Arbor Brewing Michael Faricy's Stout - Arbor Brewing Company

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: dudecandle on 02-25-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this one on tap at Ashley's in Ann Arbor. Pours black with medium sized cream colored head. Light bodied stout, very dry. Not a lot of flavor to speak of here, faint roasted grain, really not much going on. Relatively light, medium high carbonation. Better than Guinness, but not by much.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Beric
3.86/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: On tap, 4oz sampler at Corner Brewery (ABC's Ypsilanti brewpub)
Served: 17 June 2013

Appearance: Black and imposing, just like a stout should be. Looks great, with a nice white head comprised of small bubbles that slowly dissipates over the course of time. Looks pretty good.

Smell: You can smell the roasty malts in here for sure. Seems pretty inviting.

Taste: Really great assertive roasted malt taste. The Mackinac Island Fudge Stout that they make also seems to use the same overall malt profile, but this one is uninhibited by the addition of chocolate. Really a great Irish Dry that is unadulterated. Good roasty notes of coffee and dark chocolate, that is traditionally associated with stouts.

Mouthfeel: Appropriately carbonated for the style, though seeming a bit watery at times.

Overall: A great brew by ABC and one I would certainly order again.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of sneakymagician
4.55/5  rDev +29.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: a fairly aggressive pour to get almost a one finger tan head that sits atop the black colored body of this Irish Stout. Some lacing is left behind on the first couple of sips; after that minimal lacing.

Aroma: roasted grains, mocha coffee, nice touch of smoke

Flavors: smoky roasted grains, grainy coffee from a dive diner, spicy – like it was brewed with rye, so it reminds me of rye bread with a hint of caraway seed, lightly bitter style that makes me think of 85% dark chocolate on the back of the palate,

Mouthfeel: medium body for a stout (it is an Irish Stout), a light / very fine fizzy carbonation feel, I would not call it creamy – the spice style plus the 85% dark chocolate bitterness are just not creamy, nice spicy feel, light bitterness on the mid and finish, slight smoky burnt campfire aftertaste, dry-roasted aftertaste

To the Point: a nice Irish Stout, I found it easy to enjoy, I have always thought that ‘Irish Stouts’ should just be called ‘Black Beer’.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice stout. There is a good roasted/smoked tone that is just a hair about subtle that stays consistent throughout. Hearty body. Might be a bit too heavy for this style, honestly. It's still a good beer, though I'm not sure if it really fits to style. (Too heavy in body. Too much carbonation.)

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