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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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1212) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2013
I have mixed feelings about this one. It's definitively a dry stout, bordering on bitter (think baking cocoa). There is a semblance of fudge in the flavor, but this type of beer seems to call out to be a sweet stout. The malt base is roasty, but is on the thin side. A little disappointing. B- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1112) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4809) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1098) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Thin, more like a porter. Dark brown. Not much head. Lots of sweet fudge in the taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1867) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Served on tap at ABC in Ann Arbor. Poured virtually black with a small but durable tan head. Some chocolate in the nose but very little in the taste where there was a far mor prominent coffee note - this was the reaction of 3-of-3 craft beer drinkers at the table. Very smooth; full body; well chosen low carbonation. A nice stout but lacking the chocolate or fudge note that the names suggests.

3.3
   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.

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.

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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8133) - 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.


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