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RATINGS: 272   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Can. Pours black with a very thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, bitter chocolate. Flavor of sweet vanilla, lactose, chocolate, and roast in the finish. Great vanilla stout - very hearty and rich for a low abv beer! 8/48/4/14 [3.8/5]


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathan30533 (817) - 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 (565) - 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 (9939) - 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 (13022) - 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 (330) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2015
As light and balanced a sweet stout as I’ve had. Really different for the category and extremely tasty. Enjoyed on tap.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jshirvan (3) - - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
Tried draft in philly. Simple an clean palate. Doesn't cling. Easy mouthfeel with little aftertaste. Chocolate and coffee notes strong but leave a little to be desired in depth. Head ok.


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