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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Pours pitch black, aromas of espresso, bakers chocolate. The taste is full of roasted notes with a bitter coffee finish. This beer amazes me, the mouth feel is very full for the low abv, I almost donít believe this is 5.3% awesome stuff all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3175) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2013
16 oz can. Dark brown with tan froth. Nose is vanilla, mocha, more vanilla and caramel; maybe some toasted coconut, yummy. Creamy mouthfeel finishing with a sharp, roasty tang. Taste is light molasses, coffee, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla. I thought this would be too sweet but ended up nicely balanced. A great gateway brew for the uninitiated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Draft sample at IBGWF 2013. Poured clear dark ruby color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet chocolate malt and vanilla aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted malt and sweet vanilla ice cream flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid smooth brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1451) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Thereís something about this thatís awesome. Itís dark brown with a slightly glowy brown head. There are signs of dangerousness. Like a spider. It has a smooth, soft, vanilla aroma. Itís distinctively different. The flavor is deserty, like vanilla icing. Otherwise, itís just your stereotypical stout. Although itís low in alcohol, it feels much like how alcohol thins the body of a beer, making for a slick mouth feel thatís rich and reminiscent of a porter. This is one viscous beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Can, supplied by StFunówicked cool, thanks! Been just dying to try. Canít believe I hadnít when I visited Chicago. Okay, to snifter it pours an inky, purplish-black with a crŤme brŻlťe tinted head, not even a pinky-nail in length. Has aromas of vanilla beans (intense), molasses, roast, refined sugar, oat flour, and raspberry syrup. Lovely! Tastes sweet, but not too sweet, with undercurrents of vanilla, cream soda, sorghum molasses, sugar cane, hops, tree bark and oats. Ends bittersweet and slightly earthy with notes of stale gingerbread, minerals, red cabbage, and more vanilla. What a beer indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16 (1182) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Can. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thing whispy tan head. Aroma is dark roast coffee with a sweet chocolatey note. Nice creamy feel with a pleasant carbonation. Finishes slightly bitter and dry. Semi-sweet roast body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (879) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Opaque black pour with two fingers of dark brown, frothy head. Very pretty. Lots of spotty lace. Aroma was full of dark cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt. Kinda like a melted candy bar. Flavors were much of the same. Tons of rich chocolate flavors, vanilla, sweet cream, lightly roasted malt, more cocoa. Rich velvety mouthfeel, lighter carbonation. This ran like a really good milk stout with gobs of vanilla and chocolate thrown in. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
16oz Can, pretty fresh. Served at around 55F.

Pours black with a two finger rich brown head, leaves beautiful drippy rings and sheets of lacing and holds a good cap. Purty.

Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts...thatís pretty much it, but thatís all there needs to be. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is more of the same, vanilla, rich creamy chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, fairly sweet, minimal bitterness, minimal alcohol. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very creamy, gotta figure thereís some oatmeal at work here, soft to moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking.

Man this stuff is good. A real nice rich dessert, but not too big, so itís soooo easy to drink. Tons of body and flavor for a 5.3% ABV Stout. Nailed it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
On tap at Kellehers, Peoria. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma was roasted malt, maybe black patent also. Sweetness. Taste is roasted malt, sweetness of vanilla, very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (732) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
16 ounce can, as shown in the photo. Pitch black and syrupy in appearance. It leaves a swampmonster goo on the glass when you swirl it around. Vanilla and coffee bean aromas pair together nicely. Taste wise, this is one of the first beers where Iíve enjoyed a plainly present vanilla aspect. Thick in body and smooth in mouthfeel- low carbonation. Itís all delicious and probably as healthy as a double bacon cheeseburger.

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