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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!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10712) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (8675) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8149) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5721) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2011
12 oz bottle from Siclianoís (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a rich blackish hue, well hazed and opaque, dark yet thinner, with a frothy light brown head that dies to a ring, laces small to minimal. Aromas are rich cocoa and toffee, sweet and a bit dry and bitter, touches of earth, more caramel and toffee, toast and biscuits, sweet and bitter cocoa mix, with a touch of earth and roast working into the fold, some gentle coffee. Initial is thinner, lighter end of medium bodied with some cocoa and fudge, sweeter and bitter chocolate mix, some sugary caramel and toffee, biscuits and touches of molasses. Gentle dryness, roast, and toast. Some light earthy roast. Sweeter yet lighter bodied. Middle and finish stick to the palate a bit, fudge and cocoa, bakers chocolate, gentle roast and toast with flourishes of sweeter malts. Just underbodied. Flavors are ok though not complex, body lacks. Ok overall with a nice flavor but lacking in aroma and body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Black with no head. Roasted grain and chocolate aroma and taste without much else going on.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4965) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Growler: The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted coffee, and a hint of black licorice. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige ring. The flavor starts with light chocolate. The finish has light-moderate roasted coffee and some faint burnt notes. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. It comes across as a regular stout...Iím not getting much fudge.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (4013) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle from Mackinaw City party store. Dark brown colour, small tan head. White sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is sweet roasted malted, bit of caramel, some sourness. Flavour is roasted malts, caramel, some chocolate. Watery finish.

2.8
   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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2011
12oz bottle from The Beer Depot in Ann Arbor, MI. Pours a black body with a thin, brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is roasty with dark chocolates and a light fudge sweetness. Flavor is roasty up front with a good amount of dark chocolates. There is a bit of an odd sourness in there along with some fudge sweetness. Finishes dry and roasty with a nice chocolate fudge richness, but a touch of that sourness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-thin feeling body and a light, somewhat flat carbonation. Overall, a bold and flavorful beer, but there are some flaws. A tad bit sour and a bit flat. This could be much better with a little work or a better bottle.


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