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Secret Stache Stout - Finch's Beer Co.

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Secret Stache StoutSecret Stache Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

424 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 424
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 12
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Finch's Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aasher on 02-26-2012)
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

From a can, pours a dark chocolate brown, a little bit of head, but not much.

Nose is toasty, roasted malts, a little vanilla, cocoa and espresso and resin pine hops. The flavor is roast, dark chocolate, resin, earthy notes, a little bit of vanilla an cocoa.

This is good, but no where near the top for the type of beer it is.

08-25-2014 19:30:19 | More by nmann08
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mcrawford

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +1%

08-24-2014 22:36:44 | More by mcrawford
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DbbC

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-24-2014 20:37:37 | More by DbbC
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-24-2014 20:14:17 | More by AdmiralOzone
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OldeSchool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Appearance - Pours very dark brown; fairly robust light tan head.

Smell - Roast malt and dark chocolate abound; perhaps some vanilla in the mix as well. Very pleasant if you're a fan of the style.

Taste - More roast malt, with a lingering coffee flavor and a bit of bitterness in the finish. Very smooth and easy to drink - though I would have guessed that this beer had a higher ABV than it actually does.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel; goes down well.

Overall - This beer is not available in my part of the country, but I would partake fairly regularly if it was. Very drinkable chocolate / coffee stout that doesn't overwhelm the senses, but makes for an enjoyable experience.

08-24-2014 18:51:04 | More by OldeSchool
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Johnny_Duck

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-23-2014 02:38:56 | More by Johnny_Duck
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-21-2014 22:37:19 | More by xJMFCx
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jaymo18

Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +9.8%

08-20-2014 04:00:15 | More by jaymo18
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%

08-18-2014 18:04:02 | More by GameOfBeers
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kynap55

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-18-2014 16:45:03 | More by kynap55
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rspauldi

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-18-2014 13:02:50 | More by rspauldi
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%

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thereal_adam

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-16-2014 04:08:50 | More by thereal_adam
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-15-2014 22:20:48 | More by drpimento
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cmq103

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%

I picked up mixed brewery hand-picked variety pack at the Lawrenceville NJ Joe Canal’s. Among the beers was this Finch’s Secret Stache Stout 16-ounce, really cool looking can, which I poured into my Duvel Belgian Tulip glass for tasting purposes.

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…

S: Roasted dark malts during the initial inhale, followed by distinct oatmeal and barley. Sure smells like an oatmeal stout to me. 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.

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.

M: 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 Finch’s Beer Company beer and won’t be my last. According to their website, lactose was used during the brewing process. I didn't 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 can’t wait to find a 4-pack of this beer.

08-14-2014 00:45:05 | More by cmq103
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-12-2014 03:31:43 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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LukeGude

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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cd34

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-12-2014 00:46:44 | More by cd34
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-11-2014 19:53:11 | More by JamieDuncan
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skelton00

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-11-2014 18:15:39 | More by skelton00
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nlucio1


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-09-2014 18:18:37 | More by nlucio1
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pascilla

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Noonan425

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-08-2014 01:42:31 | More by Noonan425
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MrBeige

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-07-2014 02:51:56 | More by MrBeige
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-07-2014 02:50:48 | More by sonofliberty2
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Secret Stache Stout from Finch's Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.