Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
2.48/5 rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
GLASS: Boddingtons Imperial Pint Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
Much like a Guinness, this pours almost black, with hints of brown around it's edges, and a slight trace of ruby. Solid one-finger head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving a thin foamy top. Quite decent lacing.
Dark fruits and roasted coffee beans. Slight maltiness. The coffee is not as prominent as I'd hoped it would be.
Light coffee notes mingle with a hint of chocolate. Very slight malt presence. Overall, this is weak.
Thin and waterey. Unimpressive.
This could be an easy session beverage. Then again, so could water. Just not much flavor going on here to tempt me to come back.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2008 16:07:10 | More by coldmeat23
More User Reviews:
3.41/5 rDev +1.5%
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 731 ratings.