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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A roasty, dry stout made with real fudge for a subtle chocolate-fudge character without being sweet. Top with whipped cream for a special treat!

We first visited Mackinac Island in spring of 2008 and were instantly smitten. So we couldn’t have been more excited when we were asked to brew a signature Mackinac Island Fudge Stout.

This rich and satisfying beer was inspired by long summer afternoons and lazy weekends spent on the Island. But just like summer on the Island, it’ll be gone before you know it, so drink it up while it’s here!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mfhennig (276) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Thanks Lorene! Pours a dark brown with a minimal head. Fudge and roasted malt aromas, flavor is a bit too sweet for me, but there is some bitter coffee. Falls into the average beer range. I’m not buyin’ it, but if you are, I’ll have one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2430) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Pours a dark brown almost black color with khaki colored head. Chocolate, fudge, some roast and smoke on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with chocolate, roast, and smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Draft - Nitro - at Gravity Tap House - pours a dark brown with creamy off white head . Soft fudge aroma , some fruity esters . Nice chocolate flavor without being too sweet . Excellent stout offering . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2015
On tap. Pours a black brown color with a light brown soapy head. Notes of dark chocolate, smoke, brownie, and dust. Bit thin and sweet.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
mgriff2000 (1) - Orion township, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2015 does not count
Sickeningly sweet. There was no aroma or taste of chocolate or fudge. It smelled sort of like cotton candy, but it tasted more like cough syrup. I couldn’t finish it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4406) - Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent seasonal release. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt, fudge, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, fudge, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate amount of dryness with only light lingering flavors after a short period the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice flavored dry stout style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, fudge, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4oz on tap at the Corner Brewery. Very dark brown, near-black color. Thin ring of khaki head. Caramel, some nice chocolate, coffee, moderate roast. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Good longer malt finish. Medium body. Light carbonation. Mild slick. Some decent chewiness. An alright stout. Kind of sweet and caramely.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chucklemation (1254) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Pours a dark brown with no foam head. Aroma is roast, nut, and chocolate. Flavor is mainly roast. The bottle suggests this is a sweet stout, but it drinks more like a dry stout. The fudge adds nothing to this, though it’s a cool idea. Not terrible, but not as advertised either. Worth one try at least.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (1550) - - MAY 3, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is light roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is sweet but a bit too weak.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
paintedmaple (666) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Some weirdness here and not in a good way...kinda OK dry cocoa stout, but with a metallic after taste that just kept hanging on. I wouldn’t have another one of these.


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