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RATINGS: 1811   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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3.9
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2010
$5.99/6er. Bottled 11/9/09. Consumed 5/4/10. [A] Some light chocolatey notes, along with a pronounced coffee smell. Smells like a Gloria Jeans’ coffee shop for a moment. If those even exist anymore. Along with a dry spice, and almost woody character. 5.2% smells touch stronger than it actually is. [A] A darker brown liquid that sits almost opaque in glass. Bottle says "bone-white" head, but I consider it tan. Looks slightly oily around the edges, as well. [F] A caramel-y malt, more consistent with a brown ale, upfront. Milk chocolately mid, with a coffee end. Again, a dry spiciness reminds me of both nutmeg and a Palo Santo/woody note. And the coffee is well done. This has great characteristic, and depth. [P] Mild bodied. No considerable hopiness. Not a very heavy feel. Nor astringent for 5.2%. Pretty smooth. A coffee bitter, with a dry finish. Easily drinkable. Chalky. But again, I consider the dryness as a benefit, not a flaw. Oats, I assume, lend to the smoothness, tasty if you’re aware they’re there. [O] This was a gateway beer for me. Probably mixed in with the first few dozen micros I had tried. Definitely due for a revisit by now. Its probably been a couple years. I don’t necessarily buy what I know is good. Mostly what’s new in town. But this was a wonderful trip down memory lane. And a solid stout from a world-class brewery. Info on the actual chicory plant is somehwhat intriguing. And I’d enjoy this very much on tap, I’m sure. St Johns Wort? Nice.


3.6
BuckeyeBoy (7509) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2017
12oz bottle. I just had to rate a DFH beer after all the anger about AB this week. Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is light chocolate some roast malts and a little hop bitterness. Taste is more like sadness as you can see my shity same old reviews are still mine and not a AB robot. Sure hope this blows over at some point but I am sure the scares are deep.

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PanMarek (423) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Sampled at Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2016. Dark, reddish brown pour with moderate and persistent beige foam. Strong toasted malt nose with some cocoa and licorice notes. Medium body and light fizz. Cocoa an anise flavor with a slightly sweet finish.

3.6
katrinaez (1894) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Nice woody flavor and scent. Slightly watery up front. Gets a little richer later with the oak. Nice and dark. Tap

3.4
hauxe (708) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2015
Rated from old notes. A workmanlike stout, rich, hints of chocolate and licorice. Served too cold at the time so some of the flavors were probably dulled. Definite candidate to re-rate.

3.6
DrNosha (2274) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2015
Vom Fass im Brauhaus. Tiefes Schwarz mit cremigem Schaum. Kaffe, Bitterschokolade und leichte Kräuternoten. Antrunk überraschend herb. Für mich zuviel Kaffee.

3.7
Meilby (11365) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
Draught @ Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Pours dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate, roasted, coffee and cocoa finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Close to black in the glass, with a dense light tan finger thick head on top. Roasted aroma with coffee and some charcoal. Nice piney addition too. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, with roasted malts, some coffee and bonfire. Dry, full-bodied and smooth on the palate. Long finish with a nice blend of malts and hops. Lovely, especially considering the abv. 150621

3.8
mstrcrwly (1000) - 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.

4.4
bnokk (527) - 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.

3.7
Maxbier (950) - 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).


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