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
Ratings:
1,030
Reviews:
440
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
16.07%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
128
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +48.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

Photo of TripelJ
4.7/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My bottle says 'Fuel Cafe - Coffee Flavored stout', but maybe they changed the name? Regardless, this is a beer that one should drink without knowing the name until the end, because the 'coffee flavored' portion of the title is deceptive. Do not expect a distict coffee flavor, but rather a very subtle roasted coffee bean flavor that is detectable to only the most sensitive of palate.

Pours a 2 shades lighter than pitch black with a coffee colored head (one of the few indications of a java presence at all) that is thick and creamy.

The nose is sweet malty, with just a touch of coffee.

Taste is incredibly unique! Reminds me of a german smoked beer with delightful roasted malts and smooth smokey finish. The taste caught me off guard, but is balanced so that the palate quickly adjusts, copes, and then begs for more. This is one to go back to again and again.

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Photo of hooligan
4.64/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick black with a brown wispy head. The smell is AWESOME with a dark roasted coffee smell upfront, mingled with roasted malt and some slight yeast and hop aromas. The coffee wasn't overpowering, but it was there, and very pronounced, but still allowing the heavy roasted malt character to come through. A medium hop bitterness cleaned up my palate, but still left some roasted coffee flavor behind. This stout has a thick and rich feel, near-perfect carbonation. I must have more of this stout...

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Photo of georgetz
4.6/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.55/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Beautiful pour with a creamy head and a black, opaque color into a snifter. Just a little lacing, but the creamy head never completely went away. Smells sweet, almost fruity like an oatmeal stout. Tastes wonderfully sweet, almost caramelly. Reminds me of a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout with just a little coffee flavor, but nothing like I expected (which isn't a bad thing). Fuel Cafe Stout is not too sweet by any means. Mouthfeel is good with exceptionally drinkability. Not a session beer. Would be a great breakfast beer, however. The best from my Lakefront 8-pack sampler so far. I couldn't find a fault with this beer, but being a newbie I didn't want to seem too enthusiastic. I notice I'm well above the average for this beer, but I really did like it.There was only one in the sampler; I will buy a six-pack.

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4.54/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into snifter.

A. dark. very dark with a tan head that dissipates pretty quick

S. smells damn tasty sweet chocolate, coffee and malts. makes me look forward to drinking this

T. strong coffee and chocolate taste. not too bitter.

M. decent mouth feel nothing too impressive

D. very drinkable. would go great with dessert or a good cigar would definitely have again

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I liked this here beer

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

Photo of chessiejackson
4.47/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exactly how a coffee stout should be. a+ on this. Smell, body, and taste was great.

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Photo of tapamiller
4.45/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JerseyKirk
4.42/5  rDev +31.5%
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.

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4.41/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great taste tried at their brewery and tour. Worth a visit for sure! New German like beer hall

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4.37/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester as part of this brewery's sampler 8-pack. Pours an opaque black body with a good inch of short-lived tan head. Smells roasty - like black coffee with dark chocolate notes. Tastes roasty and sweet, with strong coffee and chocolate notes. Full-bodied with ample carbonation, one sip definitely invites another. Nothing wrong with this brew - practically perfect coffee stout!

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4.35/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle in a pint glass.

A - Dark brown with a caramel tan head that disappears quickly.

S - Strong chocolate and coffee scents.

T - Strong chocolate flavors with strong coffee undertones.

M - Full bodied with good carbonation and a slight bitter finish.

D - Great beer. I bought the variety 8 pack from Lakefront Brewery. I was not thrilled with any of the other beers. This is the first I haved really liked. This is really good. Buy it!

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4.32/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark black with nearly no light at all shining through on this one. Rich tan colored head of about two inches quickly settled down to about a half inch of tan that thoroughly coated the inside of the glass. This was what the style is all about!

The aroma was just loaded down with coffee. Rich notes of mocha mixes in with a rich, and sweet coffee note. A tiny bit of bitterness and an earthy flare lying down underneath of it, but the majority of this one was hands down, rich brewed coffee. The flavor was more of the same. Rich notes just rolled over the tongue in waves and thoroughly coated the inside of the mouth. Sweet with touches of chocolate and vanilla to highlight the coffee notes,

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