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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Serving up cold and jet black, this imperial stout should be taken seriously for about one minute as the dark foam builds. Then, enjoy its velvety chocolate-covered smoothness and delicious aroma of sustainably-grown, locally-roasted coffee.


4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StanMemTn (52) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2013
On tap- Flying Saucer. Black pour with mild aroma and smooth yet full textured mouthfeel. Chocolate present but restrained, not cloying. Warm and satisfying.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (629) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Total Wine, chocolate is very light, coffee is pronounced, thin disappearing head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Black in color with a tan head. Huge coffee aroma, coffee grounds, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. A little bit of toffee and caramel sweetness, earthy hops, and cocoa powder. Strong coffee flavor to the beer, though a bit more coffee grounds character than expected. Mild bitterness, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a mild toffee sweetness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1472) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pours a deep black color with a tall, very tall dense creamy head. Nose has a strong coffee, strong toasted malt - think opening a fresh sack of malt and mild chocolate finish. Flavor has a strong black coffee start, sweet chocolate middle to help mellow out the bitterness, strong toasted notes, some oatmeal sweetness at the end with a very light nutty finish. Oily feeling, perfect amount of carbonation to lend a creaminess to the brew, very smooth with not a hint of alcohol. Overall a very tasty brew. Perfect balance of coffee and chocolate. Sweetness from the chocolate is very nice. Very good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2013
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Nose is coffee bean and some molasses with a hint of chocolate. Smooth medium body with a sultry buzz. Taste is not so coffee-centric as the aroma but still prominent. Bittersweet chocolate, sugar-free fudgesicle and grain. I just realized the Skins haven’t won in the playoffs since i started rating beers.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crompt (120) - York, South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2013
This beer smells amazing! Roasted coffee and chocolate right when you open the bottle. Really drinkable stout but thinner than I’d like and while balanced I prefer my high ABV stouts to be more robust. Well done! New Belgium needs to shut down their normal brews in most grocery stores and just focus on the Lips of Faith Series, although I’m sure their sales would say otherwise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (948) - Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2013
22oz bottle from Belmont Station. A: Black with no forecast for sunshine. 1/2" of thick, fluffy cappucino head. N: Chocolate milk, fudge, Hershey’s syrup, and espresso beans. There is a slightly offputting metallic flavor. Some roasted malt. All in all, it’s well balanced with the sweetness, but it does lose some points for the aforementioned metallic flavor. T: Coffee forward. Chocolate flavors grow as the beer warms. Milky taste with prominent roastiness. Has some wood and oak elements even if there’s no actual oak aging. Nice stuff. M: Really thin for the style. If this was labeled a ’single’ stout, I’d be more forgiving. O: A pleasant afternoon drinker and a beer worth recommending. A little more body and some additional complexity - though, given the ingredients you may not be looking for more - and this would be a real stunner.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bomber from BevMo. Dark ruby to black in color. Huge coffee nose. Smells like an iced coffee with a bit of chocolate. Huge coffee flavors up front. A little sweetness. Followed by some more bitter coffee. A little one dimensional, as well as a little too hot.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: LoF Imperial Coffee
Date: December 21, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: huge roasted coffee aroma, touch of balancing sweetness, dark chocolate
Flavor: rich coffee flavor, caramel sweetness adds to the richness, milky sweetness, light roast
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. The coffee flavor is really well balanced. Its not overly bitter but it is at the forefront. Could have used more chocolate though.


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