Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle with Carla from Belmont Station. Pours dark brown with a nice layer of frothy tan foam. Smells heavily of coffee. Tastes sweet with a nice blend of coffee, cocoa and vanilla and quickly turns almost spicy. As a non-coffee drinker this is really very nice. flatmatt (1576) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2012
22 oz bottle. Black pour with a tan head. Rich creamy roasted coffee aroma with dark chocolate. Very, very nice. Flavor shows rich chocolate and again very rich roasted coffee, vanilla. Really good stuff. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bomber. Poured very deep brown with a very tall, well-retained, sticky dark tan head. The aroma picked up sweet, nicely-roasted cocoa and coffee notes with touches of molasses and carob.. light earthy accents.. decadent stuff. The flavor found well-roasted, tasty coffee, baker’s chocolate, and vanilla bean at the core.. bitter cocoa and booze-kissed coffee around.. finished warm with a lot of roasty malts, but it needed a little more carbonation back there. Medium-bodied with a slow-ish flow through the palate.. OK feel and flow.. not great, but very good. Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, roastiness and bakers cocoa. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, roasdtiness and bitter chocolate with a smooth lingering coffee finish. Drake (13728) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a dark brown color with a large dark brown head. Good head retention. Big chocolate and cocoa notes in the aroma along with mild roastiness and mildly roasted coffee, along with a dusty note. The taste is rich coffee, rich chocolate, some toasted and nutty notes and a moderately bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. A little close too the sweet side but just enough bitterness to balance it. No heat. Quite a tasty beer.
drfabulous (7941) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2012
22 ounce from Brusin Ales. Coffee aroma. Big chocolate taste. Medium to thin body. Creamy milk chocolate a bit. Cheesecake. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Starbucks quality coffee bean aroma blanketed my nostrils upon waving my nose over the goblet,inhaling deeply the richness never diminished,fresh roastiness a pleasure to savor,the cocoa kept tapping the senses,whispering its presence, flavor had a little more roasted malt frontness,but the coffee still dominated,the smooth chocolate more evident,very mild sweetness soften it even more,no over annoying bitterness in the finish. I assume some of the reviewers were looking for a meatier body,but if you focus on what this beer claims to be ,a bumped up roasty stout,with definite coffee and choclate garnish,you will appreciate what a gem this ale is.Bartenders,the holiday crowd will love this,not overbearing like ST Chokolat,not over subtle like Youngs,Double Thumbs up mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2012
This is good stuff! Smells like chocolate. The chocolate and coffee flavors are what hit you first, and linger, but a solid and even a tad complex stout then comes through!
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Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a 12 oz. New Belgium branded globe glass.
Pours pitch black capped with two and half finger fluffy beige head. Good retention and abundant lacing coats the inside of the glass as the brew is consumed. Quite a bit of dark chocolate, roasted malt, and light notes of espresso on the nose. Opens with dark chocolate joined midpalate with big roasted semi-sweet malt flavor and espresso. The espresso joins with fairly evident bittering hops and cocoa powder on the finish. Light bodied for a double/imperial stout; checking in on the heavier side of medium bodied, abundant carbonation. Slick and creamy on the palate. Overall, like most New Belgium Lips of Faith series brews I’ve had, Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout isn’t a disappointment but doesn’t exceed expectations, either. The chocolate flavor, not the coffee, is the star in this brew. As a result, split this one with someone as the chocolate may be too much for one person.
dfinney23 (3269) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
There’s a little chocolate in there but this one’s all about the coffee, with a bitter roast aroma and taste. Went great with cheesecake.