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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Draught. Pours a thick and near-black color with almost no head. Nose is quite chocolaty, actually, with some nice roasting underneath. Taste is much the same, and feels very smooth. Good brew.

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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
manbrognig (1) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2012 does not count
All around great brew. Smell is roasty malt and you catch a little sweet smell from the vanilla and it being a milk stout. Great roastyness to it. Goes down very smooth at 5.3. Really enjoyed this offering.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
funkyaudio (11) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Good solid beer by Finch’s caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, full body,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Draft. Pours black like used oil with a half finger of dark tan head. Aroma is huge vanilla. Coffee, chocolate and black licorice follow. Taste is about the same. Medium sweet. Vanilla, caramel, licorice with a hint of oak. Full bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a very very long finish. Overall, great. I’ve not been too impressed with most of the stuff from Finch, but this one kicks ass.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (916) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2013
16oz can into a pint glass. Pours pitch plack with a thin quarter inch dark tan head that fades away within a minute to some swirling on top of the beer. A few splotches of lacing on the sides of the glass but not much else. A little bit of a let-down. The aroma, however, more than makes up for the unimpressive aroma as it really blows me away. Tons of milk chocolate leaping out as well as coffee and a healthy dose of vanilla. There is a moderate roast tying it all together but a really mouthwatering and delicious aroma throughout. The flavor is even better. The vanilla really stands out married nicely with milk chocolate. Almost reminds me of chocolate milk or a Hershey’s bar. Coffee is there but remains in the background lending just enough roastiness to keep things from getting too sweet. Some swirls of caramel also come through with a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel finish with just a little stickyness and lingering roast. Overall, this is possibly one of the best lower strength American Stouts I have had. The vanilla is perfectly done as it is all too often overwhelming in beers. All flavors balance perfectly and the body is awesome. Definitely a beer you should pick up if you get the chance.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WooPigBrewey (46) - North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours like liquid coal and the big flavor is sweet chocolate with roasty vanilla bean in just the right amounts. Wonderfully easy drinking and tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer (1582) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Very nice beer very dark brown pour with minimal head. Lots of coffee and chocolate up front. Creamy smooth beer very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmq103 (4) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
A: Roasted dark malts during the initial inhale, followed by distinct oatmeal and barley. Sure smells like an oat:meal stout. Hints of dark chocolate and vanilla are also present. If the taste is anything like the aroma then this is going to be a fantastic stout. A: A slightly thicker generous pour resulted in a really thin beige head. The color was dark motor oil brown in appearance. Real dark, like no light was getting through this glass. Respectable lacing clung tight while draping itself down the side of my glass. So far, so good… T: Like the smell, roasted dark malts with a lightly bitter finish. Oats and vanilla precede the mild bitter finish. Although I got the dark chocolate smell, only the bitterness of dark chocolate was noticeable. After the swallow, a coffee like taste remains on the tongue. This is really flavorful for a lighter stout. I must say again, it reminds me of fine oatmeal stout, which I really do enjoy. P: Thicker body on the tongue with a creamy smooth texture from start to finish, almost an oily feel when I take a longer sip. Carbonation is minimal, but present. As noted above, a coffee like taste remains between sips. O: My first Finch’s Beer Company beer and won’t be my last. According to their website, lactose was used during the brewing process. I didn’t get the normal sweetness and lessening of bitterness lactose tends to add to a stout. Either way, this is a great stout in my opinion. I love the fact it comes in a 16-ounce can. A well done, year-round stout. I can’t wait to find a 4-pack of this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3268) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Comes out of the can a rich, deep, coffe-like sable with a very thick and rather persistent tan head. Aroma has notes of roast malt, chocolate and good coffee, plus an undertone of vanilla. Robust flavor has smoky, vanilla, mocha and toffee notes, some sweetness but not too much. Texture is smooth, firm and somewhat fizzy. Glad this "secret" is out!


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