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RATINGS: 283   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11856) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14385) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3223) - Montana, USA - NOV 21, 2012
On tap at Ironhorse. Black with a tan top. Coffee and chocolate scent. Taste is chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
really nice aroma on this one, grainy and really coffee-esque. flavor has quite a bit of coffee as well, toasty, pretty creamy, and a nice touch of chocolate in the finish. definitely more coffee than choc, which is fine with me. semi sweet, finishes on the dry side which was pleasant. other raters have noted itís a little one dimensional and i have to agree, but it is a pretty tasty beer! itís like a nice dessert

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - NOV 20, 2012
Light coffee and creaminess for aroma very light though. Black with light broan head Goode lacing pillowy for a good bit before receding. Creamy light roast and lighter chocolate. Good body and mouthfeel. Looks great. Just very muted in aromatic and taste expressions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
magsinva (923) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle from Wegmans Sterling - pours pitch with a finger of milk chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and malt. Taste leans sweet. Palate is dry, but surprisingly thin. While it has big alcohol, it is surprisingly subdued. Overall, solid, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3599) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle from Wegmanís Leesburg. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Huge roasted coffee and dark chocolate notes on the nose. It does punch you in the nose a little bit. Fair amount of coffee on the tongue. Not as bold as on the nose. Solid winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Aroma is the best part of this beer. Notes of mocha coffee with a nice brightness to the coffee scent. Usually the coffee in these things smells bitter and burnt, not so here. Appearance is black with a thin tan head that leaves quickly, no lacing, no sheeting. Taste is More of a traditional stout than I was expecting fromt he nose. Coffee somehow gets lost and chocolate isnít even there. Overall itís a good beer and I really like the bottle design. In fact some of these lips of faith bottles are some of the best looking out there. Perfect for making your own DIY bomber beer glasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5330) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate dark chocolate, light vanilla, and coffee. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a one finger khaki head that has okay retention. There is some spotty webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of dark chocolate. The finish has moderate roasted coffee, lighter milk chocolate, faint vanilla, a hint of plum, and alcohol. Itís medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall...solid, but I usually expect more in your face coffee flavors when I see an Imperial Coffee Stout.

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