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RATINGS: 1797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Very mild roasted aroma and flavor. There was very little evidence of chicory in this thing for me. Much weaker than I had expected. Average stout, nothing really bad about it, just nothing special. The beer reminded me of a porter that Iíve had before...canít remember which one though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Pours a very dark, ruby brown color with minimal tan head. Very little lacing on the sides of the glass. Nice, malty aroma of coffee and chocolate. No bitterness in the flavor, just a good roasty, coffeeish maltiness. Very smooth, with high carbonation and slightly thin mouthfeel.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2003
iím not crazy about chicory in coffee-- itís a weedy filler to be used in hard times--like when northern warships close the ports in civil war blockade-- which hasnít happened recently. (in the meantime, some people might claim it has become an acquired taste, but i think it is mainly sold back to those yankees as an overpriced new orleans novelty). here it appears as an adjunct to a threadbare stout, and does for beer what it does for coffee, i.e.: adds a bit of dirt and tobacco spittle flavor. this pour is no impediment to light, itís a raisin-ruby color appropriate to a modest porter, and it would elicit peals of derision if placed among true sooty black stouts. the tan head couldnít face life outside the bottle and shriveled like a worm on a summer sidewalk. aroma of peanuts and dirty socks, with just enough hints of chocolate to suggest a hersheyís wrapper. the flavor is like chewing burlap, itís thin, watery, too dry, with bad coffee bitterness. drinking it cold didnít help, letting it go ambient didnít help. not buying it again will definately help.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Coffee and chocolate aroma, typical stout black opaque coloring. Thin head, with decent lacing. Roasty chocolate taste, just a little hop bitterness. Body is medium, a little thin for the style. Again, a very drinkable beer from dogfish Head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Nose of smoke, chocolate, coffee, charcoal. Medium bodied, maybe a tad too thin. Roasty tasting with some hops at the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2002
Dark brown w/ almost no head but decent lacing. Intense chocolate fudge aroma w/ mild coffee & chicory notes. Full bodied, silky mouthfeel. Rich, earthy chocolate & coffee flavour w/ notes of licorice. Long bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nlanza (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Great flavor -- the chicory and coffee and licorice make it complex and interesting without being overpowering. Unfortunately, itís a bit thin and not nearly as chewy as Iíd like in a stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Dark brown color, almost no head. When first opened smells like wine, but then the chocolate and roast come out. Very thin body. Sweet roasted flavor with a smokey finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2002
Dark brown color. Coffee notes, Nestle Quik chocolate hints and fudgey nose. Body is mildly choclatey with coffee notes and light hops. Very nice, mild stout, didnít quite get get all the notes listed in the description but a nice beer nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Coffee and chocolatey goodness. Sweet and bitter all at once. Just slightly watery, but enough flavor in the front and mid to make up for it. Even my Mom took a sip without making her usual íewww...beerí face.


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