Mothership Series #3: Mackinac Fudge Donkey Stout
Founders Brewing Company

Mothership Series #3: Mackinac Fudge Donkey StoutMothership Series #3: Mackinac Fudge Donkey Stout
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From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American Stout
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.04%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
94
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 28, 2020
Added:
Mar 19, 2014
Wants:
  37
Gots:
  6
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Mothership Series #3: Mackinac Fudge Donkey StoutMothership Series #3: Mackinac Fudge Donkey Stout
Notes: Coffee lovers, this one’s for you, straight from the mind of our R&D Brewer. We reached out to our local coffee-roasting friends at Ferris Coffee & Nut for the featured ingredient: copious amounts of Mackinac Fudge coffee. Roasted, bold and perfectly balanced with just a hint of sweetness, it fits right into our esteemed line of coffee beers.
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Rated: 4.41 by Junior from Michigan

Jul 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.73 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Sep 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by Brian29 from Ohio

Apr 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by Mikexw from New York

Mar 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by Sauced4life from Michigan

Mar 10, 2019
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Reviewed by dfillius from Iowa

4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Smells like fudge, tastes like rich flourless chocolate cake with hints of coffee. This is a dessert beer balanced with enough bitterness to not be cloying. Super tasty, one of the better stouts I’ve had! Sweet but super balanced too.
Feb 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.46 by goblue30 from Michigan

Jan 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Jan 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.28 by JoeLev from Ohio

Jan 05, 2019
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black and is topped with an inch of mocha head that leaves decent lacing.

The smell is decadent with fudge, dark chocolate, and coffee.

The taste equals the smell in greatness. I taste cocoa, dark chocolate, some coffee in the finish, and of course fudge.

Full bodied with a smooth, slick mouthfeel

This is a great dessert beer. I'm having it for lunch though.
Dec 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by TheGent from New Jersey

Nov 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.44 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Nov 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.36 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by HardyA from Michigan

Nov 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by Tracker83 from Michigan

Oct 29, 2018
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours a pitch black with a one finger tan head. Heavy soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is coffee, fudge, vanilla and char.

T - The taste coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and roasted malts.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with soft pillowy finish.

O - This is a really nice coffee stout. Flavors are nice and rich.
Oct 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Wolvmar from Michigan

3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle purchased at Detroit taproom. Bottled 9/17/18.

Pour: rich dark brown, almost black. Two finger tan head. Dissipates to a layer of clouds and a heavy ring. Slight bubble lacing. Really nice looking.

Nose: coffee, fudge and some more fudge. It’s definitely a coffee beer but surpringly robust chocolate nose. Smells great.

Taste: dark roast coffee upfront. Chocolate fudge right there with the coffee although not as robust as in the nose. Some malt sweetness on the backend. Maybe a hint of dark fruits. Lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium to light carbonation feel, despite the great head, about as you would expect for a stout. Thinner than I would have guessed from the nose but consistent with less fudge taste. Doesn’t stay on the tongue long.

Overall: I like this but won’t likely make a trip for more. Will age a bottle for fun. The look and nose are awesome. The taste and mouthfeel ok. I love coffee, and fudge, but somehow I’m not that into this. Would go with breakfast stout before this. Worth a try but I’d get a bottle or two before committing to more. That said, fairly reasonably priced ($7 something for four bottles, inclu deposit).
Oct 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by grm1007 from Michigan

Oct 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.31 by Zaphog from Michigan

Oct 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Oct 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.16 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Oct 08, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/18/2018. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, nutty medium roast coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, fudge, marshmallow, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light notes of dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, nutty medium roast coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, fudge, marshmallow, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light notes of dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/grassy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, nutty medium roast coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, fudge, marshmallow, toasted dark/brown bread, light fruit/smoke/char, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky./bready, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.5%. Overall this is a fantastic flavored American stout! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. This tastes like sweet stout, but finishes like an American stout. Very rich malts and balanced fruity/nutty fudge flavored coffee complexity; with solid earthy hop balance against sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.
Oct 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.11 by mcrawford from Michigan

Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

May 27, 2018
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Rated by ctalcumb from Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer is absolutely epic. Wish it was distributed outside of Founders tap room.
May 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Apr 28, 2018
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Greatly enjoyed this offering on tap at Founders. Nice, deep, almost black color with mild head and nice moderate lingering lacing. Smells just like Mackinac fudge chocolate and coffee. Tastes even better - fudge, coffee, vanilla, some hints of bourbon. Not too sweet, perfect balance. Some nice mild carbonation and pleasant mouthfeel that’s not too thick or heavy. Nice coffee bitterness in the aftertaste that is perfect in intensity and reminds me of a nice cup of joe. Amazing coffee-infused beer, one of my favorites.
Apr 24, 2018
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Rated by Coho11 from Ohio

3/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Too much bourbon taste for me
Apr 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by cmukid87 from Michigan

Oct 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.56 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

May 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by BarrelAgedG from California

May 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.48 by REVZEB from Illinois

May 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Apr 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.42 by Richter525 from Michigan

Apr 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by GRG1313 from California

May 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.26 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts

May 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.26 by a_beckman25 from Michigan

May 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by msumike89 from Colorado

Apr 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.62 by bigleague from Michigan

Apr 20, 2016
Mothership Series #3: Mackinac Fudge Donkey Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 103 ratings