Liam Deegan

Guest Beer Review: Dogfish Head Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew

In Uncategorized on February 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm

This is a PourThought first, a guest review.  My good buddy Jake Gould got his hands on this limited release beer from Dogfish Head and he wrote up a great review of the beer.  Here’s some info on the beer straight from the Dogfish Head website:

“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 imperial stout and one thread honey beer with gesho root, a gustatory analog to Miles’ masterpiece.Featuring the album’s iconic artwork, created by the late Mati Klarwein, on its label, Dogfish Head’s Bitches Brew was unveiled at SAVOR, An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, June 5, 2010 at the National Building Museum, Washington DC.”

So here’s Jakes review.  Thanks buddy!

I bought this bottle a little over 2 weeks ago and since then I’ve started a new job, moved into a new house, and seen Boston struggle through the worst winter of my life. Now that I’m finally settled it’s time to crack it open and give a shot at writing up a review.

Pours a very dark brownish black with a thin tan head.  Definite chocolate aroma with hints of sweetness and honey and a bit of caramel

Taste is simultaneously sweet and a bit dry with traces of malt, coffee, and honey. Very flavorful and masks the high alcohol content well.

Mouthfeel is balanced. Smooth and not overly carbonated. I love stouts so obviously to me the drinkability is very high.

I’ll probably watch Sopranos on-demand and finish the whole bottle.  I was lucky enough to get the last one in the store and will definitely be keeping my eyes out for it in the future, as you should too.

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

ABV: 9%

Enjoy it…

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