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Secret Stache Stout - Finch's Beer Co.

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556 Ratings
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Ratings: 556
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 13
Gots: 59 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: aasher on 02-26-2012

Vanilla Bean Stout
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Ratings: 556 | Reviews: 112
Reviews by chanokokoro:
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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a 14.75 oz stout/porter glass.

A: Pours almost pitch black with a dark tan half finger head that dissipates quickly into a thin foam ring that borders the inside of the glass.

S: Vanilla and roasted malt fills the nostrils with chocolate and toffee undertones.

T: Vanilla and burnt caramel dominate, transitions into roasted malt that turns back to vanilla and finishes smooth with a touch of sweetness.

M: Near perfect carbonation for the style. Medium body that at times shows a bit more muscle. Slick yet satifying.

O: This is truly a solid offering from Finch, and their best beer to date. Very drinkable, yet has enough body to leave no doubt that this is a stout. Very reasonable $5.99 price point.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black as an oil slick with a creamy deep beige head atop.Aromas of bitter chocolate,vanilla,dark fruit,and mild char,it's pretty sweet.Flavors start out with a big hefty sweetness but a nice drying earthiness keeps it in check,alot of vanilla and dark fruit flavors to go along with bitter chocolate at the onset.One of the better milk stouts I have had in awhile,it's sweet but it's also got a big earthy/roasted finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Robust coffee and coffee grounds, molasses, nice sugary middle with vanilla and cream compose the flavor profile. Nice and sweet with a crisp finish. My first beer from Finch's and I was pleasantly impressed. I will hunt this down and get it again.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of joebeerdude
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Saw this about a year ago and picked up the last four pack at my local beverage store. I really liked it. I was hoping to get some more later on but the store said it didn't sell that well and they didn't plan on ordering anymore. Bummer. Well today was a good day as it just happened to show up again on the shelf! Apparently the distributor made a deal the store could not refuse. For such a low alcohol content this beer is a really really big beer. I disagree that with another reviewer who thought it was 'thin'. It truly is motor oil. I'm thinking this stuff is darker than any of the imperial stouts I've tried (and I've tried more than a few). It's characteristics are pretty simple -- chocolate and vanilla -- and I'm OK with that. Tastes yummy. Not allot of crazy things going on like a high alcohol imperial stout but no mini-hangover the next day either from having two of these. Nothing else like this out there (as far as I know). A truly unique beer but more of a niche taste not for everyone.

Photo of pat61
4.45/5  rDev +15%

Nose: chocolate, caramel, vanilla.
Pours dark deep brown under a robust finely bubbled 2” tan head.
Palate: creamy very light espresso bitterness forms a foundation supporting an overall structure of chocolate and vanilla seasoned with caramel with traces of grainy malt in the finish.
The Brewer manages to achieve Guinness level nitro carbonation and creaminess that provides a perfect vehicle for the rich palate.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Secret Stache Stout from Finch's Beer Co.
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