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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
This unique stout combines the flavor of roasted malts and Milwaukee’s reknown FUEL CAFE coffee. The fine balance of mild hops, the gentle acidity of choice cofee and the sweetness of the barley makes this an unforgettable brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Thanks to Kevin for the bottle. Opaque black with a lingering small dark tan head. Oily peanut aroma, muted coffe notes underneath. Nice balance of caramel malt and roasted malt flavors, marred by a sour milk lactose taste which fights with the astringency and deeper roast character of the coffee. Some residual bitterness in the finish, but none of the astringency I would expect from a coffee containing stout. The mouthfeel is fairly light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Fully diminishing light brown head, very dark brown appearance. It might not surprise you, but it smells like coffee.. dark charred grains, chocolate and a strong vegetal component. Slightly tart which doesn’t work well with the roastiness.. Nutty, oily and balsamic.. Rather dull and unappealing. Thin-medium body, watery, moderately high carbonation. Flavored stouts sure seem hard to master.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Eclipse black color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is roasty malts, coffee and vanilla. A medium to light bodied sweet stout. Malts are nice and roasty then chocolately. Touch of smoke and vanilla. Hops are slightly bitter. Touch of wine as well as a lot of coffee. Interesting beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Quite a weak coffee stout if I might say so myself. Had a lot of these recently and this really seems to be the least appealing. Pour was dark brown/black with small head. nose is full of coffee, some chocolate and malts. Flavor is a bit bitter, but mostly cheap coffee like and very un-interesting. Not a personal fav.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 2, 2005
In the bottle. Black with a brown fluffy head. Smells like a chocolate milkshake. Coffee roasted flavor is the dominant taste. Bitterness seems to come from the coffee, not any discernable hops. Strong taste, medium body. OK beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goblincat (391) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2005
Pours very dark and comes off with a strong roasted coffee nose. Roasted chocolate and coffee in taste, quite refreshing with a touch of bitter in the finish. A very nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zekenhoe (4) - Northfield Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2005 does not count
Very litte body for a stout. It definately has a coffee flavor, but suprisingly very bitter (from the coffee, not the hops), and not in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Pours black with a tan head. Some toffee and chocolate on the nose. Taste leaves something to be desired. Tastes like burnt coffee. Not very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 Nice sweet hops and coffee in smell. Black body with small dark head, maroon tint. I like the strong coffee taste without being real bitter. Makes it very smooth and drinkable. But too thin makes it quite watery. Leaves a light sweetness and the bitter comes out a little bit. Good beer, and reasonably priced too!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpecialSauce (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2005
The strength of this beer’s aroma is that it’s not strong at all. Coffee notes can be detected, but they’re not overpowering. Pours almost jet black, with a tan head (I love it, reminds me of the oils on top of a nice espresso!). The flavor is not heavy it all, it’s moderately firm in your mouth, and overall a little muddled. The coffee flavor doesn’t come through right away, it’s a creeper. All in all though I think the not-so-intense coffee flavor makes this beer very drinkable. Not an instant winner, but definitely something I’d buy again.

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