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

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Ratings: 835
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 53 | 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:
Beer added by: Winter on 02-26-2002

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Photo of wiscokid920
3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A- Dark black, minimal mocha head with virtually zero lacing. Head fades fast into a ring around glass.

S- Not a whole lot of coffee and chocolate which I was expecting. Subtle malt sweetness undertones.

T- Coffee, roasted malts, toffee and a tad bit of chocolate.

M- Medium bodied. Smooth and creamy up front and ends dry.

O- A decent beer. Not a whole lot of coffee flavor but the brew seems to be balanced nicely and is enjoyable.

Photo of nheinzie57
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of FrostyJenbaJuice
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Ilikebeer2
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of jimmah120
3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look is dark brown amber, almost black, mocha head. Smell is not what I expected, red ale, apricots, ripe fruit, I have to strain to pick up the expected coffee/cocoa. Taste is much better, heavy on the bitter coffee, but not without roasted hazelnut, toffee, and cocoa. The red ale taste hits near the finish. The feel is creamy, smooth, and full.

I enjoyed this one much more than I expected. Becoming a fan of Lakefront, between this and their IPA.

Photo of QCABeerTour
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of scratch69
3.02/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Black in color with no almost no head and minimal lacing.

Smell- Faint aroma of coffee and chocolate.

Taste- Light flavor of bitter coffee with roasted malt notes and some chocolate.

Mouthfeel- On the light end of medium bodied. Smooth and creamy with a slightly dry finish. Light amount of carbonation.

Overall- Not a terrible beer, but if you are going to advertise as a coffee flavored stout I would expect a stronger coffee flavor (or stout flavor).

Photo of CMERCE
1/5  rDev -70.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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5/5  rDev +47.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TX-Badger
4.28/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

With this offering from Lakefront Brewery, the Fuel Cafe Coffee Stout, I had a 12oz bottle poured into a pint/nonic glass.

A - this beer has a gorgeous deep brown/brunette color to it. Poured a very lovely 1/2 head on top which actually stayed for a bit.

S - coffee, it smacks you in the face with it.

T - I mainly get coffee and malt on the palate, some hints of toffee and caramel with a vanilla bean type of finish.

M - full-bodied, but yet extrememly smooth and somewhat creamy. There really isn't any chewiness to it, you just know you're drinking a stout.

O - A most enjoyable offering from Lakefront, but I really love having my coffee in the morning and strong; therefore, it made complete sense that I enjoyed this stout. The infusion of coffee is a great coffee bean flavor without the bitterness. A must try if you're a stout lover.

Photo of MKMW
4/5  rDev +18.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.39/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Black color. One finger of frothy light brown head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing. I know coffee kills heads so I'll give them a break.

4.0 S: Strong coffee with a supple roastiness, some vanilla, and a lactose-like tanginess. I think it smells great.

3.0 T: The coffee is there again, but the malts to back it up aren't. It's still not bad, but the vanilla, sweet maltiness, and depth are gone. Good thing that I like coffee.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Food moderate carbonation. Lightly velvety without being very creamy if that makes sense. Not bad.

3.5 D: It's not an outstanding beer, but it's passable for a coffee stout. I don't understand all the hate.

Photo of Zakk
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of ksimons
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 835 ratings.