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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

489 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 489
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 39
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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gregmoscetti

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

Tennessee

2.25/5  rDev -43.3%

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

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

Idaho

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-11-2012 02:47:20 | More by bbadger
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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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Zbrown2307

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-10-2012 15:31:40 | More by mhbarber
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harrymel

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Let's do this. Didn't see this coming off the LoF series.

Pours black with a fine mocha central dome and rim. Smells of cocoa, milk chocolate, light roasted coffee and some oats. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, some biscuit and fudge brownies, but not sweet. A bit of oatmeal as well. Medium bodied with moderated carb and an off dry, a little too dry finish. This is a lighter take on the triad of coffee, chocolate and stout, and decent. It should be a one off for certain.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 07:30:41 | More by harrymel
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this beer is grossly underrated on here, and i can only hope that time will do justice to this, because this beer is da bomb! pours an impenetratable black color, with a lively chalky tan head a few inches high. it eventually relaxes. the nose is big time espresso, almost nothing else can be smelled, and its hard to tell if this is a cup of cold coffee or a beer. the flavor is much more than that, although i have to admit, this is the most coffee forward beer ive tasted, so much fresh brewed java in this baby its insane. roasty malts, oatmeal possibly, and raw dark chocolate round it out. i love that there is no acidity at all to this, despite the heavy dose of joe. its smooth and drinkable, and the 9% abv doesnt ever influence the flavor. its got such a roast, such a wintery warming quality. chocolate is super subtle, but important as a component. smooth feel, light carbonation, a little delicate really, and its not weighty as a drinker, it works. this beer will end up with much higher ratings here on BA as more sophisticated palates get on this. high honor roll stuff!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 04:00:54 | More by StonedTrippin
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SalukiAlum

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-10-2012 03:48:18 | More by SalukiAlum
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-09-2012 19:30:38 | More by oriolesfan4
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-09-2012 18:48:42 | More by PhatAtUT
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Brewforia Beer Market Meridian ID. Served in a snifter...

A: Very dark body, certainly an impressive SRM, can't see anything through it. Almost no head, dark tan lace settles into a nice ring...alcohol feet visible on this one.

S: Complementary coffee and chocolate notes, freshly roasted & ground coffee, touch of astringent smoke. Grainy malt base.

T: Taste follows, with the impression of more creamy chocolate notes, but as it warms the roasted black coffee notes take over. Suggestions of mocha and cocoa but the coffee is most prominent here, with more astringent bitterness.

MF: Thinner medium body, still with some creamy tones and light alcohol notes.

O: Starts with more promise than it finishes with, its good but not great...alcohol is pretty well hidden, but I'd like more chocolate notes to complement the coffee.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 15:36:10 | More by Scotchboy
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-09-2012 03:39:59 | More by johnnyboy76
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-09-2012 03:08:05 | More by duceswild
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justinlaz

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-08-2012 05:21:00 | More by justinlaz
Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.