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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (554) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mittenator (1309) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle. Near black in color with minimal head. Aroma of faint chocolate and cardboard. Extra dry with a sour finish. Not a fan.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rumproasts (2878) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2012
bottle. near black with small head. dry and almost sour. may be past its prime. not much chocolate.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BMMillsy (1392) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Black pour with an off white. Malty and chocolate aroma. Roasty and chcoolatey, decent, but not overly good.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrBunn (2459) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1829) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
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.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmschefke (568) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2012
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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
umich03jm (1994) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2012
On draft. Pours a very dark black color with a small amount of beige head. Faint aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is light sweetness mixed with bitter chocolate and overpowering roasted malt. Has a burnt flavor. Very thin mouthfeel and not much chocolate comes through for a beer with fudge in the title. Finish is smooth but leaves an odd flavor. Not a fan at all. It was hard to finish the pint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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