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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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2005
<font face="times new roman"> Viscous and oily black body carries a thin, frothy, tan head. Long gone Caribbean plantations flash before my eyes, perhaps a view of a previous life. A small French colony comes into focus. The governor of the island sips a dark coffee on his porch and requests that cream be brought out. He surveys the canefields, mentally calculating the sugar and molasses that will be produced from this harvest. To his delight, morsels of bitter chocolate and toffee arrive with the cream. Intriguingly and powerfully sweet throughout with very low acidity and bitterness. Almost a sweet stout, save for the abv and molasses notes. Robust with a decadently creamy mouthfeel and thankfully minimal carbonation.
12 oz bottle, snifter. Many thanks to Whaleman. </font>

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2005
i sampled this at b’s (thanks again whaleman). smells like a barleywine almost. intriguing...very matly and vinegar-y, coffee, chocolate, brazil nuts and walnuts, some roasted peanuts with some bourbon. flavor: very sweet and kinda tangy. chocolate- almost like unsweetened or artificial flavors. acidic and alcoholic, smokey, coffee roasts, yummers. nice creamy mouthfeel and some lipsmacking sweetness. and for some reason i have on my notes under this beer "rising up from the ashes you know we never meant to burn"

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (3965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2011
GABF 2011. Black with a fading beige head. Aroma of big rich malty dark grains, some coffee, some chocolate. Taste was the same, with lots of malty sweetness, a dose of burnt toffee, on a solid full body with pleasant lingering.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2005
12oz bottle hand bottled by the brewmaster and obtained in a trade with Whaleman. Thanks Dave - Pours black with a short tan head that laces a little on the way down. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, some nuts, and a little bit of vanilla. Flavor is quite roasty. Chocolate malts, some nut flavor, coffee, a little molasses. On the palate this has a somewhat watery mouthfeel but is quite a delicious mouthfeel. Oily with not much carbonation. I got no alcohol that I could detect in this one. A very nice stout. I enjoyed it and am happy that I got to try this one!

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Draft @ Canteen as part of Solstice Blackout sampler. Black with scant tan head. Nice aroma. A little booze and wood with the dark chocolate. Seems thin at first. Low roast. More chocolate. Chocolate with fruity edges and finish adding balancing acidity. Pleasant and smooth. And on the nicely dry side.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltman53 (277) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 27, 2013
On tap at the brewery, roasty chocolate on the nose, nice malt/hop balance on the palate, a cleansing finish.

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 (1974) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3466) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Draft. Dark brown in color with a one-finger tan head. The aroma is nice and roasty and earthy, with caramel and coffee. The flavor has a caramel, roasty, and nutty base with chocolate and earth. Medium sweetness. Medium-plus body with average carbonation. A good stout overall.


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