Arbor Mackinac Island Fudge Stout
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9344) - 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 (11804) - 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 (3234) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2011
This is chocolatey, but I donít really see the fudge. Just a typical sweet stout. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1246) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a small light tan head. On the aroma, it really does smell like chocolate fudge, also with some dark fruit. Flavor is much more led by roasty coffee, with some slightly sweet chocolate. The fudge didnít quite make it all the way to the flavor, but it still turned out very well, even if not exactly as promised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Pours a Dark brown that is opaque and has a thin brown head that did not last in the glass. The nose is light with notes of rich dark chocolate, vanilla, and well roasted malt. Taste is bitter dark chocolate with light notes of well roasted malts. smooth, almost weightless on the palate, creamy low carbonation and thin, falls off in the back. Chocolate and roasted malts are pretty much everything here, interesting beer I would drink this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2010
On tap at the Hopcat. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts and mild chocolate. Thin bodied libation misses the mark. Roasted and dark malts with very faint chocolate. The name sounds appealing but the brew just isnít very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Black with no head. Roasted grain and chocolate aroma and taste without much else going on.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BigBeer45 (1318) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2010 Bottle, has an opaque Black-brown pour with hardly any bubbles at all for a head, and a bunch of particles float to the top of the drink, the beer looks unappetizing with all of the chunks at the top of the beer, there was a loose coating of sediment on the bottom of the bottle, the aromas consist of milk chocolate, roasted malt, there are flavors of over roasted/burnt malt, chocolate with an off-bite and flavor in the drink, and a bit of vegetable after the finish, maybe some lactid milk flavor that tastes like it has gone bad? also, I think I sense a little alcohol in this beer to which is not good for a 5.5% alc. brew, mouth feel is thin and watery, this beer is not smooth at all, it appears there is lack of carbonation, not much of a nose and the flavors are a mix that just did not work out, this comes across as a mess of a beer, I had a hard time drinking it, something just does not mix right in this beer, I was really hoping to have a treat with this beer, I love Sweet Stouts, but this is not it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Black pour with brown edges and a very short lived, minimal head. The aroma is roasty with lots of metallic spiciness and some chocolate fudge notes. The flavor is also mostly roast with a noble hop spice, metallic again and some sweet chocolate fudge on the back end. The body is oily and medium full with some tingly carbonation.

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