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

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.54/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mccorak
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Onenote81
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of deebo
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pint can poured into a wide mouth pint glass.
A-2 fingers of dense tan head atop a black as night beer
S-milk chocolate aroma with lots of vanilla. Lightly roasted barley malt
T-lots of sweet chocolate malt with back end vanilla and sweet lactose.
M-nice creamy body typical of a good milk stout or a nitro stout. A roasted finish
O-a nice chocolatey vanilla creamy stout.

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Photo of 13tido
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uzarnayme
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgregory
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CreightonSM
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dipaslife4me
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldDirty
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Finch's Beer Co. - Secret Stache Stout. 5.3% ABV. 16oz can split between snifters.

Look: Settles pitch black, retaining some faint caramel highlights in the light. Small tan colored head from semi aggressive pour, which subsides into sticky lacing.

Smell: Rich bakers chocolate, vanilla bean, dark malts, and some roasty coffee.

Feel: Medium bodied and chewy, with lots of carbonation

Taste: Bitter coffee and unsweetened chocolate up front, followed by some roasty dark malts, and vanilla bean. Finishes sweet, with dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee.

Overall: Big fan of vanilla, so any beer with vanilla in it, I'll want to try. This was a great example of a rich vanilla beer, greatly balanced by other sweet flavors; almost like a Milk Stout.

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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can split between two New Belgium snifters. Dark brown pour, and pitch black in the glass. About 1/2 a finger of khaki head initially, which fizzed down to a thin, but even lacing fairly quickly. Very nice aroma on this guy; lots of roasted malt, oak, sweet vanilla, baker's chocolate, and expresso. I'm enjoying just smelling this beer. Upon tasting, I get the same roasted malt intensity as was on the aroma. The notes of chocolate, coffee, and charred wood are subdued, but present. A decent amount of creamy vanilla on the finish. Great feel for the abv. Not nearly as thin as I was expecting. A solid stout, for sure. Well done.

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3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joshhersh
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a dark brown color.

The aroma offers hints of vanilla, sweet chocolate, bitter roasted malts, peanut brittle.

The flavor follows with some more milk chocolate, slightly salty peanut brittle, roasted malts, toasted nuts, some bitter licorice, herbal hops, creamy lactose sweetness, along with lingering vanilla sweetness. A well executed stout for its ABV.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
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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Secret Stache Stout from Finch's Beer Co.
3.89 out of 5 based on 701 ratings.
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