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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew - Dogfish Head Brewery

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3,303 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,303
Reviews: 865
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 444
Gots: 1,201 | FT: 59
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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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Usual black stout color with a creamy tan head.

A bit of chocolate and honey on the nose. Big maltiness but not super powerful.

Nice cream and clean taste. This has got chocolate (sweet), honey suckle, wood notes, char, nuts, and ginger root.

Thick feel and very creamy. Goes down smooth and velvety.

Awesome beer! I got this on tap so I'm not sure how different the feel is compared to the bottle. But this is excellent.

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Poured from a 750 ml into a Dogfish Head Snifter

Appearance: Color is a very dark brown, almost black, with an mocha colored head. Looks absolutely delicious sitting in my snifter.

Smell: Very sweet smell of chocolate, and strong smell of roasted barley.

Taste: Sweet chocolate and mocha with a bit of a burnt note thrown in. Not sure if the honey is what's adding to the sweet taste/aroma. Very mild bitterness. Lots of roasted malts towards the finish which adds some dry flavor.. A very light taste of alcohol which is reminiscent to brown liquors.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, silky texture. Very slight bitterness followed up by a dry taste.

Overall: A very good beer. Will most definitely be picking up another bottle for aging!

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3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is only a review of an aged Bottle 2013

750 ml bottle poured into sniffer

A: beautiful dark rich blackness with a mocha head 

S: heavy licorice burnt roast chocolate 

T: licorice aged beers it goes that way usually.  It's not bad but I've had this beer fresh and its amazing 

M: fantastically thick mouth but with that added licorice taste that aging adds its cloying 

O: just ok aged I think fresh this beer is a contender the geisha root and honey is very hidden aged 

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Bottle dated 08/2014. Served in a chalice at cellar temps.

Appearance: poured kind of thin with a thick brown head that rode the glass to the bottom, not quite black but more brownish with some turbidity.

Nose: chocolate, herbal, light coffee, honey, toffee, butterscotch

Taste: coffee, herbal, sweet coaco, honey, smooth, alcohol numbing sensation, menthol or mint

Dogfish says this can be aged with the best of 'em.. I'm going to acquire a few more bottles before they are gone for this year and see how they do over time.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

750 ml bottle poured into glass.

Appearance: Pours almost pitch black with a mocha head that lingers a little and leaves a nice lacing around the side of the glass.

Smell: Heavy coffee smell with a little bit of honey and something I can't quite pinpoint.

Taste: it's like a nice imperial stout, but with a twist. Not picking up the honey so much as whatever else was on the nose. Either way, it's pretty nice.

Mouthfeel: Lingering coffee aftertaste.

Overall: it's different, for sure. I like the different twist on a stout.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 3,303 ratings.