Monday, September 28, 2009

Lakefront Brewery: Fuel Cafe Coffee Stout

Fuel Cafe Coffee Stout
Lakefront Brewery
1872 N. Commerce Street
Milwaukee, WI

21A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Description from Lakefront's website:
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

Absolutely fabulous with dessert! Try this one with a
chocolaty brownie or a creamy tiramisu, or keep
simple and enjoy with fresh berries and vanilla ice

cream. Ideal Serving Temp: 58-60° F.
Aroma: (9/12)
Roasty malt aroma with some underlying sweetness.
Faint coffee hints, no hop aromas noticeable.

Appearance: (3/3)
Very deep brown, almost black. The head is a nice
light brown hue that retains and laces glass.

Flavor: (14/20)
Roasted malt with slight chocolate undertones. Low
hop bitterness. I search for the coffee flavor, but
am really unable to find it. There might be a minute
coffee flavor, but that may only be coming from the
malt used.

Mouthfeel: (3/5)
Medium body. Lacks body for a coffee stout. Some
Creaminess, but lacks the stout / malt backbone.

Overall Impression: (5/10)
Stout brewed with coffee: Firstly, for a stout this
beer lacks body. Secondly, there is very little to no
coffee flavor - or even hints. I could possibly mistake
this beer for a chocolate porter.

TOTAL: 34/50


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