Arbor Brewing Mackinac Island Fudge Stout - Arbor Brewing Company
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Reviews by clint1019:
2.65/5 rDev -15.9%
A - Black in color with no head what-so-ever. My guess is the oils in the fudge that they brewed this beer with is killing the head.
S - I can really smell the fudge! That being said there's really not much else going on here.
T - Roasted malt flavor, chocolate/kinda fudgy tasting, and a slight bitterness on the back.
M - light bodied and a little flat.
O - Not overly impressed with this one. I had high hopes for this one because I love Mackinac Island Fudge, so I figure maybe I'd love the beer. NOT!
09-05-2011 01:34:30 | More by clint1019
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3.56/5 rDev +13%
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.
08-09-2013 18:34:29 | More by chinchill
3.4/5 rDev +7.9%
This beer is a dark brown color, very dark but for a bit of light coming through at the edges. The head looks promising, a brown pillow that starts off a finger tall and looks thicker than it is. It dies down quickly, however, and leaves little foam or lacing to speak of.
Fudge is foremost in the aroma, and this beer does do well in showcasing the distinction between fudge and chocolate. This, while a little thin, is a bit richer and fuller with the more sugary than bittersweet aspect. It's on for the intent with the exception that alcohol is considerably noticeable for the low ABV.
Fudgy in the flavor and showing a bit of sugary and almost lactic sweetness, if anything this beer tells me a milk stout may be a great style to try fudge in. The flavor is good if not, again, a bit thin, and the strong alcohol is more isopropyl than ethanol, which seems odd.
The mouthfeel isn't watery but is light for a stout, and not exactly on par to style. It makes it very thin and takes away from the fudgy aspect a bit. Not bad, but it certainly needs quite a bit more thickness and depth.
Overall this is pretty good but needs polishing up.
10-25-2011 13:46:41 | More by Brenden
3.33/5 rDev +5.7%
Chris's 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. Passable.
11-02-2011 13:08:31 | More by Sammy
2.5/5 rDev -20.6%
A- of this beer is poor. Poured this beer into a stein at room temperature. For a stout it is extremely light in color, watery looking, and looks "hazey."There was no head on the beer at all and it lacked carbonation.
T- was pretty good. The Chocolate and Fudge taste were huge in this beer and you pretty much have to search for the other characteristics which are a Light bitter coffee and burnt malt taste.
S- light chocolate and roasted malt smell
M- Creamy with no carbonation at all. Since it is watered down, the mouthfeel is very poor.
I love chocolate stouts and drink them quite a bit. This one lacks the basic characteristics of what a stout should look like in appearance. Didn't care for it whatsoever.
11-28-2010 18:27:05 | More by ScottLabadie
2.95/5 rDev -6.3%
12 oz bottle into tulip. From notes.
A: pours a typical, deep black body. Head that is tan, retreats into a in foamy layer.
S: Aroma is smooth and full of fudge elements. Good aroma and well achieved goal.
T: Taste is light chocolate, not getting the overall fudge aspect as in the aroma.
M: The mouthfeel is way too thin for a stout, very lacking aspect of the beer.
O: overall a decent beer, but the thin body really took away from the overall experience.
08-09-2011 13:23:05 | More by GDBEERMAN
3.08/5 rDev -2.2%
Served in a nonic pint glass
A - Dark brown with amber highlights. Just a skim of brown head.
S - Very roasted almost burnt aroma. Subtle hints of chocolate.
T - It has a burnt flavor as well, like burnt popcorn. Not getting a fudge taste.
M - Moderate with little carbonation
O - Not as good as Mackinac fudge. It tastes burnt. I just can't get past that.
10-09-2011 19:29:38 | More by buschbeer
2.1/5 rDev -33.3%
Poured from a bottle into a goblet. I had this while on Mackinac Island, it isn't as good as the fudge.
Appearance: Pours a very murky brown color with a half finger of tan head that goes away completely right away, not a pretty beer.
Smell: Kind of sweet and a bit chocolatey. Some roast, but the smell isn't real strong overall.
Taste: Roast and some chocolate. This one is pretty watery and not that good.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with hardly any carbonation and overly dry.
Overall: This really isn't a good beer. We picked one up because we were going to be on the island, we won't revisit this beer if we come back.
09-07-2011 03:33:14 | More by oline73
3/5 rDev -4.8%
Most striking attribute to this beer is the lack of anything that strikes of fudge. It's a mundane stout pours black with a large dark head that fades away pretty quick. Nose is like several other stouts I've had - heavy barley with a twist of hops maybe. Tastes tart, coffee like and rounded out by the slightest hint of chocolate but no more than any other stout. This doesn't live up to the label.
08-15-2013 00:47:09 | More by gopens44
Arbor Brewing Mackinac Island Fudge Stout from Arbor Brewing Company
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