Dogfish Head Chicory Stout

Dogfish Head Chicory Stout

Rated 3.555 by BeerPals

Brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery

Milton, DE, United States

Style:  Stout

5.2% Alcohol by Volume

22 International Bittering Units

Availability of this beer is unknown

Sign Up to Participate:

A dark beer made with a touch of roasted chicory, organic Mexican coffee, St. John's Wort, and licorice root. Brewed with whole-leaf Cascade and Fuggles hops, the grains include pale, wheat, roasted and oatmeal. We buy the coffee used in our Chicory Stout from the Oby Lee Coffee Roastery in Lewes. We are proud to let you know the Chicory Stout won 2 gold medals at Chicago's Real Ale Festival in 1998!

ID: 304 Last updated 6 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

Key Stats








1 Member Photo

Sign up to share your photos


Most noted beer attributes

None to date - be the first! Beeributes help BeerPal predict what beers you'll love.

Sign up to participate


Overall Rank2389
Overall Percentile95
Style Rank36 of 754
Style Percentile95.2
Lowest Score1.4
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.577
Weighted Score3.555
Standard Deviation0.570

Rating Distribution

Beer vs Style

74 Member Reviews

Recent | Card View | Table View
  • HANTRAN 491 reviews
    rated 3.3 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Zero nose detected, here we go again, whats up with this, two nights in a row 2nd beer had no nose. Ok minute later nose developing. Floral hops, pepper, hint of sweet malt, maybe a hint of chicory, prunes. Dark brown almost opaque body, frothy short lived carmel colored head, moderate lace. Mouth is too thin, carbonation OK. Not a real special flavor profile going on here. MIght get better as it warms. Very little in the front end, follows with a bit of bitter chicory flavor, then chocolatey malt on the end with a slightly sweet finish. Like DFH a lot, not impressed with this.

  • IABEERGUY 371 reviews
    rated 3.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Terrific stout! A dark brown pour with a medium sized tan head. Heavy lacing on the glass. Smell is coffee, chocolate and a bit of smokiness. Flavor of chocolate malt, some coffee. Very creamy taste, somewhat of a mexican coffee flavor. I'm really into this brew; give me more!

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin bubbly head...poof gone.Not a very strong aroma. Hint of coffee and roasted malt .Thin for a stout.Flavor of roasted malts and a little smoke.No lacing.Oh well.

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 3.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Dark brown almost no cap, looks very meh. Smell is good though, nuts, sweet dark malts, perfume, with not that much coffee. Good thick malt flavor, perfect coffee that is to say its there and you can taste it but it doesn’t take over the beer. Feel is thin, mild smoke, great bitter qualities, and a nice butter scotch note. Finish is slightly sour. Good beer its nothing outrages is just a high quality average stout.

  • SHREWS824 218 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Very dark brown, almost black with only the faintest ruby highlights around the edges. Very dense and full khaki colored head with tremendous retention. Tons of lacing. The aroma presented coffee and mocha. Roasted aspects form all. Roasted or burnt wheat and some burnt grain. Some spice. The label say "Mexican coffee". I am definitely picking up a "Mexican spice" of some kind. Roasted coffee and chocolate flavor. Almost getting a "green chilies" sort of taste. Different for sure, but good. Medium to full mouthfeel. Smooth, dry and leaves much on the palate. The drinkability of this beer is not as high as I would like. It's good and a bit different, but the Mexican spice gets to me after a bit. Probably could only have one or two of these at a time.

  • JKBPILL 201 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    This beer poured a tar black color with a thinner than normal tan head. The smell was not overwhelming in the chicory area nor did it have a strong malty overtone. Its taste was a world different from the smell, it was sweet with a hint of chocolate and you did not really notice the chicory till the end, it was almost so light that it tasted a bit oaky, if you did not know the taste of chicory it would be hard to notice it. I love chicory coffee but it is a heavy taste that I did not think would go well but DFH proved me wrong.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Almost thick black pour with a smallish beige head and sticky lacing. Nice coffee/earthy/unsweetened cocoa aroma with just a smidgen of licorice and hops. Taste is nicely bitter from the coffee/cocoa/licorice and handsomely rewarding. Yet another knocked off my wish list too.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 6

    This one pours a black color with tints of red. The head is a big creamy beige. Not much hang time here. And not much lacing. A denuded beer. The aroma is light. Some roasted malt. Some coffee. Lots of carbonation in the body. More than you might expect from a stout. Moderately bodied. The taste is it’s best point. Nice balance of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. A nice teaser of sweet caramel in the aftertaste.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    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.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    has a nice big mexican coffee flavour .. pours out jet black with fun brown foam .. vood stuff, very smooth and drinkable .. they need to make a big version of this ..

Discuss This Beer