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Arbor Brewing Michael Faricy's Stout - Arbor Brewing Company

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Arbor Brewing Michael Faricy's StoutArbor Brewing Michael Faricy's Stout

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Reviews: 23
Hads: 86
Avg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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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Reviews: 23 | Hads: 86
Reviews by GRPunk:
Photo of GRPunk
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a nonic pint.

A- A normal pour produced a 1-finger, brown head that sustains as a moderate film that leaves a lot of nice spots on the glass. The body was near jet with dark brown edges.

S- Medium dark chocolate. A touch of that "stale" quality associated with Guinness (for good or bad depending on the reviewer), though I may be mistaking it for more of a roasty scent. Some coffee tones. A little muted at first. As always, more pronounced with some warmth.

T- Quite a bit more robust than initial aroma would suggest. Very roasty, even smoky. Powdered chocolate and medium roast coffee. Subtle hopping does just enough.

M- Medium-thick viscosity. Light carbonation that I enjoy for the style. A touch chalky perhaps.

O- A solid beer in my book. Not going to seek it out, per se. It is something I'd put in my "stout rotation." A good gloomy day drinker as there was a light drizzle outside while I had this one. I could do a few of these in a sitting. I picture it as a good accompanyment to a stew or maybe the baked potato soup that was going in the crockpot.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Arbor Brewing Michael Faricy's Stout

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Nearly full on darkness w/ ruby highlights , beautiful lacing

SMELL: Chocolate cake, brown malt, burnt husk, faint raisins, yeast, carob powder

TASTE: Very smooth, creamy, chicory, faint licorice root, charcoal, modest hop character, figs, mild caramel, semi-dry lightly roasted finish

Not too shabby, let this one warm up to cellar temperature … it is a must. A little rustic and not as dry as expected. A decent quaff.

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Photo of Zonian1
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of LXIXME
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brenden
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of DruC4
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of SopwithCamel18
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of J2A2
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rostie
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Krisss
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bung
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. Fairly black, some brown around the edges. Some floaties?? Wouldn't expect this to have much yeast sediment. Half finger of off white head.

Aroma is pretty chocolatey. Some roast malt.
and coffee, not bad. A little subdued maybe.

Taste matched pretty well. Good roast, dark chocolate, coffee. Finish is nice and dry cocoa, coffee.

Fairly thin, but not overly so to me. High side of the light in the spectrum. Carb is a good level. No alcohol, I see no problem with this single bottle, a good session stout.

This was much better than the Saranac Irish Stout I had before it. My bottle was certainly better than the previous reviews would indicate.

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Photo of acostuhhh
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobbyr5
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ZachMcGinn
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Zaphog
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of sneakymagician
4.57/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks great with a head that allows you to pour the entire bottle at once, into a pint glass. The smell is cocoa, with the aftertaste from the last sip dominating. The taste is nice. I normally prefer sweet or American stouts, but this is a good change of pace. The balance is good, but it does have more bitterness than the stouts I prefer. If you're going to drink an Irish Dry Stout, this is a great one!

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Photo of sblanton83
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of loganburgh
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of KyleDeem5150
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
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"

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Photo of Drk93TT
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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