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Chicory Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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3,192 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,192
Reviews: 1,367
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 93
Gots: 198 | 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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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Got this in Ohio and brought it back home here in Belleville, Il. Poured the stout into a standard Schlafly pint glass, and the beer makes a finger thick tan head, and the body is black with reddish hues that are visible when held up to light.

The aroma is of cola, cocoa, and a powdery kind of smell.

In the taste I detect the cocoa flavors, along with hints of coffee.

Feels medium bodied, with coarse carbonation. Leaves the palate a little powdery dry.

TheSarge, Apr 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

bishocr, Apr 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

whatname, Apr 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

vbiliyar, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Yabev15, Apr 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

rhino54, Apr 11, 2012
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jhmiv, Apr 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Jamesg440, Apr 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

agroupofletters, Apr 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

DeezJutz, Apr 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.33/5  rDev -11%

A- Pours like your typical stout. Almost completely black on the pour, with a little bit of a tan head. The head is gone fairly quickly and only laces a little.

S- Not terribly complex, but smells so good. Just lots of deep, dark roasts and malts. Hints of coffee flavors are there. Only a tiny bit of sweetness comes through.

T- Nothing terribly impressive here, very middle of the road as far as stouts go. Flavors are of good dark roasts, slight hints of sweetness and slight bite from the coffee flavor. Everything is just a little watered down, it seems as if the flavors are just diluted. I don't know what chicory tastes like, but I'm fairly sure it's overtaken by the other flavors.

M- Very carbonated and fairly light in body for a stout. Heavier flavor profiles aren't quite supported by the weight of this brew.

Overall, not a bad beer, but not up to the usual stout standards I enjoy. The smell is the best aspect of this one, everything else is passable, but nothing to get excited about.

boilermakerbrew, Apr 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

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Chicory Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,192 ratings.