Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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3.1/5 rDev -7.5%
Serving Style : 12 oz glass bottle from The World Market
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Smell (3.5) : Roasted bitter coffee beans, hint of cocoa, mocha, some sour malts.
Taste (3) : Smooth and much like iced coffee. Cocoa and malts first, a little grain, and then bitter roasted beans at the end, like chewing a coffee bean. For the finish, roasted caramel coffee settles on the palette leaving a good aftertaste. Everything is good except for the "coffee bean chewed up" taste at the tail end.
Mouthfeel (3) - A little creamy. But overall watery, iced coffee-like. Just a hint of prickly carbonation. Finishes mildly dry. Again like a coffee bean. Not great, just...okay.
Overall (3.1) - Not a beer I'd buy again but it was an interesting tryout. I get an image of sitting by a fire on a cold winters' night drinking this beer with family and friends. But of course there's winter lagers for that.
08-19-2014 02:06:46 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.05/5 rDev -38.8%
coffee coffee coffee the over powering smell of coffe the overpowering taste of coffe thats all i can say it gags me i cant get tatse out of my mouth i got nothing more to say about it skip it and try another beer they make others but this one doesnt work for me the coffee lingers too long in my mouth
08-13-2014 01:30:01 | More by wac9
2.9/5 rDev -13.4%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Appears a dark brown, but not quite black, color with a small tan head, that dissipates quickly, leaving a nice ring around the glass, and touches of lacing. The pour was a much lighter color than expected here.
The nose is very weak, with the roasted malts taking the lead. It's tough to get anything else here, and the coffee is non-existent. The taste is pretty sharp for a stout; definitely not the smooth roasted malt profile you're looking for. There's definitely bitterness from those roasted malts, which tells me it just needs to be handled a bit differently. Again, the coffee is absent, which is disappointing. There's just not a lot going on here...
The mouthfeel is quite thin for a stout, with active carbonation playing on the palate. Overall, this is a very disappointing brew. The lack of coffee presence, and the lack of complexities in the stout as a whole make it something not really worth drinking.
08-02-2014 14:48:59 | More by zimm421
Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 749 ratings.