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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Can. Dark brown color. Aroma of dark bittersweet cocoa. Taste is unmotivated cocoa (OK, I’m having trouble reading my own handwriting), espresso. Nice full body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Draft sample at IBGWF 2013. Poured clear dark ruby color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet chocolate malt and vanilla aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted malt and sweet vanilla ice cream flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid smooth brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Can at home. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy and frothy brown head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and lightly smoked malt, vanilla, prunes, licorice, and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt, light smoke, vanilla, light hops and bitterness, and a lightly sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Can… This beer rocks!… Pitch black pour with a small, creamy, taupe head. The aroma supplies gobs of dark chocolate, milk chocolate and caramel. I’m not picking up much vanilla – it’s there, but I really had to dig for it. Full-bodied and über creamy – fatty even – with feather-soft carbonation. At room temperature, both the flavor and finish are malty, carbonic swirls of bittersweet dark chocolate and espresso with only a sliver of vanilla. The best moderate-gravity stout I’ve tried in a very long while! A session stout that drinks like an imperial stout. Huge thanks to StFun for including this can as an extra in a trade!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Pours a nice dark brown color with a quickly fading light brown head. Aroma is simple with vanilla, roast and Oreo cookies. Flavor is smooth and quite rich for 5.3%. Lots of vanilla, roast and chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2013
1 pint can. Poured a black color, with brown edges and an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of vanilla, roast, chocolate, and some coffee. Tastes of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, roast, and light coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8443) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of vanilla, coffee roast, black licorice, roasted chocolate malt and vanilla bean. Medium body. Nice dry roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012
This brew is a dark brownish-black color with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate and vanilla. Light-bodied with a roasty malt and vanilla character with some cocoa in the background. The finish is sweet with a short chocolate/vanilla aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pounder can from Capone’s. Pours..wow, this one pours motor oily thick black with dark brown edges and minimal tan head. Nose is black patent malt, choc malt, cacao, and mild vanilla. Tastes rich, with a big black patent and chocolate malt flavor, cacao, ovaltine, hazelbut, and mild anise. Complex in the flavor and pretty hefty in the mouthfeel, this one is really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7608) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle. Chocolate, coffee malt aroma. Black color with small head. Chocolate malt, ash, and herbal hops flavor. Very nice beer.


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