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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 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!


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmschefke (566) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - MAY 3, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is light roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is sweet but a bit too weak.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
paintedmaple (395) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Some weirdness here and not in a good way...kinda OK dry cocoa stout, but with a metallic after taste that just kept hanging on. I wouldn’t have another one of these.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1774) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1582) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Nasty. Smokey. Thin. Yuck. Rated this with another app and BeerBuddy unfortunately won't let me import comments.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jjgmd (1402) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2013
On tap in Mckinaw City, pours a dark black pour with a java head. Nose is light sweet chocolate. Taste is light , sweet with no outstanding chocolate or fudge. Pass on this one . Quaff Score 5 / 10

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zgaier (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2013
On tap at Mackinaw City Brew House. Pours blak with a nice brown head and aroma of rotate malt and chocolate. Taste is light, of milk chocolate, roasted malt, and light caramel with a creamy finish. Light stout that needs more flavor

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1146) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
This beer is fair. It’s fairly light for a fudge inspired brew, since I think fudge is very rich. This is not quite as rich as you’d think. The aroma was weak to me, and the flavor was decent. Smooth, with a typical roasted stout flavor without much harshness. I don’t think I’d buy again as I find it nondescript.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Dark brown, and a tad cloudy. Metallic roasted nose. Flavor is considerably dry; little evidence of fudge; light astringency. A metallic, and aggressively cloying mouthfeel on a body with too little viscosity. Not a fan. Saugatuck’s Neapolitan Milk Stout blows it away.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ebone1988 (213) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Aroma is sweet, semi-roasted malt with some coffee and chocolate. Appearance is dark brown with a light brown head, pretty carbonated. The taste is pretty smoky, almost like a wood fire. Some roasted malt comes into play at the end but the flavor is overwhelmingly smoky. The mouthfeel is carbonated, as expected. Overall, this is severly disappointing.


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