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Il Vicino Dark and Lusty Stout
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2005
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 15, 2005
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 16, 2004
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2004
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.


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