Il Vicino Slow Down Brown
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Sampled September 2014
The beer pours with thin, brown tinged, dark tan colored head that sits atop of a dark, concentrated, brown colored beer. Rich nutty, toasted, dark malt notes, a rich roasted, coffee leaning character after a bit, ample hazelnut notes, caramelized nut-leaning liquor

A bit of fizzy carbonation, and some texture adds some heft to this, but still this is quite a bit quaffable. A big toasted, slightly-roasted notes with a solid brown / roasted malt character. A slight sweetness, with a brown caramelized, character, a bit of roasted plum character, a touch of raisin notes, though really a toasted / roaste maltiness. There is a touch of woody character to the roasted / toasted malt character.

This is a pretty nice Brown Ale, I am, for some reason, a sucker for a chewy, toasted / roasted Brown ales, and this definitely fits the bill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (5005) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Raisins secs, léger caramel et terre humide. Corpulence moelleuse comme la plupart des bières ici, ça semble être la signature.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4864) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Tap. The look is dark, brown to black in color with red tinges, beige colored head. The smell is nutty, roasty, mush, malt, and ok. The taste is rich but much the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Chocolate-roasty in both aroma and taste. Brown in color with a slight white head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (4232) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Draft at brewpub. Big caramel malt on the nose. Lots of carbonation lots of lacing with this one. Bigger level of caramel malt on the tongue. Has a bit of a roasted vibe. Clean finisher. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
Amber-brown. Loose head. The aroma is mostly nutty, and a little bit toasty. Very nutty palate. Smooth with sweet maltiness. Very drinkable brown that stands out from other browns.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
On tap at the Il Vicino Brewery Canteen. Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, roasted malt, and bitter hops. Flavor is rather roasty and robust for a brown- some sweet malt but mostly roasted malt and bitter hops in the finish. One of the tastiest brown ales I’ve had in awhile. 7/4/8/4/15 [3.8/5]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drjay44 (3434) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Draft at the Santa Fe branch. Pours a beige head, with attractive lacing, over a clear)brown (SRM 18)....nose mild coffee, slight chocolate, bit of soy sauce.....taste slightly beefy to start, then floral with a final bitter coffee, hop finish....mouth feel is medium, carbonation low. It has a trace off taste body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 25, 2008
A totally solid brew. I have now been surprised by two browns in Albuquerque. This guy is darker than most anything I have experienced: uncanny quality of dark chocolate liquor - almost like 10-50 as a brown. Very roasty, very solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Nice dark color with a sweet nutty malt nose. Similar body with a lighter nutty character. On tap at the CO Springs location.

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