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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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 STATS
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#2,593
Reviews:
944
Ratings:
3,812
pDev:
11.24%
 
 
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3.1/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes 10/15/12: Pours inky brown-black producing a single finger of frothy, mocha,rapidly receding head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, honey, dark fruits, earth and leather with hints of coffee and smoke. Taste is a more robust and sweeter version of the nose: dark roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, honey dark fruits and a hint of vanilla through mid-sip where the earth and leather come in. The finish is a peppery bitter roast (with a cinnamon like mouthfeel), coffee and alcohol. The aftertaste is a roasted bitterness. There is a bitterness here that is different from that derived from hops, maybe it is the gesho(?). Mouthfeel is full bodied with low but adequate carbonation, sticky-thick yet creamy and velvet smooth except for the cinnamon prickle in the dry finish. The dry and bitter roast of the finish become more intense as the brew warms.

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Photo of DonPotter
4.95/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This brew is one of my favorites...its got a great coffee chocolate taste that always draws me to stouts in the first place.
It's got that mild bitterness that can't be beat.
This is one of the craft brews that is slowly turning my fiance to be more of a craft beer drinker instead of those "ultra" light beers that taste more like beer flavored seltzer water.

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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.96/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from a snifter ... very dark pour, a deep, dark brown. Roasty aroma. This has a few characteristics that I would not typically expect to find in a stout or imperial - a somewhat wine-like character, noticeable carbonation, and a thinner body being among them. Along with the malt, wood, and prune/plum/raisin/currant/cocoa overtones, I find the honey to also be present to a lesser degree, but that comes across in an almost mead-like way (although not necessarily sweet), probably due to the somewhat vinous character of the brew. As is often the case with beer and food, I find myself this time suggesting a music pairing. Should you have access to the album of the same name, cue up the track “Spanish Key” for your first sampling. At seventeen minutes or so, this will allow ample time to sip and listen - let the beer warm - listen and sip. And enjoy. It’s a complex brew and a challenging treat to the taste buds, much like what Mr. Davis himself had so graciously gifted to our ears in his time.

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4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 3,812 ratings