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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

490 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 38
Gots: 42 | 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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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

08-31-2013 22:35:51 | More by crobinso
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ATXRyan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

11-03-2012 21:42:00 | More by ATXRyan
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Mirrorful

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

01-12-2013 07:05:11 | More by Mirrorful
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Hoozierdaddy

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

05-24-2013 05:17:55 | More by Hoozierdaddy
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

08-08-2013 16:47:45 | More by icehawk
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anteater

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

05-24-2013 02:28:54 | More by anteater
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kmanjohnson

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

03-16-2014 04:19:25 | More by kmanjohnson
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BTHU

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

12-05-2012 01:36:24 | More by BTHU
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damienblack

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

10-10-2013 02:39:21 | More by damienblack
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

12-09-2012 04:10:54 | More by Dactrius
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BlackNote

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

08-24-2013 23:45:44 | More by BlackNote
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vanillacokaine

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

12-29-2012 06:54:38 | More by vanillacokaine
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.36/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. No bottle date.

Appearance - Black with a nice khaki head. Surface wisps and nice lacing.

Smell - Wow it smells like chocolate from far away. Up close the coffee dominates. It's all coffee and chocolate.

Taste - Lots of coffee. Overwhelms the chocolate, but it's still there. Coffee really overwhelms everything. Kind of a fruity flavor in the finish. Not terribly interesting.

Mouthfeel - Kinda thin. Medium carbonation. A little green in the finish from the coffee.

Overall - Coffee overwhelms all of it. Becomes quite dull after a while.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 03:27:29 | More by Alieniloquium
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mactrail

Washington

3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hugely aromatic with coffee. Some nice suds on pouring, but it dissipates rapidly. Plenty of fizz on the tongue.

Intense coffee flavor. Very thin and sharp. Some bitter chocolate taste, even more in the aftertaste. Rather acidic. This is an oddity; it's not the usual fattened-up malt bomb of a choco stout.

Worth a try if you like big-flavored beers, but quite a lightweight coffee slash of a brew. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Grapevine Liquor in Denver.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 05:54:20 | More by mactrail
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hdofu

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let me give it to you straight, it isn't a bad beer, but it does have a bad smell. Appearance is a dark brown with a muddy spongey head.
Taste is smokey, cocoa (unsweetened) with a bit albeit not great deal of coffee flavor. Smell is what baffles me as it has an odor of sewage in front of the chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth and sudsy. It would be an ideal beer if it wasn't for the smell.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 22:00:18 | More by hdofu
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mntlover

Tennessee

3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a black not overly thick but dark anyway nice two finger coco head falls to scum and laces well.

Aroma is light roasted malts, some descent caramel notes lots of added chocolate almost like chocolate milk. Some light coffee but mostly just added chocolate coming through.

Taste is like the aroma light roasted notes but lots of chocolate milk like flavors with light coffee hints. Some light bitterness in finish from hops.

Mouthfeel is only little more then medium with carbonation that is on the mellow side.

Overall pretty average stout, would not of guessed it was an impy stout without looking at the bottle. Not as good as most NB brews kind of sad but not really bad just not great like it should be.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 00:16:27 | More by mntlover
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a 12 oz. New Belgium branded globe glass

Pours pitch black capped with two and half finger fluffy beige head. Good retention and abundant lacing coats the inside of the glass as the brew is consumed. Quite a bit of dark chocolate, roasted malt, and light notes of espresso on the nose. Opens with dark chocolate joined midpalate with big roasted semi-sweet malt flavor and espresso. The espresso joins with fairly evident bittering hops and cocoa powder on the finish. Light bodied for a double/imperial stout; checking in on the heavier side of medium bodied, abundant carbonation. Slick and creamy on the palate. Overall, like most New Belgium Lips of Faith series brews I've had, Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout isn't a disappointment but doesn't exceed expectations, either. The chocolate flavor, not the coffee, is the star in this brew. As a result, split this one with someone as the chocolate may be too much for one person.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 05:01:36 | More by chanokokoro
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-11-2012 01:34:07 | More by hiphopj5
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-18-2012 04:36:22 | More by GRG1313
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fishmich

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-16-2013 01:05:41 | More by fishmich
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-21-2013 11:47:55 | More by FUwolfpacker
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BWH999

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-17-2012 15:10:22 | More by BWH999
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jpaulsen

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-08-2013 00:24:23 | More by jpaulsen
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-17-2014 05:20:11 | More by mportnoy
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-07-2012 01:39:31 | More by Hanzo
Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.