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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,381 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,381
Reviews: 880
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 459
Gots: 1,261 | FT: 56
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheFightfan1 on 06-13-2010

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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Photo of Harvest06
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Review of Sept 2010 release. Consumed 4 years later Sept 2014.

A: thick light brown head, light brown as it pours into the glass. More carbonation than expected after 4 years of cellaring.
S: Pleasant aroma of sour fruit, tart cherries, dark chocolate.
T: Starts with tart fruit & cherries, middle taste of smooth creamy dark chocolate, nice clean dry finish.
M: Medium to high carbonation, medium body.
O: Lighter body than expected for a dark ale. I was expecting a thick dark stout not a medium body fruity sour and I was pleasantly surprised. A very tasty and extremely smooth sour ale that grows on you as it warms up. An amazing beer and its possible its not at its peak. I'll cellar the next one 5 years (unfortunately the only one I have left is a 2014 so I've a ways to wait).

Photo of epyon396
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Roguer
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge head, dark tan, with fantastic retention, and leaving tons of lacing behind. Beautiful black brew.

Sweet, roasty stout aroma with nice notes of molasses and liquorice. A bit of banana; just a bare hint of booze.

Flavor follows, with quite a bit of spice up front, nice roasty notes, molasses, a little slightly overripe dark fruit, and just a bit of dark chocolate lending to a bitter finish.

Fairly thick, extremely smooth feel. No real hint of alcohol; minor sting; silky smooth.

An excellent imperial stout. Just different enough to stand out, but not so different to taste odd or bad. Not quite incredible, but quite good.

Photo of jabo134
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zac16125
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle into a snifter
no bottling dates but purchased within the last couple of months so presumably vintage 2014

A: Jet black, just over 1 fingers width of dense dark mocha colored head, which has decent retention before dissipating down. Leaves only a few very small patches of lacing. 4.25

S: Quite unique, theres an astringent characters thats almost tart and some herbaceous characters. These odditiess are coupled with traditional stout flavors including roasted malt, smokey char, and leather. Subtle sweetness, but no real indication that its brewed with honey. 4

T: Heavy roasted malt, cream, char, oaky herbaceous. Theres a sweetness to it, but I wouldn’t have guessed it was made with honey if I wouldn’t have read that on the label. The astringency from the nose persists in the taste, but to a lesser degree and certainly no tartness. Ok palate profile, but I’m a bit disappointed. 3.75

M/D: Lighter side of full bodied, could def stand to be thicker. Carbonation is on the higher end which adds to a lighter mouthfeel. ABV unnoticeable. Drinkability is average. 3.5

O: Its good, but nothing special. Didn’t really get any honey characters like I was hoping for. Worth checking out, but not something I would seek out. 3.75

Photo of Normie
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eric_Leon
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Domvan
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewqueno
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mack
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lilemck
3.17/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Much more bitter then a traditional stout. Almost a vinegar like taste which wasn't desireable.

Photo of pspagna623
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amazing beer. One of the best I've ever had. If you're a fan of stouts this one will for sure be on the top of your lists.

Photo of deakin
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewstraveler
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had an aged 2011 on tap at DFH in Rehoboth Beach! What a treat

Photo of chrispaulgeorge
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scruffwhor
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anzb
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRWILK
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.98/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Farinag16447
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SarahBee
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of monketeeth
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of therealsikes
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 3,381 ratings.