I have been in love with Chicory ever since my first (and so far only) visit to Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans. I even have some of the coffee in my cupboard right now. So when I found out that Dogfish Head Chicory Stout was a thing, I had to have it.
Smells of dark roasted coffee, chicory, and bitter chocolate. The first thing I notice isn’t the flavors, it’s actually how creamy this is. But the flavors do shine through. Do they ever! Roasted coffee and chocolate are the biggest along with the chicory. Some anise, too. And the bitterness is more familiar with the coffee and chocolate rather than the hops. It’s only 5% ABV, so one for breakfast probably won’t get you in trouble!
Mighty tasty, even if I would be OK with more chicory in it. Even though this is a yearly seasonal, this is the first I’ve been able to get it. Too bad!