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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 couldnít 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, itíll be gone before you know it, so drink it up while itís here!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
Chrisís bottle, shared with him. Sourish stout, that the very sweet fudge syrupy taste cannot hide or make up. Rather thin for a stout. Drinkable once. Black coloured body, a little rtained white head. Sugar and American chocolate in aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
strongpieman (1617) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown, clear, tall foamy head. Chocolate and nutty aroma. Body is thin, which is a big negative for a stout. Taste is a little off with a less than stellar finish. Do not recommend this one. Arbor has many good beers, try others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1148) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2011
mixed expectations for any stout that claims "fudge" status, especially something as acclaimed as mackinac island fudge. itís hard to incorporate, particularly using actual stout, so it could be a very hit or miss brew. aroma is a nice ordinary stout with roasted barley and dry chalky character, with some cocoa notes but nothing extraordinarily fudgey. much sweeter and smoother flavor and body, as the fudge lends an oily and syrupy element to distinguish it from a "plain" dry stout. medium finish, with plenty of sweet cocoa and bitter roast dueling to the end. enjoyable and decently brewed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with no head. Oily and thick. Flavors of light chocolate and malted milk. Nose is chocolate with a light hoppy note and some grape skins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PaulUnwin (87) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Smells of coffee. Bitter taste and kind of sour, bit put off by the first taste but decided to wait a bit and go back. No head or carbonation. After waiting for 10 mins it tasted no better, shame as I was looking forward to this beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5896) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Sampled atvan esbls tasting. The aroma is coffee. With a hint of chocolate. The tastevis vaguely like fudge. Therevis also some ashy coffee. A sour aftertaste. This is not that goid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9998) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2011
The beer pours brown-black with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate malt and grain. Medium body with flavors of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and slight hops. The finish is roasty with a short chocolate malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall, I was honestly expecting more out of this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2011
MBGSF 2011. Poured dark brown color with light brown frothy head that mostly diminished with little lacing. Medium toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Thin, more like a porter. Dark brown. Not much head. Lots of sweet fudge in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3317) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2011
This is chocolatey, but I donít really see the fudge. Just a typical sweet stout. Nothing special.

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