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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4118) - Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
16oz can. Kinda weird seeing something so dark come from a can. Pours black. Aroma of burnt grain, licorice, vanilla oak, alcoholic esters. Mmm tastes like a stout. Thereís nice char character, very burnt flavors, sweet burnt grains, wooded earthy hops. Very bold flavors. Itís quite a delicious stout. (3740)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 19, 2013
16 ounce can from Whole Foods. Black pour with thin, tan head. Taste is upfront vanilla. But lactose as well. Not a big body since itís low ABV. Pretty decent and maybe their best beer Iíve had to date.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrana (378) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Kind of a standard milk stout with vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt notes. Slightly sweet, good, but nothing out of the ordinary. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1140) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Can into a goblet. Pours near black with a beautiful dark brown head. Loose lacing. Vanilla dominates the aroma with a slight bit of chocolate and coffee. Taste is creamy chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Very full, robust flavor. Easy drinking and would expect this to be a higher ABV beer for how much flavor is here.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (745) - Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Draft at JoJoís taphouse in Frederick, MD. Served in a pint glass, black body with no head when I got it. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate milk and some vanilla. Taste was the aroma, adding more sweetness and a slight coffee note. Medium body, low carbonation, silky, creamy with dry finish. Very impressed for the low ABV, great rich thick flavor. Iíll have to grab this in a can if I see it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (946) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Can to snifter. Black pour with a short lived beige head that turns to a light film and ring. Aroma of cacao, charred wood, and licorice. Taste is sweet cream and dark chocolate. Very creamy in the mouth. This drinks much bigger than the ABV would suggest. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
can, its like Southern Tier Creme Bruleeís little sister. Chocolate, vanilla, milkiness. Pretty flavorful, vanilla shines here, possibly a tad too much. Flavorful dessert beer, but a little gimicky

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Can. Black pour with a short, dense mocha colored head. Aroma is big roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and hints of chocolate milk. Taste is chocolate milk, dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, light vanilla and hints of chocolate fudge. Body is medium with a dense chewy carbonation. Ends with more chocolate, chocolate milk, brownies, vanilla, roasted malt, and lighter coffee notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1496) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours a deep black with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla. Smells like a typical milk stout. Sweet taste with a smooth feel. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3896) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2013
22oz bomber via trade. Poured a very good looking medium density pitch black with a strong looking deep beige body. Aroma of burnt pudding, vanilla, dark toast, pudding skins, old vanilla cake. Medium to lighter bodied with softer carbonation and a quick fading after taste. Flavor is the same as the aroma, chocolate and marshmellow vanilla, ligthly burnt toast, hint of burnt citrus. Solid solid beer especially for the lower ABV.


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