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

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3.97/5
Very Good
530 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by denver10 on 10-31-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
530
pDev:
10.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
45
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

A better companion to a piece of chocolate-frosted yellow cake? Perhaps, but not many. This stuff pours a deep, dark black-brown topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises thick coffee, roasted malts, and a hint of dark chocolate powder, though this is clearly subservient to the almighty coffee bean. The taste follows this pattern, but the tyranny is not quite as iron-gripped, the chocolate allowed to propagate certain areas like post-Edict-of-Nantes Huguenots (luckily, no meddling from some self-aggrandizing grandson of the king overturns the gains here). Things flow to a strong finish of chocolate ice cream (the expensive kind, plebs). The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a thickly fluid feel. Overall, a tasty stout, one that delivers pretty much exactly what it promises.

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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into NB snifter.

A: Pours near black with three fingers of foamy, dense, light brown head that slowly faded into a thick film leaving a network of lace down the glass.
S: Dominating and rich notes of black coffee, espresso, and coffee ground with just a hint of dark chocolate fudge beneath. Bitter smelling.
T: Coffee is again the most prominent feature, as expected, and is black and bitter. Earthy hops, bitter dark chocolate, bitter coffee and a bit of roast tie everything together. The finish is slightly sweet and sugary, and the aftertaste is full of chocolate, dark fruit, and more bitter coffee. Earthy almost spicy coffee overall.
M: Full body, thick and chewy mouthfeel, fluffy carbonation. Not the thickest beer I’ve had but it has a nice heft to it.
O: An enjoyable coffee stout. Coffee definitely dominates everything and is on the bitter side. If you love coffee you’ll love this, but it lack the depth and complexity of the greats of the style. Worth checking out though. Cheers.

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

Pours jet black with no light getting thru,a one finger beige head atop that lasted for quite awhile.Aromas mainly constited of mocha chocolate and sweet molasses,faint earthiness as it warms.Flavors start out on the sweeter side with chocolate,molasses,and some sweet alcohol,there is a decent enough earthy/roasty finish to keep the sweetness somewhat in check.Not a bad beer but there are better alternatives of the style out there.

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16oz growler. Served at around 55F.

Pours black with a two finger light brown head that leaves nice sheets of spotty lacing and recedes to a wispy cap and ring.

Aroma is coffee, cocoa powder, roasted malts, nutty, peanut butter. Good to very good strength.

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Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, creamy and smooth with soft carbonation.

More about the coffee than chocolate, and picking up a distinct peanut butter character. Kinda makes me think of Terrapin’s Liquid Bliss, yet this doesn’t utilize any peanuts. Pretty good, but not as thick or rich as other Imperial Stouts out there.

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650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. No bottle date.

Appearance - Black with a nice khaki head. Surface wisps and nice lacing.

Smell - Wow it smells like chocolate from far away. Up close the coffee dominates. It's all coffee and chocolate.

Taste - Lots of coffee. Overwhelms the chocolate, but it's still there. Coffee really overwhelms everything. Kind of a fruity flavor in the finish. Not terribly interesting.

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Lips Of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 530 ratings
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