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Chicory Stout is a rich, dark beer made with a touch of roasted chicory, organic Mexican coffee, St. John's Wort, and licorice root. It is brewed with roast barley, crystal malt and oats and hopped just right with Glacier hops. We use fair trade Organic Mexican Coatepec beans roasted to our specifications by Notting Hill Coffee Roastery in Lewes, DE.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2003
A trifle lighter than I generally prefer my stouts. Nice nuttiness in the aroma with plenty of roasted notes. Chewy, with plenty of caramel and toffee tones. Nice hop tone, but could be a little stronger. Not my favorite stout, but well worth a shot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 3, 2003
Smooth crisp flavor, slightly charred. Faint aroma is pleasant. Somewhat creamy texture, with medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2003
Dark brown stout,with a tan,medium sized,head. It settles to a nice clingy,ring.Mainly aroma consists of the coffee,also scents of roast,oats,and substantial malt. Mouthfeel is decent and carbonation is not overdone.Creamy,malty,roasty flavors.The hops lead to the sweet,coffee finish.Coffee with cream lingers in the throat for minutes after swallowing.Why have I been passing this up for years?THe more I consumed it,the better I liked it.Perfect for the pupose of dessert.Thins out a little bit at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2003
This beer poured a very dark amber, almost black color. It formed a foamy, light tan head that left circular lace as it subsided. A medium amount of carbonation was present. It had an aroma of malt, coffee and chocolate. The flavor was of malt, chocolate and bitter coffee. Or else that was the chicory. Not a bad beer but not one of the best ones. I know people who love it, but I think there are others that do this style better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2662) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2003
Roasty, earthy, malty and lightly herbal aroma, faintly sweet with a hint of brown sugar and coffee. Ebony color with brown highlights and a subsiding head. Flavor is both complex and mild, with a multitude of malt flavors, licorice, cinnamon and roasted coffee, yet somehow retains a degree of subtlety. Medium bodied, very light and smooth palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
80skid (65) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2003
Nice aroma that goes along with a rich coffee and maybe a little hint of chocolate flavor. Kind of a bitter, oily aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1891) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2003
Very dark, with a nice light brown head. Chocolate and coffee evident in the aroma and taste. The chicory leaves a subtle, but pleasing taste to the stout. These guys are good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Light brown head, smooth and creamy but a little too much carbonation for my taste. Slightly toasted coffee and chocolate flavors, nice chocolate aftertaste. Looking at the list of ingredients, more like an all-in-one vitamin supplement. All in all a flavorful stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
I like this stout. Mouthfeel isn't quite as thick as I like in a stout and the head is kinda wimpy, but it tastes good. The chicory flavoring is nice and I like the carbonation feeling on my tongue. It's got some chocolate flavor to it as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2003 Being a southern gentleman and a botanist, I am no stranger to Chicory (Cichorium intybus). Interestingly, it has been used as a coffee substitute since the Civil War, when northern troops cut off coffee and tea supplies to the south. I can taste a hint of chicory in this brew, as well as a subtle coffee flavor, but little else. Overall, I find it a bit thin in color and taste. It certainly lacks the robust and well developed flavor I expect from a stout. Not bad, but not great.

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