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Secret Stache Stout - Finch's Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

477 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
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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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like this cannery. Found at WFM craft pack.
This beer packs more flavor, complexity, body that most at 5.3% abv. Applause for that.

A: Oily pour, but too fast fade and too flat.
S: Very nice bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, chocolate syrup, treacle, char. Whiskey barrel notes from the vanilla. Very good complex smell for a 5.3% beer.
T: Follows the smell. Too heavy on the vanilla, mars the otherwise fine stout. A little sweet on the finish.
F: Good body, depth, but a little sweet on the end. If you want a meal and complexity in a sessionable stout good, but too sweet for more than 1 for me.

O: Must try. Interesting - whiskey like, rich, deep Stout at a moderate ABV. But sweet for some.

Act25, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Secret Stache Stout pours a black color with a small tan lacing head. There is a big roasted aroma hints of vanilla. The taste is big and roasted, a little smokey, nice vanilla flavors. Body is just a little watery. Overall its a very good beer, if the body was fuller it could be great.

vette2006c5r, Sep 10, 2014
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Secret Stache Stout from Finch's Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.