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

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77
okay

819 Ratings
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Ratings: 819
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 7
Gots: 47 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Winter on 02-26-2002)
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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.

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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]

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12 oz. bottle (04/17/13) poured into Sam Smith's imperial pint.

A- A normal pour creates 1-1/2 fingers of dark tan head. The body is dark brown, nearing black. Head drops to a thin film. Very light lacing left on the glass.

S- Lots of coffee and dark chocolate. Dark roasted and strong. Very aromatic.

T- As the aroma suggests. Clearly infused with coffee, an underlying chocolate quality, and hints of vanilla. Definite dark roasted malts as well.

M- Medium body with moderate carbonation. Light tingle.

O- Very nice coffee stout. I particularly like the pricing point (1.59 for the bottle at Copper Vine). While not a deal breaker for me, the USDA Organic stamp is a bonus. Maybe not quite up to the Bell's or Dark Horse versions, but very drinkable.

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3.3/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours a thin tan head on a dark brown colored body.
The aroma is a nice mixture of dark chocolate, roasted malt and milk.
The taste has lots of coffee notes: bitter dark chocolate, sweet roasted malt and milk. Mild bitterness at the end.
The texture is crisp with a soft edge.
Great aroma and a descent tasting beer.

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Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 819 ratings.