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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
klasley1 (1) - - OCT 21, 2013 does not count
Deliciously DARK. Very Balanced. A hint of everything but not overpowering and very sessionable. Delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
Canette de 16 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur de céréale grillée avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col brun mousseux et d’une fine dentelle le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et de céréale grillée avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #5196)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (1611) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Smooth, thick body, but light feel. Tastes like mild coffee, only slightly bitter. Mild cocoa flavor, not too sweet or syrupy. Smells buttery, nutty, and like chocolate. Low carbonation. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Can thanks to beerandblues2. Pours opaque black with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, earthy notes, chocolate, vanilla, and and faint spice. Flavor is dry roast malts forward with vanilla, chocolate, light hop bitterness, and some dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (162) - - OCT 9, 2013
Can. Pours black with a 5/16" dark brown head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is burnt coffee and licorice. Medium body, soft carbonation, burnt ashen malts, woody, lightly bitter, creamy texture and a brief finish. Pretty good but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (3790) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
pours black with a small crema, some retention and few lacing. roastiness-plenty, roasted bitter chocolate, obvious but not overwhelming vanilla, sweetish and slightly ashy burnt malts, smoke and almost like a peated malt feeling, woodsy, bit of metal. moderate to low carbonation, medium to full body - oily, very oily, slightly boozy, some sweetness backed by bold grassy-resinous finish. sweet stout category perhaps. quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
16oz can. Pours a dark oily black color with a two finger brown head that drops to a thick cap. Smells of vanilla and some milk chocolate, along with a little roast and smoke. Taste has vanilla and burnt caramel at first which leads to more sweet chocolate and finishes smooth with a touch of sweetness. Smooth, creamy, medium body, with moderate carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4281) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
11 ounce pour - $6.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Black, rich-looking body, with a deep, tan-hued head, about one-third of an inch high.

Smell: Sizable roasty, coffee notes, brownie mix, molasses. Then, some softer cream, vanilla scents. Dark fruitiness. A hint of smoke and spice.

Taste: Roasted malts sprinkled with pipe tobacco ash and full of flavors tasting of espresso, vanilla cream, prunes, brownies. Very small snippet of licorice. Ample sweetness, but it’s not overly sweet. Minimal hop character and bitterness showing beyond the robust malts. The light ashen tone is sustained until the smooth, roasty, drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Good stuff. For me, the best of the Finch bunch to date.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (582) - Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours black with tan head and no lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate and baileys. Creamy. Taste is the same with roasted malts, cacao, and slightly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Draft, Portsmouth Brewery’s guest tap. Dark black pour with thick tan foam that laced well. Nose is molasses and roasted barley. Texture of this stout is what I enjoyed the most, very creamy. Flavors of chocolate, bakers chocolate and notes of molasses. Secondary flavors of burnt sugar, vanilla and barley. Not too sweet; balanced just enough. I’m glad I waited for this on draft and didn’t buy a can. Really nice stout.


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