Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company
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Reviews by jeff1973:
4.53/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a HofTD tulip. Batch #13 (bottled in August 2013), so about a month old or so. Bought for $11.99 @ Whole Foods Newport Beach.
A - Pitch black, looks very silky. Mocha heads leaves great lacing. Everything you want to see in a good Imperial Stout.
S - Mostly big cocoa and bittersweet chocolate. A little faint vanilla and coconut. Not the most aromatic beer.
T - What it lacks in the nose, it makes up for in the taste. Big dark chocolate note, along with the coffee. A lot like a Cafe Mocha. Pretty sweet upfront, but the back end dries out nicely. You get the whisky/bourbon mid palate. Nice toffee, vanilla, coconut notes that blend perfectly w/ the cocoa and coffee. Only a slight hint of alcohol burn, but very light for 12.2% and being that it is fairly young.
M - Perfect for this style. Very thick and viscous (again thick a rich cafe mocha). You get a very creamy (half and half) note. Carbonation is low to go along with that silky, creamy mouthfeel.
O - Great beer!! The chocolate and coffee meld seamlessly with the whiskey and bourbon. This is the creamiest alcoholic cafe mocha that I have had. Starbucks should have this on their menu!
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2013 03:44:39 | More by jeff1973
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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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