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RATINGS: 259   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
raoul_duke (41) - - DEC 7, 2014
Pint can. Smell of chocolate and coffee and vanilla is amazing. Looks good, midnight black. Taste is complex, coffee and vanilla on the front, sweetness on the aftertaste. A little thinner than Iíd like on the tongue. All in all, this is exceptional.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4545) - 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...thatís pretty much it, but thatís 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 thereís 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 itís 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 (9443) - 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 (1702) - Florida, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3219) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours black with a thin mocha head. Aroma has wonderful dark chocolate notes. Flavor has lots of dark chocolate and just a touch of burnt bitterness and a hint of peat/smoke cutting through the sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with a nice dark chocolate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
$3 16oz "tall boy" can poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Appearance: Pitch black... car oil kind of black. Thereís a tiny head, but it goes away almost instantly, with just a thin, brown layer of foam on top. Lacing, at least initially, is sexy. Smell: Super dark, roasted malts is the most notable thing here. However, thereís plenty of chocolate-like notes as well, with some vanilla. The vanilla definitely comes out more in the aroma than it does in the flavor, which MAY be a good thing. (The vanilla is the main thing that drew me to this beer). Taste/feel: What a stout. Forget the fact that it comes from a can. What. A. Stout. Balanced very, very well. Itís never too sweet, or too bitter. Front of the sip is a bit of dark fruits (?) for sweetness, but then thereís pretty much nothing but malty, chocolate goodness until the end. As the beer warms up, the beer seems to get a tad bit more bitter, and the vanilla comes out a LITTLE more, but I notice a lot of people complaining about the vanilla in it. To be honest, I donít really get much at all (at least when itís cold)... and that disappoints me. Itís there in a subtle way, but I actually wanted a little bit more. Regardless of that, this is still a slick-in-the-mouth, quality stout: an absolute delight.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Can to snifter. Black pour with a short lived beige head that turns to a light film and ring. Aroma of cacao, charred wood, and licorice. Taste is sweet cream and dark chocolate. Very creamy in the mouth. This drinks much bigger than the ABV would suggest. Pretty nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured thick, black and oily with a small soapy-creamy very dark brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was strong chocolate syrup and vanilla. The flavor was toasty malts, cocoa, vanilla cream, and anise. Long chocolate, cream and vanilla finish. Very thick and smooth though a touch undercarbonated. Well done.


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