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RATINGS: 1792   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2003 Re-rate: I had to bump this up just a bit. I still feel it's a pretty average sweet stout, but this time I picked up a fair amount of chocolate, to go with the light coffee and roasted flavors. Not on par with most of DFH, but a decent beer nonetheless. 10/28/2002: 3.0 Dark brown with a hint of red. The head is light chocolate brown, but virtually non-existant. The flavors of coffee and roasted malts are reminiscent of Bell's Java Stout and the Redhook Double Black, but are much more mild and relaxed. A nice beer, but not outstanding. Just too thin and too subtle in flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2002
Dark brown with a smallish dark head. Coffee, and burnt wood aroma. Hoppy and bitter flavors, along with a lactic sourness. Flavors include coffss, bitter chocolate, with a touch of smoked peat. This one does not impress.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kyzr (1148) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Head was medium, wonderful dark color. Great coffee flavor with a bit too much carbination. Finish was a little watery. Good beer, would buy it again.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2002
smoth with a great hint of coffee. This stout is worth a try and one of my top 10

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2002
Off white head, dissipates quickly. Aromas of coffee/roasted grain. Dark ruby blackish hue. Somewhat thinner than expected. Nice malts nice sweetness, enjoyable coffe finish, slight bitterness. Not spectacular, but definately drinkable. When this warms up it kind of develops some more complex characteristics.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2002
Nice roasted aroma and dark body. It has a realtively thick light brownish head that laces the glass as it goes down. Itís very similar to an oatmeal stout with the addition of coffee. Iím not even sure what chicory tastes like, but there is some roasted character apart from the coffee beans which must be the chicory. I very good brew from Dogfish Head.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
GABF 2002: Booo, weak. Barely dark brown in colour. Pretty bland. Slightly roasted flavour, but not really.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2002
Dark brown, almost black, tan head. Big coffee aroma, a bit of grapes, smells a bit like a coffee/chocolate candy. Chocolate flavor, the chicory shows up mostly in the finish. It gets rounder as it warms up. Donít drink it too cold but do drink it. Itís worth it.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopnpop (69) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2002
This is a decent beer. I was amazed at how smooth it tasted given its intimidating color and complexity. I guess I just prefer something hoppier.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6162) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2002
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is black (but not opaque). Aroma is moderately hoppy (pine, grapefruit), moderately malty (roasted grain, mild coffee, dark chocolate), with light notes of licorice and smoke. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent. Hoppy, sour, and astringent stouts just arenít my bag.


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