Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company
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Reviews by gleemonger:
5/5 rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pitch black with a thin, creamy brown head, that dissipates pretty quickly leaving just a pleasant little cap, followed by some lacing down the glass. Very nice.
Picking up just about everything they say is in it, starting with some strong chocolate, followed by roasted malts, coffee, booze, and a little whiskey. Strong and complex, but doesn't smell super pungeant or anything. Super interesting and delicious smelling.
Getting all of the above from the flavor as well, with the chocolate leading off again - a kind of mix between dark chocolate and sweet milk chocolate. The coffee and roast is mellow, but definitely there. I get just the faintest hint of whiskey at the back end, and very little alcohol presence despite the massive size. This is one amazing imperial stout, I must say.
Nice and heavy with a light carbonation bite to round it out. Smooth and creamy and delicate - definitely like a dessert and what I love about a great imperial stout.
This is definitely one of my new favorite imperial stouts! Amazingly smooth and complex yet not over the top at all - everything blends totally perfectly and doesn't bury the rest. I would love to always have this one on hand for those times when I want a massive beer, for sure.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2013 19:55:45 | More by gleemonger
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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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