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RATINGS: 246   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...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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1798) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Refrigerated 16 oz. aluminum can poured into a glass. Black with big light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, medium body, medium carbonation, creamy texture, and some thin small-bubble lacing. Taste is milk chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, lactose, some coffee, and bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1773) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Can from Meditrina. Black with brown head an lace. Mild chocolatey dark chocolate coffee and fruity aroma with hints of earthy hops. Sweet chocolatey with some roasted coffee and figs or raisins. Some roasted bitterness in finish. Light body. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4575) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2014
16oz can. Deep brown black body. Thin, fading beige head. Smooth and sweet, a pretty enjoyable Sweet Stout. The vanilla and lactose smooth out all the big specialty malts. A little overly sweet, not much going on besides the sweetness, no depth. Tasty, but not that impressive of a venture.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2099) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2014
16 oz can @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque black color with a smooth 1" brown head, wide bands of lace. Nice aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste is semi-sweet chocolate malt that grows more bitter and coffee-like as it nears the finish. Simple in design, but, oh, so delicious. Highly recommended.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
samsmith33 (394) - - OCT 12, 2014
Awesome looking beer. Brown-tan head. Dark black. Aroma is toasty chocolate. Taste: coffee chocolate, barley. Really smooth. This may be the greatest beer i’ve ever had. On tap at blend.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (721) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
16oz can - at Logan's Alley , pours black , thin tan head . Strong aroma of sweet cream and vanilla . Smooth palate . Taste is sweet cocoa , vanilla and mild roast , tasty stout . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (486) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2014
16oz can poured into a shaker. The aroma is a combination of milk chocolate, coffee, and grains with a light vanilla touch late. It pours a dark, opaque black with a light, tan creamy head that reduced unevenly. A dense, sheet lace is left behind as well as a thick, foamy ring with a fuzzy, solid surface. The taste is a chocolatey, medium sweet and bitter balance. The oily texture has a medium body and a prickly carbonation. Dark chocolate and vanilla are prevalent throughout the drink and on the finish with some cereal and a touch of caramel. The chocolate is dominant and somewhat heavy and lingering on the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1742) - - OCT 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-31-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown color with a one finger of brown head. The head fades almost instantly to leave a light level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt smell mixed with a nice heavy coffee smell. Along with these aromas are some sweeter aromas of a caramel nature mixed with a little bit of a vanilla smell. A little bit of a chocolate aroma mixes with the rest producing a rather nice and sweet dark smell. Taste – The taste begins roasty and sweet with a good level of caramel and vanilla sweetness as well a nice roasted malt base. As the flavor advances some lighter flavors of a coffee nature come to the tongue, which start out quite light, but gains intensity as the flavor moves more toward the end. Along with this, a little bit of cocoa sweetness comes to the tongue being complimented nicely by the sweeter flavors of the beer. With a lighter flavor of char also joining the tongue at the end of the taste, one is left with a nice roasty and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The lower carbonation level is very nice for the roasted, cocoa and coffee flavors of the brew, nicely enhancing all the more intense flavors. A little thicker of a body may have been even better for the brew, but overall, at only 5.3% abv., the body was quite appropriate. Overall – For an only 5.3 % abv brew, this beer packs quite the flavor punch. A nice and tasty “session style” stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5872) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 5, 2014
16oz can@ trailer. Black body with lasting light tan foam. Nice deep roast malt, ashy, earthy dirt, leathery aromas. Smooth slick mouthfeel. Dark roast malt, dark chocolate, ashy flavors with some vanilla sweetness to balance____soothing deep roast malt finish----very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5024) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pint can. Nose heavy mocha and roast, lactose, very sweet and possibly oily, even has some mild but very meaty smoke. Some dark chocolate, but man, the smoke is the best! Body pours just a shade under pitch inky black, with a rocky light brown head. Watery light body but ultra-smooth, minimal bitterness but,. surprisingly, also pretty dry; heavier chocolate and weaker coffee, still some roast but beanier and light fruit; lactose is used more as a balancer than a peacock’s feather. Fruit comes out more with warmth and volume, could be enough to drive this into the mid-fours on any given night. Soft and ultra-smooth, again, just super drinkable!


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