Miles Davis' Bitches Brew | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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

Added by TheFightfan1 on 06-13-2010

BEER STATS
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#1,321
Reviews:
939
Ratings:
3,787
pDev:
11.24%
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Photo of PJCarnell
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.49/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of glf60
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.31/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

2015 vintage.
A: Pours a deep chocolate brown, not quite black, with a deep, two finger, khaki head.
S: Dark fruit, coffee, and a certain earthiness, nothing is overly pronounced.
T: Immediate coffee and to a lesser extent dark fruit, with a lot of mild roastiness, a slight tannic bitterness, and a definite earthy note.
M: Far too thin.
O: Honestly, it's just not that interesting. I'm assuming that the earthy note is the Gesho root, but it does not have a very distinct flavor. I taste no honey whatsoever (which might have been attenuated out at this point if this beer is bottle conditioned), and everything is pretty mild. I expected something with a little more presence than this with dogfish head, kind of disappointed. I think the greatest offense that this beer perpetrates is just being an okay to good beer, if it was bizarre and offensively bad at least it would be onto something, but it's just okay, that's it. I'm gonna assume that this was much more interesting fresh.

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Photo of smi69
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of austinc94
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Pbarg
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bajdog
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoodviewBrew
2.91/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Looked and smelled great. Tasted like dirt.

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

Photo of Johnct
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Philcassella
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of groleau
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of aurorabeerealis
3.06/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of petrusek23
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tar black with a large, foamy dark tan head that slowly settles like punched down bread dough.

Smell is savory roasted malt, molasses, salted chocolate, wafer, coffee, honey, and dark bread. As it warms I get hints of vanilla or banana skin.

Taste is salted chocolate, molasses, roasted nuts, pumpernickel and a little scratchy, cedary ash.

Body is medium but velvety slick. Tangy, and almost sharp, with a semi-dry, powdery finish.

Hey, it doesn't hurt that this beer is actually great to drink with the actual inspiration playing in the background. 2015 bottle.

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Photo of Antc2382
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 3,787 ratings