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RATINGS: 291   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6042) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Can. Swear I popped open a can of oil! It looks thick and viscuous, the thin head dissipating quickly. The aroma also hints at a thick monster, rife with milk chocolate and vanilla. But it drinks much thinner than I thought it would. The flavors are full-on, though, so it should fit the bill for a thick beer seeker. Interesting it’s "only" 5.3%, would’ve guessed more. (#5245, 9/6/2013)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3524) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2013
16 oz can purchased at Pinocchio’s Beer Garden in Media, Pennsylvania. The pour is black, deep brown, with a nice solid one inch dark tan head. The aroma is toffee caramel malt, roast, burning toast and a bit of iodine. The taste is the roast, the lightly sweet iodine, and the lactose character which I had not noticed in the aroma. I got a bit of Kalamazoo Stout character to this, though not nearly as integrated. The palate is medium to heavy bodied, soft carbonation, and a sweetish roasty finish. I like my stouts a bit drier, though this one was nice - certainly the nicest of the three Finch’s beers I had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5669) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured thick, black and oily with a small soapy-creamy very dark brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was strong chocolate syrup and vanilla. The flavor was toasty malts, cocoa, vanilla cream, and anise. Long chocolate, cream and vanilla finish. Very thick and smooth though a touch undercarbonated. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3350) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013
8/29/2013: Finch’s Secret Stache Stout ... Aroma: Vanilla bean, cream, chocolate Twizzlers. Appearance: Opaque, black color with a small brown head. Flavor: Sweet, syrupy roasted malt/licorice/molasses flavor, vanilla, a hint of char; lactose is evident to me (not a fan of lactose in beer at all); dark chocolate-like finish; fairly sweet overall. Palate: Medium to medium-full; smooth and silky texture. Overall: A bit too sweet for me overall; I would have liked it to me more robust and roasty with vanilla undertones rather than a sweet milk stout loaded with vanilla.

16 fl. oz. can from Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #149 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1292) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Poured from a cold can. Dark brown almost black, no head. Roasted malt smell. Taste how it smells.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattwilliams81 (33) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Pours dark with a tan head. Chocolate/coffee. Smooth with some sweetness and some roasty bitterness as well. Body was a little thin and watery - would have preferred a little more heft. Pretty good overall, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlamDuncan (15) - Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Sweet smells of chocolate and toffee, with some coffee notes as well. It has a mocha flavor leaning more towards coffee. It is quite sweet. A very pleasant beer to sip on. I

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (756) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2013
$5.00 Growler from Railroad, Pours black with nice tan head. Nose is coffe, roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate. First sip is similar, with molasses and espresso. finish is mild bitterness from the malt. tons of flavor for the low ABV. nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3266) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Black pour that throws up a generous tan head. Aroma of roast malt chocolate, coffee. The flavor is rich and smooth, not overly bitter. Follows the aroma. Nice and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WooPigBrewey (46) - North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours like liquid coal and the big flavor is sweet chocolate with roasty vanilla bean in just the right amounts. Wonderfully easy drinking and tasty.

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