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

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

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

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

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Photo of dacrza1
2.59/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

DATE TASTED: December 20, 2013... GLASSWARE: Guinness pint...OCCASION: let the Christmas season celebration season begin!... APPEARANCE: jet black body--no daylight--with a dominant, three-finger brown head that settles to a beautifully even line'; no lacing, though .. AROMA: peppercorn, vanilla bean and coffee; creamy latte also works its way in; the combination is not altogether appealing... PALATE: a warming, rather thin body; slickly moves down the throat; mellows and remains drinkable, but not an impressive strength...TASTE: whoa--complex and intense--the coffee isn't pronounced, but creates a funky, briny stringently medicinal quality; a bit of a downer... OVERALL: surprisingly, a Lakefront bummer--the overall effect neither promotes the coffee or the stout aspects...

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of buschbeer
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is dark with ruby highlights when held to the light. It is capped with an inch of tan head the disappears quickly.

S - It get a big nose full of coffee aroma. After it warms more I smell some chocolate.

T - It has a huge coffee flavor. It is bitter at first, but some sweeter coffee flavors come in later.

M - Medium which I think is thin for a stout.

O - I am not sure why this beer is rated so poorly. I thought the flavor and aroma were great. It was pretty thin for a stout, but other than that I enjoyed it.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of martyl1000
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma comes with a lot of roasted coffee, bit of water-logged wood and a hint of generic sweetness. Nice aroma, beautiful opaque appearance, w/ rootbeer-like fluffy head (large bubbles) but no lacing.

The flavor is solid, but not great. Rather simplistic: coffee and roasted malt. What will be worth coming back to is the strong stout/coffee character lasts beyond the first couple of sips, unlike so many low-ABV stouts that peter out after the first couple of sips. I'm fairly pleased with this beer.

The moderate carbonation gives a refreshing feel.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.36 out of 5 based on 1,019 ratings.
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