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

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1,035 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#42,359
Reviews:
442
Ratings:
1,035
pDev:
15.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
129
Trade:
1
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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
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 +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.57/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barnzy78
3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, best by 13 DEC 2017. I had this one time years and years ago. Time for a retry with a review.
Cola colored ale with a thin light brown head. Coffee aroma with roasted barley, chocolate, and earthy hops. Coffee and chocolate malt marry on the palate with notes of caramel, nutty grain, and earthy hops. Medium body, creamy and smooth, finishes balanced with a nice coffee aftertaste. Overall, good coffee stout but nothing special.

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Photo of wjbent
3.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wer34truh
3.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zuidman
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
3.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bryan12345
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zkoehn
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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1.97/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a sturdy black color with a finger’s worth of eggshell white foamy head that slid off at a decent pace. Sly lace. The aroma had a hefty dose of milk chocolate melding with some dark roasted malts and intertwining with a little bit of butterscotch and coffee creamer. Some roasted coffee beans trying to present a light balance. The flavor leaned towards the sweet side slightly with a presentable roastiness sliding in right before the aftertaste. Semi-sticky little finish, somewhat sweet. The palate was just a touch under medium bodied with a fair sessionable quality about it. Carbonation felt good, seemed to rub right into the grab of the roastiness fairly nice. ABV seemed a bit under than what was projected. Overall, pretty good sweet stout, a bit more balanced than others of it’s style.

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Photo of bwood06
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My father in law bought several different beers to celebrate Christmas with and this was one of them. He knows my love of dark beer (stouts, porters, lagers, doesn't matter) so he threw one of these in and I was more than happy to give it a shot.

This beer pours an ebony hue with no visible carbonation. The creamy, khaki colored head dissipates ultra slowly to a rocky layer that is retained. 4/5 The aroma is very dark and malty with a bit of smoke. It is very heavy on coffee and dark chocolate, both of which come across as quite bitter to the nose. 3.75/5 The flavor profile is really just like the aroma with a hint of toffee and vanilla but with the focus being on smoke, char, coffee, and dark chocolate. There is no hop profile to speak of. Bitterness is light, surprisingly, and doesn't linger after swallowing. 3.75/5 This is a full bodied stout that is creamy with just a light carbonation tickle right up front. It is slightly wetting up front before becoming just a hair dry at the end but this dryness does not linger. 3.75/5 This is a good stout that is definitely heavy on the char and heavily roasted malt. I'm not sure the fact that it is flavored with coffee is really needed since the malt seems to be so heavily roasted. I do like the combination of flavors and the interplay between those notes. It is definitely not a sweet stout by any means, although there is a hint of sweetness due to the grain. 3.75/5

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Photo of Luckydog91
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krusader
3.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MooseBoose
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManWithNoName
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mxsluis
3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wrigfen
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdFed
3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 1,035 ratings
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