Secret Stache Stout | Finch's Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Finch's 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:
137
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
107
For Trade:
1
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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Lacked body. Had an abnormal odor.

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2.8/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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%.

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2.95/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

16oz can from Sully's
Pours a solid dark brown bordering on black with a smallish tan head that dissipates almost instantly. Aromas of chocolate, roast and vanilla dominate with hints of dark fruit, charred sugar and light earth. The flavor is sweet with big chocolate and vanilla countered with a sharp molasses char kind of flavor happening. Little to no hop flavor or bitterness that I could find. Thick body with an oily sugary mouthfeel and a faint level of carbonation. 5.3 % abv but it drinks like its 9% and thick inky oily as shit. Not something I enjoyed much.

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Can purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

This one pours a fairly dark black, with a one inch foamy fluffy head, and a decent amount of lacing.

This one smells like slightly artificial vanilla, and chocolate, with a little roasted malt.

Unfortunately, the vanilla here is a little flat and artificial tasting, not bring a whole lot to the table. There's some chocolate and roasted malt, as expected, but the flavors just seem a bit muted.

This has a watery mouthfeel, with a thin body, and a moderate level of carbonation.

This is certainly a lower-end stout for me. I wish the vanilla had a bit more of a natural or authentic feel.

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Secret Stache Stout from Finch's Beer Co.
3.89 out of 5 based on 701 ratings.
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