VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Town Hall Brewery, Minneapolis. Pitch black with a resilient beige-brown head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, light roast. Flavor is loads of chocolate, vanilla, roast, coffee. Not much bitterness, rather soft. Lingering vanilla, chocolate. Very solid. Full body, velvety, soft, oily mouthfeel, average carbonation. A very, very solid stout.
ronaldtheriot (1472) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finch’s Secret Stache Stout has a rather thin, beige head, a very, very dark brown (black) appearance, and a lacing sheen left on the glass. The aroma is of chocolate malt, dark coffee, and cream. Taste is of creamy, black malts, some char (but, not much), astringent bitterness, and no vanilla, that I could detect. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Finch’s Secret Stache Stout finishes powdery dry and highly drinkable. RJT
MartinVanBeer (116) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is another excellent beer from Finch’s. Nice and creamy. Great flavors of chocolate and coffee, with just a touch of spice. Balanced and drinkable, but with sufficient cream and flavor.
TheHopster (899) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Salt Gastropub in Byram. Roasted malt and high quality chocolate compliment this natural sweet lactose. Silky palate. My first by this brewer. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wittales (700) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear jet black with mocha creamy diminishing tiny head, no lacing. Aromas are soft brown sugar, roasted barley, slight chocolate and coffee. Taste are smooth roasted barley upfront with lactose middle, then chocolate, coffee backend. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with light-medium body, then lasting roasty balanced finish.
arminjewell (8478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought roast, some coffee, hints of vanilla but pretty mild, some slight cocoa as well with a hint of caramel. Taste was a mix of dark cocoa, roast, coffee, hints of slight fruity notes into some vanilla, caramel, finishing sweet, slightly bitter.
weihenweizen (2081) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 16 oz. aluminum can poured into a glass. Black with big light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, medium body, medium carbonation, creamy texture, and some thin small-bubble lacing. Taste is milk chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, lactose, some coffee, and bitter finish.
malrubius (2039) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Meditrina. Black with brown head an lace. Mild chocolatey dark chocolate coffee and fruity aroma with hints of earthy hops. Sweet chocolatey with some roasted coffee and figs or raisins. Some roasted bitterness in finish. Light body. Pretty good.
nuplastikk (4958) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can. Deep brown black body. Thin, fading beige head. Smooth and sweet, a pretty enjoyable Sweet Stout. The vanilla and lactose smooth out all the big specialty malts. A little overly sweet, not much going on besides the sweetness, no depth. Tasty, but not that impressive of a venture.
rondphoto (2696) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque black color with a smooth 1" brown head, wide bands of lace. Nice aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste is semi-sweet chocolate malt that grows more bitter and coffee-like as it nears the finish. Simple in design, but, oh, so delicious. Highly recommended.