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Lakefront Brewery Week: Fuel Cafe

Lakefront’s stout offering is their Fuel Cafe, which is brewed with coffee from (and for) the actual Fuel Cafe in Milwaukee.

That’s actually about all I can tell you about this beer. It’s nearly 6% alcohol and there is a lot of coffee character going on here—is it caffeinated, perhaps?

Appearance: Nice and black; when I held it to the light, there’s a bit of cola brown at the edges. Head was brown and broke down relatively quickly.

Smell: Black roasted malts and dry-roasted coffee… a hint of smoke; oily.

Taste: Nicely dry and bitter with a creamy "coffee syrup" kind of thing going on. Pleasant and drinkable, a solid dry stout.

Mouthfeel: Firm and dry, fairly smooth. Not too chewy but a nice presence.

Overall: Solid, back-to-basics stout. The coffee adds a nice character.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores a grade of B-. On RateBeer, it scores 3.11 out of 5 and is in their 53rd percentile.