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

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77
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821 Ratings
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Ratings: 821
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 7
Gots: 46 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Winter on 02-26-2002)
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4.3/5  rDev +27.6%
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.

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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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a very dark brown, almost black. The head is a creamy brownish color, and build one and a half fingers high. Good lacing.
Not much smell, the little there is, is coffee.
Tasting the beer, lite coffee flavors build the front, being sweetened in the middle by toffee notes and caramel. The finish is quite bitter and dry.
Medium to light bodied Stout, very drinkable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Looks a somewhat thick brown. Good head. Nice and bubbly.
S: Doesn't really smell very strong. For a coffee stout I was expecting more.
T: Tastes pretty terrible. A gross bitterness that I think is supposed to be coffee prevails. I don't taste the coffee at all. There are other gross spice notes that don't compliment the beer.
M: Sits very light and bitter. Bubbles are weak and it was like drinking a soda water.

Overall a pretty bad showing here. The beer doesn't taste like coffee and the other characteristics don't compensate for this.

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Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 821 ratings.