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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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of MCain04
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
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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Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of TonyY
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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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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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of argock
2.87/5  rDev -14.6%
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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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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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of GoldHorde
2.74/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Correct me if you feel I am wrong about this BUT as a rule I expect STOUTS to be of a HEAVIER mouthfeel than PORTERS - even though BOTH can be a dense opaque black. This stout pours a beautiful chocolately opaque black with a thin tan head around the edge of the glass. I've had MANY porters like this but very few stouts - it seems misnamed. As a stout I would give it a lower grade than if it were classified as a porter. As a stout it lacked the expected body and malty flavor where as a porter it had a very sweet finish - too sweet for me. Billed as "Coffee Flavored Stout" I was wondering where the coffee went - I am an avid coffee drinker and I did NOT get the delivery of coffee at all while many stouts deliver strong espresso aftertastes. As a homebrewer, I know how it is to 'miss your intended style' and this one to me is more at> Porter or a black Belgian Ale style than a stout classification. If I were to rate THIS BEER in a "style class of choice" I would have the highest probable rating for this beer in the Belgian Ale classification with a judged complexity of sweet/sour notes and finishing notably sour.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Fuel Cafe (Coffee Flavored Stout) from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.36 out of 5 based on 1,025 ratings.
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