Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dogfish Head Chicory Stout

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Tonight I am trying the winter seasonal from Dogfish Head, Chicory Stout.  Now I don't know about you, but before drinking this beer I didn't know much about chicory, so I did some research.  Chicory root is apparently commonly used as a coffee substitute or additive.  I have nothing to back this next statement up, but Wikipedia says that beer brewers used chicory in stouts (like this beer) and in Belgian blond ales.  That's enough for me, let's open this one up!
Chicory Stout, Dogfish Head, Coffee, Craft Beer
Chicory Stout
American Stout
5.2% ABV
21 IBUs

Chicory Stout pours black with a small, light tan head.  Coffee really comes out in the aroma.  It's also earthy (from the chicory maybe?), smokey, and contains an aroma of roasted barley.  The coffee and what I am guessing is chicory really come out in the flavor.  It gives me the aftertaste of a dark, bitter iced coffee.  Chicory Stout has a body somewhere between medium and heavy and has average carbonation.

Chicory Stout, Dogfish Head, Coffee, Craft Beer
Overall:  I enjoyed this beer, but I could see someone who isn't a fan of coffee not liking this one.  However, if you're a fan of coffee stouts, definitely pick this one up if you see it and give it a try!

Have you had Dogfish Head's Chicory Stout?  What did you think?  Let me know in the comments!

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