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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew - Dogfish Head Brewery

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3,240 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,240
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 436
Gots: 1,176 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first heard about this beer after seeing it highlighted in an episode of "Brew Masters" on the Discovery Channel. I am thankful to have finally found it and be able to enjoy it. Now for my FIRST review!

Poured from a pint bottle into a tall Weizen Glass... I know that this is NOT the appropriate glass, but the best I have at the moment... Bottle had some time to warm up a bit from the cooler at the store so not to be too cold.

Appearance- A gorgeous deep chocolate color that let no visible light through my tall Weizen. Left a tall deep brown head that slowly diminished to a delicate lacing that followed the head down.

Smell- The slightest hint of alcohol leads into a deep coffee and dark (think 80% cacao) chocolate aroma that I personally love.

Taste- For one who has not had many imperial stouts, (one or two in the past) this beer still had an unexpected bite for me, but not the same kind I would get from an IPA. First I get a bold coffee flavor followed closely by a deep dark chocolate that rolls into the honey smoothness. I found that as the beer temperature dropped towards more room temperature that the honey smoothness came out more and more.

Mouthfeel- Just the right blend of carbonation and "honey slick" smoothness that I found less frothy than the other few imperial stouts I have tried in the past. Again, the "honey slick/smoothness" increased as the beer warmed up that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Overall- This beer more than exceeded my expectations from the other descriptions I have read and seen on "Brew Masters." Looking forward to trying more imperial stouts and seeing how they compare with this one.

Thanks for reading!

IceGopherFC, Nov 15, 2011
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Enjoyed this 22oz bomber out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a gorgeous pitch black hue with a thick, dark brown, frothy 2-finger head that lasts forever leaving a partial trail down the glass and ends in a wispy lace.

S: Toasted malts and chocolate aromas fill the nose. Slighlty sweet backbone with hints of caramel, cocoa powder and caramel.

T: Dark rich ale with a generous sweetness with a roasted malt bitterness. Strong chocolate and coffee overtones, with a nice malt background. Slightly hoppy and very smooth.

M: Very strong and boozy. Heavy body and medium-heavy carbonation

O: This is by far the best beer I’ve ever had. Nice and dark, great flavor and aroma, and nicely balanced. I’m a big fan of this brew! I’ve been waited to try this forever and it was well worth the wait!!!

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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 3,240 ratings.