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RATINGS: 1805   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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4.2
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.

3.5
rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2015 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
Tstamba (775) - 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
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
bigguns22 (798) - 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
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - 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
thorongil2 (3088) - , 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

4.1
Kita (2154) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottled, 0.355l, shared with CanCrusher. Pours almost black with thin creamy light brown head and nice lacing. Aroma of heavy roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and caramel. Taste starts with sweet and sour liquorice / chicory, follows by sweet chocolate and strong coffee, while finish is light herbal hoppy. Full body, creamy texture and soft carbonation in palate. Very interesting stout...

3.2
Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours a black color with a coffee aroma. Taste has a slight hickory wood chip taste mixed with rich rosated coffee. A simple flavored stout that dissipates quckly but lingers on the palate. A smooth beer that was enjoyable.

3.4
wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Roasty aroma. Flavor of roast and dark coffee. Palate is pretty light for a stout, but I guess that makes sense at only 5.2%. Just picked up this four pack in the last month, but see that it has a 2012 date on it. That probably doesn’t help a light beer like this one. Still though it is a nice beer. If there is such thing as a session stout then I guess this would qualify. Its a nice option. Certainly could drink a couple of these without any aftereffects.


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