The rising sun and walk of shame in Arizona never sounded go good. It’s Spring Training time in the desert for this trip and a great time for host Bob Moffitt to try Beer Research Institute’s Morning Sex and imperial stouts with Beer Research Institute co-founder Matt Tretheway.
BRI Morning Sex Coffee Milk 5.8% ABV
Matt: For every pint you drink you get two ounces of Peixoto Coffee concentrate, which would make half a cup of coffee.
Bob: I cannot overstate how much coffee is in this. Unlike anything I have ever had in a coffee stout. Super potent and fun to try, but I’m not a big coffee fan, so my enjoyment was tempered somewhat. Delivers what it promises, so excellent for that. Overall, VERY GOOD.
Evil Twin No Hero Oatmeal 7.0% ABV
Matt: Boozy from the get-go. Really roasty. Intensity through the roof.
Bob: Do you like super burnt roasted malt? This is for you. For me? Too bitter. Too much. Aftertaste is nice though. FAIR
Matt: Sweet, caramel profile. They went with Belgian yeast and nailed it. I’d drink it again.
Bob: FAIR/GOOD. Fruity, figgy, everlasting aftertaste detracts.
BRI Dark Side Til I Die Imperial 9.6% ABV
Matt: If Darth Vader brewed stouts, he’d brew this, along with some barrel aged varieties. Little extra bitterness to counteract all the sugars. Darth doesn’t do sweet.
Bob: VERY GOOD. Comes at you in different layers..