bnokk (545) - Lee, Massachusetts, 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. Maxbier (1000) - 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). 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. Jabah (541) - 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. rdixon77 (3037) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Old rating. Dark pour. Char, smoke, licorice, coffee, earthiness. Pretty decent bite. Packs a little punch, nice beer.
willisread (3653) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - 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%. aumentm (750) - 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 djd07 (15547) - 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. trapped (3615) - New York, 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. slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
"i definitely like licorice in my dark beer. it mellows the beer while adding another layer. i also love cascade hops. the chicory is weird, but i really liked it. this is a complex little beer, that’s for sure. haven’t seen it in a while, but i’ll buy it again if i do. 3/09 - great on tap as well. bigger body and complexity than a 5.2% beer suggests."