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Chicory Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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3,141 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,141
Reviews: 1,366
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 89
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-24-2012 00:11:29 | More by OnThInIcE
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-23-2012 15:18:55 | More by dgfishhead36
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

03-23-2012 08:46:33 | More by mikeg531
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2.85/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really wanted to like this beer, but I was highly disappointed unfortunately. The beer started off with a dark, dark black molasses like pour. The aroma was of burnt wood, maybe hickory or something? The beer poured with alot of head and lace, and the taste is kind of bitter. Leaves an unsavory aftertaste, and is low in alcohol percentage for a stout. I expected more from Dogfish head, but out of a dozen or so bres, this was the first and hopefully last that disappoints.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 02:00:28 | More by ronniebruner
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a dark black hue with slight red tint. The head starts out at about 1 finger of milk chocolate color then dissipates quickly to a thin lacing.

S - caramel malt, raisins, burnt maple with minimally discernable hops (possibly non-existent hop aroma).

T - Roasted chocolate and coffee malt flavors with raisin, slight plum affect. The flavor profile opens up a bit as the beer warms and I get nutty something (maybe the chicory?). The roasted bitter (but not unpleasant) "mexican coffee" advertised on the bottle is the main event.

M - This is a big beer in a medium body. On the lighter side of Dogfish's alcohol spectrum but not wimpy as far as body. Somewhat lighter feeling than a standard stout.

O - An above average beer for sure, but not in my top 3 favorites from this brewer. It seems benign from a brewer who puts out so many other complex concoctions. I'm not opposed to having it again, just wouldn't go out of my way to find it. A good solid, but average stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 01:40:39 | More by BCraig
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

03-19-2012 22:49:07 | More by zxcvbqqq
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%

03-19-2012 18:52:36 | More by Boitnott
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-19-2012 01:24:42 | More by mt24turner
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-18-2012 20:37:49 | More by RyanGoodman
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-18-2012 15:16:32 | More by dankness3
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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-18-2012 02:30:24 | More by andrewborstein
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4/5  rDev +7%

03-17-2012 23:15:36 | More by ernestenvy
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-17-2012 22:37:53 | More by guillemiro
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-17-2012 01:12:22 | More by jniagar1
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-17-2012 00:34:23 | More by K9bombdog
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3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a: This was a very dark brown and it poured with a lightly lacy tan colored head.

s: Mildly spicy, roasty coffee. Not much else.

t: Heavily roasty, vaguely spicy coffee along with slightly sour porter like flavors. Some char at the finish.

m: Slick and fizzy.

o: Not to enamored with this one, it was just okay.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 20:26:15 | More by DIM
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-16-2012 17:25:35 | More by greid
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours black with just a sliver of light piercing through. Not bad for a low alcohol Stout. One finger of tan head dissipates rather quickly revealing tight webbed lacing.

N: Very deep, almost espresso-like aromas from the chicory. Has bursts of sweet milk chocolate, cola and root beer. Smells wonderful!

T: Cola and milk chocolate are upfront followed by some sweet coffee notes along with some roasted barley. The finish tastes like a glass of chocolate milk or malted milk balls.

M: Medium bodied, creamy, smooth and clean.

O: Excellent for such a low abv Stout. Rich, creamy and full of sweet chocolate and coffee flavors. Dogfish Head should Imperialize this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 01:26:50 | More by justintcoons
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-16-2012 01:17:30 | More by JBDADDY
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-15-2012 18:53:13 | More by fdig23
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-15-2012 07:09:59 | More by Gutbucket
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

03-14-2012 03:41:31 | More by randomjazzr
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-14-2012 02:15:27 | More by Mick-e-d
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-14-2012 01:25:06 | More by mscott1975
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample: 1 bottle 2011

A: Very dark brown almost black, nice small light brown head which evolves into some minimal lacing, moderate internal carbonation

S: Excellent coffee, espresso, and cocoa notes; almost exotic in scent, quite fragrant as well

T: Of course heavy coffee is apparent, some light cocoa, not too impressed with the flavor intensity, however, seems a bit watered down in a way and what tastes are present are quite fleeting

M: Smooth, but again almost lacking in character and not heavy enough for what I'd expect from a stout

O: Smell seems to promise more in terms of taste, but still nice and light for a stout at 5.2% abv and nice coffee notes

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 22:58:18 | More by MatthewWilde
Chicory Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
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