Secret Stache Stout

Illinois
United States
Secret Stache Stout
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Heaps of chocolate malt give this beer color as well as chocolate and coffee notes. Vanilla beans and lactose lend to its complexity and full flavor. Torrified wheat is also used for additional body and head retention.

Profile

ABV: 
5.3%
IBUs: 
33
Served at: 
51° F
Judges Review 
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Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

A dark brown beer awaits after the pour with a low tan head. The aroma is dark chocolate with a little biscuit, oatmeal and just a hint of vanilla. The flavor has the same aspects as the aroma. The vanilla adds a little complexity, but the finish is drier than expected for this style – possibly exacerbated by the vanilla. There is bitterness from the roast and a little earthiness from the hops. The body is a little thin but still manages to keep a slight creaminess through the aftertaste. If not a complex sweet stout, this is a very well made and straight forward beer. Very easy drinking and enjoyable.