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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,872 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,872
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 287
Gots: 484 | FT: 75
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
One Big Bad Imperial Stout with Cocoa nibs and Coffee nibs.

 http://www.epicbrewing.com/the-bee ... rial-stout 

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 09-30-2011)
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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MimDIPA

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -10.1%

08-16-2014 18:48:03 | More by MimDIPA
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jrnyc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-15-2014 15:35:41 | More by jrnyc
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tmclain

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +6%

08-15-2014 00:39:33 | More by tmclain
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-14-2014 07:29:57 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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yasky

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-14-2014 00:30:33 | More by yasky
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Djsaturn1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-13-2014 15:03:41 | More by Djsaturn1
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MilwaukeeBeerMaker

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-13-2014 14:36:32 | More by MilwaukeeBeerMaker
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Misanthropy_Sipping

Nebraska

4.71/5  rDev +8.5%

I bought this a few years ago... maybe a year and a half. I was looking to have it over the holidays but it ended up not happening and then I had kind of forgot it in the stash. And now, it rises.

I know I bought it in Fort Collins.

Appearance is quite nice in the glass. It pours with a deep brown tone but when it collects it is a near black with a very tiny bit of a cream and coffee tone head. The look is more than promising. I like the black shade.

The smell is of sharp roasted coffee. The booze is hardly noticeable, keep in mind my bottle has been sitting for awhile. I get a touch of bitter chocolate, just a slight tint of vanilla and whiskey. It has a sweet hint to it, maybe a bit of brown sugar to the nose.

The taste is rich with coffee blended with a bit of whisky. This is like the best coffee and whisky in the morning possibility. The coffee really takes off and hangs on to the very end and lingers in the mouth. The whisky fluctuates with the sweetness that lands in vanilla, charred caramel, and brown sugar notes. It is a bit piney. I get some exceptionally dry dark chocolate tones toward the end that die out and head back quickly to the coffee and touches of whisky and booze.

Mouthfeel is oily and slick. Quite drinkable with a bitter and punch of a dry finish that begs for another sip each time. I was very surprised by how exceptionally good this was for the modest price. $9 or so, I mean... you can't complain at all. It is a magnificent deal and a very good Imperial Stout for that.

Overall. Price was more than right. My only comment is that I felt the whisky taste was a bit lower than I would like... but I like a boisterous amount of whisky with my imperial stout. This is pretty well cut across the board other than the coffee taking the spotlight. Not to heavy not to continue drinking and enjoying, which is great. I would buy this again, hands down, to really break the craving for a solid imperial stout. Apparently ages just fine, too. It may have lost some of the cocoa nib... but it is still excellent.

08-13-2014 03:27:04 | More by Misanthropy_Sipping
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CommanderOfAwesome

California

3/5  rDev -30.9%

08-11-2014 23:27:14 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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Beer4B

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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devilfluff

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-11-2014 03:12:45 | More by devilfluff
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Evango

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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jcugafsu

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-10-2014 00:47:58 | More by jcugafsu
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Robyn

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-09-2014 22:01:36 | More by Robyn
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JPJAM

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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StephOparka

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-09-2014 00:41:18 | More by StephOparka
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-08-2014 16:41:40 | More by zekeman17
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ThatCracker

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-08-2014 14:15:55 | More by ThatCracker
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neurobot01

California

3.38/5  rDev -22.1%

Release #22 (brewed 8/7/13... now I remember that I meant to wait another week for its birthday!) into a snifter at fridge temp, allowed to warm.

Look: thick, dark brown with almost no head and low carbonation.

Smell: not good. There's something that might be coffee, but there's also a very strange vegetal (green bell pepper) note, and a strong harsh chemical/metallic note—it's what I imagine battery acid might smell like. As it warms, chocolate comes through a bit more; I never get more than the faintest hint of barrel.

Taste: coffee, roast, chocolate, with a bite reminiscent of peppers. If I didn't know better, I'd think this had been aged on chiles. I don't like too much spirits presence in barrel-aged stuff, but I'm not getting anything here. Needs more barrel.

Feel: pretty thick mouthfeel, not especially dry, fairly well-carbonated (but fine for the style).

Overall: I had one of these fresh, but didn't take notes; my memory is that I liked it better then. This is okay, but I'd rate it behind something like (the admittedly very solid) Stone Espresso IRS. With more barrel presence and less of those slight off-notes, it could be very good, but as it is, it's merely okay.

08-08-2014 01:33:54 | More by neurobot01
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Georgia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,872 ratings.