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Chicory Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

3,147 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 3,147
Reviews: 1,366
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 90
Gots: 179 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Chicory was one of the first beers we started brewing at our pub back when it opened in 1995. It's a dark beer made with a bunch of roasted chicory, organic Mexican coffee, St. John's Wort and licorice root. We use whole-leaf Cascade and Fuggle hops, as well as pale, roasted and oatmeal grains.

21 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-06-2001)
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swid

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3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer #1 (of 13) from my beer purchase in Indiana.

Dogfish Head Chicory Stout pours dark as night into my pint glass. Completely opaque, with just the barest hint of a deep red around the edges when held up to the light. A 1/2" brown (definitely NOT bone white, as the label states) head forms, then dissipates within 5 minutes. Moderate carbonation; small amounts of lacing. The aroma is a (in sum, sweet) mixture of chicory, chocolate and coffee. Very straightforward, nothing complex.

The taste is initially very sweet, with chocolate and caramel/toffee flavors. After a little bit, the coffeelike roasted flavor comes through, with just a hint of floral hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy and slightly thin/watery; this beer is slightly acidic on the tongue. Finishes somewhat dry, with an acidic and mildly bitter aftertaste.

Overall, this a decent session stout; I imagine that it pairs very well with chocolate- and coffee-flavored deserts. Worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2005 03:36:29 | More by swid
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Chicory Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,147 ratings.