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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (619) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Incredibly dark black beer, 0 translucence. Good texture, decent lacing. Very subtle coffee aroma, but strong going down the throat. I thought the ABV was much higher. Chocolate notes at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
coyforce (602) - Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Flavor is a malty roasted grain but the aftertaste contains a vanilla base. Pour is dark black but the head is non-existant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (744) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Thick and creamy. Good chocolate flavors. Heavy but light alcohol. Very nice beer that is packed with flavor but very approachable compared to some bigger stouts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Can I think (didn’t put it in my notes). Dark brown pour with a brown head. DArk roasted malt aromas. Sweet with vanilla and roasted malt notes. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2061) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
16oz can shared by JohnGonk. Pours black with a small creamy copper head. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, leather, roasted malt, and vanilla. Taste of burnt black malt, coffee, caramel, and vanilla.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidobutai (353) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Poured from a tap. May have been the pour, but very little head. Incredibly dark black beer, 0 translucence. Good texture, decent lacing. Very subtle coffee aroma, but strong going down the throat. I thought the ABV was much higher. Chocolate notes at the end.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ScipioA (290) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pours out looking great - black with a huge cappuccino brown/tan head. Somewhat of a muted stout aroma, nothing really memorable about it. Very sweet, I get the impression of a heavily sugared espresso. I don’t really get any of the vanilla beyond a whiff in the aftertaste, but this is definitely delicious. Smooth and thick for a 5% abv stout. Great beer, and love that it comes in 16 oz cans, the beer format of kings.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhp40219 (303) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2014
Can into an English pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a small dark khaki head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma is caramel, coffee, toasted malts, dark chocolate, with a bit of licorice and vanilla. Taste is toasty malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, and hints of vanilla and caramel. Slightly bitter, moderately sweet. Average finish length of mostly bittersweet chocolate/cocoa and toasty malts. Medium full body, somewhat creamy texture, average carbonation. Overall a fine sweet stout. I would have liked for the vanilla to have been boosted as it only gives a bit of background character here. But overall definitely worth your time and money.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1435) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Can.
Appearance: Used oil black with brown edges, very quickly dissipating brown head.
Aroma: Sweet caramel with some roasted malts and hints of licorice.
Taste: Mildly sweet with hints of caramel and a touch of roasted malts. Molasses and licorice ruin the back end.
Palate: Medium bodied, mildly carbonated.
Overall: The finish ruins this for me. Otherwise it’s a decent stout.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (49) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014
Black with tan head. Smooth earthy front with slight vanilla coffee finish. Very good. On tap at blackfinn


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