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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

487 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 39
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 10-31-2012)
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

12-09-2012 00:43:53 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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stumac

Texas

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

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 02:20:28 | More by stumac
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whendeathsleeps

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 16:48:35 | More by whendeathsleeps
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GilGarp

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 04:01:50 | More by GilGarp
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 02:17:08 | More by AdamBear
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zachary80

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 03:41:06 | More by zachary80
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mzeld

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-11-2012 02:48:44 | More by mzeld
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-20-2013 21:38:28 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-25-2013 22:44:35 | More by Bonna
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-13-2012 02:29:56 | More by mp54790
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Johnnyramirez

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-05-2013 15:04:19 | More by Johnnyramirez
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-29-2012 03:02:37 | More by CWhite
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Hartssassy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-30-2012 00:20:44 | More by Hartssassy
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-07-2013 22:25:59 | More by MySauceIsHot
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deadliest

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-27-2013 21:26:40 | More by deadliest
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amalburg

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-19-2013 11:48:14 | More by grahamboudreaux
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rph97

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-10-2013 01:09:01 | More by rph97
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cletusdog

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-14-2013 18:21:05 | More by cletusdog
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California

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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jsteele

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-27-2012 15:36:07 | More by jsteele
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tswater

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-28-2012 18:34:29 | More by tswater
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bcostner1

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pitch black pour; moderate viscosity noted; thick, rich khaki head that slowly dissipates and leaves vestiges on the surface and around the edges; looks like a quality imperial stout should.

S: loads of coffee and chocolate; roasted malt; intoxicating.

T: superb. Coffee dominates up front along with roasted dark malt followed by the perfectly balancing sweetness of the chocolate. Hints of dark fruits in there too. This is really a delicious beer.

M: great body on this one; rich, viscous, satisfying; slightly overly astringent from the huge coffee presence; alcohol is definitely well hidden but this is still a sipper for sure.

I had been looking forward to trying this one and it definitely did not disappoint. This is an awesome beer and represents, to me, the way an imperial coffee stout should be done for sure. It is up there in my favorites for the style (and i love coffee stouts for sure). Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 22:30:09 | More by bcostner1
Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.