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RATINGS: 289   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5602) - 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 (3296) - Harrison, 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 (1275) - 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 (752) - 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 (3254) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (2093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
This is the best stout I have ever had. Not overly chocolately and is nicely bitter. Has a little smokey flavor to it. Really refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bwa5879 (817) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Black pour with just a bit of dark brown cola-colored head. Vanilla cola/amaretto scent. Average to low carbonation, watery somewhat creamy mouthfeel, clean finish. Sweet chocolate-y taste with some woodsy smokiness, malt ball character too. Decent but not overwhelming, somewhat lacking in complexity. A lot better options are out there.

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