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Chicory Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery

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3,268 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,268
Reviews: 1,369
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 102
Gots: 223 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark dark reddish brown. Good head.

S: A little more woody than other stouts. Otherwise chocolate, roasty, a little sweetness, lots of malt.

T: quite a lingering bitter. Theres some good woody sweetness but it doesn't seem to blend well with the other aspects. Actually a little light on the flavor.

M: Surprisingly light body. Something there but I usually look for something more in a stout.

Overall this is an ok beer. I think the woody notes are coming from the chicory but I think the basic stout aspects were overlooked in favor or this addition. Solidly average.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a black body with no head on it. The smell is of roasted malts with a hint of coffee and some chocolate notes. The taste has is of roasted malt and dark chocolate up front with some sweetness on the back of the tongue. As it warms up i get a little coffee hint. The mouth feel is really good, not to heavy but i think just right for a stout. Overall this is a good beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark black with a hint of brown mixed in and a thin finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted and burnt dark chocolate with some roasted coffee beans, chicory, black licorice, a touch of lactose sweetness, and a hint of dark fruit.

T - Starts off with some roasted bakers chocolate with some coffee beans and a bit of black licorice. Through the middle, a bit of sweetness comes through with some chicory and some milk chocolate. The finish is a mix of sweet chocolate malts, coffee, a touch of dark fruit, and some chicory.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, roasted, and lightly sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. The coffee and chicory flavors add some nice complexity to the stout and the overall beer is nicely balanced.

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Chicory Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 3,268 ratings.