Lips of Faith Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout by New Belgium Brewing
made in heaven – coffee and chocolate – is showcased in New Belgium’s Lips
of Faith selection, Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout. This strong stout is
packed with Fort Collins’-own Cafe Richesse espresso, brewed with roasted
barley and Midnight Wheat Malt, and spiced with fair trade cocoa nibs. The
beer is an extra dark color with a mocha-colored head. Alcohol by volume is
“Lips of Faith has become a perfect venue for collaborating with brewing
brethren around the country,” said New Belgium brewer Grady Hull. “We’ve always
been inspired by Brewer Vivant’s beers and this collaboration speaks to our
“Our Imperial Stout answers the call for beer drinkers seeking the rich, full
character of a coffee stout,” added Hull. “The coffee and chocolate combine to
offer a bold flavor with a warming brace of alcohol for those cold winter
Beer Review from Beer Advocate
Appearance: Dark brown to black. Pour is a little less viscous than other Imp.
stouts. Very nice head and some decent lacing.
Aroma: Good coffee and very forward chocolate. Some decent malt and it finishes
smooth. Very few bitter notes.
Taste: Very pronounced coffee and chocolate again. Some hazelnuts thrown in.
Limited bitter notes with a smooth aftertaste. Kind of like having a extra
chocolate coffee late. Sweet but not to cloying.
Mouthfeel: A little thin compared to most imperial stouts but with a good amount
of carbonation. It's very pleasant and it drinks very easy; almost too easy!
Overall: Very pleasant. Very forward on the chocolate and coffee as advertised.
A little thin but it's very easy to drink. For New Belgium not doing very many
stouts, this is a solid beer and for $6, I will drink this all day long. Well
About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of
Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in
1991. Today, the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium produces
nine year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Sunshine Wheat, Blue Paddle Pilsner,
1554 Black Ale, Abbey, Mothership Wit, Ranger, Belgo IPA and Trippel, as well as
a host of seasonal releases. In addition to producing world-class beers, New
Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with progressive
programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a commitment to
environmental stewardship. For more information, visit