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Dogfish Head Chicory Stout

Dogfish Head Chicory Stout

WWED Grade: B


Appearance: Dark. About an inch of head on the initial pour, but that quickly dissipated. Not quite as dark as something like the Mikeller, but you’d still have a hard time seeing light through it.

Smell:  Great classic stout-like smell. The coffee is very present.

Taste: Very good. Definitely a recognizable stout. Not sure what the Chicory or Mexican coffee added to this – but nonetheless a great beer. Got slightly bitter as it warmed up.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Slightly more carbonated than you might expect a stout to be – but I like it. Might even say I prefer it.

ABV: 5.2%

Serving Type: Bottle poured in goblet

 

I may be a little biased towards Dogfish – but that probably won’t come across much in this review. I love love LOVE this brewery. But honestly, this stout didn’t completely blow me away. Yes – it was very good. Not sure if the Mexican Coffee or Chicory ingredients were necessary. Maybe my palette just isn’t quite refined enough to decipher those specific flavors. I did pick up on the general “coffee” flavor in this beer. That’s obvious. It was easy to drink and very flavorful – I like that too. But it just didn’t blow me away. Definitely worth having – but not the best I’ve ever had. Keep’em comin’ Dogfish – you know I’ll be drinkin’ ;-)

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