Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company
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Reviews by Onenote81:
3.35/5 rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Never have seen this one around my area, so when I saw a bottle at Peabody's in Boone, I snagged it right up! Once I got home, I found out my local store had some cases in as well. Oh well.
22oz bottle. Batch #8 (Sept. '12 release). Poured into my brand new Hardywood snifter.
This beer just hesitantly glugs out of the bottle. This is an über thick coal black beer. Sits in the glass nicely. A small mocha head rests atop. Great spotty lace left behind, reminding me of what was. The aroma just smacks of fresh coffee. Big roasted coffee bean scent, chocolate powder, some booze quality. Really a nice inviting aroma.
Wonderful creamy feel that just envelopes the palate like a warm blanket. Subtle carbonation never forces itself. Smooth finish. This is one of the heavier beers I've had in quite some time. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Did I mention the coffee? This is one of the most potent coffee-forward beers I have ever had. This would wake up a dead man. Huge roasted flavors abound. Subtle sweetness of cocoa nibs and chocolate chips. Mild oak-like character gives it s a slight dry aftertaste. The whiskey isn't as prominent as I expected. I had hoped for more of a bourbon kick, but with this batch, there is none. This sort of muddles out at the end, and just finishes with more coffee.
I'm not sure what I think of this. I guess I expected a more balanced barreled beer, but this is a one-trick pony: a straight up coffee beer. I normally like that style, but this just seemed too much overkill. I don't think I'd revisit this batch again. Glad I tried it, but holy crap was this rich.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2012 01:13:42 | More by Onenote81
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4.11/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle pour at the Ithaca Luminous release.
Pours a thick, dark opaque black, with a mocha head of about one inches. Small little globs of lacing on the glass.
Smells include roasted malt, chocolate, and some vanilla.
The taste is similar. I think this is bourbon or whiskey barrel aged, but I'm not really picking that up. Lots of chocolate, vanilla, and some oakiness, molasses, Hershey's syrup, etc. Great taste, but a little subdued, I think. Still quite good.
Medium to full bodied, low carbonation, creamy, thick mouthfeel.
Another great stout today. This is turning out to be one of the best beer days I've ever had.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 21:10:15 | More by GreesyFizeek
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
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