dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Mark_Eck (656) - - MAY 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black. Aroma is light roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is sweet but a bit too weak.
paintedmaple (395) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
chinchill (1774) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BOSSbrewer (1582) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nasty. Smokey. Thin. Yuck. Rated this with another app and BeerBuddy unfortunately won't let me import comments.
jjgmd (1402) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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
zgaier (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
mikedR (1146) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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-
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Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
ebone1988 (213) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.