5 Hops out of 5
Well, if you have ever watched an episode of Brewmasters on Discovery Channel, then you know Dogfish Head prides itself on "Off-center beers for Off-center people". Chicory Stout is a good example of this motto. It may not be as extreme as some of the other brews, but it is still unique. If you are a stout fan, then you enjoy some bitterness, coffee, and chocolate flavors, right? Well, add to that list , Chicory Root, Mexican Organic Coffee, St Johns Wort, and Licorice. Whoa! you say? Trust me, they know how to blend ingredients and make it tasty. This is a dark stout with usual coffee notes and bitterness from roasted barley, but add to that a hint of herbal-ness. It works and has a great aroma. Alcohol content is perfect at 5.2% ABV. Additional bitterness and aroma are courtesy of Cascade and Fuggles hops. I picked up a single of this stout at World Market, so I highly recommend you grab a bottle and taste for yourself. Several of Dogfish Head beers are also available there if you are ready for some unique ingredients and tastes. Prost!