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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2013
16oz can into a pint glass. Pours pitch plack with a thin quarter inch dark tan head that fades away within a minute to some swirling on top of the beer. A few splotches of lacing on the sides of the glass but not much else. A little bit of a let-down. The aroma, however, more than makes up for the unimpressive aroma as it really blows me away. Tons of milk chocolate leaping out as well as coffee and a healthy dose of vanilla. There is a moderate roast tying it all together but a really mouthwatering and delicious aroma throughout. The flavor is even better. The vanilla really stands out married nicely with milk chocolate. Almost reminds me of chocolate milk or a Hersheys bar. Coffee is there but remains in the background lending just enough roastiness to keep things from getting too sweet. Some swirls of caramel also come through with a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel finish with just a little stickyness and lingering roast. Overall, this is possibly one of the best lower strength American Stouts I have had. The vanilla is perfectly done as it is all too often overwhelming in beers. All flavors balance perfectly and the body is awesome. Definitely a beer you should pick up if you get the chance.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WooPigBrewey (46) - North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours like liquid coal and the big flavor is sweet chocolate with roasty vanilla bean in just the right amounts. Wonderfully easy drinking and tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Very nice beer very dark brown pour with minimal head. Lots of coffee and chocolate up front. Creamy smooth beer very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmq103 (15) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
A: Roasted dark malts during the initial inhale, followed by distinct oatmeal and barley. Sure smells like an oat:meal stout. Hints of dark chocolate and vanilla are also present. If the taste is anything like the aroma then this is going to be a fantastic stout. A: A slightly thicker generous pour resulted in a really thin beige head. The color was dark motor oil brown in appearance. Real dark, like no light was getting through this glass. Respectable lacing clung tight while draping itself down the side of my glass. So far, so good T: Like the smell, roasted dark malts with a lightly bitter finish. Oats and vanilla precede the mild bitter finish. Although I got the dark chocolate smell, only the bitterness of dark chocolate was noticeable. After the swallow, a coffee like taste remains on the tongue. This is really flavorful for a lighter stout. I must say again, it reminds me of fine oatmeal stout, which I really do enjoy. P: Thicker body on the tongue with a creamy smooth texture from start to finish, almost an oily feel when I take a longer sip. Carbonation is minimal, but present. As noted above, a coffee like taste remains between sips. O: My first Finchs Beer Company beer and wont be my last. According to their website, lactose was used during the brewing process. I didnt get the normal sweetness and lessening of bitterness lactose tends to add to a stout. Either way, this is a great stout in my opinion. I love the fact it comes in a 16-ounce can. A well done, year-round stout. I cant wait to find a 4-pack of this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rjplumer (1030) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Very nice. Sweet malty aroma. Pours a midnight black. Smokey, chocolatey, malted flavor. Full, rich palate. Great stout. Thanks, Fluffy!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6517) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Can. Swear I popped open a can of oil! It looks thick and viscuous, the thin head dissipating quickly. The aroma also hints at a thick monster, rife with milk chocolate and vanilla. But it drinks much thinner than I thought it would. The flavors are full-on, though, so it should fit the bill for a thick beer seeker. Interesting its "only" 5.3%, wouldve guessed more. (#5245, 9/6/2013)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (2131) - Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
Good milk stout. Nice vanilla flavor, chocolate and roasted and bittersweet. Damn good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nsanders (1093) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Tap. Near black and with a thin khaki head. Light roast coffee, malt powder, vanilla beans and milk chocolate. Has a sweet malted milk ball start with a light coffee bitterness. Medium body with a creamy feel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
raoul_duke (240) - - 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 Id like on the tongue. All in all, this is exceptional.


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