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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,915 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,915
Reviews: 834
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 407
Gots: 1,065 | FT: 55
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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

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chrisgn

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a DFH Signature glass

A- Opaque with a small coffee colored, dissipating head and not much lacing.

S- some coffee notes from the glass and a strong alcohol smell.

T- Alcohol is not as present as the smell would suggest. Coffee and chocolate are predominate with alcohol in the backround.

M- medium bodied, but creamy mouthfeel.

D- Very drinkable RIS style. 9% is kept in check. Share this with a friend as it only comes in a limited 750ml bottle.

The bottle is a keeper, by the way. The art work is from the classic Miles Davis album "bitches brew" as this beer celebrates the 40th anniversary of the album.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 01:52:31 | More by chrisgn
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this beer with a buddy up in NH who had the week off. The owner of his bar gave him a vacation box of rare and hard to get beers. One of the beers was Dogfish's Miles Davis.

The body of the beer was full and smooth. The color of the beer was also black and creamy like a porter.

Aroma brought out hints of cocoa and was a little earthy too.

It tasted very delicious at first and got better as it got closer to room temparature. We also tasted cocoa and it was earthy and oaky as well.

Overall, I would recommend there beer for anybody and enjoyed for special occasions since this is a rare breed of beers. I can't wait to get my hands on another one of these if possible.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 23:35:21 | More by Flounder57
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle shared at a recent tasting on 9/27/10. Thanks Chris (not sure if you are on BA)!

A - Emerged from the bottle as a slick, black liquid with a thin burnt mocha head that reduced to a patchy, bubbly head that left some spotty lace around the glass.

S - First whiff reveals a smokey character reminiscent of a campfire. After a few sing-alongs, I noticed a slight coffee presence and some earthy hops joining the fold. Is that peat moss? The malt character seems almost burnt or charred.

T - Smokey and earthy with an underlying honey sweetness. Interesting. There's that peat moss again. OK maybe not moss, but definitely peat.

M - Very smooth and silky, almost viscous. Bordering full-bodied status. Finishes rather sweet on the palate with very little bitterness overall.

D - Very good RIS that's smokey and sweet. Bring this one on the next camping trip. Probably goes well with smores.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 12:46:09 | More by ffejherb
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SamuelJackson45

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Black like coffee look.

S- Smell of coffee and hint chocolate.

T- Chocolate bittersweet taste with coffee all mix in together.

M- Very smooth and creamy flavor of coffee linger through out the sip.

D- This is a good beer listening to Miles Davis is a must for the mood. chill out beer for sure.

Cheers...

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 06:15:14 | More by SamuelJackson45
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brystmar

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into a pint glass. Pours opaque with a finger of brownish, frothy head that lacks the staying power of Miles Davis. Zero lacing. Hard to make out more than the roasted malts, a touch of sweet caramel, and some booze in the aroma.

Starts with a big rush of roasty malts and coffee beans. A touch of sweetness in the middle before the roastyness returns to wrap up the drink. Alcoholic warmth hits as i swallow, but this dissipates as it warms.

Smooth and heavy in the mouth. Finished the bottle myself and was craving more as the final sip went down. As a casual/passive Davis fan, I've never heard the entire album in question but will give it a listen ASAP!

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 02:15:23 | More by brystmar
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Tulip from 750 ml bottle.

A: Pours a dark chocolate with a nice mocha head at first later just lacing the glass with tan bubbles.

S: Cocoa, chocolate , some specialty malts of caramel similarity

T: Taste of strong cocoa, delicious caramelized sugars present in here with some vanilla, honey and some sweet dark fruit. Finish is slightly wet as I like a stout, not dry and ashy. Relatively thin I thought for the style although quite flavorful and very smooth. I can definitely appreciate the smooth body of this beer especially for a RIS. One of the thinner but smoother stouts I have had and with a nice slightly belgian feel to it. Well done DFH, my favorite large format bottle from them...

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 01:57:00 | More by alpinebryant
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter from a cool 750ml bottle. Listened to Miles Davis Porgy and Bess since I don't have the Bitches Brew Album.

A - Very nice looking jet black, no light shall pass. Thin light tan head that disappears quickly. Slightly viscous.

S - Delicious aroma! woe Im quite impressed. Starts off with some nice slightly roasted coffee beans. Good strong roasted malt backbone that also hints at some chocolate. Slight sweet honey hints is nicely and promptly followed by some slight berry almost cherry like sweetness and tartness with some raisins as well. Very nice aroma.

T & M - Flavors starts off with some nice fluffy roasted coffee flavors. The sweetness is there yet not as sharp as other RIS, still very delicious. Honey sweetness is present and mixes well with the same berry like flavor that was perceived in the nose. As it finishes there is a nice tart favor that mixes with some nice slight hop. There is a good dry character at the end that also accompanies a slight salty flavor that isn't as bad as it sounds. It slightly oily in the mouth with nice complexity and good strong carbonation that doesn't necessarily hit you too quick.

D - Very solid RIS. I enjoy other better but still its interesting to have the honey and the Gesho in there. Drinkability is higher because the booze isn't as perceivable in the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 23:44:44 | More by JoEBoBpr
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RedChrome

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick black liquid fills the glass. A half an inch of dark brown head floats for a while without sign of receding. Opaque body prohibits any sight of carbonation bubbling. Lacing in large webs down the glass.

A nice blend of roasted malt with a light sweetness that reminds me of the honey. A light caramel scent in the back of the nose. Overall a nice aroma, but not strong enough.

Great flavors of malt are reminiscent of toasted pumpernickel. Sweetness of the honey and a nice bitter finish. A light finish of fruit hints at dark cherry flavors.

Large burst of carbonation on the tongue. Flavors shift as the beer clings on the sides of the mouth.

A good brew. Perfect without pairing but rather as a dessert beer by itself. Only drawback from being great is the general weakness of the aroma. Definitely worth checking out for yourself.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 04:54:58 | More by RedChrome
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pmlondrigan

New York

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my gf for this. Pours deep drown/black with a dense chestnut head. Fades to a chestnut ring. Smells like milk chocolate, vanilla, and light aroma of coffee some roasty malts. Could be more aromatic, but nice. Flavor makes up for aroma. Strong chocolate flavors, vanilla, slightly oaty, nice malt charecter with very light bitterness, finishes with a clear coffee note and then clean. Drinks real well for a ris. Clean finish, not cloying, a pleasure to drink. One main complaint, less dense and rich then a ris should be.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 00:58:03 | More by pmlondrigan
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my SNXXX glass, this bitch pours an impressive deep ebony black with a mocha colored head. More then what I expected.

S:The aroma is lacking what a good RIS should. Coffee is slightly present, with the usual roasted malt, but nothing stands out, nothing strikes you.

T: The flavor is smooth, but again nothing impressive. Roasted malt, dominate notes of chocolate with a little coffee in the background. Honey kind of throws off the flavor and really doesn't belong. I never had an Ethiopian beer, so I;m not familiar with gesho, but it doesn't seem like it's doing this bitch any good.

MF/D: The mouthfeel and drink are this beers savior. Mouthfeel is pleasantly bubbly and therefor creamy. Drinkability is great for an RIS, but then again this brew is no where near the intensity that an RIS should be.

Overall, DFH really is not one of my favorite breweries. Seems like they can brew a few good beers, but the rest of them are either overpriced, too much of an experiment, or just bland.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 02:06:58 | More by TKEbeerman
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

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

Got this from Cuzco (Nate) in the blind bombers BIF. Thanks Nate!

Poured this into a snifter. Pours black as night, no light what so ever gets through, even at the thinner spots on the glass. A dark tan head, about one finger, does not last. Very little whisp of foam left on top and a little lacing.

Aromas of mocha coffee, a little vanilla. Nice roasty flavor without coming across as harsh. This is just chocolate and coffee in your face. No hop aroma at all.

First sip is chocolate, then chocolate, then chocolate...and did I mention chocolate? Some sweet coffee hides in there, too. No hop bitterness, all the bitterness is from the roasted malts. Very strong impression of a dark chocolate bar.

Mouthfeel is very thin for what I was expecting from an Impy stout. Not chewy at all. This I would call watery on first impressions. Though after a few sips, it feels more silky and creamy on my tongue. As it warms, it develops a better body, like a college freshman (can't mention anything younger for fear of being labelled a perv).

Drinkability is very good. This would make a nice night cap. Not feeling the alcohol at all, can finish the whole bottle solo in one sitting. I wish I had one (or ten) to cellar.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 01:36:38 | More by JamnesCameron
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bobhits

Kentucky

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

Poured into a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale Glass...an AMAZING 3 finger head. I poured firmly but still impressive head for a russion imperial. The head is lasting fairly well but showing a lot of large bubbles...not that thick and creamy look I always long for. The beer is a mix of dark brown, mocha, and well once in the glass pitch black. The beer is leaving a nice lacing.

Burnt barely, burnt malt, coffee, some kinda of overly sweet syrup or molasses, vanilla beans, and finally it finishes with a very sweet fruit/wine type alcohol note.

Russians take on a fruity flavor often with a lot of hops. This one doesn't seem to have any hops or they're mixed rather well. Maybe they have the slightest bite to open the beer, but the flavor isn't something I can pick up. Instead it's fruity through...well I don't know. The bottle says honey so I'm going with that since I haven't a clue what gesho roots are. Just...wow. There is truly a dogfish head beer. It's unlike anything I've ever had. It is really dominated by that honey but instead of being too sweet the burnt bitterness from the other elements just perfectly tame the sweetness to make it enjoyable.

Smooth, medium body that almost seems too drinkable. The mouth the body...wow dogfish head really hit it out of the ball park on this beer.

There isn't anything about this beer that blows me away. But every element is so damn good, even great beers have flaws in some ways. KBS has a touch more alcohol that perhaps it needs. Dreadnaught is a bit boring to look at. I could go on but the point is while amazing beers have small things you can complain about...I'm just at a loss with this one. I just can't think of something bad to say about it.

Enjoyed with Real Time playing...is anything better than beer and politics?

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2010 16:53:44 | More by bobhits
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babaracas

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque very-dark-brown / black with fizzy fast-fading reddish brown head, leaving a few blobs of thin lace. Smell: sweet, plum, vinous, nutty, mild earthy hopping. A bit different. Taste: upfront sweet with dark brown sugar, plum, toasted nuts, earthy and slightly grassy hop hit mid sip, fades into pale/pils malt and a hint of honey (reminds me of a tripel), with a semi-dry vinous finish. Mouthfeel: it's really light bodied for an impy stout, though the carbonation level is not unpleasant. Actually quite easy drinking for an imperial stout... a different take by DFH as usual. Bottled in 2010.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2010 03:33:46 | More by babaracas
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ClassicBrad

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Visited the Rehobeth Brewings & Eats the day BEFORE the release of this beer. Fortunately a waitress turned me on to Outlet Liquors down the road-- which had a couple cases of this stuff on sale early. I snagged three bottles. Two will be consumed fresh and I have one in the cellar.

Pours the darkest black that I've ever seen a beer pour. Up to light, it is still hard to find its thin, amber edge. Very thin head that quickly fades to island of lace. No lacing on the side of the glass. I guess this is due to the beers mead attributes.

Smell is mostly of common Russian Imperial Stout characteristics like chocolate and coffee.

When you taste this beer is when you really get that honey sweetness. Combine with the Russian Imperial Stout, the honey takes on a whole new personality. This has to be one of the most unique tastes and experiences I've gotten from a beer. I couldn't be more pleased with how this beer turned out. I've been awaiting its release for months and am happy to say it was worth the wait.

The beer is lightly carbonated while resting on your palate and is almost activated when you prepare to swallow it. It comes alive for the journey down your throat and really brings out some bursts of flavors when it makes it way down.

To say that this beer is drinkable for a 9% RIS is an understatement. It is never overbearing and constantly leaves me anticipating the next sip.

Overall, I think my review is clear in my satisfaction. I love this beer. If I had one wish, it would be that they decided to make it year-round or as a seasonal. Should I start the petition?

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 00:11:44 | More by ClassicBrad
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a brown head. In the aroma, licorice, roasty coffee, and a Belgian like yeastiness. In the taste, roasty coffee, honey, and quite Belgian like. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry coffee aftertaste. A bit sweet, but nice none the less. Almost Belgian like thoough.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2010 16:13:11 | More by OWSLEY069
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BruceCoo

New York

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured out of 750ml into wine glass (haven't had the denero to fork out for a snifter).

A= Dark complexion, a brown and practically non-existent head. If you came over ya might have thought i was enjoying a port or something of that nature.

S= Tones of chocolate and subtle coffee notes, not too spicy.

T= Swirls of mead and heavy barley hit your tongue. The chocolate and rich tones mellow everything out to the point of utter smoothness.

M= Chilled to approx 40 F, mellow not much carbonation.

D= Rich and deep, as stated, impressively smooth for a 9.0% ABV beverage.

Bought two, saving the next for a rainy day... Cheers

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2010 13:41:54 | More by BruceCoo
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a snifter. Shared with a friend that just moved back into town. Hell yeah.
Poured a solid super deep brown/black. Small head with tiny splotches of lace. Chocolate dominates the smell. It's mixed in with a bit of fruit and a bit of earthy hops (but only when it warms up a bit). The taste and mouth are much better. Super smooth going down. Chocolate, slight coffee, dark fruity malts, slight bit of alcohol and a slight bitterness from an unknown hops (rounds it out a bit). I also detect a herbal(?) taste, gesho root maybe, and the honey adds a minor sweetness, yum. I most certainly will grab a few to cellar. A worthy tribute for Miles Davis I guess (though I don't know if stouts are a Miles Davis type of brew). I'm sure he would appreciate the complexity though.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2010 07:23:47 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From 750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Like molasses - thick, rich velvety brown. It coated the glass like a dark resin. A one finger thick, cocoa colored head that dissipated quite quickly.

S: Black and robust coffee, with hints of slightly burnt chocolate cookies fresh out of the oven.

T: Honey is immediate, and lasts on the palate for some time. Traces of 60% cacao nibs. I also noticed a slight amount of pecan pie.

M: More carbonation that I was expecting, but still fairly rich and creamy considering. A rustic feel with medium to full body.

O: Definitely a slow sipper. I enjoyed this one all night, and it really opened up as it warmed to room temperature. It really stuck around on my palate for quite some time.

A really nice brew and worth seeking out. Being a big Miles fan, I had to try this, and I'm glad I did. I look forward to returning to it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 19:21:15 | More by Rhettroactive
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metter98

New York

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

A: The beer is jet black and poured with a finger high mocha colored head that has good retention properties.
S: There are aromas of chocolate malts and honey in the nose.
T: Flavors of honey really stand out in the taste, with those of the dark roasted malts taking a back seat. It doesn't taste like other types of Russian imperial stouts. The honey flavors become stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate. A light amount of carbonation is perceptible.
D: The beer is relatively easy to drink because the alcohol is well masked. I never would have guessed that this beer is 9% abv.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2010 03:06:15 | More by metter98
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samtallica

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours solid black with 1 finger of fluffy, brown head.

S: Roasted malts, chocolate syrup and a bit of booze, although seems subdued for an imperial stout.

T: Similar to the nose, lost of roasted flavors, chocolate syrup, a bit of molasses on the back end. This is brewed with gesho, but I'm not sure if I can taste it, then again, I'm not sure what I'm looking for either.

M: Seems thin for the style, but this is most likely due to the use of honey.

D: It's an Imperial Stout, a bomber is plenty. I'll probably be sipping on this over the course of the next few hours.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 23:40:40 | More by samtallica
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - this DFH offering pours solid black with a full finger of dark tan/light brown head, too dark to note carbonation

S - the aroma is rich in roasted malts, deep and roasted notes a pervasive, a roasted nuttiness add depth, as the aroma fades, hints of chocolate come out

T - as I expected after experiencing the aroma, roasted malts abound in the flavor as well, they are the dominating characteristics, the cocoa element is strengthened in flavor and more on the dark cocoa powder end of the chocolate spectrum, a rich, roasted nuttiness still persists and the finishes is strong on lactic milky sweetness

M&D - quite smooth, un-complex, nearly silky on the palate, rich full flavors that linger on the palate long after the sip, another quality DFH beer

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 22:45:24 | More by sinstaineddemon
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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a cup of dark rtoast coffee: dark body, mocha head.

Chocolate plum pudding, coffee, sweet molassas, and damp earth on the nose.

Rich, velvety chocolate flavors, honey, grapes, molassas, espresso, and chicory with bitter coffee notes on the finish.

Velvety, creamy, full bodied.

Wasn't expecting this one to live up to the hype, few DFH special releases do, but this is an excellent stout. Worth every penny, just wish I had bought a few bottles for the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 21:24:27 | More by BradLikesBrew
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cjgator3

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle

A- Poured into a snifter. Pours a dark black color with a tan head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is a lot of dark roasted malts with a faint honey-like sweetness.

T- The taste like the aroma starts out dark and roasty with a good amount of sweetness from the honey. The finish is dry and roasty with a lingering sweetness.

M- The mouhfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, an interesting beer that is definitely worth a try. The base beer is a solid imperial stout. The honey adds a nice level of sweetness. I'm not sure what a gesho looks/smells or tastes like so I'm not sure exactly the edfect that it has in this beer. Overall, Bitches Brew is a solid beer that is definitely worth a try. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 02:47:45 | More by cjgator3
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark roasted malts bring on a very dark pitch black color with a tan mocha head forming with tight bubbles. Fine initricate detailed lacing spreads nicely on my La Fin du Monde chalice. Aromatics offer up dark roasted chocolate mild creamed coffee and a nice earth bound honey sweetened dark ale. It's got stout roots with definite variants going on, solid ale any way you classify it. Exotic smells with an air of booze soaked fruit, very intense aromatic insense like notes. A sharp sweet coffee note, dark chocolate dry bitterness from the dark malts. Sweet but not sticky honey coated malts, earthy back ground I'm not sure what effect Gesho root has on the party but I'm a fan. BIg luscious malt layers and fruity booze notes blend to form a nicely balanced black ale. Mouthfeel is carbonated enough to carry these aggressive flavors with out becoming to bubbly or falling flat, medium to fuller body carries itself well on my palate. Drinkability is excellent I a beer I can handle on my own or preferrably with friends, intense dark malt driven flavors that challenge the senses and stimulate a craving for more.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 02:42:19 | More by WVbeergeek
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emerge077

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found this in on a dusty forgotten shelf in the SW burbs.
Queued up the album on the stereo... let's have at it.

Looks really nice in a Duvel tulip, black with mocha foam forming a sticky crown around the edges of the glass. It billows at first, with a barley audible rice krispies fizz. Retains an attractive head, that seems unbreakable after several sips, though it eventually ebbs apart at it's seams.

Carob aroma, an unpleasant herbal spice, and pine.

Pleasant flavor, not overly roasty but more sweet and fruity. Thinner body, but not thin, medium overall with low to moderate carbonation. Dry, vanishing aftertaste, hints of honey and sawdust. Some astringency, thankfully doesn't linger, but is distracting enough. Alternately creamy and smooth at times, with a clean simple roast barley flavor, honey traces, not really bitter... astringency must be the gesho root. Interesting to try once, can't say i'd try it again though.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 02:02:57 | More by emerge077
Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 2,915 ratings.