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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
$3 16oz "tall boy" can poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Appearance: Pitch black... car oil kind of black. Theres a tiny head, but it goes away almost instantly, with just a thin, brown layer of foam on top. Lacing, at least initially, is sexy. Smell: Super dark, roasted malts is the most notable thing here. However, theres plenty of chocolate-like notes as well, with some vanilla. The vanilla definitely comes out more in the aroma than it does in the flavor, which MAY be a good thing. (The vanilla is the main thing that drew me to this beer). Taste/feel: What a stout. Forget the fact that it comes from a can. What. A. Stout. Balanced very, very well. Its never too sweet, or too bitter. Front of the sip is a bit of dark fruits (?) for sweetness, but then theres pretty much nothing but malty, chocolate goodness until the end. As the beer warms up, the beer seems to get a tad bit more bitter, and the vanilla comes out a LITTLE more, but I notice a lot of people complaining about the vanilla in it. To be honest, I dont really get much at all (at least when its cold)... and that disappoints me. Its there in a subtle way, but I actually wanted a little bit more. Regardless of that, this is still a slick-in-the-mouth, quality stout: an absolute delight.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2292) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Very strong chocolate milk aroma explodes from the can. Nice cocoa nib flavor. Cola like carbonation. Vanilla. Roasted. Which it was a bitter thicker. Top 50 sweet stout for a reason.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (1071) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 26, 2016
Can. Opaque dark brown, creamy/frothy light brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, lactose, light alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation. Thick and creamy. Medium sweet, medium to light bitter. Deep toasted flavors into a smooth coffee finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (761) - MEXICO - DEC 19, 2016
Can, 1 pint. A dark beer with a medium size brown head. Aroma is of coffee, dried fruits, alcohol and hints of metal. Taste is medium bitter with a dried fruit characater. Medium bodied with almost no carbonation. Sweet vanilla finish. Feels kind of alcoholic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (1038) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 1, 2016
Draught. Pours an opaque reddish brown with a quickly fading light brown bubbly head. Aroma is of biscuit, chocolate, dark fruits, liquorice. Taste is of chocolate, dark fruits, nuts, raisins, liquorice. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Punkero (369) - FINLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Sweet. Stachy. Espresso. Caramel. Roasted well. Caramel. Basement. Lovely alright.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7034) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2016
Thnx to Trevor ! Pours black , good grey head. Smell is roasty. Taste is very roasty, bit bitter, sweet aspects, but not inbalanced. Some coffee notes. Mild lactic . Dont really get vanilla. Nice enough

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (4013) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Shared 16 oz. can poured to snifters at Lunar Brewing Co., showing a black/brown hue, with a respectable layer of brownish tan head foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The aroma presented hints of freezer burn & woodiness, roastiness, cocoa, vanilla bean including the skin, and a bit of caramel sweetness. A little less than medium bodied, with fair carbonation, and a touch of creaminess to the mouthfeel, the taste was somewhat similar to the nose, with a distinct dose of tobacco that partnered with dryness, and a roasted & earthy bitterness. The texture was also milder than medium, and although not all that sweet & robust, this Stout offered a fairly decent smoothness & tastiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
humpah (203) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2016
Can at Vihre Haltiatar. Pours black colour with moderate head. Roasted malts, a bit of smoke, ham, a bit bitter aroma, a tad sweet milk. Little below medium body, good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (3069) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2016
16 oz can. The pour is a thin black with a thick pillowy light khaki head that falls down to a ring,waving some good lace. The aroma is interesting. There is a lot of roasty malt. A decent chocolate, lightly bitter, light vanilla and a strong lactose. Light, but not bad. The flavor is more roasty. There is a bit of a bitter chocolate and a light vanilla. Its decent. Heavy roast and light bitter chocolate define it. Maybe a light sweet lactose on the finish. The mouth feel is thin and watery at first, but the carbonation is excellent. The aftertaste is roasty and dry with a hint of bitter chocolate and a light vanilla-tinted lactose. Pretty decent beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Toomio (567) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2016
No ei ollut ihmeellinen. Kevyt, portermainen, vhn tlkin makuakin. Vaisu oli.


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