Liquid Spiritual Delight | 2nd Shift Brewing

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
151 Ratings
Liquid Spiritual DelightLiquid Spiritual Delight
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
LSD is a 11.5% stout that is a chewy, chocolaty and a joy to behold.

Added by JoEBoBpr on 11-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
151
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
7.77%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
32
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 151 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Duff27
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

stouts are trending more and more to adjuncts, whatever they may be, and lately, it seems like a good imperial stout without all sorts of additives is harder to find than ever before. thats why this beer impressed me so much, sure it has chocolate and coffee flavors to it, but its all created by the grain, and as a straight up imperial stout, its one of the best i have had in a long time. not surprising from these guys, all of their beer is amazing. this is deep sludgy brown in color, high shine, and lots of viscosity. i get dark chocolate and roasted barley right away on the nose, bitter to a degree, but still warming and hearty and cozy overall. some sweetness is there too. the flavor is amazing, and it sort of comes in waves, with a sweeter milk chocolate note coming first, than a drier roasted layer rolls through, finally bitter dark cocoa and coffee notes as it winds down, burnt barley lingers on the tongue after the swallow, a hint of molasses, and a creamy smoothness is fondly remembered as the last drop slides down. i like how heavy this is overall, but how well hidden this alcohol is at the same time. i am super keen to try some of the variants, but this seems like about as complex and interesting and delicious as a stout can be without any of the adjuncts that are taking over the style. extremely well done stout!

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Photo of jaydoc
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wolverine0712
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of deweese
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of von_kaiser
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black, opaque in the glass. Pours nearly still, with only a light suggestion of carbonation, leaving only a slender ring around the glass of light brown bubbles; no lacing. Big aroma of toasted dark malt with light char, dark chocolate and nuts. Flavor follows, with charry dark toasted malt, dark and milk chocolate, filberts and a hint of peanut butter. Finishes with smoky malt, coffee and residual light nuttiness. Medium bodied with only a slight creaminess. My first reaction was that the mouth feel was a bit thin and the malt depth was not quite what I expected from a stout of this size. However, the flavor is so darned good, a wonderful blend of malt, smokiness, chocolate and nuts that the malty flavor depth was not an issue. Really interesting and fairly complex from start to finish. ABV well covered. Comes in a 750ml bottle and is so drinkable it took an effort to cap the bottle and wait on the rest of it. A good candidate for 16 oz cans. An unexpected find in my area, but I'd get this again if it showed up. Well done!

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Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeLoynes
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qcbrewer
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGold
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had on canoe trip, poured from 25.4-oz. bomber, gift from friend, into red solo cup. Beautiful, big, complex beer, marred only a bit by a rather cough-mediciny finish.

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Photo of BrutisDestructus
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erik-P
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dense, roasty and chocolatey. Very nice.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheBishopco
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snowmageddon
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of monty79_1997
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richter525
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Liquid Spiritual Delight from 2nd Shift Brewing
4.12 out of 5 based on 151 ratings.
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