Secret Stache Stout | Finch Beer Co.

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Secret Stache StoutSecret Stache Stout
BA SCORE
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:
#9,687
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
701
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
108
Trade:
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Ratings: 701 |  Reviews: 140
Photo of Treyliff
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours pitch black in color with a small khaki colored head that reduces to a film floating on top

S- toasted cereal grains and roasted chocolate malt, vanilla & coffee

T- dark toasted malt brings flavors of dark chocolate and herbal coffee, cereal grains, caramel and vanilla. More dark chocolate and coffee on the finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns creamy in the finish

O- nice toasty stout with a good amount of chocolate and coffee

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Photo of Boccu
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice stout. Nice vanilla tones.

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Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tilly
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gwiedman1
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of q33jeff
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

**
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.
**
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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Photo of jkeefe1800
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
3.37/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PorterThwarter
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buck89
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shauun176
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MattXT
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mntlover
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark some highlights around the edges, thumb sized milk chocolate head falls slow with some sparse lace.

Aroma is roasted malts, some semi sweet chocolate, light charred notes, nuttiness and vanilla bean hints.

Taste is like the nose, sweet roasted malt to start. Not sure if chocolate is present or sweetness is just coming off that way. Finish moves to roasted bitterness, some coffee notes mingled with charred nuts.Vanilla notes are also present in the finish, sure there hops to balance out the sweetness but they hid well.

Mouthfeel is only medium with smooth creamy sweetness almost lactose like even though this is not a milk stout. It is creamy making the feel nice even though its lighter.

Overall a descent stout, defiantly worth a try.

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tappangordo
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tim725
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootercrabb
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KYGunner
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This starts with a dry chocolate malt, Graham Cracker and burnt coffee. It hits mid palate with a light marshmallow and lactose-sweetness. Finishes with char and ember. Nice sessionable stout.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zatch90
4.69/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WanderingFool
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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