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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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
American Stout
4.26 | pDev: 7.04%
Jul 28, 2020
Mar 19, 2014
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
Mothership Series #3: Mackinac Fudge Donkey Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 103 ratings