Liquid Spiritual Delight - Blueprint Coffee
2nd Shift Brewing

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From:
2nd Shift Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #969
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,412
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 10.24%
Ratings:
134
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 29, 2021
Added:
Jan 26, 2014
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  26
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Liquid Spiritual Delight - Blueprint CoffeeLiquid Spiritual Delight - Blueprint Coffee
Notes: 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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4.19 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Apr 29, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by rogacks from Massachusetts

Well done coffee stout. Not overly thick but well balanced.

Mar 01, 2021
 
4.09 by bpkrippner from Missouri on Jan 31, 2021
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4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It left minimal lacing on the glass. It smelled strongly of roasted coffee, chocolate, toffee and molasses. Great coffee taste with sharp bitterness. Sweet chocolate and toffee backbone.

Jan 19, 2021
 
3.8 by Chilmer from Iowa on Jan 09, 2021
 
4.35 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Jan 01, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by WickedBeer from Alabama

Forgot to rate when I had it. Draft pour at 2nd Shift Brewing, 02/01/2020.

Roasty coffee on the nose, with the palate boasting even more richness to accompany a light bitterness on the tail. Good smooth mouthfeel. Very solid.

Jul 13, 2020
 
4.17 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Jun 26, 2020
 
4.31 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia on Jun 11, 2020
 
4 by bpfrush from Wisconsin on May 13, 2020
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3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 1
by hoptheology from South Dakota

From Mike's in KCMO.
Best by 6/2/20.
Tallgrass snifter.

Inky black, slightly thin, with a creamy beige cap of 1 finger, receding to 1/2 finger leaving sparse lacing.

Aroma brings rich hazelnut/just nutty coffee; vanilla icing, caramel rolls, melted chocolate, and even some dark fruit/tobacco.

Flavor brings what I swear is about five different shades of vanilla, and then chocolate, tobacco, slight ash, molasses, blueberry scone, banana waffles, and then some piney hop at the finish (which I think throws it off a bit). Tobacco and melted chocolate grow larger/become the main event the more it is sipped.

Feel is slick, sticky, burning, huge. Lots of dryness and alcohol burn.

Overall, an absolutely impeccably brewed imperial stout. This one really impressed me. I can't wait to buy more. The 1 overall is for their woke agenda.

Price paid : $17.99 / 4 pack
Would buy again : Abso-fricken-lutely

May 03, 2020
 
4.19 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Apr 18, 2020
 
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Apr 15, 2020
 
4.33 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Mar 20, 2020
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5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by pathman from Ohio

03/16/20 can @ home

Mar 16, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mushroomcloud from Texas

12oz canned on 12/5/19 with an "Enjoy By" of 6/2/20. Opened on 2/15/20.
1/4" tan head with very limited retention, settles quickly to a ring/island scenario. Jet black middle with some brown/reddish tint toward the bottom when held to a light.
Dark, ripe fruit up front in the aroma, banana, and roasted malt and a hint of coffee - unless the coffee used is a "fruity" bean. The dark fruit aroma seems a little out of place and maybe that is the complexity of the coffee bean used. Unclear. Open mind. Some traditional coffee aroma upon warming.
Sweet, dark malts. Fruit. Booze to the point that blindly tasted you may think this was barrel aged. Not near roasted / charred enough to make me think imperial stout. Very sweet to only have a coffee addition.
Full bodied, round and slick mouthfeel. Long and sweet finish. Boozy heat.
Good. Expected way more, not seeing this as a coffee beer at all -- the alcohol registers it in the Imperial Stout class but the roasty, chewy character is lacking.

Feb 15, 2020
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3.66/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BB1313 from Ohio

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black; small khaki head that fades leaving okay retention and lacing. The aromas are on the mild and subtle side. Hints of chocolate and banana. Lots of malts. The coffee basically goes unnoticed in the aroma department. The flavors are sticky and sweet. Lots of milk chocolate. More banana along with some mild hints of vanilla. Some caramel in the mix. Some dark fruits. The coffee is pretty mild, but slightly noticeable in the finish. Strong malt backbone. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed for the most part. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, slightly velvety and smooth.

This is a solid stout. The coffee doesn't really shine though. If I drank this blind I don't think I'd guess that this was a coffee stout. It's not much different from their regular Liquid Spiritual Delight, which I just tried yesterday. It's still bold, sticky and sweet which makes it fun to drink. Not bad at all for what it is. It's probably better than my "numerical score" might indicate.

Feb 06, 2020
 
3.99 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on Feb 02, 2020
 
4 by Fubudu187 from Illinois on Feb 01, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by FrauTotenkinder from Missouri

Had on tap. Tasty, just a little cloying by end of glass.

Feb 01, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

12 oz can

Pours opaque black. No head.

Smells of fresh coffee, toast, walnut, and cocoa.

Flavor is cocoa, caramel, walnut, toast, and vanilla.

Medium body, stinging carbonation.

Really good coffee stout, rich and slow-drinking but very smooth. Very tasty and definitely worth trying.

Jan 30, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Brewed with Acatenango Guatemalan coffee

Appearance: Arrives obsidian black with a one finger head of khaki that fades to a ringlet; spotty lacing

Smell: Rich dark chocolate with fruity coffee tones; blueberry and banana wafts

Taste: Dark chocolate syrup with coffee tones building; the blueberry and banana flavors merge in the middle with the finish leaning toward the sweet side

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with low carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: A rather unusual coffee stout as it is very fruity and lacks balancing bitterness; I enjoyed it but would prefer less sweetness

Jan 17, 2019
 
2.75 by JLaw55 from Missouri on Jan 10, 2019
 
4.25 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania on Nov 23, 2018
 
4.24 by jws7968 from Illinois on Jul 31, 2018
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4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

A very rich coffee stout. Smooth, velvety, creamy, and dark. The coffee, dark chocolate, sweet malt, chestnut, vanilla, and caramel flavors just ooze together nicely. A journey from dryer pastry feel to a wet and less robust finish for the style, and I love it.

Jun 01, 2018
 
4.22 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin on May 16, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by emerge077 from Illinois

Canned 2018.
Black with mocha foam, lasting surface coverage and collar of lacing.
Rich coffee aroma, caramelized plantains and roasted almonds.
Dark chocolate, intense dark roast coffee, light plantain sweetness.
Smooth and full bodied, creamy texture with lingering coffee bitterness.
Full flavored and full bodied with a rich coffee intensity.

Apr 21, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Canned February 2018; drank 4/17/18 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big dark tan head; frothy lace.

Milk chocolate, leather , banana, light roast coffee bean & mild blackberry notes in the nose.

Creamy medium thick mouthfeel.

Light roast coffee bean & milk chocolate flavors up front; banana & mild leather notes on the finish.

Unique & interesting while still being enjoyable. Not bad!

Apr 18, 2018
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4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Livyatan1996 from Missouri

Very excited to finally get my hands on this one. After pouring this can of motor oil in the glass, a nice dark kakhi head settles on top and then slips down, little bits of brown where it used to be. Coffee punches your nose in, but a hint of sweetness and almost chocolate-y aromas help you out. Flavor follows the same, with a touch of boozey warmth added in the mix. Feels rich and velvety, making this fall somewhere between breakfast and dessert and probably good for both.

Apr 12, 2018
 
4.33 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Apr 10, 2018
 
3.83 by vfgccp from New York on Apr 05, 2018
 
4 by krome from Illinois on Mar 26, 2018
 
4 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Mar 26, 2018
 
3.92 by monty79_1997 from Missouri on Mar 25, 2018
 
4.25 by aasher from Indiana on Feb 26, 2018
 
4.08 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas on Feb 19, 2018
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Beerucee from Texas

Coffee and dessert

Jan 25, 2018
 
4.83 by Tommypickles from Illinois on Dec 19, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

a nice variant on a wonderful base beer. it sure sounds like the specific coffee used has changed from batch to batch, and i cant confirm which this is, but presumably their latest. i have never been wowed by blueprint coffee in multiple attempts to find out what the hype is all about. part of it is their absurd pricing, but maybe i just havent ordered right yet (cold brew and espresso should cover it though right?). in any event, the beer with the coffee is awesome. i love the base beer, so thats part of it, but the coffee adds a deep, and i mean deeeeeep roast to the already robust roasted barley profile in the nose, its bitter and ashy and burnt and all of it, really about as black as it can get, and i love it. dark cocoa in here, cigar ash, minerals, its awesome, and of course the coffee itself, smooth. the flavor is a tad less compelling, i get that slightly over roasted bitterness i get in some of their actual coffee (admittedly via small sample size for the java), its not harsh or acidic which keeps the beer in tact, but it is pretty intense. its there from start to finish too, tattoo inky and permanent. i like them heavy though, and this one sure is. i like the booze coming through here actually, i like all the body and the relative dryness for what it is, and how long the coffee lingers on the finish. this is huge beer, but of an interesting kind of depth and low end complexity. this brewery might be one of the most underrated in the country, but i bet they like it that way. i would kill to try a barrel aged version of this, and it looks like there are several barrel and coffee combinations, but i can see the vanilla and sweet whiskey notes really highlighting the coffee in here. unique and expert coffee stout!

Dec 12, 2017
Liquid Spiritual Delight - Blueprint Coffee from 2nd Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 134 ratings