Chicory Stout | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
3,375 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay
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Chicory StoutChicory Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,375
Reviews:
1,377
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
308
For Trade:
2
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4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance was always a ruddy orange to brown color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dies within about a minute and left some nice foamy sticky lacing. The way it clings and how it seemed like an eternity before it actually started to even want to start to slide was beyond me - if anything I love the stubbornness of the lacing to stay where it is. The aroma - wow what didn’t thing have in it. There was a nice okay licorice showcasing a nice roasty coffee - like smell that seemed to be increasing in strength as it warms. The taste took all that I previously mentioned and smoothed things out eloquently with a nice touch of vanilla. On the palate, this one sits about a medium to heavy on the body when it’s fresh. I’ve noticed with some age with this, it does end up thinning out a bit. Overall, what an absolutely awesome American Stout

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3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
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Like finding Bigfoot (not the beer) here is a rare sighting, the rare, relatively straight forward Dogfish Head beer. Pours almost black. Plenty of roast and I guess that is chicory I'm picking up in addition to it. Mild smoke.

Taste is just a straight forward roasty, mildly smoky, chocolate and coffee from the malt mouthfeel with a hint of adjunct coffee. The licorice is muted, and it comes across smooth overall.

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Chicory Stout from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.75 out of 5 based on 3,375 ratings.
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