drpimento (3173) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, a really good curve ball beer! Poured with a fine, small to medium sized tan head that settles down to a light cover that lasts quite a while and some lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is malt, roast, cocoa, a little fruit and acid. Taste is like nose and has those qualities greatly amplified in a way that all works together very nicely. Body is excellent and carbonation perfect. Finish is like flavor and of medium length. Just a little alcohol at the very end. And in spite of the strength and big flavors this is pretty easy drinking. Session beer to get looped. Severe discipline is called for on this one.
Cybercat (5160) - Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the tap a deep, warm sable with a thick, fine-bubbled tan head that leaves some good lacing. Smoky aroma has chocolate, coffee and sour apple tones. Flavor nicely mixes mocha with sour apple and has smoky, nutty, molasses and licorice notes. Full-bodied, lively texture leaves a fizzy finish with smoky and sour apple flavors.
dwyerpg (5673) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A sweet rich almost Baltic-porter like aroma. this seems less sour than the Lips of Faith Kick. But much smoother. Nice light faint chocolate, right at that point that if you didnít point it out, the uninformed couldnít identify it. Really quite good. Amazing how well this goes with spicy pizza.
SPDickerman (1191) - Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Smells somewhat sour with no other real notes present. Tastes sour up front and then moves to a bit of chocolate sweetness that couples with the faint sourness well. Medium-bodied with a slightly astringent texture and mild mouth-carbonation, New Belgium Lips of Faith Clutch finishes with a bit of sourness that lingers for a while.
triangleman42 (9) - - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Soft smooth light and sour with wonderful coffee and chocolate. Not bitter. A little smokey. Smells of cherries.
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jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Pours black with almost 2 fingers of dark tan head. Aroma of wood, chocolate and coffee. Taste is medium sour and light bitter. Black currants, oak, coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long sour and bitter finish. Overall, this is pretty darn good. I would gladly drink this again any time.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark sinister color topped with thin but frothy and at times lacey head. Nose was of roasty and smokey malts with hints of tartness around the edges. The flavors put together those things quite fucking nicely to be honest...dark, malty roast and smoke notes coupled with subtle but complimenting grapey tartness...reminds me of the cuvee de tommee/veritas 009 character of combining maltiness with subtle tartness....quite a nice beer actually, had 3 glasses so far, probably next down from the original la folie from new belgium as far as awesomeness is concerned.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with brown head, decent retention, pretty lacing, and tiny bubbles. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, hint of sour oak, not much tartness or brett going on. Taste is like an imperial stout with a sour finish, also notes of salt, smoke, and earthy hops. Body is medium, slick, above average carbonation, sour roasty finish, not even a hint of the 9%abv. Overall, awesome. Unique. Delicious and drinkable.
poisoneddwarf (2294) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Listen up you stinking maggots, it seems you just donít get it! Alright then. Pours completely impenetrable black with a large tan head with great retention, leaving lace. Coffee, wood, dark fruit, dark chocolate and Sour Patch Kids are noticeable in the nose. Taste is wow, really interesting. Iíve never had anything quite like this. It starts out sweet, then quickly turns sour and bitter; leaves a somewhat meaty aftertaste. Freshly chopped wood mingles with the sourness to create a completely unique taste experience. Itís not mouth-puckering like La Folie or Le Terroir. Itís a little more subtle, but still there. This is one odd beer, but the Big News is that itís good and Tight Like That. Okay, Iíll stop there.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a rich black with a fair tan head and a little lace. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, fruit and cherries. Great flavor, basically a stout mixed with a sour, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and sour flavors, predominately cherry with a nice bitter kick at the end balanced by the darker flavors.