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Michigan Brewing Superior Stout - Michigan Brewing Company

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Michigan Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-17-2002)
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arizcards

Arizona

4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Received as part of the MicroBeerClub October shipment received in late October.

Beer poured black as night with a three fingered off white head that is leaving lacing behind. Nose is wonderful, full of roasted coffee and chocolate malt goodness. Taste is a sensation of roasted chocolate malts with a big blast of hops. This is one of the more hoppier stouts i have had. Mouthfeel was average at best, just too thin for the style and taste. Overall drinkability was good. This could be an outstanding beer with a few tweaks to the recipe to make it more fuller.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2006 23:15:38 | More by arizcards
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oberon

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Great to see Michigan Brewing beers still here in the Buffalo area on tap around town,this poured an ink black with a thinner almond colore head atop that was gone pretty fast.Drier aromas quite earthy with bitter chocolate tones hints of molasses in thee as well,like I said quite dry also on the palatedark roast coffee and earth tones upfront thee is a touch of molasses sweetness underneath but it seems to take a backseat to the big earthiness of the brew as I drank more I picked up a note of wood thru the finish.If you like dry roasty lighter stouts this is for you I for one found it tasty and quaffable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2006 21:09:58 | More by oberon
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a growler purchased at the brewery. Pours out to a black color with a nice brown foam head. Some rings of lace. Lower carbonation. Aromas of roasted malt and coffee, with some burnt cocoa notes. Nice. Taste is very roasty; roasted malts, roasted grain, roasted coffeebean, some roasted hops. A hint of dark chocolate. Mouthfeel was way thin, and could've been far thicker. Drinkability is pretty good. Could use some work, but a good offering nonetheless. Very drinkable. Worth a try.

Serving type: growler

04-22-2006 00:01:27 | More by Frozensoul327
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nicksta

Michigan

2.45/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: It has a solid black center with brown edges that reflect the light. A beautiful thick light brown head sits atop this beer. It doesn't last very long, however.

S: It sent shivers down my spine. Burnt cocoa with a hint of coffee beans. Not very appealing.

T: It is just burnt! Take 11 ounces of burnt, old coffee, add 1 ounce of water and a tablespoon of chocolate syrup and that would be this.

M & D: The mouthfeel is good. The drinkability is also okay because the whole shitty taste doesn't really come until the end of a long chug.

This is my last beer from the Michigan Brewing Co.'s variety pack, and with the exception of the Celis White, their beers suck.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2006 05:30:20 | More by nicksta
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MDekker

Michigan

3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark mahogany color with a little bit of off-white, big bubbled head. A typical dark, roasted stout aroma with hints of wood and coffee. The tastes are similar, although it comes off a little watery. It lacks some potency, and the aftertaste is nothing special. The mouthfeel is a little fizzy. Overall, it's OK for a stout, but nothing great - there are other stouts, and especially Michigan-based stouts that I'd rather have.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2006 01:24:22 | More by MDekker
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plaztikjezuz

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

at the 122 pub, had a hudge head, i dont think the bartender knew how to pour a beer. it was jet black and the head was off-white.

the aroma malty, little burned, and coffee.

the flavor is malty, coffee, dark malts, minerally, some fruitiness.

the mouthfeel was a little slippery.

beer is very drinkable year round.

side note: this was a fresh batch, usually it takes a fews weeks for the flavors to get propper, the coffee becomes more pronounced.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2006 01:18:10 | More by plaztikjezuz
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Smittysguinness

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another winner from MBC. They are consistent.

Poured as a stout should, but the head didn't last. It did leave little ringlets of lacing along the glass as I went along. All in all though, there are better *looking* stouts.

Smelled of roasted coffee mixed with either dark chocolate or bakers chocolate; either one is bitter, but still chocolate. Juuust like a good stout should be.

I tasted the roasted coffee up front that mellowed to a buttery taste. I really like that about this beer - the buttery taste at the end. The kciker for me was that the buttery flavor didn't become apparent until about a third of the way through the bottle. Before that, it was just coffee and chocolate. Floral hops throughout, but not overpowering.

All in all another great offering. Great session beer that is exactly what a "good" stout should taste like.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2005 02:47:20 | More by Smittysguinness
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3Vandoo

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black beer with a nice opaque and beige head.

Smell of espresso, roasted coffee and black chocolate haunt that beer. Her taste is bitter that greatly rolls with the aromas of coffee and black chocolate but a finish of hops comes ends that beer. Some smoked flavours were also present, but were hard to difference between roasted and smoked.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2005 05:38:04 | More by 3Vandoo
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ypsifly

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated 12oz poured into a pint.

Black. Small head that is light tan and falls to a veiled ring in a moment. I've noticed a lot of MBC beers leave rings of lace that mark each swallow and look like the high water marks on an old bridge. This is one of those brews.

Smells very roasty with cocoa and baker's chocolate. Dry, floral hops come through in the end. Yep, how a stout should smell.

Again, the roasted malt flavors come through upfront. Nutty with a few drops of heavy cream. Just enough bite from the hops, but the roasty flavors carry through the finish. The mouth full, but finishes clean with a tingle from the carbonation. A solid stout that deserves better distribution.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2005 05:14:52 | More by ypsifly
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frazbri

Ohio

3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Superior Stout from Michigan Brewing poured black in the glass. The cream color head was short, very short. Aroma was mostly chocolate and coffee, with a little fruit mixed in. Flavors contained cocoa and had a roasted finish. Carbonation was modest. The body was full.

This wasn't bad, though the head was disappointing. It just wasn't assertive enough flavor wise.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2005 00:53:08 | More by frazbri
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mentor

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from the brewery itself and consumed that same evening in December, 2004. Poured moderately thick with a 2 finger light brown head. This beer is too dark to see through. There was no sediment in the bottle. Smells of orast coffee and almost equally of chocolate. Cool and sweet. With much searching, I also pick up a metallic edge. Tastes first of coffee roast followed by chocolate and ending with more roast plus a mild cherry sour. Mild carbonation and a medium-thick body. The first sips were a bit too sweet, but the later sips are now a bit too dry roasty. I'm a bit surprised at the strength of the chocolate in this stout, but it plays quite well with the roasted grain flavors. This is an enjoyable stout that I'm happy to recommend.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2005 03:59:51 | More by mentor
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Lupe

New York

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dark brown, almost black in color with a creamy tan head that sticks around and leaves some lace. Roasted aroma with coffee and a hint of dark chocolate. Flavor follows the aroma, roasted grain, dark chocolate, and some malt sweetness. Not much from the hops, roasted grain gives the bitterness. Finishes up a dry with a lingering roasty bitterness. Thinner then I expected, light-medium in body, and smooth. Good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2004 01:40:19 | More by Lupe
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown/black with little head and no lace. Aroma is farily light but chocolate and coffee arise. Taste is pleasant upfront but the backside is somewhat light and watery. Not an unpleasant beer just doesn't have enough body to make it really good.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2004 03:33:40 | More by CRJMellor
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another sampler at MBC taproom. Has a burnt coffee smell, but in a nice way. This seems to be even darker than a Guinness. This seems to focus on producing a dark roast coffee smell and taste, and that's there for certain. I certainly like it a lot, but it may not be for others.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2003 16:01:07 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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Michigan Brewing Superior Stout from Michigan Brewing Company
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