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

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529 Ratings
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Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate StoutLips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by denver10 on 10-31-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
529
Reviews:
146
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.94%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: black, brown head, finger, lots of lace

Aroma: rich chocolate, but a more coffee forward nose, very roasty and decadent.

Taste: coffee bean bitterness, roast, some charring, milk chocolate, toffee.

Mouthfeel: creamy, full bodied, mild carbonation.

Overall: the coffee notes throughout are absolutely delicious! This will remain a want!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straight up black. Deep rich browns at the edges when held to direct light. Starts with a pillowy, creamy tan head. Drops to no cap and a small smooth collar. Minimal carbonation.

Smell: Roasty. Loaded with chocolate and coffee, as promised. Creamy milk chocolate. Slightly burnt and sweet malts. A coffee-infused candy bar. A bit nutty. Super clean yeast with a tiny hint of herbal hops. Fresh roasted coffee. Smoke and some ash.

Taste: Nice sweet chocolate. Dark, milk, cocoa, and bitter baker's chocolate. Nice balance of coffee. Milky sweetness, but it's heavy on the chocolate and coffee, as expected. Roasted malts. A hint of vanilla. Chocolate cake. A bit of caramel malt sweetness in the back. Slightly burnt with some char on the edges.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth up front with a slightly acrid and rough finish. Medium body with an average carbonation. A bit like melted chocolate.

Overall: Beer in the morning, beer in the evening, beer at supper time. When beer is in a bottle, you can have beer anytime.

A solid coffee beer. Bitter cocoa makes for good company.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 6/9/13

Cheers to Goblnmunkey7 for sharing this

Appearance: Dark brown, some some light brown around the edges - pours with a big, light brown head - impressive head retention, and leaves some streaks of lacing

Smell: May I say mocha? - a nice amount of roasty coffee - not particularly robust, but there is a nice coffee bean flavor - a nice range of chocolate - some dark chocolate and powdery cocoa - some burnt aromas, burnt grains, some some burnt vegetables

Taste: Follows the aroma with some nice levels of chocolate and coffee - not entirely what I would call imperial, but whatever - loads of cocoa, with some hints of dark chocolate - roasty coffee beans - decent amount of chocolatey sweetness - some earthy notes, with some cooked grains - hints of caramel, and some other malts, but not a ton of depth

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, nicely carbonated, drinkable, dry finish

Overall: I suppose I prefer the sour lips

This is a nice offering from New Belgium. It's not the best coffee chocolate stout, but it is pretty tasty, I would be happy to drink this again, but I'd be trading for other Lips of Faith beers before this (e.g., La Folie).

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Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout from New Belgium Brewing
3.93 out of 5 based on 529 ratings.
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