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

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BA SCORE
75
okay

785 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 785
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 37 | 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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2.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Appears a dark brown, but not quite black, color with a small tan head, that dissipates quickly, leaving a nice ring around the glass, and touches of lacing. The pour was a much lighter color than expected here.

The nose is very weak, with the roasted malts taking the lead. It's tough to get anything else here, and the coffee is non-existent. The taste is pretty sharp for a stout; definitely not the smooth roasted malt profile you're looking for. There's definitely bitterness from those roasted malts, which tells me it just needs to be handled a bit differently. Again, the coffee is absent, which is disappointing. There's just not a lot going on here...

The mouthfeel is quite thin for a stout, with active carbonation playing on the palate. Overall, this is a very disappointing brew. The lack of coffee presence, and the lack of complexities in the stout as a whole make it something not really worth drinking.

zimm421, Aug 02, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

APPEARANCE: A dark brown color with an light tan foam, carbonation appears strong. Good clarity, head retention is less than average.

SMELL: Coffee, Malt, and Chocolate Liquor aromas are the standouts in the nose.

TASTE: The taste is roasted and bitter, with some iced coffee elements as well. Coffee grounds, raw chocolate, char, and dark breads round out the brew firmly. Though ample bitterness exists, the hop flavor is rather muted. Coffee flavors are not as strong as other stouts brewed with it, but certainly agreeable nonetheless.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated feel with coffee lingering in the after taste.

OVERALL: Fuel Cafe delivers on the promise of an accessible coffee beer, and it works, but doesn't take it to the next level like some gourmet coffee brews. Barrel aging or adding more quality ingredients could really develop this one into something special.

Stinkypuss, Jul 09, 2014
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Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
75 out of 100 based on 785 ratings.