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RATINGS: 1810   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2005 (11/1/05) Minimal tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, sugared coffee, some leather, chocolate, light cinnamon, burnt. Medium body. (6/3/6/3/12)

(12/14/02) Dark brown red with small tan head. Aroma is coffee, fairly roasty. Flavor is somewhat sweet and definitely coffee/roasty. Palate is very smooth, but a little thin. (6/4/6/3/12).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2002
Might have been a mistake to taste this next to the Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout because it comes across a bit weaker or watered down comparitively; light tan head, full appearance. Couldn’t quite taste any licorice but I think the flavor of this offering is pretty unique - kinda organic or herby or something. Just completely different from most of the sweet stouts out there, but still really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1840) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Sweet flavor. Lots of fruit - grapes and plums. Nice roasted malt flavors. A little thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2002
A dark brown color with hints of smoke, toffee, coffee, and chocolate in the smell. A sweet smoky taste with a bit of coffee/toffee too, ends smooth with a smokey aftertase of hicory and nuts. A good brew by Dogfish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Sweet roasted coffee and chocolate flavors abound. Well, not quite coffee - maybe that’s the chicory. Long sweet finish. Body is too thin, but otherwise this is a nice light stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2002
This has a lot of dark roasted coffee in the aroma and flavor, with a very smokey, lingering finish. There isn’t a lot of body, in fact, it’s downright watery, which is disappointing. This is my first dogfish head beer, and I’m not all that impressed. I’ve got some more to try; hopefully they’re better. [RE-RATE] I had to raise this from a 3.2. I still think it’s a bit watery, but the flavor and finish are really starting to grow on me. Much more impressive on second tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2665) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2003 Rating #1 - Bottle (7 4 6 3 15). Black color with a brown head. Hard to figure out what the chicory does in this beer. The sweet flavors come through well especially in the finish as does the coffee. A slight syrup feel. Rating #2 - Tap @ Toronado (7 3 8 3 16). Black color. A cherry and wood aroma, with a flavor that is defined by chocolate and malts. Somewhat tart.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2002
I like the finish of this beer, but it lacks fullness to the flavor. It doesn’t smell like much either, but there’s something inviting about the smooth carbonation and hints of coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2003 A roasted malt aroma that is slightly fruity (prune). Cold coffee, very light chocolate, a light tartness to the aroma as well. Lighly sweet with a fairly quick finish of sweet roasted malt that has a slight herbalness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
complex bitter flavors... like burned herbs

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