Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2002
An enjoyable drink! I have no idea what the chicory does for the drink, but it does have a nice unique taste. Sweet taste, but little head. I will drink it again! argo0 (14127) - 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)
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2002
(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).
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. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Sweet flavor. Lots of fruit - grapes and plums. Nice roasted malt flavors. A little thin. 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.
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. notalush (5909) - Lakewood, 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. jazz88 (2683) - 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. 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. 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.