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Liquid Spiritual Delight (Blueprint Coffee) - 2nd Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 12
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A twist on LSD, brewed with an Ethiopian roast called Aramo Grande 1 from Blueprint Coffee. Only 35 cases were bottled.

(Beer added by: ToddHolder on 01-26-2014)
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Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours motor oil black with 1/2 an inch of dark tan head that fades into a thin layer of swirling oil that gently coats the inner glass leaving a light brown sheen. The coffee beams through in the beer's aroma - rich notes of caramel, freshly ground hardwood - it definitely has a lot more sweetness than spice (but certainty isn't cloying). The taste is an incredible flood of coffee on the palate, with the same rich caramel-like sweetness upfront followed by a hint of fruit (bright berry) and a semi-dry, bitter coffee finish. It's Coffee>>Stout. The mouthfeel is heavy (compared to a thinner body in the non-coffee version), is devoid of carbonation, velvety smooth, has hidden alcohol, and finishes a tad dry with coffee bitterness coating the palate. This is definitely a slow sipper, I would have preferred to share the 750 (instead of dome-ing it), but I do not regret the $16 spent...I'm glad I grabbed another bottle to open next weekend, but I'm not sure if I should hit the beer with a spot of half&half and serve @ 190 degrees in a styrofoam cup or serve slightly chilled on a cold winter night....

ThePorterSorter, Feb 08, 2014
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Got this from James at 33wine, was being generous and let me grab several bottles that they were running low on

A - Dark as night, thick and viscous. This poured extremely nice and was pulled straight from their temp controlled cellar at 55 degrees roughly. Served into a tulip and created an inch or so khaki beautiful foam head

S - The smell was delightful as I had been talking about blueprint coffee with the group I was with. It smelled very coffee forward with hints of Cocoa and vanilla

T - Taste was much the same, very coffee forward with hints of chocolate, cocoa, expresso, and some roast. This was one of my favorite non barrel aged coffee stouts if not at the top and that includes all the regs. This bested perennial sump from the night before.

M - This was incredibly rich and smooth with a full bodied feel that really left you wanting more. Extremely tasty, creamy, and filling. 2nd shift has started to progress and this beer really showcases their talent

O - Only 420 bottles produced or 35 cases. This is unique and something that needs to be widely produced. This is a one of a kind coffee forward stout and out of the bottle really left a lasting impression.

This was utterly fantastic

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Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a deep dark black color with a nice oily consistency. Nice tall dark tan head that is about 1.5 inches and is pretty dense and creamy. It recedes very slowly and leaves some nice lacing.

Aroma is pretty exquisite. Notes of fresh roasted bean and freshly brewed espresso. Notes of chocolate and dark cocoa bitterness. Nice sweet milk chocolate with an earthy burnt note. The aroma has notes of pecans and some almonds as well.

Flavor is delicious with notes of sweet malty goodness and some dark fruits that are quickly overpowered by a nice deep roasted notes of coffee. Nice notes of dark chocolate are present with a nice underlying burnt note. There is a nice finishing sweetness from the based LSD that gives the brew a nice rounded palette. Pretty delicious coffee beer with a nice silky and oily full buddy.

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Liquid Spiritual Delight (Blueprint Coffee) from 2nd Shift Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.