Lips of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout - New Belgium Brewing Company

Lips of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout

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Overall: 8.40/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 8.40/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Imperial Stout

ABV: 9.00%

IBU: 39

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  • 8.40/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • Color: Deep Brown
  • A: The brown is so deep that it's practically black. Foam is a viscous coating of dark khaki.

    S: A close mash up of toasty malts, green coffee beans, and bitter bakers chocolate. Some breads notes in the background. At some level I could say It smells like a dessert pastry.

    T: My initial impression is that the taste does match the aromas. No doubt the coffee is most pronounced. Nice flavored of chocolate and caramel from big malt build. No bitterness beyond the coffee notes, and blends well to completely hold the sweetness in check. Great balance between slightly creamy and dryness. The wide spread of big favors is here, but in a curiously subtle maner.

    Overall: Very well made brew, and really appealing on a wet and freezing January night. I would suggest one seek out a sampling of this beer.
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  • Reviewed: Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 22:54:12
  • Tasted: Saturday, January 05, 2013
  • $7.99 for 22 oz. bottle
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  • $7.99, 1 serving(s), 22 oz. bottles
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