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Secret Stache Stout - Finch's Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

474 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 12
Gots: 30 | 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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Reviews by msquared36:
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4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a thin light brown head.

Smells of vanilla milk shake and roasted malt.

Strong taste of vanilla, especially as it warms. In addition to the vanilla, red raspberry up front with a lingering aftertaste of cigar smoke.

Little carbonation but very smooth.

Just enough sweetness to balance out the smokiness, without being sticky or overpowering. Doesn't assault your taste buds.

msquared36, May 05, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

oberon, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

sabitu, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

jp7161, Nov 10, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

Afroman, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

chip26, Jul 15, 2014
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Jayman931, Dec 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

wattoclone, Dec 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

possumteeth, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of joebeerdude
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

joebeerdude, Nov 10, 2013
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.

pat61, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

williamjbauer, Oct 05, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appears a pitch black hue with a tan colored head, creamy fine lacing. Aroma hints of anise, vanilla, toasted oak with dark malts roasted coffee/dark chocolate notes. Flavor has creamy dark chocolate notes with herbal hops, creamy iced coffee with candy like sugar qualities not overly sweet balanced by dark roasts nearly burnt. Mouthfeel medium bodied slightly creamy textures nice easy going carbonation. Overall it has easy drinking qualities with a solid stout base and vanilla additions light years better than their flagship IPA.

WVbeergeek, Mar 29, 2014
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Secret Stache Stout from Finch's Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.