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

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 17
Gots: 15 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: t8dd on 01-26-2014

A twist on LSD, brewed with an Ethiopian roast called Aramo Grande 1 from Blueprint Coffee. Only 35 cases were bottled.
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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
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....

Photo of gibgink
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Batch #3 bottled Dec. 2014(11.5%). Poured on 12-31-14 at close to recommended 54 degrees. I was impressed with this beer from the pour. Poured extremely viscous black and created a massive 3 finger head. Smelled the coffee, roasted malts, and a little alcohol. Great alcohol legs that "stain" the glass brown. Flavor has the roasted malts with coffee. The bitterness from the coffee lingers in the mouth after a silky smooth offering. The only real downside to this beer, if you want to call it that, is that there is an alcohol presence in the beer. Would recommend and will pickup again if it is available.

Photo of Franziskaner
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black in color with no chance for any penetration to light. There's a fingernail of khaki colored head around the rim of the glass and a third of the middle. Brussels lacing. Intense coffee aroma dominates the nose. The flavor is much more subtle with bitter dark coffee and and intense dark malt and some roasted barley. The mouth is dry and crisp. This version uses Chelelektu coffee.

Photo of core42
1.5/5  rDev -65%

Bottled March 2014 w/Kirinyaga coffee. Chilled for only about 2-3 hrs & when opened it was spewed like Mt Vesuvius. Has a decent amount of green apple smell & taste even after I let it warm up which overwhelmed any coffee that was in it. Sadly this bottle seems to be infected

Photo of cvm4
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #3, bottled Dec. 2014 and uses Chelelektu coffee bean

L - The beer pours pitch black with a motor oil consistency to it. The head is one finger and dark khaki to almost brown. The lacing is great as the head clings to the glass and the head also sticks around, retention wise.

S - Loads of coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted malt backbone ties it all in.

T - If you love coffee stouts, then this is it! The coffee overwhelms all and I'm really digging this. Definitely some bitter dark chocolate comes through and the roasted malts too.

F - Full bodied and low carbonation. The beer just coats your mouth and is so smooth & creamy. A bit of alcohol hit, but it's very minimal.

O - A coffee bomb through and through! I'm loving this beer though. Spot on for me as I'm a coffee lover and even better I can have my coffee in a beer.

Photo of drmcleod10
4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of t8dd
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2 with Karimikui coffee. 750 ml bottle poured into a snifter. Hint of ammonia in the nose-a little unpleasant. Pours dark brown/black with a quickly dissipating dark tan head. Taste is great-lots of deep roasty flavor, chocolate, fruity brightness from the coffee beans. Medium carbonation with robust mouthfeel that coats. Drink now if you have one. Really well done as usual.

Photo of leroybrown10
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottles poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter.

Pours a dark inky black with a frothy khaki head. Nice lacing left behind as the head dissipates. This is exactly what I expect a thick coffee stout to look like.

Aroma of dark roasted coffee. Bitter chocolate is noticeable as well.

Great roasted coffee flavor. Malt is almost burnt but with an underlying creaminess and mild sweetness I wasn't expecting. Cocoa powder and dark chocolate balance in nicely.

Thick viscous mouth feel. Smoothness that counteracts the darker coffee flavors. Leaves an oily coat on the tongue with mild carbonation.

Not a particularly complex beer as the coffee overwhelms everything but the chocolate notes. That doesn't take away from the exceptional quality of this beer. The chocolate provides a nice counter balance to the coffee. Surprising creamy qualities in both flavor and feel prevent the bitter coffee becoming a turnoff. A first class coffee stout.

Photo of woosterbill
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bridge Tap House in St Louis.

A: Pitch black body, thin tan head settles into a ring and leaves faint lace. Solid but unspectacular.

S: Rich coffee dominates, with dark chocolate and caramel sweetness alongside. Terrific.

T: Even better than the aroma. Complex coffee is front and center, with woody and spicy overtones ahead of brownie batter, butterscotch, and vanilla. The sweet malts and bitter coffee coexist beautifully on the way to a long, decadent finish. Delightful.

M: Thick, lively, creamy. A bit sticky, but very nice.

O: Tremendous. I hadn't heard about this one, but I'm impressed.


Liquid Spiritual Delight (Blueprint Coffee) from 2nd Shift Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.