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Arbor Brewing Michael Faricy's Stout - Arbor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dudecandle on 02-25-2011

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Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of J2A2
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaxPowers
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - 4/5
Color is essentially pitch black, with hints of red around the edges of the glass. About half a finger of light brown head.

Smell - 4/5
Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, a light amount of sweetness.

Taste - 4/5
Chocolate, sweet roasted nutty malts. Ever so slightly smoky. Very mild hops taste. There is more complexity to the taste than just the malts, but I don't know if I have the proper words to describe it.

Mouthfeel - 4.5/5
Very creamy and smooth. The beer is probably medium bodied, but when you drink it, it feels a lot lighter due to its smoothness. The feel of this beer is definitely one of my favorite aspects

Overall - 4.25/5
Overall this is a great example of an Irish Dry Stout. I really love this beer a lot, and definitely plan on getting it again in the near future.

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KyleDeem5150
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice thick, fluffy head with slightly larger bubbles than some in this category but still leaves a nice lacy residue. Defiantly a nice kind of roasted or nicely toasted smell and taste, which I love. Very evenly balanced in flavor. Reminds me of Guinness Extra Stout but without the burnt, bitter or even sour taste. Also, I would like to mention that this beer is lighter feeling and not as syrupy and thick. Overall, a great choice for a No Bullsh!t Irish Stout. After all, it is a "World Beer Champion"

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lochef81
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of JDJorgenson
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Riversideliq1
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of hopnado
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of chris1919
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of duceswild
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Kcman91
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Mxsluis
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Brenden
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is very close to black, just some brown in where the light edges into the body. The head, medium brown in color, is a thick and solid finger tall. Lacing is left in a good amount of patching.
Roast comes out strong in the nose with raw dark cocoa, a bit powdery, with a bit of coffee in the roast, some yeasty character and a bit of charcoal.
Roast is equally heavy in the flavor and leads into the charcoal, completely dry with little to no sweetness but avoiding astringency or heavy chalkiness. Some herb speaks to moderate hopping, and it finishes out with some toast that comes in at the middle.
The body's good, and it's not too heavy considering it's not the Americanized idea of the style but sticks to the original blueprint, as it were. It is quite dry, though the leaf and chalk build up in the back of the throat with time. That lingers to some effect.

Photo of ZachMcGinn
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Upon the initial pour this beer appeared to be a strong/heavy stout. It has a semi strong coffee scent but not overbearing. The taste is lighter then many other stout I have tried and there is a much more carbonated mouth feel then you would expect from a stout. Easy to drink with a definite chocolate hint to its flavor.

Photo of SkinniePost
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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Arbor Brewing Michael Faricy's Stout from Arbor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.