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Chicory Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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3,225 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,225
Reviews: 1,368
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 97
Gots: 211 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Jones153, Apr 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

4Socialanxiety, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Ozzy2004Ironman, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

closisinthehouse, Apr 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

aminobutyricacid, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Dodo2step
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5


A- motor oil black in color with minimal head and light lacing. Opaque as well.

S-deep roastd caramel malts. First and last thing that i smell. Also get some licorice and cocoa powder.

F- licorice and coffee like flavor comes out in the mouth. Roasted malts and cocoa.

M- medium bodied. Expected a lil bit thicker for the style. The malts linger in the mouth and all the way down which is good.

O- not one of my favs from dogfish and thought they could do better but i do love my dogfish regardless. A good brew..middle of the road stout.

Dodo2step, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of rawfish
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours ery dark brown with ruby highlights in the glass when held to the light. Fizzy thin head that's quite a bit darker than bone white, terrible retention leaves nearly no stick on the glass.

Some hints of sweet cocoa powder and coffee but mostly dark roasted malt with some funky herbal notes of decaying leaves, wet grass and licorice.

Even keel of chocolate and coffee equally balanced that shifts nicely with some herbal hops, licorice, red fruit, and the roasted chicory gives a woody and ashy note in the finish that works well for this beer allowing it to finish savory.

Body is thin for a stout but it works well for this beer allowing it to be drinkable with full flavor. Moderate carbonation, on the higher side for a stout. Easy to put down.

Flavorful brew that has an interesting mix of the herbal and sweet, flavor profile is exactly as advertised. Colored like a stout but drinks lighter like a brown ale. One of DFHs better seasonal beers.

rawfish, Apr 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

srap357, Apr 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

goblue65, Apr 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

oldp0rt, Apr 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

AleGal79, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of Dave128
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter glass.

A - A rigorous pour yields a 2 finger head. The bottle states that it is bone white, but I would consider it to be a little darker. The head is rather fizzy and doesn't last too long. The body is cloudy black in color with very minimal ruby highlights. Lacing is pretty low.

S - The nose here is rather disappointing. I expected to get a nice fresh coffee smell, but don't really get much besides a light yeast smell with dark malts.

T - Better than the nose, but still seems to fall short on the chicory part of chicory stout. Every now and then I get that roasted coffee flavor but it is rare. Starts off with a dark fruit type of flavor and finishes dry and bitter.

M - Medium bodied and a little overcarbonated for the style.

O - A tasty drinkable stout, but nothing really jumps out at me as unique as other DFH beers do.

Dave128, Apr 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

johnsilk, Apr 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

s35keith, Apr 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

pentasyllabic, Apr 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

woodjjacct, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Metz, Apr 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

beer4brian331, Apr 21, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A beautiful black pour with 1" tan head, great amounts of lacing. Smells of coffee, dark chocolate, tobacco, roasted grains. Tastes milky sweet, hints of chocolate, black coffee. Medium bodied with a nice rich creamy texture, lightly carbonated. A perfect example of a stout by a company who's always trying out of the ordinary recipes, this is very traditional tasting.

facundoCNB, Apr 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Ted, Apr 19, 2012
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Bike2work, Apr 19, 2012
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Rich540, Apr 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

amcmaho1, Apr 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

jeesa, Apr 18, 2012
Chicory Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,225 ratings.