Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by ThickNStout:
2.68/5 rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
12oz bottle from Total Wine (Kennesaw, GA). Bottled 8/12. Served in a snifter.
Pours near-black brown with a half finger tan head. No lacing.
Big coffee smell. A little bit of roast. Mainly just sweet coffee.
Taste is bittersweet burnt coffee. That's it. Any roast or malt just comes across as coffee. No trace of alcohol- but at under 6% it can onlt vaguely qualify as a stout.
Thin barely carbonated feel. Long bitter coffee aftertaste.
I like coffee beers and this really delivers on coffe flavor but lacks any depth. It comes across like a cold pot of coffee with a mere wisp of beer. I'll be taking my beer dollars elsewhere.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2012 02:45:55 | More by ThickNStout
More User Reviews:
3.41/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 22:23:10 | More by Stinkypuss
Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 716 ratings.