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RATINGS: 258   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1588) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2014
16 oz can poured into a snifter. Pours black as ink with zero head, Aroma is roasted malt, milk and vanilla bean. Sweet lactose and vanilla bean flavor. More milk chocolate and a bit of caramel. Smooth creamy palate with almost zero carbonation. This was good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1181) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Can. Deep dark, almost black. Aroma is burnt toast and coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee and roasted grains.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Enjoyed from can pour at Township in Chicago, IL prior to my band playing. I've been meaning to try this's, happy I finally did! Appearance is pitch black, light tan rim. Aroma mostly of chocolate malt with light vanilla and coffee notes, smells good. Taste is fantastic! It's going to be -10 here in a couple of days and this is the type of beer to drink for that weather. Rich in lactose and vanilla with huge chocolate notes. Definitely sweet, but great. Also, nice hazelnut notes, almost like Nutella. Happy to have had this!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1623) - - JAN 2, 2014
Can. Pitch black with a thin mocha head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is coffee and chocolate with some lactose. Taste adds roasted malt, nice hints of vanilla and some surprising citrusy hop notes at various points. Velvety palate with some subtle carbonation. This is an almost perfect prototype of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
From notes: growler from GAT Beer, NE Philadelphia. Poured opaque ink-black with a 3-finger dark tan head. Creamy and chocolatey aroma. Medium body, slightly oily. Roasty flavor up front that gives way to a chocolate note. The roasty note returns in the finish, with a bit of a cocoa note as well.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2222) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2013
From the can. It pours the color of oil with a small head that dissipates almost on contact. A bevy of aromas including roasted dark malts and vanilla bean with a burnt smoky quality top it. All very subtle but all very distinctive. Medium smooth body. The taste has is also quite roasty and toasty with a low bitterness finishing slightly dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Can. Oily black with brown head. Aroma of chocolate, subtle smoke. Very smooth and filling mouthfeel. No bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4672) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
This one poured a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of coffee and vanilla, and roasted malt, very inviting. Flavor was similar, verty smooth and flavorful for a lower abv stouf. Probably one of the best i;ve had in a long time. Right up there with mean old tom.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westchesterco (1092) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The srioma is of chocolate and the taste is of roasted coffee and chocolate. That lingers bitter on gge palate

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 From a 16 oz can shared at home. Pours a clear dark cola with a thin tan head. Coffee nose. Flavors of licorice and chocolate. Medium bodied, light carbonation, roasty finish.


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