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Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

509 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 40
Gots: 46 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 10-31-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Stevie_Janowski, Dec 09, 2012
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4.7/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured up black as night. Big tan crown. Lots of lacing. Aromas of chocolate, faint coffee bean, something super sweet in the mix. Tastes of burnt malty goodness, coffee like a mah fudger, nice dark chocolates. Smooth carbo, full bodied. I like my beer like I like my women, thick and black. Just kidding

stumac, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of whendeathsleeps
4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours black, two finger of tan head, beautiful retention and lacing, this one is simply amazing looking.

S- Mocha, fresh espresso coffee, bold, roasty, milk chocolate. The smell is incredible.

T- Cocoa up front, toasty malt, milk chocolaty, some lactose sweetness, earthy bitterness, just enough to perfectly balance things out.

M- Only low point (albeit a small one) is that it is a little thin for an imperial stout, moderately carbonated, dry finish.

O- Awesome, so perfectly balanced. Correct me if I am wrong, but this is New Belgium's first stout, and it is a damn fine one. Will have again. Going to grab up some and a age a few.

Solidifies my love for New Belgium. Would love it if they made this a regular.

Try this one for sure.

whendeathsleeps, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of GilGarp
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served a little too cold in an imperial pint glass.

Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout had me sold on the name. It's nearly black with a thick layer of lingering head. The lacing is pretty good as it settles.

Aroma is rich and roasty with nice coffee and chocolate elements already making themselves known.

Flavor is spot on for what it says on the bottle. Coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts in abundance. It's well-balanced too with good sweetness and bitterness with none of the coffee or chocolate being too overpowering.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and perfectly carbonated.

Overall a really nice imperial stout. Definitely worth trying if you like a creamy smooth coffee stout.

GilGarp, Nov 17, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-black with a nice tan head

S-smells a lot like a chocolate chunk coffee flavored ice cream. quite strong and solid smells.

T-comes in tasting a lot how it smells. there's really not a focus on the chocolate or coffee...just a really great balance of both flavors. the flavors are quite bold and not very beer-like. tastes more like a mocha malt beverage than a beer. its definitely good. the after-taste is matching but not too strong.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a crisp finish

O-this is a really good stout. very impressive from New Belgium. it really doesn't taste anything like a real beer though. it just has that mocha flavor to it. its appreciated, but it gives the stout a certain fake character to it. its not the most drinkable beer either. the flavors aren't as fun all the way through. definitely a bomber for the sharing.

AdamBear, Nov 28, 2012
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4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz painted bottle, no date. Somehow this rang up under $6 before discount/tax/deposit.

Extremely dark brown body, medium creamy tan head. Good lacing.

Could smell this one once I popped open the bottle. Delicious chocolate is the most prominent with some enticing coffee notes as well. Smells a little sweet.

Huge with the coffee and chocolate in the flavor of this one. There is a real depth to the coffee flavor, unlike the shallow/generic coffee flavor of some others, and it blends perfectly with the chocolate and underlying roastiness from the stout. High in bitterness, relatively slow sweetness for an imperial stout.

Full bodied; light-medium carbonation, no alcohol presence.

Overall this is a great beer. Probably my favorite coffee/chocolate combination in a stout.

zachary80, Jan 29, 2013
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Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.