Secret Stache Stout | Finch Beer Co.

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Secret Stache StoutSecret Stache Stout
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3.88/5
Very Good
701 Ratings
Secret Stache StoutSecret Stache Stout
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
Ranking:
#9,741
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
701
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Rather dark in fact down right black with a dark beige head about an inch thick.

Aroma: Dark roasted coffee, semi sweet and dark chocolate notes. Vanilla bean, roasted malts and hops.

Taste: Lots of dark roasted, dark roasted chocolate, vanilla bean. Hops have a light char. The mouthfeel is smooth with a light dry finish.

Notes: Quite drinkable and very good for a cool night. Cheers.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a snifter. Pours jet black with very little tan colored head. Head dissipates quickly.

Smell is mild coffee, chocolate, hint of alcohol. A little smoke and leather.

Tastes like liquid chocolate. Not much booze in flavor, just chocolate, very sweet. Hints of vanilla as it warms

Nice creamy mouthfeel. Can't believe this is only 5%. Really tasty.

Nice job on a very sessionable stout. As easy a drinker as there is in the category, and it comes it cans :). We'll done.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a jet black with a thin, creamy tan mousse that makes a point of disappearing rather quickly.

S: Aromas of vanilla bean, heavy cream, roasted grain, coffee, and dark chocolate fill the nose.

T: Notes of vanilla, cream, roasted grain, coffee, chocolate, dried black cherries, leather, and mildly earthy hops fill the mouth. The finish is toasty and smooth with pronounced vanilla, cream, leather, coffee, and dark chocolate flavors.

M: Medium-bodied, silky, and smooth. Carbonation is gentle and delicate. Though this is a bit slighter and thinner than many American stouts, it is incredibly easy to drink.

O: Overall, this is a good, basic American stout. Fans of the style should be pleased.

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Secret Stache Stout from Finch Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 701 ratings