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

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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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Ratings: 529 |  Reviews: 146
Photo of jerefreakinmiah
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've been looking for this bad boy since I first had it (many times) when I lived in Houston in 2012-2013. Another great find!

Pours pitch black with a creamy, tan, 1/4 inch head that dissapates quickly. Still tons of coffee on the nose after this long in the bottle. Reminds me of Terrapin's Wake and Bake Imperial Coffee Stout.

First sip is somewhat bitter, like cold brew coffee. Another 10 minutes brings out something similar to a mocha latte.

Wonder if a bourbon barrel aging with the coffee would have melded well, as the chocolate malt starts to sweeten up the whole mix while it warms.

20 minutes out of the fridge and the coffee is far in the background now on the palate. Can't help wondering how some vanilla would balance this out.

Well, enough of this for one night. Great beer, try to find one!

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of buschbeer
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PINT, 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

A - This beer is black with less than an inch of tan head.

S - It smells like a cup of coffee with cream and sugar added.

T - The coffee stands out more than the chocolate. It tastes more like a coffee cream stout.

M - Full

O - I think it is delicious. I did just have Founder's Breakfast stout last night, so with that lingering in my mind it knocks this beer down a little by comparison. It is a good coffee stout though, and I would definitely drink it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of BierJager89
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a mocha head.

S: Medium and dark roast coffee is the strongest scent in the nose along with roasted malt, and bittersweet chocolate.

T: Dark roast coffee dominates the taste, along side dark chocolate and roasted malt.

M: Full bodied and creamy smooth.

O: Definitely worth a try.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Lemke10
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This pours a very dark brown/black color with a slight brown head. The aroma is very strong with coffee and some malt tones. The taste is heavy with malt flavors and hint of coffee. The taste starts off good but as you drink the bottle, it does get very malty and chalky. A good beer but it could use some improvement.

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Photo of MJSawyer
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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