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RATINGS: 1795   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Continuing on my reviews of DFH, I’ve found myself at one of my all-time favorite beers. Mmmmm...here goes. From pint glasses to snifters to even chalices, I’m trying to think what glassware I haven’t had this in. The appearance was always a ruddy orange to brown color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dies within about a minute and left some nice foamy sticky lacing. The way it clings and how it seemed like an eternity before it actually started to even want to start to slide was beyond me - if anything I love the stubbornness of the lacing to stay where it is. The aroma - wow what didn’t thing have in it. There was a nice okay licorice showcasing a nice roasty coffee - like smell that seemed to be increasing in strength as it warms. The taste took all that I previously mentioned and smoothed things out eloquently with a nice touch of vanilla. On the palate, this one sits about a medium to heavy on the body when it’s fresh. I’ve noticed with some age with this, it does end up thinning out a bit. Overall, what an absolutely awesome American Stout, wish I could get this every Autumn it’s released.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Good stout. Very rich.Lots of coffee and licorice notes. Good and different, but not something I would drink everyday though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - MAY 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-26-12 - Served in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – A nice deep brown color with a moderate tan head upon serving. The head faded and left a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – Sweet chocolate and roasted aromas first meet the nose. The sweet chocolate aromas fade over time giving more bitter roasty aromas of chocolate and coffee as well as a bit of smoke toward the end. Taste – The taste matches the smell quite nicely. It begins with a bit of sweeter dark malt flavors with coffee and chocolate flavors mixed in. As the taste experience progresses these flavors begin to bitter, eventually finishing out with a nice bitter spiced cocoa flavor. Mouthfeel - Surprisingly it had a rather light body. It was a bit watery and not the most pleasing on the pallet for the beer style. With the lighter body however, it was matched quite well with a bit higher carbonation level. Overall – The stout had some fairly nice flavor, smell, and appearance, but its quite light body took what could have been a really nice moderate abv leveled stout to something of a bit lesser quality. Not bad, but not great.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
homebrewfreak (1) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
A strong but not overpowering coffee tasts with just a hint of licorice. The head is thick and the aroma memorable. This is a great beer to pare with a hearty stew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (1864) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
At tap House in Des Plaines. Pretty good stuff very smooth, coffee and licorice flavors come through but thankfully the licorice is somewhat mild. Not sure what taste I’m looking for with St John’s wort. Serving: Tap

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (325) - Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2014
From a bottle into a shaker. Pours dark with thin creamy tan head. Strong coffee notes balanced with mellow caramel sweetness. Similar flavor profile with a nutty chicory finish ... A very good coffee stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
YanIpa (144) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
Couleur noir acajou avec une petite mousse brunâtre. Mousse a rétention limitée, mais laisse une dentelle durable. Arôme et saveur agréable de café, malt noir, sucré avec un petit houblonnage mi amer !! Exellente

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (697) - Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2014
A very nice coffee stout. Black in color with a medium tan head. Aroma is pleasant coffee and malts. Not overly strong or overly bitter but still has good coffee notes. Nice nutty notes also.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Pen & Paper Log (Oct 2012) Aroma - full coffee, chocolate, and roast aromas Appearance - body is very dark brown almost black, it’s opaque, the head a tan brown that turns into a halo in quick order Taste - the taste is coffee flavor with a firm astringent bitterness from the smoky nature. There is also some licorice present Palate - body is full, the texture slick and thick, the carbonation appropriate for the style, and the finish smooth with a nice roast astringency.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1277) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
(bottle) clear dark brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of coffee, roast; balanced flavour with long light bitter flavour


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