Review - Lakefront Brewery's Fuel Cafe Coffee Flavored Stout
"This ale is a marriage of two savory beverages, Lakefront Stout and Fuel Cafe blend Alterra coffee. The body of the stout is brought about by the perfect blend of five specialty grains and generous use of two row malted barley. The light hopping of the stout brings out it's malty sweetness which complements the Fuel Cafe coffee flavor to bring about a rich satisfying taste. The coffee used in the beer is the same house blend that is used at the Fuel Cafe and is roasted by Alterra Coffee right here in Milwaukee. For this brew, Lakefront uses its brewing kettles to make the largest coffee pot in Milwaukee." -- Lakefront Brewery
This stout pours a reddish brown hue with a small, short-lived, completely dissipating head. Weak lacing due to the relatively non-existent levels of carbonation. Aroma is dull, with indistinguishable notes. Initial taste is lightly bitter, which carries right through to the finish. Thin in body, it has a slightly creamy texture with gentle carbonation.
Reviewed on May 31st, 2007.