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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:
#42,329
Reviews:
442
Ratings:
1,035
pDev:
15.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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15
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into pint glass
A: extremely thick pour. Beautiful and dark
S: Aromas of thick morning coffee and fresh espresso beans. its like stepping into my favorite coffee shop. Sweet malt
T: Straightforward espresso bean and mocha dominate the palate. Malts don't intrude too far in the way and it just lets the espresso do the talking. Absolutely refreshing for a coffee stout(never thought i'd say that)
M: Great level of pretty strong carbonation has a cleansing effect upon the palate make this also drinkable
O: this is an awesome espresso stout. I wish i could buy this by the case but since I'm huddled away in a whole in Montana this'll have to do. the most concentrated espresso flavor i've had yet in a beer. Good job lakefront, always a fan of your brews

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown/black, only a half-finger head of light tan, quickly dissipates, minimal lacing.

S: Intensely coffee, old burnt coffee. Dark chocolate. Roasty. Something else seems a little off... kind of like a campfire but not in an appealing sense.

T: Less coffee on the taste than one would expect. A little thin on the taste. Some acidity, a touch of sourness. Roasted barley malts.

M: A little high on the carbonation. Medium-bodied. Wet on the finish.

O: Not terrible, but not something I'd have again. A lot better offerings out there. Definitely an interesting take on a coffee stout.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. Bottled in Feb (presumably 2012) notched on side of label. Single purchased at Total Wine (Norwalk, CT) for $1.69.

A: Dark brown but far from black with 1-2 finger soft beige head with average retention and no lacing.

S: The aroma is very weak -- mainly hazelnut, spent black coffee grounds, and sour dark malts.

T: The flavor is not terrible but not very strong in the coffee department with a chemical nuttiness, a lot like hazelnut flavored artificial creamer without the creaminess. The sourness is not completely off-putting but is a big detractor, not sure if this is a malt problem or fermentation. The coffee contribution is very weak and really only evident on the aftertaste. Finishes bitterly chalky dry with maybe a hint of cocoa.

M: Way way too light in body and has an overly dry finish that doesn't combine well with the sourness

O: Not horrible and maybe hurt a little by age but I still think this is simply an average to below average beer because of the number of off-flavors and lack of substantive body.

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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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