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Arbor Brewing Mackinac Island Fudge Stout | Arbor Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arborbrewing.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cpetrone84 on 06-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,106
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
156
pDev:
15.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of Dinkel
3.07/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DOCRW
3.91/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metacog42
3.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beejay
3.19/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Dark black in color with a tan head.

S: Sweet with creamy chocolate, and a bit of a rough alcohol smell.

T: Sweet at first with a touch of chocolate, and a roasted, character.. almost a touch burnt with a hint of booze in the finish.

M: Medium in body, moderate carbonation.

O: Meh.. It's a stout.. what more can I say..

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.46/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark opaque brown with a thick tan blanket that settles to a thin film and thick collar

Smell is aerated yet salty roasted malt, almost like salted caramel--actually, like fudge when the chocolate comes in, derp! There's also brown sugar and astringent hops, with lightly roasted, earthy coffee.

Taste is a little metallic, but also aerated roasted malt, almost salty again, or like the crystallized sugar of fudge, with some chocolate, funky, woody ruggy hops and bitter mild coffee.

Body is med smooth with a light fizz and a semi-dry to dry finish.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.06/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WDJersey
3.39/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jp32
3.26/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Pours dark in color, not quite black, but still very dark. Nice, big, tan colored foamy head on top. Smells roasted and faintly sweet.

It's flavor is sweet but hard to pick apart. Roasted malts, lactose, sugars, and maybe some chocolate are present. My tastebuds keep going back to marshmallow, but maybe that's an effect of the fudge? It tastes decent. Nothing wrong with it's flavor, but nothing that is knocking my socks off here either.

Somewhat thin compared to what I hoped it's body would be, but I would not call this watery. It's just not quite as full bodied as it should be.

This is your quintessential mediocre stout.

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Photo of keeganfrank
4.32/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This fine stout was enjoyed from a growler via Jungle Jim's in Eastgate.
Poured into a snifter, this stout produces a nice head of dissipating light
tan foam that settles to a thin ring and pool with light lacing atop of the
dark brown cola highlighted blackness. The nose features notes of fudge,
coffee, cream, and light char notes that hold standard to the format. Flavors
lightly exceed the nose with cola and fudge notes blending with a light dose of
coffee and light cream with char notes making themselves known on the rear
of the taste. Nice mouth feel, smooth and coating, yet very easy drinking but a
touch watery on the finish and pleasantly dry.

Solid for the style.

Cheers

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.46/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Josbor11
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.24/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jordanginsberg
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwood06
3.72/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap poured into a tulip glass

A - Beer arrives at the table with a head that is 1 finger in height and khaki in color. The head dis creamy and dissipates slowly to a rocky creamy layer. Beer itself is opaque and black in color with no carbonation visible. 4.25/5

S - Typical of the fudge/chocolate stout style this beer features notes of milky lactate, chocolate, fudge, and vanilla. Sweet and heavy aroma with just a hint of cold pressed coffee. Fairly simple and straightforward. 4/5

T - Cold pressed coffee and milk chocolate hit the palate right away before a bit of dark roasted malt comes to the forefront. There is a light malt bitterness from the dark roasting that is present but not overwhelming. Not nearly as sweet as the aroma with much more focus being put on the roasted malt instead of sweet chocolate. 3.5/5

M - Light carbonation burn on the front end disappears fairly quickly and leaves a medium bodied beer that is not near as heavy as expected. There is a slight drying, also unexpected, on the back end that lingers for just a bit. 3.5/5

O - Not a bad beer by any means, but not my favorite chocolate stout by a long shot. Lighter than most and easy drinking with decent flavor, but no real flavor that really jumps out to wow me. 3.75/5

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Photo of BB1313
3.9/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours black with a khaki head that slowly falls leaving great retention and decent lacing. The aromas are very nice. Lots of chocolate notes. Some roasted malts in the mix. The fudge notes are present. The flavors are very clean. Lots of roasted malts. Milk chocolate notes do their thing. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Finishes very clean and dry. Mouthfeel is light with active carbonation, but isn't thin. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice stout. It's very refreshing and fun to drink. Enjoyable stuff. Well done.

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Photo of durlta
3.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fredmugs
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Botulizard
2.93/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.7/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slarson7
4.03/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 156 ratings
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