1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate StoutLips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

498 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 498
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 38
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 498 | Reviews: 140 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TicoCali
TicoCali

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-18-2012 16:19:35 | More by TicoCali
Photo of mkennedy119
mkennedy119

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-17-2012 04:33:11 | More by mkennedy119
Photo of GilGarp
GilGarp

Colorado

4.55/5  rDev +14.6%

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.

11-17-2012 04:01:50 | More by GilGarp
Photo of FalconA
FalconA

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-17-2012 01:57:58 | More by FalconA
Photo of beer2day
beer2day

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

11-15-2012 03:34:48 | More by beer2day
Photo of 6demonbag
6demonbag

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-15-2012 02:53:43 | More by 6demonbag
Photo of DavidST
DavidST

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

11-14-2012 04:53:22 | More by DavidST
Photo of poopsyeah
poopsyeah

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

11-14-2012 03:30:28 | More by poopsyeah
Photo of DrinkSlurm
DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

11-13-2012 22:10:29 | More by DrinkSlurm
Photo of gregmoscetti
gregmoscetti

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-13-2012 21:51:45 | More by gregmoscetti
Photo of TheBishopco
TheBishopco

Tennessee

2.25/5  rDev -43.3%

11-13-2012 05:38:21 | More by TheBishopco
Photo of bambam2517
bambam2517

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-13-2012 05:31:16 | More by bambam2517
Photo of TheBeerCarl
TheBeerCarl

Idaho

3.18/5  rDev -19.9%

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.

11-12-2012 19:57:21 | More by TheBeerCarl
Photo of Davit
Davit

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-12-2012 14:30:36 | More by Davit
Photo of kew
kew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-12-2012 12:57:39 | More by kew
Photo of MarkyMOD
MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-12-2012 05:42:13 | More by MarkyMOD
Photo of emerge077
emerge077

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

11-12-2012 01:56:46 | More by emerge077
Photo of jdhasse
jdhasse

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-12-2012 00:47:32 | More by jdhasse
Photo of cdwil
cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-11-2012 14:10:16 | More by cdwil
Photo of bbadger
bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-11-2012 02:47:20 | More by bbadger
Photo of hiphopj5
hiphopj5

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-11-2012 01:34:07 | More by hiphopj5
Photo of Zbrown2307
Zbrown2307

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-10-2012 23:47:55 | More by Zbrown2307
Photo of nmann08
nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-10-2012 21:32:27 | More by nmann08
Photo of morimech
morimech

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

Inky black color with a large tan head that had excellant retention. The head settles to a very thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass. A very good looking stout.

Smell is mostly coffee with a mild hint of chocolate buried deep underneath. Also a touch of roasted malt. Overall the aroma is a bit mild.

Plenty of complexity in the flavor. Coffee is the dominating factor with bitter, unsweetened chocolate playing a much lesser role. Nice roasted malt qualities as well with just a faintest hint of smoke in the finish. Just the slightes hint of alcohol.

Moderate heft to the body. Supremely carbonated however. Just a smooth, creamy texture that compliments the other qualities of the beer.

This is a good coffee stout. The chocolate did not play that large a role, at least not one I was led to believe by the label. There are many better value coffee stouts on the shelves so this will not rank high on a repurchase list.

11-10-2012 15:43:19 | More by morimech
Photo of mhbarber
mhbarber

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-10-2012 15:31:40 | More by mhbarber
Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.