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Secret Stache Stout - Finch's Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

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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This is one of the smoothest stouts I have ever tried. The coffee hits you in the mouth, the chocolates warms the nose, and the vanilla bean makes it all flow smooth. This is a sweeter stout, but one I can finish any day with. Pour over vanilla ice cream, and there is nothing better.

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Had this beer on tap.
Very dark color, perfect for the stout.
Smell is of vanilla and hints of coffee.
Taste is a spectacular blend of stout heaviness with vanilla finish.
Overall one of the best stouts I have had in a long time.

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A- Pours black as night and almost gushes out of the can. Big, deep chocolate colored head that retains and laces very well. Big head may be from a rough pour but it still hangs around. Seriously the darkest head I've seen on a beer.

S- Huge sweet chocolate notes. Underlying hints of coffee and more bitter chocolate. Slight hints of vanilla sweetness. Roasted malts are prominent also. Smells like a delicious hot chocolate with a hint of coffee, except cold.

T- Just like the smell. Big sweet chocolate with hints of vanilla and coffee right up front. Not real complex, because it keeps this flavor throughout, but damn delicious. Sweet chocolate transitions into slightly more bitter chocolate, but still remains quite sweet. Ends with a slight metallic flavor that is the only drawback to this beer.

M- Thick and creamy. Much thicker than most stout of similar ABV and style. Low carbonation adds to the creamy texture. Despite being thick, it is easily drinkable.

Overall, this beer is delicious. I love sweet stouts, and this doesn't disappoint. Thick and creamy without being too filling. Flavor is simple, but pleasing and reminds me of a chocolate-coffee milkshake. Simply put, this is a great dessert beer.

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Secret Stache Stout from Finch's Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 556 ratings.