I love a good imperial stout, and St. Louis owns several of them. I’ve reviewed a few of them here and more are on the way. Liquid Spiritual Delight from 2nd Shift Brewing is one such stout. This beer comes in at a hefty 11.5% ABV. It has a medium-thick body with a slight caramel head. Notes of coffee and chocolate on the nose.
Liquid Spiritual Delight, or LSD for short, is roasty and bitter on the tongue. It looks beautiful in the glass (just look at it!) with a slight head leaving some nice lacing. The initial taste on the tongue is sweet but it then transitions to some pleasant coffee bitterness before ending with an earthy funkiness that I can’t put my finger on. Oatmeal maybe? It’s reminiscent of the finish on the Cat Spit Stout, but I can’t be sure. This is an extremely solid imperial stout. I preferred this easily over Cat Spit Stout, but they’re both darn good beers.
I have yet to catch any of the many LSD variants, but I would love to get hold of them. After trying this and enjoying it (my wife raved about it!), I’d like to snag a barrel aged version, one of the coffee versions, or even better the barrel aged version with coffee and vanilla. I’m a sucker for vanilla in my stouts and that combo sounds amazing. So, someone needs to hook me up! 🙂