Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by socon67:
3.84/5 rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A - Black pour with a thin brown foam. Pours relatively thin. Minimal lacing and carbonation.
S - Scents of roasted malt and coffee. Nice aroma, but not particularly complex.
T - Rich malt that has notes of chocolate. The finish has some coffee flavors, and gives a mild bitterness & roasted taste.
M - I find this thin for a porter, let alone a stout (the whole porter\stout debate not withstanding). However it is a sessionable beer, and one that is good to finish the night with in your mug.
O - The first time I had this was at the Brickskeller in DC and it holds some nostalgia for that reason, although even at that time I knew there were much better coffee stouts out there. Coming back to it I appreciate Fuel for what it is as an easy drinking stout with some coffee flavor. It is worth trying it you frame it from that perspective.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2014 00:13:50 | More by socon67
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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 728 ratings.