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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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superspak

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, bottled on 10/5/2012. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, toast, and roasted earthiness. Awesome aromas with big presence of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, toast, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roasted coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, toast, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt flavors; with a nice sweetness/bitter coffee balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, silky, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent imperial coffee stout! All around great balance and complexity of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 04:51:47 | More by superspak
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fishmich

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-16-2013 01:05:41 | More by fishmich
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brurevu

Texas

4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This sucker poured a pitch black with a decent tan head that immediately exuded coffee, chocolate and roasted malt aromas. The taste was very rich and deep with dark chocolate and a roasted malt that had a slight hint of bitterness on the tail. The coffee flavors may have faded a bit over the months, but they were still present with a good dark roast kick that really balanced this deep dark and rich brew. The coffee aromas and flavors asserted themselves as it warmed and made for a complete coffee confection.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 21:33:28 | More by brurevu
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-12-2013 08:29:25 | More by crbnfbr
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

08-08-2013 16:47:45 | More by icehawk
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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-08-2013 03:56:09 | More by mpayne5
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-07-2013 09:56:17 | More by ROGUE16
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Sierra42

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-01-2013 15:06:04 | More by Sierra42
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Barley's Taphouse in Asheville

A- pours pitch black with a small creamy light-tan head, reduces to a small layer leaving lace covering the rim

S- toasted cereal grain, fresh ground coffee, chocolate malt, slightly smoky

T- wow how is this not rated higher!? Intense fresh coffee notes with cereal grain sweetness, sweet chocolate malt mid palate, just enough hop kick at the end to compliment a semi dry finish

M- medium body, foamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish, abv hidden very well

O- this reminds me of a poor mans FBS, just a bit lighter mouthfeel and not as much chocolate. Still an amazing stout that is worthy of a higher rating IMO.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2013 19:24:42 | More by Treyliff
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jayhoppin

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-28-2013 01:09:45 | More by jayhoppin
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-27-2013 00:57:37 | More by BeersAndBears
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vfgccp

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-25-2013 10:12:31 | More by vfgccp
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MrDave

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-23-2013 20:39:46 | More by MrDave
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-19-2013 18:31:42 | More by mdfb79
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cletusdog

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-14-2013 18:21:05 | More by cletusdog
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videofrog

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-13-2013 00:58:08 | More by videofrog
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Zbeetleman

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-09-2013 04:24:52 | More by Zbeetleman
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radiofish

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-09-2013 04:19:38 | More by radiofish
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ferrari29

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-07-2013 02:43:39 | More by ferrari29
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-06-2013 03:14:14 | More by rkarimi
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-02-2013 01:12:17 | More by kristougher
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nabit

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-01-2013 04:19:00 | More by nabit
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McAndrew

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-30-2013 21:47:02 | More by McAndrew
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VonZipper

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-29-2013 01:57:13 | More by VonZipper
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deadliest

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-27-2013 21:26:40 | More by deadliest
Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.