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Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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77
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802 Ratings
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Ratings: 802
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 7
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Winter on 02-26-2002)
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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

APPEARANCE: A dark brown color with an light tan foam, carbonation appears strong. Good clarity, head retention is less than average.

SMELL: Coffee, Malt, and Chocolate Liquor aromas are the standouts in the nose.

TASTE: The taste is roasted and bitter, with some iced coffee elements as well. Coffee grounds, raw chocolate, char, and dark breads round out the brew firmly. Though ample bitterness exists, the hop flavor is rather muted. Coffee flavors are not as strong as other stouts brewed with it, but certainly agreeable nonetheless.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated feel with coffee lingering in the after taste.

OVERALL: Fuel Cafe delivers on the promise of an accessible coffee beer, and it works, but doesn't take it to the next level like some gourmet coffee brews. Barrel aging or adding more quality ingredients could really develop this one into something special.

Stinkypuss, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

a77cj7, Yesterday at 07:12 AM
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2.8/5  rDev -16.9%

tappangordo, Friday at 02:37 AM
Photo of scotorum
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No bottling date info visible, purchased about a month ago in a mixed sixpack.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick.

a; Black with clear ruby highlights when seen through light. Finger thick tan head receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Mild coffee and chocolate.

t: Chocolate and smoke with some mild hop bite for balance. Dry finish.

m: A smooth medium with good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A very drinkable stout. Little indication of the presence of coffee other than in the initial aroma, but a solid example of the stout style. Perhaps age muted the coffee flavor.

scotorum, Thursday at 02:36 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +24.6%

callieokc, Wednesday at 11:33 PM
Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

BDeibs, Nov 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

slayernation, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Punisher, Nov 15, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev +8.6%

CaptDavyJones, Nov 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

lucasj82, Nov 10, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +12.8%

Jmc986, Nov 10, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +19.9%

great113, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

einman, Nov 09, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +17.5%

KyleSweetsema, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

chip26, Nov 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

SWChi, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of JamesMN
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 9/3/14.

Appearance: Black/brown body with a head of tan foam.

Aroma: Cream, coffee, roasted malt.

Taste: Watery black coffee with roasty malt. Some nice grassy hop bitterness. Not really balanced as the hops shine through the seemingly thin malt bill. Thin finish, cream and coffee aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Just below medium in body. Decent drinkability though a bit over carbonated.

Final Thoughts: Another decent stout with added coffee. Sort of a popular style these days. Would I drink it again? Meh.

JamesMN, Oct 30, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +8.3%

NateSharpless, Oct 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

elektronen, Oct 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

atlbravsrno1, Oct 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

spedprof, Oct 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

Gonzoillini, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Dated 9/23/2014. Poured into a snifter 10/20/2014.

A- Dark black body, two finger light brown head with a lot of retention time. Not much lacing. [3.5]

S- Roast malt, black coffee, slightly burnt grain, earthy hops. Smells good, not complex, but exactly what is advertised. [3.75]

F- Milk chocolate sweetness, bitter black coffee, roast malts. Bitter burnt malt and earthy hops on the finish. This is a more than solid combination of flavours, I'm enjoying this one quite a bit, certainly tastes better than it smells. [4]

M- Thinner bodied, though closer to medium than straight up thin, about par for the American Stout style. Just enough carbonation to keep it crisp and refreshing. A good characteristic to have in a coffee stout. [3.75]

O- Pretty good coffee stout. Plenty of coffee, plenty of roast malt. Just about what you'd expect from an above-average, tasty coffee stout. This packs more flavour than our more local New Glarus Coffee Stout, but it hits you a little bit more quickly. Surprising that it isn't as well-received as I'd expect based on my review, but then again Lakefront has a tendency to be underrated. [4]

Stevedore, Oct 21, 2014
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Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 802 ratings.