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

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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 411
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 34 | 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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3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From Notes:

Appearance: Black as outer space with a beige head only about a finger thick.

Aroma: Dark fruits, molasses, caramelized sugar, dark bread, very dark roasted malt and hops. Cocoa, dark roasted coffee and chocolate notes.

Taste: A little bit of a smooth mouthfeel but it still has a nice smoothness. Chocolate malts, dark roasted coffee, lots of roasted hops and malts with a touch of breadiness.

Notes: Solidly drinkable top to bottom. Cheers.

horshack7, Feb 14, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Black pour with about a finger of brown head. Decent retention, but not a lot of lacing going on.

S: Basically like a cup of coffee with some roasted malt and chocolate thrown in. Seems a bit light as far as stouts go.

T: A bit light in taste overall. Light roasted malt, decent amount of coffee, and a slight chocolate note.

MF: Light, low carbonation, really nice drinkability.

O: For the price, this wasn't bad. I would probably skip it next time though, just nothing really special about it.

russwbeck, Feb 10, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Note: no freshness date. This beer could be faded for all I know.

A: Black, with a thin wisp of tan head, and no retention to speak of.

S: The aroma is good: coffee, chocolate, dark fruits.

T: This is subtle grape soda and cola flavor that slightly overrides its coffee flavors, and the flavors are notably light on the palate. I could drink these all night because it's thin and inoffensive. However, it's not what you'd expect out of premium craft coffee stouts.

M: As noted above, thin and watery to an extent that you know it's not a full bodied stout. I've had 5% stouts that seemed fuller, and this one falls into that easy drinking catagory.

O: Inoffensive, easy drinking, but not worth paying considering that it's craft and you actually have to pay for it. Sierra Nevada Stout, on the other hand, worth every penny.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pitch black brown creamy head.

S: rich black coffee, dark chocolate, sweet dark fruit, vanilla, slight nut.

T: delicious rich coffee upfront. Vanilla chocolate middle. Nut like finish.

M: nice and thick. On the sweeter side.

O: excellent coffee stout. Really rich with multiple flavor levels and complexity. Really nice. Not too dry at the end which is exceptional.

JerseyKirk, Jan 29, 2012
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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A: A dark brownish color with a 2 finger light brown head. Nice glass lacing.

S: Coffee note with some chocolate and fruit? I get a very distinct yeasty smell too.

T: Coffee first with some milk chocolate flavors. I then get this fruity flavor that mixes with a yeasty flavor that just doesn't seem to sit right. Body is sweet and finishes that way. This reminded me of a Belgian stout with coffee, not quite appealing if you ask me.

M: Thin, flavor doesn't linger and no alcohol.

O: A very average to below average coffee stout that I just didn't get. Sorry.

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Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.