sloshgator (554) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Although Fuel Cafe has very little aroma, I think this stout is as good as it gets. The bottle says it is a "coffee flavored" but I get more chocolate flavors with a hint of coffee. Palate is rich and thick with a sweet taste and very little bitter. Fuel Cafe is a real treat!
TATE (369) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Cohill’s. Pours black with little head. Big coffee aroma and big coffee taste or should I say expresso. I like the idea of the coffee stout but this may be a little too much dark roast coffee flavor for me but a good one for those who like a strong coffee.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at brewery into plastic cup. Pretty refreshing for a stout, kind of like a less hoppy Guinness and without the creamy head. So basically a pretty mild stout. The coffee character is barely detectable. But hey, it’s a nice patio out here, and nothing about it is offensive to the mouth.
PartyFowle (629) - - JUN 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro pour at the Lakefront tasting room. Dark brown fading to thinner milk chocolate at the edges. Thick, frothy tan head. Smooth aroma: nutty coffee, chocolate, a bit of soil. More fruit in the flavor, with lots of red grape, more wet soil, a little mint and a touch of acrid beans. Sensual medium creamy body, but with fairly high, pinching CO2. Fruity finish.
Nik925 (770) - USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
TL;DR over-roasted coffee in a rather burnt (yet otherwise light) stout. The coffee is there and provides it some extra (much needed) flavor depth. If it only lived up to the brewer’s summary of the brew.......
BananaBi11 (29) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wanted this to be good, and really is nothing special. I taste the coffee, but zero depth, also very weak. Not great, decent, but nothing close to memorable
tinad924 (1) - - MAR 22, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer tastes awesome! And organic which rocks! I'm loving this beer and would buy it in s heartbeat.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours very dark brown to black. Think tan head. Aroma is coffee and some roasted malts. Flavor follows with nice coffee, some dark chocolate, roasted malts. Creamy mouthfeel. Very nice beer.
gregwilsonstl (1391) - Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of coffee. Some coffee aroma. Roasted. Some chocolate. I wish these were in st louis.
annunz123 (924) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coffee, cocoa, and nuts in a relatively mild aroma. Bitter start with roast coffee, followed by a sweet finish. I like sweet stouts, but this isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea.
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head. Strong chocolate and coffee. Super malty and watery thin.