Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Jamesthebrit:
3.5/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Thick dark brown almost black. Lacing is kind of weak...
S: Coffee bitterness. That's really about it. It's a nice smell but not very complex. Maybe some vanilla in there as well.
T: Big coffee and chocolate notes. Very nice at first but then they fade to a residual bitterness which is not the most pleasing. The flavors here are little more controlled than in other coffee and chocolate beers I've had but still they hit a little dull.
M: Sits with a pretty good body. Carbonation cuts through quite a bit. Also a dull bitterness is hard to handle...
Overall a slightly above average beer. A little more control that other beers like it but still not the best.
Serving type: growler
11-04-2012 16:07:47 | More by Jamesthebrit
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4.18/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I've been looking for this bad boy since I first had it (many times) when I lived in Houston in 2012-2013. Another great find!
Pours pitch black with a creamy, tan, 1/4 inch head that dissapates quickly. Still tons of coffee on the nose after this long in the bottle. Reminds me of Terrapin's Wake and Bake Imperial Coffee Stout.
First sip is somewhat bitter, like cold brew coffee. Another 10 minutes brings out something similar to a mocha latte.
Wonder if a bourbon barrel aging with the coffee would have melded well, as the chocolate malt starts to sweeten up the whole mix while it warms.
20 minutes out of the fridge and the coffee is far in the background now on the palate. Can't help wondering how some vanilla would balance this out.
Well, enough of this for one night. Great beer, try to find one!
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2014 03:54:33 | More by jerefreakinmiah
4.16/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1 PINT, 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
A - This beer is black with less than an inch of tan head.
S - It smells like a cup of coffee with cream and sugar added.
T - The coffee stands out more than the chocolate. It tastes more like a coffee cream stout.
M - Full
O - I think it is delicious. I did just have Founder's Breakfast stout last night, so with that lingering in my mind it knocks this beer down a little by comparison. It is a good coffee stout though, and I would definitely drink it again.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2014 00:38:15 | More by buschbeer
Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout from New Belgium Brewing
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