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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (4649) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
16oz can. Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, some sweet milk chocolate. Flavor was sweet chocolate, roasted malts. Good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4012) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Vanilla and roast that comes together very well. Creamy texture. Pours black with mocha head and lacing. Can from Grape and Gourmet in Virginia Beach.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1339) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
16 oz can shared by Travlr before the DC Local Tasting, thanks Gene! Black with tan head. Aromas of cream, chocolate, roast, vanilla. Tastes of roast, chocolate, light hops and vanilla. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (342) - - AUG 22, 2014
black color with a tan head; aroma is chocloate, vanilla, coffee, and roasted malt; a nice, smooth stout with a medium bodied roasted malt base with notes of espresso, and chocolate, and hints of vanilla; luckily they did not overdo the vanilla as so many brewers tend to do

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2012
A: This stout pours a real nice oily black. In fact there is no light visible through the beer even being held up to a light. A beautiful mocha one finger head forms that recedes quickly. The lacing on this thing is ridiculously awesome. As the head does recede it just clings to my glass and as I tip and swirl it just grabs on and slowly glides back down. S: Upon first smell I definitely pick up the vanilla (it is an ale brewed with vanilla). In fact it smells like a vanilla marshmallow. I also pick up some bitter chocolate, roasted malts and ever so slight coffee. T: In the taste I do get the vanilla although not as I was expecting. It is sweet at first taste but then the bitter chocolate takes over. I pick up some wood/smokey notes on the finish. M: The mouthfeel is rather light and not as chewey as I thought it might be. I get a mild prickliness from the carbonation although it is very moderate. As I allow it to coat my mouth it does seem to linger after swallowing and the creamy feel is intriging. The more I sip and review I am enjoying the mouthfeel on this one. Not too viscous and not too watery. O: At $5.99 this one is hard to beat! Great job Finchs on a really enjoyable easy drinking stout. I hope they offer this one again because I would buy more for sure.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3664) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Pours black with a very dark tan head. Scent is licorice, vanilla, roast coffee. Taste is cream, chocolate....a slight ashy bitter. A nice straightforward stout....maybe a wee bit on the thin side, but Very tasty.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1295) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2012
On tap at Honeypie. First pour of a new keg, I am told. Pours very dark brown with a brownish head. A bit of a foam up leaving nice lacing. Aroma has chococaramel, some expresso and a hint of raspberry. Taste is of roasted malts, some chocolate, some brown sugar and some soy. More and more roasted malt/coffee through the glass. Finishes roasty bitter with a nice sweetness. The best of the finches I’ve had, certainly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4820) - 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.


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