Miles Davis' Bitches Brew
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.18 | pDev: 11.24%
Feb 28, 2022
Jun 13, 2010
Miles Davis' Bitches BrewMiles Davis' Bitches Brew
Notes: 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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Reviewed by LeRose from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very pretty pour, a virtual black hole swallowing any light bold enough to venture an escape. Very nice mocha head that remains as about a 2 mm covering that doesn't stick much to the glass.

Big malty toasty smell and a little hint of booze. Chocolate follows, then the usual suspects in the dark fruit lineup. A honey-like sweetness is definitely present, with an earthy component that I'd guess is whatever hops were used along with the gesho. Very nice.

The taste is layered and more complex than the aroma suggests. Yeah - for sure there is an ample malt flavor, mildly roasted and brown bread-like with virtually none of the acrid nastiness found in some Imperial stouts. It's quite clean tasting in that regard. Some dark chocolate, light coffee, raisins or figs maybe both, a berry component maybe currant? Nice level of earthiness grounding this beer. Honey for sure and hello left field - I taste some vanilla, like 99.9% sure There is just a bit of peppery spice at the end of the taste and a faint tingling flavor of licorice. Harmonious and complimentary flavors.

It is odd in that it is striking me as simultaneously sweet and drying. Mild bitterness resets the buds a bit. Creamy and super-smooth, mildly carbonated, pretty full-bodied.
Feb 28, 2022
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
2013 bottle. Tan head. Black color.

Toasted malts, bitter chocolate, burnt coffee. All the roast. The adjuncts seem to have faded. Full bodied. Carb is fine.
Just seems to have peeked. Not very drinkable.
Aug 29, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia

Nov 06, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Oct 20, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by beerrat from Virginia

Aug 30, 2020
Rated: 4 by mpenske from California

Jun 20, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by lebrisa from Connecticut

Jun 04, 2020
Rated: 4 by doctorgary from New York

Mar 11, 2020
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Rated by Hemorrhoy

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great beer! Three cheer!
Feb 10, 2020
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Reviewed by DerekP from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A 1 pint, 9.4 fl oz champagne style bottle, gifted to me by my brother-in-law on Christmas 2016!

Big chewy malt in the nose. Raisins, currants and almond milk. Dark nougat head with a pitch black body as expected. A little boozy up front, then spicy hops and bread crust with a dark, dry, malty finish. Heavier body, but fits the style. Sipping on this one!

p.s. this one brought me back a decade in terms of the experience of searching out the aromas, flavors and feel. Well done Dogfish!
Feb 08, 2020
Rated: 3.59 by BWM-PGH from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by NoiseGems

Jan 20, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Dec 29, 2019
Rated: 3.62 by RollDamnTide from Florida

Dec 21, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by mrcraft from California

Oct 26, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by Thirstygoat from Illinois

Oct 20, 2019
Rated: 4.41 by robebo44 from Virginia

Oct 16, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by RobinLee from Wisconsin

Sep 22, 2019
Rated: 1.5 by NeckBootHeadAss from Virginia

Sep 22, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by smithj4 from New York

Sep 14, 2019
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: pours dark black body with thick brown head with excellent retention and lacing
S: dark, toasty notes with hints of sweet honey and burnt toffee
T: roasted taste with some honey notes and hints of a floral notes; toasted aftertaste with some fermented fruit twang
F: pretty thick and a decent amount of carbonation
O: ok feel and taste combo; decent drinking beer, overall
Aug 14, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by VashonGuy from Washington

Jul 12, 2019
Rated: 4.11 by Dandy44 from West Virginia

Jun 28, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by EMV from Pennsylvania

Jun 05, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by Zylod from West Virginia

May 28, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by Ssitron from Michigan

May 11, 2019
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Reviewed by AlarmClock314 from Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle, dated 5/25/18. Pours black with a medium sized dark khaki head. Smells of roasted malt, dark fruit, cocoa, and honey. The taste follows with roasted malt, dark fruit, char, earthy hops, licorice, cocoa, and honey. Fairly complex. High bitterness and light sweetness. Average body and carbonation for the style. Overall, an interesting bitter stout with a lot of depth. Worth a try.
Apr 26, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by jurcab788 from Texas

Apr 08, 2019
Rated: 3.1 by Stevotex from Texas

Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by charrel from Texas

Mar 16, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by Cole_Harris from Colorado

Mar 10, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Feb 28, 2019
Rated: 3.67 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Feb 20, 2019
Rated: 5 by Reggie_Dunlop from Pennsylvania

Jan 13, 2019
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

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.
Dec 14, 2018
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Reviewed by DonPotter from Massachusetts

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.
Dec 03, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by clm9 from North Carolina

Nov 11, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Nov 11, 2018
Rated: 4 by mwvman from Indiana

Oct 30, 2018
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