ebone1988 (118) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is sweet, semi-roasted malt with some coffee and chocolate. Appearance is dark brown with a light brown head, pretty carbonated. The taste is pretty smoky, almost like a wood fire. Some roasted malt comes into play at the end but the flavor is overwhelmingly smoky. The mouthfeel is carbonated, as expected. Overall, this is severly disappointing.
bigtaster (403) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with small brown head. Nose has some coffee. Taste has some good sweetness I would expect in a fudge beer. Unfortunately I get some weird combination of anise and soy, that is not enjoyable. Body is good.
Mittenator (538) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Near black in color with minimal head. Aroma of faint chocolate and cardboard. Extra dry with a sour finish. Not a fan.
rumproasts (1203) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. near black with small head. dry and almost sour. may be past its prime. not much chocolate.
BMMillsy (717) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours black with more carbonation than expected. Aroma of heavy chocolate. Flavor is extremly dry without much flavor. Stale cocoa aftertaste and slight hop bite. More of a summer stout I guess, but just not very good.
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JPDurden24 (1119) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with an off white. Malty and chocolate aroma. Roasty and chcoolatey, decent, but not overly good.
MrBunn (2243) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown... Aromas of roasty malt and lovely dark chocolate with a little twang. Flavor is a decent stout with a slight infection and sour edge. Again... Arbor needs quality control.
hombrepalo (1633) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle picked up out there. Poured muddy brown with a head that disappears almost instantly. This has a nice choocolate character once tasted but a relatively mild nose and a bit of alcohol heat and sticky sweetness that also take it down a notch. The fudge was barely noticable.
BAMF (33) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours fudge black with no head. The aroma, which I found to be the best part of the beer is the smell when you first enter a fudge store on Mackinac. The almost clinical sweetness with very light chocolate. This is the beginning and end to the fun. The taste does not create the same excitement. Less bold, less exciting, less memorable. Begins with a bland chocolate and ends a bit sour with a mouth feel too thin for the color or occasion.
dmschefke (560) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with medium tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, moderate chocolate, and sweetness. Flavor matches well, but definitely needed a bit more chocolate in order to carry the Mackinac Island Fudge name.