humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had some chicory coffee from n'awlins once, it reminds me faintly of it. DArk mahogany body, foamy rolling light brown head. Chocolate, dark and milk with hints of coffee. Malty and rich Liz says: "smells like a mocha." MMM... tasty. Lively and filling in the mouth, notes of coffee, very creamy. Abit too lively almost fizzy, but a solidly constructed stout. A chocolatey toffee finish, slightly burnt.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very black with a small beige head- had on tap- which made it very smooth. Sweet and malty with some spice kick to it with low hop profile. Very nice and easy to drink. Loaded with flavor!!
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This smooth, silky beverage pours with a tan head (not bone white...unless the bones are weathered...nevermind) and minimal lacing. Aroma is of coffee. Chicory Stout is probably more notable for its silky smooth feel than its above average but unspectacular roasted, sweet flavor. I've enjoyed this brewery's beers...bury my heart at Dogfish Head.
raymow (1167) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You might think I'm crazy but the aroma and flavor remind me of bacon. Smokey taste and nice dark color. I liked this beer. It kind of grows on you.
Panzuriel (1561) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very very coffeeish stout. Very thick, dark, malty and creamy. A bit too strong for my liking. Verymuch like a sweet dark coffee beer if that makes any sense.
dolphz (4) - Elmhurst, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2003 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A smooth and delicate stout. Impressive aroma but subtle palate. Very enjoyable.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There was really nothing special about this stout. sweet, dry and bitter. can't say i tasted chicory in it either, never had chicory before.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown colour. Wonderful sweet aroma with chocolate and coffee (chicory?) notes. Nice sweet flavour with a well balanced dry and bitter finish.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have never seen a head like the one on this beer. It took me ten minutes to pour it. But the head is a light tan and it's thick, fluffy, and sticky. Nose is of chicory and coffee. It was slightly sweet with hints of coffee, chicory, and other herbal notes. Not as flavorful as I expected, but, none the less, this was a very good beer.