Chicory Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.33/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
04-06-2012 00:24:50 | More by boilermakerbrew
4.38/5 rDev +17.4%
Poured into a Cigar City pint glass. Bottleneck says Bottled in 2011.
A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains a bit before diminishing to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a patch of light surface foam. Above average lacing.
S- Full whiffs of milk chocolate and some coffee. Quite delightful.
T- The licorice is detected once tasted but not so much in the aroma. More chocolate that borders on the dark side and an espresso aftertaste. A tiny bit of spice and some caramel notes are also noticed. Very drinkable.
M- Slightly creamy but more on the thin side for a stout. Medium-low carbonation.
O- One of the beers that started it all for DFH. Still great, even after all these years. Cheers.
04-04-2012 02:53:11 | More by Immortale25
4.6/5 rDev +23.3%
black. opaque. ruby highlights. deep brown head. great head retention. good lacing.
aroma of malt, and malt. a little toasted. come chocolate. and the coffee comes through too. no hop aroma.
very malty flavor. tastes about the same as it smells. malt. coffee. chocolate. not so much sweet up front as it is almost bitter from the roasted malts. bitter finish from the roasted malts. no hop flavor.
medium mouthfeel. medium body. soft carbonation. very smooth.
this really is like the perfect stout. incredible flavor. great balance. great complexity. and best of all its sessionable. its not an imperial which is always a surprise coming from dogfish head, but a happy surprise. great great beer.
04-01-2012 03:51:29 | More by spitInTheOcean
3.9/5 rDev +4.6%
Review from 2/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a very dark brown amber with a light tan head and a few speckles of lacing. Nice roasted malt and slight smoke aroma. Roasted malt, coffee and sweet malts to start melding into a sweeter malt with roasty elements, somewhat dry finish, but well integrated and nice flavor progression. This is a nicely made low ABV stout. Will try again.
03-30-2012 02:35:39 | More by LiquidAmber
Chicory Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,181 ratings.