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RATINGS: 1805   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophaze (187) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Nice lacing that fades quickly. Aroma of coffee and some type of earthy fruit. Taste of coffee and roasted malts balanced rather well with hop bitterness. Dogfish head = yummy ----Hophaze out

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (600) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2015
on tap,poured into a pint glass..dark brown with a fluffy tan head..aroma of coffee,licorice,smoke,leather..coffee,licorice comes thru nicely with a smokiness that doesn’t linger too long..impressive.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnokk (102) - Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2015
APPEARANCE - black beauty with light nougat colored head - not white As indicated on the bottle. NOSE - extraordinarily complex nose. Malt sweetness with a good balance of bitterness - pribBly from the coffee. FLAVOR - heavy bitter notes right off the top. Totally coffe as it warms up a bit. Slightly sweet malt background in the inital sips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (650) - Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2015
12oz bottle. Dark brown pour with medium brown head (into Spiegelau stout glass). Aroma of chocolate malt, coffee and earthy aroma (I presume that is from the chicory). Some peppery (chicory) flavor but mainly a dry earthy stout. Paired very well with dinner (chicken teriyaki). I think this beer would sell better if they called it Dogfish Head Stout, I think the Chicory in the name unnecessarily scares off the casual craft beer shopper (not me- I am more of a formal craft beer customer).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Pours a bubbly ruby-black with an average size light-brown head. Aroma of malt, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, spices, hops and a little sourness. Smells wonderful. Flavour follows the aroma but is a little mild-- it needs a little more bite. Medium body with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabah (177) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
A good dark beer with lots of coffee/chicory flavor. Sweet taste, malts overtake the hops. Medium body, not too thick. Tried this a while back so basing this review on memory, but I do remember liking this more than most other coffee stouts I tried. Not sure if I’d buy it again though for the price, as its on the lower side for ABV%, and I prefer slightly heavier stouts in the 6-8% range. Glad I tried it though, as I am becoming a fan of DFH.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1440) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Old rating. Dark pour. Char, smoke, licorice, coffee, earthiness. Pretty decent bite. Packs a little punch, nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (613) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Opaque black pour with a big tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, grilled greens, pepper, star anise and toasted spices. Medium body. Tastes more of the same with roasted coffee and more spice coming out as it warms up. Bold and flavorful...can’t believe this is only 5%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Not a huge fan. The color is a bit dark and the flavor is strong but not my cup of tea

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (5323) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to Alex. Pours a dark brown ruby with no head. The aroma is smoke, roasted malt. Thin mouthfeel with roast, smoke, licorice, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapped (1196) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 25, 2014
Draught. Inky black with small beige foamy head, strong coffee aroma, low carbonation, somewhat flat coffee dominant taste, thin body, longish finish with bitter coffee beans aftertaste. Good start disappointing finish.

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