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RATINGS: 238   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhp40219 (305) - 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 (1456) - 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 (57) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014
Black with tan head. Smooth earthy front with slight vanilla coffee finish. Very good. On tap at blackfinn

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3281) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2014
Crushed with Jakebra


Pours basically black with a medium sized head and decent lacing on the glass.

The aroma is roasty, it’s got some coffe and dark chocolate... it’s sweet-ish smelling with a bit of the vanilla, but it’s not dominant or overbearing in any way.

The flavor is certainly more bitter than sweet, but also within the sweetness level appropriate for the style for sure. It’s roasty & has more bitter chocolate than vanilla, but the vanilla is subtle and works just right here.

Dang they hit the mark on this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1391) - Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
Good milk stout. Nice vanilla flavor, chocolate and roasted and bittersweet. Damn good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2009) - Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate, & some vanilla bean; Flavor of roasted malt, nice chocolate, coffee, hops, and some vanilla; Dry finish; Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
carolinewils81 (9) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
Smooth and sweet with a slight bitterness. Chocolate comes through nicely not overpowering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevencon (448) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Thanks Dr Reverend peters. Can to glass. Looks weird pouring so thick and black out of a can. Chocolate light coffee notes. Very malty Smooth. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3169) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Can. Pours opaque black with a small brown head that dissipates fairly quickly and laces well. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts. Flavor follows, medium sweet and light bitter, prominent chocolate, coconut and vanilla notes, along with some roastiness and ashtray as well. Lingering roasty bitter finish. Medium body, silky smooth mouthfeel. Quite nice!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4740) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Super dark brown coloured body with absolutely no head at all, just an oily brown top with a few bubbles on it. Aroma of super pungent roasted malt, licorice, alcohol, toffee, caramel, vanilla and a bit of oak - strong! Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavour with a lot of brown sugar and sweetness behind, with even more vanilla following, showing a rich, sweet flavour and a robust earthy and anisey spicey kick. Aftertaste is nice and potent with a large robust roasted malt flavour with bunches of vanilla and some sugars. Overall, a very nice stout with the majority of flavours leaning toward roasted malt, vanilla or caramelised sugars, but with enough complexity to enjoy throughout. I sampled this pint sized can purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 22-January-2014 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on 05-March-2014.


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