Chicory Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by Kitt:
4.08/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Well, the bottle advertises a bone-white head. Mine was brick-colored with a hint of cherry and dissipatted extremely rapidly. Otherwise, beer appears a rich brick-black color reminiscent of thick coffee.
Aroma of coffee with rich malty background and a hint of chocolate.
A sweet bitter bite with coffee background. I'm picking up a hint of cherry and cedar-like undertones. Something else too...perhaps the chicory as advertised. Over all, very rich and pleasant.
Not thick but not light either. Pleasant and just enough body to keep the flavor lingering.
Drinkability is excellent. Goes down smooth and easy.
Overall, a flavorful and pleasant stout.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2010 03:30:56 | More by Kitt
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4.04/5 rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic.
Appearance: Pours a solid black with a thin tan head. The bottle says "a bone white head," but it's definitely darker. It's might've been my pour, but I expected more head. Still, looks attractive.
Aroma: I should preface this by saying it probably smells like whatever the hell chicory is. Coffee absolutely dominates the nose, which also has a dark baker's chocolate punch. You just know this is going to taste like rich, black coffee.
Taste: And it does. The taste follows the nose, with black coffee and bitter, dark chocolate dominating. Finishes strong. Packs a hard bitter chocolate punch, like biting into 100 percent cacao chocolate. Some hop bitterness is noticeable, and appreciated. Seems more bitter than the lowish IBU, but that could be the combination of hops and coffee. A darn good coffee stout. Again, I don't know what to look for regarding chicory, so I can't speak to the signature flavor.
Mouthfeel: Solid body. Thick and full without being unbearably heavy.
Overall: What can be said about this that hasn't been already? It's a tasty, complex stout that was on the shelves long before most of the popular dark beers that saturate the market contemporarily. Worth your money.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 02:25:29 | More by illpass78
Chicory Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,006 ratings.