Secret Stache Stout | Finch's Beer Co.

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701 Ratings
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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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Ratings: 701 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of Yancey82
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow.... this is impressive! Definitely surpassed my expectation, highly recommended.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnathanColeman
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DudMan
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjones5045
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulsBrew
4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Brewed with vanilla? I don't know about that, but as a standard stout it is a more than solid offering.

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Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrpapajcik
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachKelly
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of extra
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ffshore545
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmacwiz
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMelyon
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an opaque, jet black color with a small brown head of foam. It smelled of chocolate and roasted malt. Good roasted malt flavor with dark chocolate and a touch of rolled oats. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

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Photo of Evango
2.71/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Lacked body. Had an abnormal odor.

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Photo of johnnnniee
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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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Robust coffee and coffee grounds, molasses, nice sugary middle with vanilla and cream compose the flavor profile. Nice and sweet with a crisp finish. My first beer from Finch's and I was pleasantly impressed. I will hunt this down and get it again.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a solid milk type stout, with a higher degree of residual sugar than a basic american stout usually has, but without the body added by the lactose. its lighter than others texturally, but the flavors are real robust. dark specialty grain keeps the roast high and the bitterness lower than usual from unmalted roasted barley. caramel and toffee flavors are in the middle of this, and a vanilla pudding flavor too, very desserty, but drinkable since its not to huge in body. its been awhile since i had a beer from these guys, but all have been quite good if i remember correctly. this is one of those stouts you probably go back to again and again if its for sale in your market. its distinct, its drinkable, and its just rich enough. i like the way the grain leads the way, and builds up so much depth. lots of character in this beer, very well made. was a pleasure to have it on tap.

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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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