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Secret Stache Stout - Finch's Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

394 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 11
Gots: 22 | 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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BeerMeFitz

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4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a 8 oz. Snifter

A: Pours a rich black with a tan half finger head.

S: You can smell the Vanilla and roasted malt with a hint of Chocolate.

T: Vanilla and burnt caramel is what I first taste which leads to more sweet chocolate yet finishes smooth with a touch of sweetness.

M: Great carbonation and Medium body. Very very nice beer.

O: This is a great one from Finch, and I would say their best beer so far. Very Very tasty one, Well Done!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 04:51:39 | More by BeerMeFitz
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: can

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16oz Can, pretty fresh. Served at around 55F.

Pours black with a two finger rich brown head, leaves beautiful drippy rings and sheets of lacing and holds a good cap. Purty.

Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts...that’s pretty much it, but that’s all there needs to be. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is more of the same, vanilla, rich creamy chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, fairly sweet, minimal bitterness, minimal alcohol. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very creamy, gotta figure there’s some oatmeal at work here, soft to moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking.

Man this stuff is good. A real nice rich dessert, but not too big, so it’s soooo easy to drink. Tons of body and flavor for a 5.3% ABV Stout. Nailed it!

Serving type: can

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Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours black, leaving a thick tan head that lingers after the pour. Lattice-like lacing coats the inside of the glass and stays long after the beer is gone.

Smell: A cornucopia of aromas jump out of the glass; chocolate, vanilla, coffee... not as much vanilla as the label would have you think but still very noticeable.

Taste: Much like the nose, the flavors are dominated by chocolate and hints of vanilla. Very flavorful and creamy. What a delicious stout!

Mouthfeel: Very creamy and smooth in the mouth. Not sure if the beer is brewed with oats, but it is silky smooth on the palate.

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Serving type: bottle

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Pours jet black with a light brown head. In the aroma, caramel and roasty coffee. In the taste, sweet coffee, notes of caramel and a sweeter vanilla note. A small bite, but mainly smooth with a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dryer vanilla coffee like aftertaste. A really nice vanilla presence, a bit sweet, but quite sessionable.

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Secret Stache Stout from Finch's Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.