Brouwerij (918) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours dark maroon brown with big pillowy, off-white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet, strong herbal, chocolate, spice, mild alcohol. Flavor is sweet, plum, fruity, mild cocoa and alcohol with a strong herbal spice finish. Very soft carbonation, medium body, and a juicy, syrupy texture. Herbal, fruity beer, odd, a poor belgian.
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Based on the description, I don’t know what to expect from this beer.
Pours a dark brown with a light sheet of tan of foam. Smells of peppercorn, banana, vanilla, powdered sugar - meh. Flavor is slightly spicy, belgian, peppercorn, some cardamom character, plenty of sugary malts. Medium on empty body with low carb and a semi wet finish.
Yet another disappointment from the folks at New Belgium. Seems more and more that since the transition to employee owned, the production guidance has suffered.
ajnepple (2062) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Pours a red, kind of mahogany color and clear with an off-white head. Aroma and flavor is malty and rich with light tartness, light bitterness, yeast, earth, herbs and dark fruit. Just a touch of cinnamon and black pepper spice. Medium body with a creamy feel. Pretty interesting, it grew on me as I drank it.
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a clear brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma. fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with weak sour hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Has dark amber color. Light tan head. Beer has a very creamy texture in the mouth. Quite malty and hoppy. Some chocolate taste.
OldGrowth (2645) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cork and Keg Braselton GA. Ok aroma. Sweet malty. Has a root beer thing going on. I mean a good root beer, not industrial kind. Get more of the yeast as it warms. Banana, clove, Brownish orange color. Good head and lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy slick mouthfeel. Sweet finish. It’s ok. Fine dubbel. The spice isn’t very overall, though it is getting better as it warms. But not exciting me.
gmellison (415) - Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at new belgium. Pours a dark hazel color. Aroma is plums and dark fruit. Flavor is dark fruit and burnt sugar. Not bad
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a bit hazy deep reddish brown appearance with a brown head and decent lacing. Plum, dark grape, fig, earth, spicy pepper, tangy black cherry aroma. Quite strong and a bit boozy. Black cherry, strawberry, pepper, cinnamon, raisin, plum, caramel, toffee flavor with actually very little aftertaste. Not necessarily offensive but still kind of a stupid beer just like everything else in the Lips of Faith series. Definitely wouldn’t buy again.
JohnGalt1 (476) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
COOP Matt provided this bottle tonight at a tasting at his house... Pours a fairly clear walnut with a short lasting off white head that provides little in the way of lacing.
Nose is pretty traditional yeasty phenols with a bit of a peppery essence and something that reminds me of sassafras or artisan rootbeer.
Flavor has a good malt profile and the spice addition adds an interesting peppery quality and something a little warming that I am having a hard time identifying.. and again I get something that makes me think "rootbeer".
Body is medium with an expected carbonation.
Cool brew... Glad I got a chance to try it.. doubt I will actually buy it though. Thanks Matt!!
olr1984 (1058) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at gabf. From my notes. reddish brown pour with an off white head. tart cherry and light fruit taste