Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout - New Belgium Brewing
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
3.05/5 rDev -23.2%
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.
11-10-2012 07:30:41 | More by harrymel
Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout from New Belgium Brewing
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