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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

500 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 39
Gots: 43 | 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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3/5  rDev -24.4%

JMBSH, Nov 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

kornkid8600, Nov 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

TicoCali, Nov 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

mkennedy119, Nov 17, 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

FalconA, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of beer2day
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark black pour with hints of chocolate. Dark cream head with excellent retention.

Nose is a nice blend of coffee and chocolate, with coffee coming out on top. Hints of vanilla cream underneath.

Chocolate hits the tongue first, then builds to a bitter blend of coffee, mocha, and light citrus hops. Chocolate makes for a very smooth and filling glass.

Heavy body, stands up well to the stronger flavors.

I'd get this again.

beer2day, Nov 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

6demonbag, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of DavidST
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. This pours a pitch black with a decent mocha colored head which has a decent retention rate and leaves a lacing. The smells are of chocolate, but sort of a fake chalky chocolate, a little coffee, and roasted malts. The feel is medium. The taste is okay, the chocolate isn't as great as other chocolate stouts I have tried.

DavidST, Nov 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

poopsyeah, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into snifter at ITAP stl. Pours a deep rich black with a finger of tan head. Nice sticky lacing. Wow crazy coffee aromas, mixed with some sweet sugar.
Taste is lots of coffee, sweet chocolate, roasted malts, and a bit of lacto sugar. Really nice.
This is a great brew. If you like coffee you would like this brew. Id get again for sure.

DrinkSlurm, Nov 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

gregmoscetti, Nov 13, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -43.3%

TheBishopco, Nov 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

bambam2517, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of TheBeerCarl
3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

New belg imperial

Appearance: opaque dark brown with a light brown head. The head retention is not awesome most likely due to the low IBUs. I usually like to see a thick brown head on imperial stouts.

Smell: definite coffee and dark chocolate are the two notes that really hit first with a lingering malted caramel sweetness. The nose could use more potency.

Taste: strong chocolate flavor with lingering coffee, roasted malt and a bit of pinyness and nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: medium body with sharp carbonation. I like my imperial stouts to be mor full bodied and smooth.

Overall it is a good imperial stout but not good enough for the lips of faith label.

TheBeerCarl, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Davit, Nov 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

kew, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

MarkyMOD, Nov 12, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black bodied, just a ton of sticky tan foam that coats the glass in delicate patterns. Lasting surface coverage and residual spotty lacing after each sip.

Smells like a great cup of coffee. Earthy roast, toasted bread, oats, light chocolate, it has a nice depth to it.

Roasty black malt and bitter coffee flavors, mellow and harmonious, light dry dark chocolate in the background. Light bodied, more like a coffee stout or porter in body rather than an imperial version, but imperial is just a word anyway. Very smooth and mellow in feel, supple and quite drinkable. Never harsh or astringent like instant coffee. Overall a great coffee stout, with a suprisingly hidden 9% abv.

emerge077, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jdhasse, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

cdwil, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

bbadger, Nov 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

hiphopj5, Nov 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Zbrown2307, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

nmann08, Nov 10, 2012
Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.