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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:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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MyTBeerDrinker

Illinois

1/5  rDev -73.3%

02-19-2012 21:10:44 | More by MyTBeerDrinker
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greenhorn

Arizona

1/5  rDev -73.3%

01-18-2012 00:01:45 | More by greenhorn
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Imsothirsty

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -73.3%

01-27-2012 17:17:12 | More by Imsothirsty
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aint_it_strange

Illinois

1/5  rDev -73.3%

05-07-2012 23:26:22 | More by aint_it_strange
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acanovas

New York

1/5  rDev -73.3%

12-21-2011 01:34:41 | More by acanovas
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PaterIovisLII

Maryland

1/5  rDev -73.3%

02-21-2012 01:44:30 | More by PaterIovisLII
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AScrambledEgg

Virginia

1.25/5  rDev -66.6%

04-07-2014 19:47:10 | More by AScrambledEgg
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

01-16-2012 17:09:41 | More by gafferjohn
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

02-09-2012 03:09:43 | More by RandyBoBandy
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RWNewhouse

Montana

1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

01-20-2012 22:42:23 | More by RWNewhouse
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ChadQuest

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Oh no. Chicory.

I had a co-worker who always brewed this terrible ground coffee that was 50% chicory, and it was awful.

Body is opaque black, not much light getting through, some lacing on the sides.
I can smell the chicory signature aroma that resembles stale coffee and wet cardboard. I know someone is going to say oxidation, but no, it is just the chicory, i know it well.
The flavors are equally offensive, and brings back memories.
There is some chocolate malts fighting to regain control of this sinking ship. Faint lactose and cheap coffee.

Sam, i know a thing or two about coffee. Ask me first next time.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 05:47:02 | More by ChadQuest
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

2/5  rDev -46.5%

12-20-2012 20:43:20 | More by Dave_Treat
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smartassboiler

Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.5%

12-25-2012 03:15:24 | More by smartassboiler
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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -46.5%

11-23-2011 23:46:03 | More by spoonhawk
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -46.5%

02-18-2012 08:54:03 | More by chrispoint
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Nagrom

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -46.5%

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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -46.5%

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Oregon

2/5  rDev -46.5%

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bkbergen

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.5%

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tatums1984

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -46.5%

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cbyrd4088

Virginia

2/5  rDev -46.5%

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telecomz

Massachusetts

2.05/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Dark brown with a beautiful thick brown head.

S - Vegtal. Almost 'beef-stew-like'. Not appealing.

T - Flat, dull with little discernible flavors outside of a bit of coffee.

M - Feels and tastes watery.

D - One is enough.

My first DFH disappointment. I purchased Old School today so the world will be right again with DFH.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 03:23:26 | More by telecomz
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largadeer

California

2.05/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark reddish-brown, very clear when held to the light. The tan head quickly recedes to a collar. Smells light; roasty with earthy coffee notes, a bit bready. Watery on the palate, dry and very thin. Chalky mouthfeel. Roasty, earthy flavors up front; a bit herbal and minty toward the finish with an odd Alka-seltzer note. This is thoroughly unimpressive.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 06:23:51 | More by largadeer
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HeckYeah

Colorado

2.15/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A: pours from a bottle into a pint glass with a deep caramel color, but looking through the glass, this beer settles into a dark, slightly reddish color, almost like a cola. A head is present, but it is a mild tan, unremarkable, and full of larger bubbles as if you poured a budwiser, foamy not frothy.

S: you get the malts, some coffee, maybe a hint of orangy sweetness, but not much else.

Taste: some roasted malts hit you upfront, but they are weak and quickly become drowned out by a rice-y taste, slightly nutty. the back end emulates more coffee...but not that rich coffee taste I love in a beer, more like week-old burnt coffee ground taste with the accompanying acidity. after taste reminds me of eating anise and waterlogged wood or leaves--poorly pronounced grain and more of a dirt taste.

M: washes over the tongue without viscosity, or any body remotely close to a stout. Feels more like a light brown or ESB. thinner, bubbly texture, far from smooth or silky.

O: Dogfish Head's worst beer that I have tried. I am a huge fan of DFH from their beer to their story, but this beer was almost undrinkable. This beer lacks the structural texture of a stout, completely lacks any sort of pleasant complexity, and tastes like burnt leaves. Such a disappointment for a beer that has been a long standing seasonal from on of my favorite breweries, and one i've been looking forward to for a long time. Sorry Sam Calagione, but you gotta do better than this.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 06:37:32 | More by HeckYeah
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mbatley

Maryland

2.17/5  rDev -42%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Get Back! You really have to be in the right mood for this unique stout. Don't get me wrong I love stout. All kinds. But this one caught me off guard and when I get to try a new stout I want to like it. Chewy, bitter, and high alcohol all gave this one a real "off" taste and bad aftertaste. I've had coffee stouts before and really liked them as I'm a coffee nut as well, but maybe it was the chicory as well. Yuck, I'll pass on this one in in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2005 05:10:35 | More by mbatley
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Chicory Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
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