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Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing
Missouri, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pronounced “Melodic”, this Imperial Stout is blended with cinnamon & vanilla. The melody of our friendship has grown so much over the years, we’re thankful to call them family.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 14
Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can, dated 2/11/2019 on the bottom of a beautiful purple-colored can decorated with a with a light-blue and purple swirl on the label. Enjoyed on 4/6/2019.

Look: Pours a deep black, with a nice coffee-colored head, no transparency around the edges. Beautiful.
Smell: Cinnamon, Dark malts, coaco. Wonderful.
Taste: Very similar to the nose, with a faint bit of heat on the finish. Delicious.
Feel: Very full and somewhat creamy.
Overall: Given who brewed it, and the cost ($5 a can),I expected a lot of of this beer, and it delivered. I especially appreciate that it has a much lower ABV (9.1%) than either LSD (11.5%) or Abraxas (10%), and it is still an exceptional beer. Great job 2nd Shift and Perennial!

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - 1/2 finger mocha head dissolves quickly, leaving behind a pitch black body.

S - cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate.

T - tons of cinnamon, backed by vanilla, milk chocolate, roast, graham cracker, molasses, soft caramels, and booze-filled candy. Slight metallic finish. Low bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. Moderate-low booziness.

F - medium-full body with minimal carb.

O - as a cinnamon lover, I dig this a whole lot.

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Photo of Gadzook
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours black/very dark brown with about 1/2 inch of thick dark brown rocky head. Dissipates with nice lacing and a crown that rests afterward.

S: Not incredibly complex. Cinnamon, vanilla, dark malt, little bit of dark chocolate. Smells a bit like a sticky bun that's been cooled, not fresh out of the oven. Raisin becomes more prominent as it warms a little.

T: Coffee/roast forward. Sweet for sure, but not cloying. Cinnamon picks up in the middle and the aftertaste is definitely that of the malt. Rich caramel notes, and the vanilla picks up in the finish and aftertaste with definite booze dropping in there. As it warms you pick up a bit of dark fruit or raisin.

F: Full bodied, but not syrup. Light carbonation is nice and mainly noticeable around the edges, bringing out the cinnamon nicely. Coats the mouth well.

O: This is a very nice stout. It's not a dessert, but it's near it. You're definitely going to be sipping and appreciating its complexity more as it warms. It will fill you up, so the ABV won't sneak up on you, and the booziness is noticeable enough to remind you to take it easy. It gets richer the more you get into it, and that's nice. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 16oz can into a perennial snifter. pours almost black out the can. sits in the glass pitch glass. very thin light brown ring around the glass. smell is roast and faint cinnamon and vanilla. taste is cinnamon forward with slight vanilla and roast. feel is decent. nice carbonation level but thins out a bit on the backend. overall, not a bad beer by any means but basically makes me wish i was pouring and drinking a vanilla abraxas.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wonderful stout from these two. 16 oz purple can dumped out a very dark brown, with bits of light coming through the edges and a big khaki head thats creeping down to a stubborn ring. the aroma on this thing is something else, with an initial blast of cinnamon thats backed by deep roasted malt and dark chocolate and a light dip of vanilla. very inviting and rich. flavor profile is more subdued but still rich, with an initial sweet chocolate and dark roasted coffee taste thats been sprinkled liberally with cinnamon. theres an earthy bitterness that keeps the rest from getting cloying. as it warms the cinnamon shows a bit more and the sweetness takes a step back. its full bodied and coats the mouth nicely, leaving a warm bitterness and doesn't show it's 9% in any way. get some!

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2nd Shift / Perennial - Mládek from 2nd Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 14 ratings