Pours opaque with a huge, half glass, tan, thick foam. Retention is quite outstanding with the foam frothing up a bit. Lacing is sheeting but very quickly seeks the level.
Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. I guess what should have been expected. The coffee aroma wasn't as exaggerated as I had expected, which is a good thing allowing the beer to have a nice balance.
Taste has a big amount of coffee that is offset by roasted malt. They are so well infused that it is hard to find them apart. There is some coffee and chocolate bitterness in the finish. A touch of sweetness like in a milk stout.
Medium body and maybe a wee bit more. Really no carbonation but there is a bit of creaminess to the beer.
I have to admit I expected a little less from this beer than I received but nonetheless it wasn't anything spectacular either. The coffee was subtle and in hind sight, maybe too subtle. The base stout itself was nothing to write home about. Sort of a nice coffee stout but nothing fantastic or earth shattering. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 19:37:43
Tasted: Sunday, March 27, 2011
$1.89 for 12 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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.