footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Whaleman for the chance to enjoy this brew.Pours dark mohagany with very little carbonation.Nose is sweet,like a sweet stout.The roasted malts are prominant here but I also get a whiff of chocolate,like I opened a bottle of Hersheys syrup.Taste a little bitter but overall it is mostly roasted malt.A little thin on the taste.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep black with some ruby highlights and an off-white creamy head. Good lacing. Nose of caramel, raisins and burnt toast. No coffee. Nice heavy, but soft, body. Very smooth (almost too smooth) flavors of milk chocolate and lightly roasted grains. Sweet oatmeal and maple syrup notes last on the tongue. Almost no hops to be found anywhere in this beer. Very enjoyable. Thought it could use more roasted grains.
MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery. Poured black with little head. Soft carbonation. Coffee aroma and light on the chocolate. Thin bodied but still a very quaffable stout. Well done.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from cask and on draught. Black body with brown edges and a foamy tan head. Roasty with some mild bitterness. I was getting mostly notes of coffee early on but then it got very chocolatey as it warmed. This is easily Il Vicino’s best stout to date.