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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Secret Stairs is our signature Boston Stout. Bold and balanced; satisfying with a substantial body, but not syrupy or sweet. Roasted malt provides a nutty, earthy backdrop to bitter cocoa and little hints of caramel. Smooth mouthfeel with a drying sensation on the finish. We brew Secret Stairs to highlight the unique physical connection between Summer Street and A Street. We raise a pint of Secret Stairs to The Fort Pointer; the neighborhood’s favorite protagonist!

ABV: 6.5%

MALT: American 2-row Barley, Cara-Pils, C-60, Roasted Barley, Black (Patent), C-120, Caramunich, Chocolate, Pale Chocolate, Special B.

HOPS: Columbus

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3.6
Ungstrup (38243) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2017
A black beer with a lazing dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, hops, and a bit of citrus fruit, leading to a bitter finish.

3.7
Svartvit (917) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2017
Can shared. Pours close to black/dark brown with a ruby tint, tan head. Roasty sweetness, molasses, dusty (milk) chocolate, cocoa, almost like a milkstout. On the sweet side, basic but also packed with flavor. Nothing new but pleasant and easy drinking, could have done with just a tad more bitterness.

3.9
smaynard6000 (1225) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2017 Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is roasty malt and chocolate. Somewhat sweet with dark chocolate notes. Medium bodied. Pretty nice.

4.4
DiarmaidBHK (5671) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Draft at The Dive Bar. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Huge roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate notes on the nose. Lots of molasses and coffee on the tongue. Has just a touch of bitterness on the finish! Pantheon example of style.

3.7
yespr (47048) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2017
1 pint can. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, dark malty, roasted and bitter. Dry and dense malty. Roasted and slight bitter finish.

3.7
tapefuzz (760) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2017
16oz can. Pours nearly black with a minimal beige head. Aroma is roast and dark chocolate with just a hint of nuts. Taste is roast, dark chocolate, and light caramel. Finish is relatively bitter and has an earthiness to it. Medium body. Average carbonation. Oily mouthfeel.

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rouhlas (3736) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAR 29, 2017
From can. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.7
koleminer20 (3840) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed with Doug at his place on March 22. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a lighter black color with some ruby shining through around the edges. There is a soft thin ring of khaki head and no lace as it vanishes. The aroma is really roasty. There is a strong lactic character to it and a light chocolate toward the finish. It’s more of a dusty chocolate than anything. There is a little earthiness to it, but this just isn’t my thing. The flavor is very similar. There is the strong bitter roast up front, a light chocolate, and a pretty good lactic piece. I don’t get a lot of milk stout to it, but the lactic sweetness is interesting. The mouth feel is thin and watery with a lighter carbonation and a hint of roasty malt on the back end. This is light stout, and just affirms that I’m not crazy about Trillium’s dark beer program. Oh well.

4.1
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2017
Thanks JC. Nice aroma. Fruity, cocoa powder, bit of coffee. Taste is good, rich, chocolatey, dubbel like almost. Nice stuff. Easy going.

3.9
j12601 (13033) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Can. Pours a deep black with a medium sized tan head. Big roast on the nose, chocolate, cocoa. Medium bodied, soft roasty cocoa. Big roast, cocoa. Long roast filled bitterness lingers. Quite lovely.


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