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Chicory Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

3,138 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 3,138
Reviews: 1,366
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 88
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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tonytuffnuts

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a glass, poured out of a 12 oz. bottle.

Small, one-finger head rocky at first, reducing to tiny, oily-looking bubbles, a shade lighter than tan. Eventually dissapears to nothing, leaving no trace on the glass. The body itself is wonderfully dark, not even opaque when held to a light. Slightly lighter than black... I'd say the same color as the bottle from which it came.

Smells like smoked maple/mahogony chips or something comparable. A few traceable notes of sugars, carmel, ousted by spiced coffee bean. After airing out for awhile, some hops push through. The smell makes me think of roasting barley.

Immediately taste the roast, unsweetened chocolate and (as the bottle characterizes it) Mexican Coffee. It's like I opened a woodchip-burning grill and caught a quick taste of smoke. Some syrup pushes through, ending with carmel.

Very oily, buttery mouthfeel. Gives me the impression that there's an oil encasing the substance of the beer.

Not a tremendous brew, not very complex. The flavours get offensive after too long, and leave a ground coffee bean and grassy bitterness in my mouth as a reminder. Although, it answered the question: what does chickory taste like?

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2006 04:24:42 | More by tonytuffnuts
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Chicory Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
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