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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (1074) - , Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2014
can from springslicker; thanks Jay! perfect 5 for app. dark dark pour. I got lactose and sweetness in aroma (no vanilla?) 4 for palate. creamy. Taste was good - too much lactose sweetness for me but solid brew...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1576) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at Howell and Hound. Poured pitch black with dissipating dark tan head. Aroma of choc coffee. Light carb med thick bod. Dry bitter choc taste. Avgly good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VIBhunter (25) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Pours dark brown with no lacing or carbonation. It has notes of chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla in the smell and taste. I feel it was a well balanced beer with well mixed hops and malts. In some ways it has a similarity to Tallgrass’s Buffalo Sweat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2/8/2014. 16 oz. can. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas have lots of chocolate with roasted malt, coffee and a hint of vanilla. A bit thin mouthfeel, but a very nice bitterness towards the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5892) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2014
16oz can pours an inky black with some lacing, tan head. Looks bigger than it is. Smells a little bigger than it is too. Aroma is heavy with roasted grain, toast, the lactose is definitely there too, the vanilla is faint in the nose, molasses, cocoa nibs, light mocha. Flavor is nicely blended, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, malt are all working harmoniously, bread crust, a little soil. Full bodied, sweet, lightly creamy finish. For me, I think this could do without the lacto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
finn1918 (228) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Pours black with a thick brown head that leaves pretty good lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, and a little vanilla. Taste is sweet chocolate, vanilla, and a very subdued hop bitterness. Feels a little oily/watery in the mouth and has an odd watery finish, like a schwarzbier. This is a solid enough sweet stout for $3.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Poured black with aromas of chocolate, toffee, light coffee and some vanilla. Flavors are the same with a light touch of earth. An oily mouth feel but solid none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Oily black pour with some tan foam. Nice roasted flavors. Dark cold cocoa. Chocolate liquorice. Malted milk. Turkish coffee. Creamy body. Some black pepper. Nicely balanced. Semi-sweet but finishes dry. Well made but no exceptional notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1691) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2014
16 oz can poured into a snifter. Pours black as ink with zero head, Aroma is roasted malt, milk and vanilla bean. Sweet lactose and vanilla bean flavor. More milk chocolate and a bit of caramel. Smooth creamy palate with almost zero carbonation. This was good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1337) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Can. Deep dark, almost black. Aroma is burnt toast and coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee and roasted grains.

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