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

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Liquid Spiritual Delight (Blueprint Coffee)Liquid Spiritual Delight (Blueprint Coffee)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing
Missouri, United States
2ndshiftbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

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.

Added by t8dd on 01-26-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
83
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
28.02%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
22
For Trade:
4
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 83
Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
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4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
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....

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Photo of Jared14
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of gibgink
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of T-Leb
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: pours thick and black. Heads fades fast.
S: rich sweet coffee. Smells strong coffee with sweet cream. Man oh man this smells great.
T: nice coffee and sweetness. This sweet cream flavor mutes the coffee to balance it all out. If you like cream and/or sugar in your coffee, your'll love this.
F: pretty thick and smooth. The flavors fade fast though.
O: a great coffee stout, but I would prefer more coffee and less cream.

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Photo of Faroveryonder
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeLoynes
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WeisGuy
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Jeff_Hallam
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of SadMachine
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of THSdrummer
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black. Deep, rich motor oil fizz rises to the top when poured aggressively, but what does arrive at the top dissipates quickly. Lovely big rich chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts form a powerful imperial stout aroma. Boom: chocolate, right off the bat when you take a sip. Bunches of coffee and roasted malts follow up. Great big flavor, yet refined and focused on only a few notes, not complexity. Mouth feel is inline with what I think an imperial stout should deliver. Bold, robust, filling, mouth coating, and fun to drink. Overall, an incredible brew. Plain ol' Liquid Spiritual Delight is delicious in my book, but this hits the next level. Perhaps it's just my love of coffee, or the fact I drank it pretty fresh for the coffee notes to remain, but I think this beer is on the next level.

Served in a 12oz snifter. Bias: I absolutely adore coffee and regular Liquid Spiritual Delight.

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Photo of c-rum
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tertullian007
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Liquid Spiritual Delight (Blueprint Coffee) from 2nd Shift Brewing
4.14 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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