Secret Stache Stout | Finch Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Finch Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
finchbeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Vanilla Bean Stout

Added by aasher on 02-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
701
Reviews:
139
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
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16
Gots:
107
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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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4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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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4.69/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.63/5  rDev +19%
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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

**
10.12.14, Awesome looking beer. Brown-tan head. Dark black.Aroma is toasty chocolate. Taste: coffee chocolate, barley. Really smooth.This may be the greatest beer i?ve ever had. On tap at blend.
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4.3.15 Can to Goblet. Maybe not quite as good as it was on tap first time I tried it, but still a very solid brew. Lowered numbers slightly as this was previously rated as my #1 beer. It is very delicious, but I would be selling a handful of beers short if I ranked this ahead of them.
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Secret Stache Stout from Finch Beer Co.
3.89 out of 5 based on 701 ratings.
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