Arbor Brewing Michael Faricy's Stout | Arbor Brewing Company

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Arbor Brewing Michael Faricy's StoutArbor Brewing Michael Faricy's Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dudecandle on 02-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,500
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
104
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
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Photo of Tracker83
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beersampler6
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very impressed by this stout style from a great local brewery. Great black color with a little lingering tan head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of coffee, chocolate and some malt. Tastes of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, grain and malt. Very nice and smooth with just a little bitterness. Nice to try a stout that’s more dry and not so sweet. Smooth slightly creamy mouthfeel and good amount of carbonation. Will try more of this style.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lahey
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a nice dark roasty stout. No off flavors, just dark roast coffee, maybe cocao. Not sweet at all, but that's not expected in this style. Very drinkable but still with decent body for 4.5% I don't drink a lot of dry stouts, but this is quite acceptable to me. Glad to have tried it.

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Photo of Kjager13
4.56/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Botulizard
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aberjack
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorEvil65
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psmith161
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Z-man
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of red94tt
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raime
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arbor Brewing Michael Faricy's Stout.

I haven't had a beer out of Arbor is many moons. Seems they don't put out too much these days for whatever reason or maybe they just don't sell at my local shop so they don't order much. Got a single for $2.19 at Jake's liquor, in Monroe MI. Enough philosophy.

Look - From the twelve ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a deep impenetrable black with a monster pillowly mocha head that demands multiple slow pours before you can get the entirety of the bee outta the bottle. The head starts leaving immediate stick amongst slowly dropping a few centimeters or so. Not even sure what kinda stout this is but that look is impressive for a non-nitro. Cannot get a read on the carbonation due to the depth of the drink. Head dies to a thick cap amongst the brew and the lacing is very attractive.

Smell - Alrighty based on the scent this is either an export stout or an Irish dry. Not a huge nose. Bit of black cherry like sweetness with a slight metallic twang as I always tend to pick up in export styles. The malts aren't burnt unfortunately but are surely weakly roasted. Unimpressive here but not offensive.

Taste - Now this is more like it. The malts get darker here and more true to what I want in a stout. The sweetness is still prevelant and still has that cherry like flavor. Coffee makes an appearance along with a smaller though very present amours of bakers chocolate ( almost like the sweetened chocolate chips you buy at a supermarket ). I'll have to let this one warm up a bit more before continuing into this review. Warmer now. The coffee is a light to medium roast in nature. No alcohol presence and it is very easy and quick to go down the gullet so I'll assume the alcohol isn't too high.

Feel - The body on this brew is moderate and very cold coffee like with a moderate amount of carbonation. Not as creamy as you would expect despite the fact the head has become a thick cap amongst the motor oil. Flavors remain bitter and the beer swallows rather easily an is light on the stomach.

Overall - This is a solid stout and I am still unsure of the actual type seeing as I haven't looked it up on here. The nose is rather underwhelming but the other aspects come through as I had hoped. Not a massive stout by any means, but an easy drinker with a likely low ABV. As always, try it for yourself and come to your own conclusion..

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2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BellsFan
4.67/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of moonboogie_n8
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

very nice stout from Arbor
appearance is black with amber/brown edge, creamy foam 1 finger head.
smell is what you'd expect from a dry stout. malt, chocolate, coffee.
taste is good with roasted coffee, chocolate in the front. slight smokiness?, just the right amount of sweet.
feel is great, light/medium body with a creamy coating in your mouth. so smooth. perfect carbo.
overall a great stout. may not get again, but worth trying if you are into smooth stouts.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cheeseboo
4.74/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very nice stout. Smooth and delicious. I am a big fan of Arbor brewing, and this stout doesn't disappoint. I plan on trying to find this on tap somewhere as I imagine it would be wonderful.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBrandonMI
4.72/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The feel combined with the smoky notes make this a great Irish stout experience. Love this beer!

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Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 104 ratings