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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#2,342
Reviews:
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Ratings:
3,802
pDev:
11.24%
 
 
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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

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a black color with a very thick head 2-3 fingers on agressive pour. Aroma-chocolate, grape, smoky, soy sauce. Taste- grape, molasses, smoke, burnt things. Mouthfeel, is thinnish and slick. Overall, not terribly delicious beer. Different for sure.

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

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

Photo of axf4129
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of hoponit
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmasher85
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at their Fairfax brewpub. Full body with tingling carbonation. First impression is that it's bitter, with lots of dry cocoa, coffee, and charred wood notes. Further exploration reveals hints of earthy honey flavor, some red wine fruitiness, hints of roasted malt in the finish. Surprised by the low IBU count considering how much charred and coffee influence is in here. A sipper for sure, and it was a mistake to pair it with BBQ chicken, as sweet as it is. Probably better with something savory but light.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black. Foamy, short, brown head fading to a ring after a little while.

Smells roasty, chocolate, dark fruit, hints honey. Probably the gesho

Tastes dark fruit, sweet caramel malt, roasty, chocolate, light floral and light earthy. Finish is drier with a roasty linger. Medium to full body. Creamy, soft, lower carbonation. Pretty complex beer

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Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 3,802 ratings