Drink Dogfish Head Chicory Stout

Dogfish Head Chicory Stout


Relevant Links:
Chicory Stout (BeerAdvocate.com)
Chicory Stout (Dogfish Head Website)
Chicory (Wikipedia.org)

20120122:
[20120412]
I wrote: "Chicory Stout. It has a kind of sweet berry taste to it, in addition to the light stout taste. Yeah light coffee. The taste sort of diminishes as I progress (with drinking it)." 9:10 PM

Website Information:
Chicory Stout

Availability: Seasonal

Chicory was one of the first beers we started brewing at our pub back when it opened in 1995. It's a dark beer made with a bunch of roasted chicory, organic Mexican coffee, St. John's Wort and licorice root. We use whole-leaf Cascade and Fuggle hops, as well as pale, roasted and oatmeal grains.

Back in 1995, we had a teeny, tiny brewing system and had to brew all day, every day to keep the bar stocked. Brewing with the same four ingredients got really boring really quickly. That's when Sam's ADD kicked in and he started adding some nontraditional ingredeints.

Chicory Stout is our winter seasonal and released in bottles each year in November and December. We do brew this beer in smaller, draft-only batches for our brewpub throughout the year.

Chicory is roasty and delicious, and it's a fantastic food beer. It pairs very well with chocolate!

ABV: 5.2
IBU: 21

Food Pairing Recommendations:
Grilled chicken, BBQ, shellfish, sushi, smoked fish and yes ... chocolate!
Glassware Recommendation:
Pint
Tasting Notes:
Creamy, roasty, peppery, dry & chocolatey
Wine Comparable:
Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon

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