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RATINGS: 222   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2477) - Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2013
16 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, coffee, toast, vanilla, toffee, cream, light floral, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted malt notes with moderate creamy vanilla; with good strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, light char, toast, vanilla, toffee, cream, and roasted earthiness. Slight coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, toast, vanilla, cream, and toffee on the finish for a while. Really great balance and complexity of roasted malt flavors with moderate creamy vanilla; with huge robustness and no cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent vanilla cream stout! Great flavor complexity and balance with big robustness; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wisdomsolo (400) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Very nice. Sweet malty aroma. Pours a midnight black. Smokey, chocolatey, malted flavor. Full, rich palate. Great stout. Thanks, Fluffy!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5597) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Can. Swear I popped open a can of oil! It looks thick and viscuous, the thin head dissipating quickly. The aroma also hints at a thick monster, rife with milk chocolate and vanilla. But it drinks much thinner than I thought it would. The flavors are full-on, though, so it should fit the bill for a thick beer seeker. Interesting it’s "only" 5.3%, would’ve guessed more. (#5245, 9/6/2013)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
Good milk stout. Nice vanilla flavor, chocolate and roasted and bittersweet. Damn good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nsanders (487) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Tap. Near black and with a thin khaki head. Light roast coffee, malt powder, vanilla beans and milk chocolate. Has a sweet malted milk ball start with a light coffee bitterness. Medium body with a creamy feel.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4429) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Thanks to GhostFace for this one in the local beer swap. Cheers, Neal! Pours a deep obsidian color with a dark tan head. Nose is roasted malts, earth, coffee, slight licorice, and mild vanilla. Flavor is roast, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee, earth, licorice, and some mild hoppy bitterness and vanilla notes on the back end. A sessionable, complex, roasty and vanilla stout? Outstanding!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GatorGuy92 (28) - Valrico, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2012
A very nice and surprising Vanilla Stout! Received in a recent trade, thanks so much! I The vanilla is well integrated with the stout, sweet, but not over the top. Flavor is roast, vanilla, dark chocolate, and slight coffee. A very easy drinking and delicious beer!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
16oz Can, pretty fresh. Served at around 55F.

Pours black with a two finger rich brown head, leaves beautiful drippy rings and sheets of lacing and holds a good cap. Purty.

Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts...that’s pretty much it, but that’s all there needs to be. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is more of the same, vanilla, rich creamy chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, fairly sweet, minimal bitterness, minimal alcohol. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very creamy, gotta figure there’s some oatmeal at work here, soft to moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking.

Man this stuff is good. A real nice rich dessert, but not too big, so it’s soooo easy to drink. Tons of body and flavor for a 5.3% ABV Stout. Nailed it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8948) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1593) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Black pour with a chunky brown head that laces all the way down. Massive roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and vanilla beans. Fantastic flavor of chewy chocolate, roast, coffee beans and vanilla. Great creamy mouthfeel with a bittersweet ending. Damn good beer.


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