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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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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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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (166) - - MAR 30, 2015
Can to stout glass. Black pour with a big beige tan head. Roasty cocoa on the nose along with some sweetness and vanilla. Taste is very similar to the nose with some more sweetness from the milk sugars. Smooth mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Dope beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathan30533 (821) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Tasty stout. Very good balance between the chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and amazingness. Great ale. Enjoy!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rjplumer (568) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Profound roasted chocolate malt aroma. Black bodied with a stiff finger tan colored head, Smooth roasted dark chocolate milk taste with a touch of vanilla to balance it out. Only faint glimpse of bitterness. Feels lightly carbonated Has a sort dry cocoa feel in the finish yet feels smooth and a tad sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Can shared at a tasting. Dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, mild coffee. The taste is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, green hops. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2007) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
March 4, 2015 - can from Blue Max. Dark pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Taste was mostly roasted malt with a bit of sugary sweetness and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (732) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Pours black with a brownish head that stays a while. Moderate lacing. Nose is malty with notes of chocolate. Taste is balanced. Rich but there's a nice bite. Nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13033) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Can shared in NYC. Pours deep black-brown with a frothy beige head. Lots of chocolate in the nose, roast, dark fruits, earth. Medium sweet flavor with some bittersweet cocoa, brownies, burnt marshmallows, dried dark fruits, ash. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with sweet chocolate, bitter ashy roast, scorched earth, more dried dark berries. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1641) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Pounder can to nonic. Black with huge frothy tan head. A: big chocolate malt, lactose. T: same, with notes of coffee and vanilla. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (254) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Pours opaque dark coffee brown with dramatic dark coffee brown head. Nice sweet roasted grain aroma. Flavor is slightly creamy, nice lightly sweet roasted grain, a little gingerbread, with a faintly darker, burnt toast finish. Palate is medium weight, with a durable finish. Overall, very nice. All the character of a good American stout with a little less weight.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjaxson (331) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2015
As light and balanced a sweet stout as Iíve had. Really different for the category and extremely tasty. Enjoyed on tap.


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