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
Ranking:
#43,156
Reviews:
446
Ratings:
1,043
pDev:
15.74%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,043 |  Reviews: 446
Photo of SMH_NWI
4.27/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miami66
4.08/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jae61
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fscottkey
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A: [3.75] Beer looks dark but with red hues on the edges when held tot he light. The head is a khaki color and has medium bubbles. The bottle lists the ABV (6.4%) and there is a really clear best by date (08/23/2016).

S: [3.75] Really pleasant coffee scent. Dark brew but not overpowering.

T: [3.50] The taste is dark roasted malts, coffee and toasted marshmallow. There is a slight hoppiness at the end and a dry burnt finish.

M: [2.75] The beer is watery. It is too thin for this style and seems over carbonated.

O: [3.25] The body is the biggest ding on this beer. It is a decent brew as it looks, smells and tastes good - but there are a lot of other options that have more heft in the body. 6.4% is not a high ABV but it is enough to produce additional body.

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Photo of FadetoBock
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carlso_aw
3.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of georgetz
4.6/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear extremely dark brown approaching black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate cola brown + garnet red highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy tan head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted malts with slightly stronger than moderate aromas of freshly brewed coffee.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of roasted malt and chocolate malts with a light hint of sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of freshly brewed coffee. Light to moderate amounts of roasty bitterness which lingers for a short while.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Thin/slightly watery.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and enjoyable flavors/aromas but way too thin in the mouthfeel in my opinion.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz

Pours jet black, tan head is a quarter inch thick and firm, dissipates to a film.

Smells of dark chocolate, coffee beans, licorice, and vanilla.

Flavor is of toasted bread, charcoal, brown sugar, vanilla, and roasted coffee. Mild oakey finish.

Medium body with stinging carbonation on the tongue.

Decent stout, pours beautifully and smells delicious. Flavor is a bit bland and flat. Good body. Overall pleasing to drink and worth trying.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.82/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark body, opaque except a subtle light on the edge, light off white head, some lacing.

S - Mostly ash. Harsh acidity. If it tasted like this, I'd be seriously disappointed.

T - But it doesn't follow the nose. The flavor is full of roasted malt, toast and cocoa nib, and all kinds of coffee, with espresso beans and dark roast forward, and a back end hitting the acidity of standard American brews. A mild sweetness in the middle keeps things from tipping to bitterness along.

M - Despite the acidity and bitterness, this is moderately bodied and pleasant as a drinker.

O - A solid coffee forward stout with a lot of coffee without getting too sharp. I like it.

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Photo of JDW4195
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes taken 05/03/16:

Fairly opaque and extremely dark brown. Foamy even light brown head of great retention. Interesting melted pepper cheese aroma, works well with booze heat and general roastiness. Not what I would call on off-aroma. It isn’t terribly strong and is therefore pleasant. After settling, overall smell is like dark, sweet bread. Milk chocolate, caramelized fruit or vegetable, medium roast coffee, toasted rye bread, smoke tartness, spicy and soily hops, warm booze. A lot going on here but none of it really gets me. Definitely tastes more like a coffee stout but almost seems like a chili beer, not sure what is up with that. Medium-bodied, oily, finer carbonation throughout, sometimes prickly, sometimes velvety.

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Photo of Beerhemoth
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbtkd
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An excellent coffee stout from one of my favorite home-state breweries. Strong coffee nose and taste, not too bitter. Many coffee stouts have bitterness that overpowers all else, bit this doesn't.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rsquared59
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elglueckert
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BFCarr
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good but is missing something I can't put my finger on.

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

Photo of RichardARoss
3.64/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 1,043 ratings