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RATINGS: 256   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1417) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2014
On tap. Black with thick brown head. Coffee is the main aroma. Taste is slightly chocolate with coffee. Has a bitter finish. Good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Can. Wasn’t sealed appropriately - lost carbonation, and it seems like a little volume as well. Still smelled good - chocolate, sweet milk, hint of coffee. Very dark pour. Taste is off - slightly sour and tinny.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10439) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
A deep dark Stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice buttery chocolate with mocha coffee, pleasant and sweet. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with light vanilla, coffee, light soy sauce, well done. On tap at The Beer Growler.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
raoul_duke (37) - - DEC 7, 2014
Pint can. Smell of chocolate and coffee and vanilla is amazing. Looks good, midnight black. Taste is complex, coffee and vanilla on the front, sweetness on the aftertaste. A little thinner than I’d like on the tongue. All in all, this is exceptional.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
On tap at Town Hall Brewery, Minneapolis. Pitch black with a resilient beige-brown head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, light roast. Flavor is loads of chocolate, vanilla, roast, coffee. Not much bitterness, rather soft. Lingering vanilla, chocolate. Very solid. Full body, velvety, soft, oily mouthfeel, average carbonation. A very, very solid stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1330) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Finch’s Secret Stache Stout has a rather thin, beige head, a very, very dark brown (black) appearance, and a lacing sheen left on the glass. The aroma is of chocolate malt, dark coffee, and cream. Taste is of creamy, black malts, some char (but, not much), astringent bitterness, and no vanilla, that I could detect. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Finch’s Secret Stache Stout finishes powdery dry and highly drinkable. RJT

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinVanBeer (116) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
This is another excellent beer from Finch’s. Nice and creamy. Great flavors of chocolate and coffee, with just a touch of spice. Balanced and drinkable, but with sufficient cream and flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (832) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Can from Salt Gastropub in Byram. Roasted malt and high quality chocolate compliment this natural sweet lactose. Silky palate. My first by this brewer. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (646) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Appearance was clear jet black with mocha creamy diminishing tiny head, no lacing. Aromas are soft brown sugar, roasted barley, slight chocolate and coffee. Taste are smooth roasted barley upfront with lactose middle, then chocolate, coffee backend. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with light-medium body, then lasting roasty balanced finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6414) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Pour on tap, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought roast, some coffee, hints of vanilla but pretty mild, some slight cocoa as well with a hint of caramel. Taste was a mix of dark cocoa, roast, coffee, hints of slight fruity notes into some vanilla, caramel, finishing sweet, slightly bitter.


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