Beer Review: NEW BELGIUM IMPERIAL COFFEE CHOCOLATE STOUT

Beer Review: NEW BELGIUM IMPERIAL COFFEE CHOCOLATE STOUT
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A Stark Introduction

The New Belgium Lips of Faith Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout, presented in a 22 oz. bottle, invites you into its world with an appearance that pours near black, adorned by a frothy tan ring. As the dark foam builds, there’s a brief moment to take this imperial stout seriously, but don’t let that last longer than a minute.


Aroma: A Symphony of Scents

The olfactory journey begins with a potent medley of coffee, chocolate, sugar, and a medium roast. It’s a fragrant introduction, setting the stage for what promises to be a distinctive tasting experience.


Taste: Dark Delights with a Spicy Twist

The palate is treated to a duet of coffee and dark chocolate, accompanied by the unexpected presence of spicy hops. The marriage of flavors leads to a lingering coffee finish, leaving a bold imprint on the taste buds.


Mouthfeel: Substantial and Balanced

With a full-bodied constitution and modest carbonation, the mouthfeel of this imperial stout contributes to its overall character. The beer holds its ground, providing a balanced experience that aligns with the robust flavors it offers.


Overall Verdict: A Unique Brew in the Coffee Realm

In the grand scheme of “Coffee Beers I Like,” the New Belgium Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout finds its place. Distinct from the likes of KBS or Speedway, it asserts its individuality as a commendable brew. While it may not claim the throne among the coffee-infused elite, it stands tall as a respectable contender in the realm of unique and flavorful beers.