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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States
lakefrontbrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This unique stout combines the flavor of roasted malts and Milwaukee's renowned Fuel Cafe coffee. Pours a deep, dark color with a beautiful creamy tan head.

Coffee aromas dominate the nose, with a background of roasted grain. The fine balance of mild hops, the gentle acidity of choice coffee and the full mouth feel from roasted malt barley make this an unforgettable brew.

Added by Winter on 02-26-2002

BEER STATS
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#40,032
Reviews:
450
Ratings:
1,056
pDev:
15.74%
 
 
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Photo of jkblr
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle bb 11/24/18 poured into a perfect pint glass at fridge temp 6.4% ABV. The beer pours dense very dark brown with chocolate tan colored head. The head recedes to a few bubbles and a pencil thin ring. The aroma is baker's chocolate and cold brewed coffee. The taste is dark roasted malt and coffee, although watered down. The roasty bitterness is very strong for the body and is prevalent throughout. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, ok. I am rating this as an American stout, but it needs a little more body, feel and depth of taste to score higher.

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Photo of cwb14
3.37/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robotic_being
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsnouffer
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SSGCujo
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmsfish
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of adam36
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Samlover55
3.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into Libbey Tulip
BB 7/23/18
L- dark opaque black with thin tan head, lacing
S- coffee, black licorice
T- roasted malts, cream, with a bitter coffee finish
F- medium-bodied, average carbonation and has a nice tingle
Overall I would consider this a session stout so drinkable and fully flavored

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Photo of Thirstygoat
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pstam87
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – Dark brown clear body with only a thin ring of head.

Aroma – Light coffee and faint roasted malt. Not very strong.

Taste – Light coffee and roasted malt but again, not very strong.

Mouthfeel – Somewhat thin for a stout.

Overall – Although they bill themselves as a coffee flavored stout, it is not very prominent. Not the best.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd34
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MNAle
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pleasant aroma: coffee and chocolate. Deep ruby, nearly opaque. Short tan head, receding quickly to a thin cap and ring. Feel is smooth, a bit thin. Roasted coffee flavor, chocolate malts, with a nice bitter balance, leading to a clean, dry finish, only slightly bitter, a bit puckering. Enjoyable stout: good flavor, nice looking, coffee aroma, and dry finish.

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Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hard poured and the head was about a half inch, which remained pretty good. Dark black with tan head. Very strong coffee scent. I thought the carbonation and mouthfeel was very appropriate for a stout. The coffee flavor was strong and distinct, and I thought it was good. I got this on a whim with a mixed pick 6 because I love stouts, and I was not disappointed. Will definitely have to score some more. If you like a coffee stout, this one is worth a try. I was impressed.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Re-reviewed, 2017.

Appearance : Deep, rich dark brown with a 1/2 finger of head.

Smell : Coffee beans, hint of cocoa, roasted barley, fresh coffee.

Taste : Smooth and much like iced coffee. Cocoa and malts first, followed by a rich, barley-assisted fresh coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel - A little on the light side for a coffee stout, but still fits the bill. Medium plus bodied. Suggestions of acidity but never crossing the threshold.

Overall - A fantastic, genuine-tasting coffee stout full of great flavors.

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Photo of Dharmelink
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I got a bottle of this from a mixed 12pck I got in Brookfield outside of Milwaukee whilst there for a hockey tournament. It poured an opaque dark with thin ercu head that is not leaving any lace. The scent and taste had coffee presence. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pitch black color with not much head to speak of, smell is definately coffee like. Initial taste is coffee and slight dark chocolate bitter, then mellows out at finish, not hoppy what so ever. The feel is smooth but not as silky as a cream ale. Overall, it is a solid brew if u want that coffee flavor, well done

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Photo of Shantto
2.12/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of golf4collet
3.96/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of NodakEric
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had everything a stout should have but was just a little weak. Aroma didn't come off very strong but the taste delivered roasted malt,coffee,semi sweet cocoa finish. I liked it but couldn't rank it among the best

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Photo of Zylod
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 1,056 ratings