Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout - New Belgium Brewing
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3.38/5 rDev -14.9%
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.
07-19-2014 05:54:20 | More by mactrail
4.18/5 rDev +5.3%
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!
06-02-2014 03:54:33 | More by jerefreakinmiah
Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.