Miles Davis' Bitches Brew | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Miles Davis' Bitches BrewMiles Davis' Bitches Brew
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Miles Davis' Bitches BrewMiles Davis' Bitches Brew

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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Ratings: 3,750 |  Reviews: 930
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage.

A: Very black. Two + finger darker mocha head with good retention and lacing.

S: Big roasted coffee, chocolate, and what I can only believe is the gesho root. Smells of some wood (oak?) maybe the wood of the root. Decent smell overall.

T: Chocolate upfront. Roasted coffee along with the gesho root and what I think is a sweetness from the honey. Some alcohol is present. Definitely different and definitely complex. Not sure if it's my cup of tea or not.

M: Light body, definitely could be thicker. Medium high carbonation. Slight creaminess. Slight Dryness.

O: It's decent. Not great. "Ages with the best of them" the bottle says. I've got one more so we'll see about that.

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3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle dated 2011 in a pint snifter.

A: Pours a thick dark brown--almost black and develops a mocha colored head. Decent retention and lacing.

S: coffee and burnt molasses predominate.

T: definite bitter coffee, roasty malts, syrupy, finishes with sweetness and bitterness.

M: dry and smooth at the same time, lingers, a bit of alcohol present.

O: a very interesting beer. Very thick and syrupy, one to share for sure, I think it would be difficult to finish a bottle without help. It does pair extremely well with good chocolate--we were eating Lindt Chocolate.

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3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer is very dark and opaque with a thick brown creamy head.

Smell: Roasted malt and alcohol are the first aromas I notice as I let the bottle breathe for a second. It has complex aroma of other additives mixed together that make it pleasant.

Taste: The roasted malt grab your taste buds first even with the other ingredients you know it is a stout. Dark chocolate, floral, citrus and sweetness are all present in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, slightly creamy and sticky.

Overall: I liked it and I’ll be honest I was expecting something a little stranger after seeing the show about this beer. It was a good variant of a Russian Imperial Stout.

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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 89.9% out of 100 with 3,750 ratings
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