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

Added by TheFightfan1 on 06-13-2010

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#2,426
Reviews:
942
Ratings:
3,805
pDev:
11.24%
 
 
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Photo of Aglassplease
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Grab it when it's available

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

Pours a deep ruby-black color I would associate with cola-brown. The honey in here is amazingly prominent, far more than expected. Thick roasty malt but light bodied. Clean finish, slight warming but the alcohol is hidden for the most part.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz, bottled on 1/28/18.

Was excited to see the Miles Davis themed stout on these 12's, especially in a group of 6. Never tried before. Nutty and grain flavors accompany the standard stout. Light bodied enough that I would have called it a porter had it not been for the nice smokiness emparted by the barrel ageing. Very enjoyable beer that very much uses honey to its advantage. Looking forward to aging a few. Cheers DFH!!

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
3.22/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of nperrier
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A rich, mildly tart and smoky stout. Pretty thick and fluffy, I enjoyed the artwork very much. A little expensive for a six-pack ($19.95!) but I would definitely drink it again.

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Photo of MichialTanner1
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of neenerzig
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into one of my tulip glasses, this beer pours a very dark brown color that has no interest in letting in any light whatsoever. Has a creamy looking tan head that's well over an inch thick when first poured that eventually settles to a very thick surface coating that covers the beer's entire surface along with a thick ring lining the inside of the glass. Decent lacing. Aromas of roasted malts along with some caramel sweetness and salted chocolate along with a hint of coffee. The taste is pretty much the same, with roasted caramel malts with caramel and salted chocolate sweetness along with a hint of coffee. Also some dark fruit notes, roasted nuts, and a distinct woodiness. Very little discernible hop presence here, but that's okay. An excellent flavor profile overall with a wonderful mix of flavors. The 9% ABV is well masked here indeed. Has a crisp, slightly sticky and oily, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. The body does seem a bit thin for a 9% ABV stout, but it somehow works very well here. Has a clean finish with a sweet, roasted, woody aftertaste. What a fantastic beer overall.

Eric

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Photo of Marklaker
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew_42
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a thin coffee and cream colored head. Some slight lacing.

Smells roasted malts and earthiness.

Taste dark fruits and coffee are the first notes. Chocolate and honey follow. All kind of blends into an earthy/smoky/woody flavor on the tail end. This is one of the few beers where I can say that the wood plays a noticeable role that I actually enjoy. Makes me wish more beers would be wood aged sans bourbon or whiskey.

Thin for a stout. Too thin.

Overall- I wouldn't drink a ton of this, but I would definitely say it's a unique beer worth trying. A lot going on, but not so much that it isn't enjoyable.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacStinson
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmac99
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drink it while listening to the album of course. This is a big beer, a sipper. Would buy again

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Photo of EvoRich
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of travelguy
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Grackos
3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chiefz1
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 3,805 ratings