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Secret Stache Stout - Finch's Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

424 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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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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Patrick_Ungaro

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -54.7%

03-26-2014 19:26:09 | More by Patrick_Ungaro
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ctrevino

Indiana

1.75/5  rDev -54.7%

11-21-2012 00:51:59 | More by ctrevino
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Dracook

United Kingdom (England)

2/5  rDev -48.2%

02-28-2012 03:06:22 | More by Dracook
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geoffsm12

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.2%

02-27-2012 01:48:18 | More by geoffsm12
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

06-10-2013 01:50:44 | More by RobertColianni
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

10-19-2013 01:24:04 | More by ohiobeer29
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Snodman

West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

04-28-2013 20:47:00 | More by Snodman
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match1112

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -28%

pours thick and oily lookin, but a lack of head and lacing doesnt set this apart from anything else. smell is some chocolate with a hint of vanilla, kinda sweet like a milk stout. taste is prety plain for a stout with, i hate to say it cause i dont know for sure, but it tastes like imitation vanilla. mouthfeel is thinner than it looks and kinda oily. goes down easy but could use carbonation. overall this is a standard example of a stout. nothing spectacular, but nice and easy to drink at only 5.3%.

04-12-2012 03:08:33 | More by match1112
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-18-2013 03:37:04 | More by timjim1327
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-04-2014 01:27:04 | More by DCgolfpro
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.3%

09-22-2013 23:33:18 | More by Dave_Treat
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-28-2013 14:02:20 | More by ejimhof
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BrockGibson31

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.3%

02-23-2013 19:44:13 | More by BrockGibson31
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.3%

04-13-2014 05:02:04 | More by Hopstout
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-23-2013 01:52:27 | More by tommyguz
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scottwurst

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

10-08-2013 22:37:17 | More by scottwurst
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Le_HopHead

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-01-2014 06:08:23 | More by Le_HopHead
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

04-09-2014 21:10:01 | More by vinny21bal
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LukeK

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-28-2014 01:01:49 | More by LukeK
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -17.1%

Appearance: Close to straight black with some dark brown at the edges when held to light. No head, no carbonation. Smooth and slightly viscous pour. Took me a bit by surprise.

Smell: Roasted. Very soft vanilla. Touches of old coffee with a solid, but not assertive, cocoa and dark chocolate element. Nutty and slightly sweet. Slight push of something almost like oats and lactose. Some darker sugars headed toward molasses, but never quite there. Vanilla comes out a bit more as the beer warms, as does the roasted character.

Taste: More of that roasted malt coupled with some nice hints of creamy vanilla. A nice compliment of roasted coffee beans and a slight touch of burnt malt. Malt sweetness is there, but not too aggressive, allowing some of the bitter roasted elements to shine through. Very minor hop influence, mostly herbal. Not particularly exciting, but solid. Coffee flavor lingers on the back. Slightly ashy with some small hints of licorice.

Mouthfeel: Nice and slick medium body with very minimal carbonation. Clean on the tongue.

Overall: Properly endorsed by Mustachio Furioso.

A decent canned stout. The vanilla adds enough to save it from being average, but doesn't bump it too far either.

10-08-2013 23:05:53 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Monalenard

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -16.3%

when i cracked the can i thought this beer had gone completely flat. there was no trace of carbonation until almost half way through the pour. we have a sleeper.

as soon as i started to pour this into my tulip i began to wonder if this might be better served over pancakes. this is one thick beer. i really cant think of anything ive had that was thicker; bourbon county thick. the carbonation finally showed up about 1/3 through pouring. it has a cool kind of guiness rising carbonation effect (the only cool thing about that garbage) only more subdued. you're left with a pint of beer so thick it might as well have been made by ben and jerry with a chewy looking thin but dense cap of dark mocha head.

smells like a pretty typical stout, maybe a little coffee, char, vanilla maybe; i'm trying. It's all pretty faint.

the taste is like that moment when you're blasted out of an acid trip where you're dreaming that you're drinking a beer but you're actually licking an uncleaned BBQ. what the hell? this is liquid char? little tip. let this one breathe a little longer than you would an american stout, normally. it sucks right out of the fridge and NO, i do not keep my beer fridge too cold.

this one just takes a bit longer to warm to a point where you can really taste this beer. after a while its actually quite nice. the vanilla i thought i smelled comes up and there's this off-ish sweet flavor unlike anything else i've tasted in beer before. almost like coffee mate. gotta say, i dont hate it.

The mouthfeel and texture with the carbonation is what i really love about this beer. its so creamy. i love a good thick beer with a nice persistent but small, tingly carbonation. this would do well with a few alterations as an imperial. good beer, kinda weird. let it warm. patience is a virtue.

05-09-2013 07:45:15 | More by Monalenard
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iheartmyTHO

Georgia

3.24/5  rDev -16.1%

I had this beer the other night. I definitely got notes of chocolate and coffee but no vanilla despite the fact that the word vanilla was on the can.

It was a tasty stout - but nothing stuck out to me about it. I've tried plenty of other chocolatey / coffee stouts before and this tasted very similar to those.

01-18-2014 19:06:00 | More by iheartmyTHO
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robgage

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

05-02-2014 14:30:02 | More by robgage
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-05-2014 19:46:51 | More by ArtZan
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wesside89

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

04-14-2014 23:10:47 | More by wesside89
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Secret Stache Stout from Finch's Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.