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

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Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout)Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout)
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:
1,019
Reviews:
438
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
16.07%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
127
For Trade:
1
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.06/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

If you're looking for a good coffee stout look no further. This is quite good. It's one of two that I've had and I couldn't pick which one I liked more so I'd say try this if you want to get into it. I will say, if you don't like the flavor of coffee do NOT try this because you won't like it. That being said I think it's fairly accessible; I found it at my local Friar Tucks in Fenton. Enjoy!

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Fuel Cafe pours a black color with a smaller lacing head. Their is a sweeter roasted aroma, with hints of coffee. The taste has a mellow sweetness, strong roasted flavors, with good hints of coffee. Nice rather full flavors, a bit too carbonated. Overall a nice easy drinking coffee stout.

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3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Near black with a one-finger tan head which dissipates quickly into lacing.

Smell: Coffee up front with roasted malt and a hint of cocoa powder. Not the most complex aroma, but it does deliver the coffee.

Taste: Similar to the smell in that there isn't a whole lot there other than roasted malt and coffee. The coffee flavor is a bit thin as well, almost watered down. No alcohol presence, bittersweet finish. Just not a whole lot there.

Mouthfeel: This is probably the biggest weakness of this beer. It's very thin-bodied, which does not help the watered-down impression I'm getting. High carbonation level only accentuates the thin body.

Overall: Not a bad beer, but there are far, far superior coffee stouts out there. This one just doesn't do a whole lot.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Received in trade from bluewolf17, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black color with a small bubbly tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells of slightly acrid coffee with a hint of caramel, but little else. The flavor is an assault of java with a roasty malt edge. Light burnt caramel and dark chocolate malts attempt to provide some balance but aren't strong enough to stand up to the unrelenting coffee bean. Medium to thin body with a light carbonation and a slick almost ashy mouthfeel. Decent enough coffee bomb, but really could use a bit more body and sweetness to help stand up to the acrid and thinning effects of the coffee.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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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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