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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (509) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Can to tulip. Black with an average tan head and ok lacing. Aroma is cocoa, chocolate, coffee, and roasted dark malts. Flavor is coffee with cream, dark chocolate, and a slight sweetness. Medium mouthfeel and a creamy dry finish. Nice beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Draft. Black color with thin tan head and minimal lacing. Chocolate and vanilla aroma with a hint of tobacco. Chocolate malt with vanilla. Creamy mouthfeel with some bitterness in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kirk36 (202) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Cigarette taste alert! Light body for a stout. I am not a fan of this canned incarnation. The 4 of them were pricey. And for what? A bland, bodiless stout with very low ABV? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2015
A very tasty stout. Pours dark with a thick head. Thickish mouthfeel with a ton of bitter chocolate and residual lactic character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sawbuck (549) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Nice aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and a hint of coffee bean. Ebony color with a dark tan head...nice volume on the head. Sweet malt up front. Dark roasted malt flavor, bitter chocolate, with a nice sweet balance Some vanilla hidden in there. Bitterness is like bitter chocolate, nice flavor, coats palate on the way down. Coffee flavor echoes as well. Slightly slick mouth feel. Nice stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2015
On tap at Brasserie Beck. Dark black body with thin head. Nose is malty and toasty. Tastes also nice and malty and spicy. Syrupy thick texture. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1484) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Pours an opaque, extremely dark brown with an ample dark tan head with a reddish hue. Spider webbing around the inside of the glass. Coffee and lactose on the nose. Thick and smooth with some fine carbonation. A lot of depth in the flavors. Coffee, vanilla, and lactose.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gruffyboy (41) - - OCT 15, 2015
Really enjoy this one; nice blend of chocolate, coffee and a touch of vanilla. Smooth, creamy, not too boozy - lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (1272) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Can. A- Dry cocoa, bitter chocolate, roasty. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Roasty, cocoa, slightly bitter, dry, subtle coffee, subtle vanilla. P- Full body, thin texture, average carbonation, dry finish. O- The vanilla should have been a lot forward considering it advertised the vanilla on the can yet it was very subdued. Quite dry and roasty and didnít seem very complex or rich at any point.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (375) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2016 Can poured into pint glass from Luciaís Bodega, Windham NH. Aroma is strong chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt with hint of coffee, fruit, and liquor. Appearance is pitch black with negligible, transient coating of light brown head and no lacing. Taste is sweet chocolate, vanilla with smoke/ash and mild coffee bitterness. Palate is medium bodied with creamy thick texture from the lactose, average carbonation and nice long balance of sweet and bitter finish with a pleasant sensation between the back teeth. Overall, this is a nice beer.


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