Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company
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Reviews by MaxSpang:
3.9/5 rDev -10.1%
Hey, this a stout here. It's dark, and it's viscus. It had a smidge of a khaki head that went away fast. Only a little bubbles crept up the glass. What else can you say about this Big Bad Baptist?
Coffee dominates the nose at first. It's followed up by a nice amount of bitter dark chocolate. After awhile, the whiskey comes through and brings a tinge of alcohol, but it doesn't smell boozey. There's a little bit of bread notes a well as some slight raisin and dark fruits. It's definitely heavy on the coffee, but isn't completely overpowered by it.
Like the nose, coffee dominates the palette. The first sip was almost all coffee. Subsequent tastes brought in the dark chocolate in a big way. The whisky is present, and comes through toward the end. There's a lingering sweetness toward the end as well, which brightens the chocolate character. The bitterness is also high, from the hops, coffee, and bitter chocolate. There's a little liquoroce after taste. This isn't as boozy as expected, but it does have a little heat as the beer warms in the class.
This has got some definite body. It's pretty big on residual sugars, and it's not the easiest drinker. It has a slighlty dry finish, but it isn't smooth per se. The carbonation is medium, and only slighty foams up in the mouth. It's a good example of a "meatier" Imperial Stout.
This is a tasty beer! It's not as polished as other similar beers (Founders KBS, for example) but it's still a good brew. It could stand a little age on it to smooth out, but it's very nice fresh. The name implies that perhaps omeone was sending a message in the land of Mormons, but the massage I'm getting is that this is good beer.
11-03-2011 23:44:50 | More by MaxSpang
More User Reviews:
4.28/5 rDev -1.4%
Poured into an imperial nonic pitch black with a one finger deep mocha colored head atop that stuck like glue to the glass,no light getting thru this even when held up to the light.Mocha java aromas really stick out,wow like a Starbucks mocha java no joke.Heavily roasted flavors with only light alcohol imparted sweetness,faint smokiness lingers,the chocolate flavors are there but dont lend much sweetness just cocoa flavor.Thick and lush in the feel,hey to me Epic makes really really good beers and this is true to form.
02-19-2012 22:48:51 | More by oberon
4.41/5 rDev +1.6%
#23 on tap at Stubbys MKE.
Poured into an Epic glass.
Appearance: pours dark, dark with a surprisingly lingering khaki head.
Smell: holy coffee notes, Batman. some chocolate, but this is definitely coffee. No booze notes to mention.
Taste: for something that's 11.5% the alcohol is well masked here. Neither the coffee nor the chocolate are overpowering. It's a pretty nice dance they're doing here.
Mouthfeel: Very clean. Not a strong aftertaste.
Overall: Dangerously sessionable. I have a bottle of this release aging at home. Very excited to see how this turns out.
02-27-2014 00:45:26 | More by don1481
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #58 (November 2011):
LOOK: Pitch black, impressive head
SMELL: Exotic coffee, dark chocolate, soft charcoal, burnt currants, vanilla, booze, wood
TASTE: Thick, syrupy, smooth, bitter char, wood, booze, espresso, cocoa powder, faint vanilla
This beer is a beast! Usually you don't see such grace and balance with bigger Stouts. From roasted, wood, booze and sweetness, it all comes together. Seriously, this one gives some of the more hyped Imperial Stouts something to think about. A true ticker, beer geek, hunter or whatever, should be seeking this brew out.
05-02-2012 03:40:55 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.48/5 rDev -19.8%
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a smallish light brown head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet fudgy chocolate and a little coffee. Boozy bourbon comes out as it warms.
The flavor is sweet fudgy chocolate with a lot of roast to balance and some slightly acidic roasted coffee. As I drink more, the burnt, ashy, char roast dominates. Some vanilla and bourbon come out too. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a little watery.
Overall, almost really good, but I end up thinking ashy cigarettes and day old coffee.
02-03-2012 07:10:07 | More by Beaver13
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,872 ratings.