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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,817 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,817
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 284
Gots: 474 | FT: 73
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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TasteTester

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

12-31-2011 01:08:36 | More by TasteTester
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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dcloeren

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

01-28-2012 23:35:20 | More by dcloeren
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

03-02-2013 00:49:25 | More by AlexFields
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

10-13-2012 06:49:21 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Charlie_Hoss

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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dlello2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

05-02-2012 01:56:43 | More by dlello2
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monitorpop

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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TheBronze

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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dubinsky

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

09-12-2013 02:08:19 | More by CityofBals
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mhbarber

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

11-10-2012 15:32:21 | More by mhbarber
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

03-23-2013 02:49:41 | More by CasanovaCummins
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

05-01-2013 03:41:42 | More by yourefragile
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stpaulsipper07

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

02-07-2012 09:38:58 | More by stpaulsipper07
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into darkness tulip 2-12-12

A: Pours a deep black with a dark khaki colored head that is about 1" deep.

S: Smells like fresh roasted coffee, dark chocolate, a bit of smoke and some booze as well. Don't get much barrel character but that doesn't detract from the nose.

T: This is where the beer falls apart. Tastes of coffee and ashtray. The burnt out cigarette flavor in my mouth is just not appealing to me.

M: Medium bodied with a slight alcohol burn. Smoky/ashy flavor lingers.

O: Loved the smell of this beer but the taste killed it for me. Not enough barrel character and too much harsh coffee flavor for me. Won't seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 23:25:58 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Lunch

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I feel I had to review this just because it seems fairly batch dependant. This was batch #27 and it was a coffee bomb. While I love coffee in beers this was more of a coffee with beer in it, somewhere? So take my end number with a grain of salt. It poured a very nice black with an off white head that was a little too pop like for me with next to no lacing. The smell was the best part of this beer, it smelled like a coffee shop, lovely. Too bad it tasted like a cup of coffee, very little cocoa and no whiskey barrel. it came across a little thinner than I like but nice. Overall this beer was OK. Would try again just not batch #27

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 03:18:16 | More by madtowndmb1
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

12-16-2012 21:46:37 | More by sharpski
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rflips86

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

04-06-2014 14:38:20 | More by rflips86
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Release #7, bottled 8 September 2012. Tasted 7 December 2012.

Pours dark brown, effectively black in the glass. One finger of medium-dark tan head, good retention, and pretty darn good lacing. Looks tasty.

Smell is big on the coffee, with a chocolate chaser. Smooth, with little evidence of bourbon. I'm liking the coffee, just wishing there was more stout, or more something else in here. I get a touch of whiskey, but like I said (did I say it already?), it's heavy on the coffee.

Taste is decidedly disjunct. Starts out with coffee and a touch of chocolate, then fades, then comes ripping back with hop bitterness and a light bourbon kick. Pretty tasty, thanks to all the good parts that are in there, but they're integrated rather poorly. It's rough, in a way that I don't think would smooth out with time.

Mouthfeel is fine. Body is lighter than I expected; medium-heavy. Medium-low carbonation. Just fine.

A decent stout, but in the middle tier. Definitely more of a coffee stout than a barrel-aged stout. I really wish the components worked together better.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 04:55:23 | More by zeledonia
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,817 ratings.