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

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Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout)Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout)

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BA SCORE
77
okay

725 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 725
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.01%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | 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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jklecko2

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -3%

05-09-2014 04:09:41 | More by jklecko2
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very dark brown. Head looks foamy and slowly fizzles away. Still keeping a medium-sized cap on top for insulation. Looks like a porter.

Coffee beans, earthy hops, caramel malt, moderate roast, and some tobacco. Has a burnt sugar vibe to the nose. Slightly herbal, too. Faint whiff of mole smoke. As it warms, there's a hint of artificial cherry that bleeds through, although I'm sure it's an unintended byproduct.

Kind of a cross between a coffee stout and a Belgian Dark Ale. There's some yeasty phenol thing happening in the finish that produces notes of dark fruits and lingering medicinal flavors. Forefront is all coffee with a roastiness in the middle that fades to malt bitterness before black cherry and plum make brief cameos. Gets more charred as it warms, where I'm now welcoming true stout-like flavors. Earthy hops get in there with some husky roughness, but I really dig them. I don't know if this was trying to be a little hoppy, but the hops I get stand out enough where some meddling caramelized grain sugars want to get all perky. Almost robust, and in the feel too, almost robust. The body is medium speed and the carbonation has a little grittiness. Feels good in the mouth, and is easy to drink, easy to gulp down.

No real complaints, just not as ballsy as a beer called 'Fuel Cafe' should be. Still, a worthy coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2014 00:12:26 | More by thecheapies
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Zachior

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3%

05-06-2014 19:46:19 | More by Zachior
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

05-05-2014 14:25:21 | More by discharmingly
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rayj212

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -10.4%

05-04-2014 01:29:33 | More by rayj212
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3%

04-30-2014 23:52:13 | More by buckyp
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +19.4%

04-28-2014 03:20:11 | More by wrightst
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

04-26-2014 02:17:20 | More by arlingtonjoe
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Aaron_Kerkvliet

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

04-25-2014 19:57:02 | More by Aaron_Kerkvliet
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

04-25-2014 03:34:40 | More by sparx1100
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown in color with a fairly limited amount of light breaching this beverage. The khaki colored head quickly dissipates to the point that it only just covers the majority of the top. Aroma is faint but is a blend of roasted barley and coffee. The flavor is predominantly bitter dark roasted coffee and yet the back of the palate is a bit on the sweet end with plum like notes. The mouth is a bit oily and viscous.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 04:00:27 | More by Franziskaner
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +19.4%

04-19-2014 01:43:05 | More by smartassboiler
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3%

04-17-2014 19:00:12 | More by SkinniePost
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jschott75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

04-14-2014 11:43:50 | More by jschott75
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beerguy23

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +19.4%

04-14-2014 00:15:12 | More by beerguy23
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NIURicky

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +41.8%

04-13-2014 02:39:56 | More by NIURicky
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samtrillo

California

3.66/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Cost Plus World Market.

The Coffee flavor grows more noticeable the more you drink and closer to room temp it gets.
It's not overpowering with stout flavor or mouthfeel. Medium to light body with lots of carbonation. Like another reviewer said could be considered a "sessionable" coffee stout. As much as that's a buzz word in this situation.
If you like coffee and beer and coffee stouts you'll enjoy the drinkability of this one, don't expect to be wowed with stout attributes. More of coffee brown ale or porter.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 22:06:37 | More by samtrillo
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

04-03-2014 13:53:00 | More by Knoxrb12
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

4/5  rDev +19.4%

04-02-2014 16:22:01 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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kodt

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

03-29-2014 23:13:13 | More by kodt
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

03-26-2014 16:37:39 | More by DaveMiller
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Josh1981

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

03-21-2014 20:49:28 | More by Josh1981
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

03-21-2014 19:51:37 | More by LXIXME
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TooGood

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -10.4%

03-16-2014 12:30:27 | More by TooGood
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MaximalC

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours seal brown with peripheral transparency and a thin cap of beige foam. Aroma smells of coffee, toffee, and salted caramel.

The taste is surprisingly mild compared to the aroma, with gentle flavors of coffee and roasted malt, and a semi-sweet, slightly nutty finish. The body is relatively thin and the mouthfeel slightly overcarbonated, lending a drinking experience more akin to a brown ale than a stout. The bitterness of the coffee is held in check well, avoiding the cloying acridity that so often accompanies coffee-flavored beers.

Fidelity notwithstanding, this is a surprisingly drinkable coffee stout--dare I say sessionable--if one avoids excessive warming.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 03:07:26 | More by MaximalC
Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 725 ratings.