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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Secret Stache Stout is a robust stout. The specialty ingredients, vanilla bean and lactose, lend to its complexity and full flavor. While no actual chocolate was used to brew this beer, heaps of chocolate malt give the beer its color as well as its chocolate and coffee notes.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1542) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Can @ Cypress St Pint & Plate: Murky black with a small, light-brown head. Earthy aroma with sugar and molasses and some sweet spices. It boasts an amazing complex flavor of choco-malt, root beer, vanilla and a slight hint of coffee. Thick, full body with sweet flavors and aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhasmonek (28) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Very dark, motor oil with substantial head. Not too sweet but great flavor with vanilla and chocolate notes. Almost creamy and maybe a dessert beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2135) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Pours jet black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of roasty malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is roasty, chocolate, lactose, coffee and hop bitterness. Really nice mouthfeel, solid stout!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5173) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Can. Pours a clear flat black body with a small tight bubbled dark brown head that faded to a thin film. The nose is rather sweet and roasty with some nice dark chocolate notes, a touch of cola, and light burnt malt. The flavor is still a bit sweet but the roasted malt keeps it in check pretty well. Lots of milk chocolate flavor throughout, the vanilla adds a nice accent and enhances the sweetness. This is almost a dessert beer. Light to medium bodied with soft gentle carbonation and a lingering chocolaty finish. Nothing spectacular here, but a really solid easy drinking Sweet Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (340) - USA - OCT 30, 2013
Solid stout. Sweet and rich. Slight vanilla and slight coffee notes. Enjoyed this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
Can at home. Pours near black with a brown head, low retention. Aroma of roast, caramel, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
klasley1 (1) - - OCT 21, 2013 does not count
Deliciously DARK. Very Balanced. A hint of everything but not overpowering and very sessionable. Delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6088) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
Canette de 16 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur de céréale grillée avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col brun mousseux et d’une fine dentelle le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et de céréale grillée avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #5196)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (2616) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Smooth, thick body, but light feel. Tastes like mild coffee, only slightly bitter. Mild cocoa flavor, not too sweet or syrupy. Smells buttery, nutty, and like chocolate. Low carbonation. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3862) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Can thanks to beerandblues2. Pours opaque black with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, earthy notes, chocolate, vanilla, and and faint spice. Flavor is dry roast malts forward with vanilla, chocolate, light hop bitterness, and some dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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