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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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ThatWineGuy

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4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A Christmas gift from Jan, thanks biegaman. One of my favourite musicians immortalized in a beer, thanks Dogfish Head.

Poured a midnight black, no hint of softer colours at the edges, this is black as a witches cauldron. The mocha tan head spread to about a half finger in my Leffe goblet, small and large bubbles motionless in my glass. The lacing is thin but viscous, it leaves a coating anywhere it touches glass.

Smell is initially a soft malted milk chocolate but takes on more bitter espresso aromas with air and motion, bakers' chocolate. The bitter chocolate carries through to the taste but that is contrasted by dryer cocoa notes, some smoke and leather. The very dry texture and long, lingering after taste feature prominently, the ABV is well handled in my estimation. I'd love to try some of this after a few years in the beer cellar, it can only get better.

Full rich body and dense in the mouth, this is substantial stuff. My only disappointment is that I didn't get a glimpse of honey anywhere down the line. Overall, I think Myles would approve. and I will make it a point of playing Kind of Blue next time I'm lucky enough to have a bottle of this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 04:44:02 | More by ThatWineGuy
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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 2,915 ratings.