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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Pours a deep dark brown; might as well be black. A great thick head that is a light chocolate color. Smells of coffee, toasted something and a semi-sweet chocolate scent. Upfront there is a great smooth sweet chocolate flavor followed by a roasted coffee blend. It is a great first sip and upon further review, I find there are more sips needed with added complexity. While I havenít had many stouts so far this year, this has been the best one yet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (893) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2012
22 oz. bottle pours black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is primarily coffee with noticeable dark chocolate, vanilla, and maybe some peat with a bitter finish. Body is medium with low carbonation. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Iím more of a coffee fan than a chocoholic, but this one didnít wow me as much as some of the best, more chocolatey imperial stouts do. Good but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (343) - Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Nice semi dry coffee stout. Chalky with a bit of bittersweet chocolate throughout and decent coffee flavour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
volbeerman (20) - Madison, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Coffee Coffee Coffee. If you love joe, you, my young friend, will LOVE this beer... Aroma, taste, appearance.... All are founded on coffee.... Very enjoyable beer. Sticks to the typical motif of the Lips of Faith series by presenting an all new.... never before tried.... beer drinking extravaganza!!!!! Enjoyable... Go aní cop ya one lil homie!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle at home with my dad. Pour is pitch black in appearance with a small, long-lasting brown head; sticky lacing. Big coffee, roasted espresso, light cocoa, and earthy hops in the smell. Really nice earthy coffee smell. Taste is nice and roasty, coffee, chocolate, dirt, a touch of peat, and grass with a nice bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel, somewhat thin for a stout, with soft carbonation. Really nice coffee stout, that isnít overbearing and the roast is there, but not totally in your face. Tasty stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4640) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Nearly black pour - fairly well-sustained tan head - aroma is mostly bittersweet chocolate and fairly strong, espresso, along with some sweet vanilla - a little bit of alcohol in the nose - low carbonation - soft and creamy in the mouth - a fair amount of milk chocolate up front - followed by fairly strong roast/espresso - gets a little astringent and moderately acidic late - finish is mostly bittersweet chocolate - gets most of itís character from the additives, so it is a little one dimensional - the finish is a little hot as well - I want to love it, but I find it merely okay.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11191) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2012
22oz bottle. Medium brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light earthy, faint burnt. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, earthy, some roast, bittersweet chocolate, light burnt, alcohol. Medium-full body, smooth with low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomelessDrew (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Pours black with a thick light brown head. Smells of coffee and chocolate which is also very strong in the taste. Fairly bitter from the roasted malts which balances out the sweetness and a definitely boozy quality to it. Itís a pretty fizzy for this style which is the only major flaw in the beer and Iíd like it with some more body to it, otherwise it is great with a lasting bitter chocolate taste. If you want coffee and chocolate in a beer this is it. The Lips of Faith series is really great and usually pretty cheap/half the cost of most other bombers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown color, huge brown head with decent retention. Aroma of chocolate dipped in coffee. Taste is very rich caffe macchiato and bitter cocoa. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3081) - Montana, USA - NOV 21, 2012
On tap at Ironhorse. Black with a tan top. Coffee and chocolate scent. Taste is chocolate and coffee.


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