Miles Davis' Bitches Brew | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Miles Davis' Bitches BrewMiles Davis' Bitches Brew
BA SCORE
89.9%
Liked This Beer
4.18 w/ 3,750 Ratings
Miles Davis' Bitches BrewMiles Davis' Bitches Brew
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
Ranking:
#1,174
Reviews:
930
Ratings:
3,750
Liked:
3,371
Avg:
4.18/5
pDev:
11.24%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
502
Gots:
1,456
Trade:
55
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,750 |  Reviews: 930
Photo of Nightmare1972
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with khaki colored head. Roasted malt and dark chocolate notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with sweetness. Bottle was about a year old so next time I would like to try more fresh.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SkeletonBitch
3.02/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very strong smell, pours beautifully, heavy taste.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.39/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Studfarm69
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of cubbyZilla
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of colts9016
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A few years back I was watching a program on some educational show and it showed a commercial about beer brewed by Dogfish Head. I was hooked, I sat and watched that program. The details are fuzzy now about what the program was called or when it aired. Sam from Dogfish Head wanted to create a brew for Miles Davis, and this is the said brew. Okay enough blabbering, I acquired this beer a year or two after the programmed aired and now I am drinking it. Poured into my Stone RIS at about 50 degrees. The beer created a nice one and half finger dark tan head with really good retention, after a vigorous pour. The beer is as dark as night.

A very rich roasted malt, honey, molasses, espresso, earthy, woody, bready, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and a hint of floral.

A very pleasant roasted malt, honey, dark roasted coffee, earth, herbal, toffee, vanilla, yeast, floral, and some wood.

The mouthfeel is coating, a little thin, little carbonation, and the finish last.

I don't know what gesho is, but I will be finding out soon. The beer is fairly balanced, with a medium body. The beer is rich with flavors, yet seems so simple, with some sweetness. The more I drink this beer the more I am seeing seeing things that could be better. The body is really thin, better stouts are thicker. the beer is good not great.

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

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

Photo of Robert-Alexander
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cnoonan73
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Gambyt20
3.4/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franktankthe
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Celtics76
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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