Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company
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Reviews by smakawhat:
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a large snifter, release #1.
A real nice creamy appearance of uniform light brown. Bubbles for the most part are tight but have some larger ones. Head forms normally and falls at a good but normal clip. I wouldn't stay it sticks around, but it doesn't disappear quickly either. Some spotted leopard lacing, and this body looks particularly black. I am on the fence between 4 and 4.5 on this one it could go either way. Very nice looking, and leaving a whispy cloud appearing top.
Nose is just a very simple roast coffee. Not much else, but at least the nose is particularly solid, simple and VERY well done here. Honestly, the bouquet is not varied other than that, with some soft sense, kind of creamy sensation coming. Just very solid and good.
Taste is... yeah even more of a surprise. Creamy milk sweetened coffee. A good char roast character on the finish too with a lingering almost milk lactose milk stout sense, giving to slight powdered sugar. Bigger body gives a thicker cream but nothing overpowering, sticky, or thick to swallow. Cream sensation mixes with the coffee and sweetness angle so perfectly.
Overall, it's very much a simple flavored big stout, nothing crazy, or incredibly varied, but just done extremely well. This one is a keeper, this is a winner right here.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2011 01:06:52 | More by smakawhat
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3.94/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a pitch black color capped by an inch of tan foam; a smattering of lace is left behind
Smell: Ashy oak and burnt coffee beans with bittersweet chocolate undertones
Taste: Scorched black bread and "Charbucks" coffee, up front, with bittersweet chocolate building, in the middle; after the swallow, the Whiskey barrel treatment adds weight and a hint of vanilla; somewhat boozy in the finish
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet
Overall: Normally, my reviews mark down beers for having to much sweetness but, in this case, I think the beer would have benefited from some sweetness in the malt to balance out all of the char and burnt flavors; not a bad beer but just my two cents
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 22:05:21 | More by brentk56
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,761 ratings.