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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Can: The aroma consists of chocolate syrup, vanilla, and light roasted coffee. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with sweet milk chocolate. There’s some light-moderate sweet vanilla notes in the middle. The finish has some light roasted coffee. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, it may be a simple, but it’s pretty tasty and not overloaded with vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3175) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2013
16 oz can. Dark brown with tan froth. Nose is vanilla, mocha, more vanilla and caramel; maybe some toasted coconut, yummy. Creamy mouthfeel finishing with a sharp, roasty tang. Taste is light molasses, coffee, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla. I thought this would be too sweet but ended up nicely balanced. A great gateway brew for the uninitiated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jcro32 (18) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours black with a dark kahki head. Smells of sweet milk chocolate and vanilla bean with a soft roastiness, beautiful. Same elements in the flavor but with more roast, less sweet, and more pronounced vanilla. Very very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2013
Canned, deep brown with sticky legs, toasted head, aroma of milk chocolates, flavor of cocoa, vanilla, creamy body with lasting finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (593) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2013
DRAFT at South Water Kitchen...in appropriate snifter....pours black with tan head. Lots of chocolate nose and initial taste with strong hints of coffee. Nice thick mouthfeel. Very tasty...a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1298) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours a deep black with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla. Smells like a typical milk stout. Sweet taste with a smooth feel. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinVA (1008) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Can into a goblet. Pours near black with a beautiful dark brown head. Loose lacing. Vanilla dominates the aroma with a slight bit of chocolate and coffee. Taste is creamy chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Very full, robust flavor. Easy drinking and would expect this to be a higher ABV beer for how much flavor is here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1707) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Can. Initial reaction is a very nice creamy, chocolaty aroma, with oats and vanilla integrating nicely. The pour is black in color with just a thin tan head developing on top. Roasty flavors; slick and creamy in the body, some toasted grain, coffee, and lots of semi-sweet chocolate. As this warms, a little dark fruit character enters the mix. Very drinkable and tasty stuff. I’d much rather drink a beer like this than a mediocre 10% Imperial Stout that’s a chore to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (189) - - JUL 14, 2013
Flavors of roasted chocolate, light coffee, cream and vanilla. Hints of toast. Slightly sour finish but not in a bad way. Very easy to drink stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Serving: 16 oz. can from State Line Liquors. It pours black with a lasting dark tan head. The nose has pleasant notes of roasted malt and milk chocolate. The flavor mirrors the nose with slight burnt notes, roasted malt, tasty milk chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Light to medium body kept it pretty drinkable as well. A very solid stout that’s worth trying.

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