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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,768 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,768
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 277
Gots: 466 | FT: 71
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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Ratings: 1,768 | Reviews: 325 | Display Reviews Only:
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NickT1218

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-30-2014 01:11:23 | More by NickT1218
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-29-2014 20:36:30 | More by Chris_Panos
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-29-2014 17:26:44 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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duff247

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-29-2014 03:45:51 | More by duff247
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mdlb44

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-29-2014 03:02:40 | More by mdlb44
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TaborTime

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-28-2014 17:08:51 | More by TaborTime
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-28-2014 14:41:42 | More by aasher
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AlMarzo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-28-2014 05:12:57 | More by AlMarzo
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bikesnbeerFtc

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-28-2014 04:45:24 | More by bikesnbeerFtc
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Jeremy_H

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-28-2014 02:07:07 | More by Jeremy_H
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Carb-Overlord

Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very good imperial that would be acceptable at any beer tasting. The rich coffee aroma is quite appetizing when the bottle is cracked. This doesn't feel heavy in the mouth like other imperials though; I would actually compare this to something like Surly's coffee bender.

A: A rich black color, initial head that foamed out after a couple minutes. Not quite as viscous when swirled compared to other imperials.

S: Smells like a fresh brewed pot of coffee with perhaps an undertone of sweet chocolate.

T: The taste of coffee is very strong, the forefront of the flavor, I couldn't really pick up any of the cask flavoring ... perhaps it may need to sit and mellow? Still, very flavorful and interesting imperial.

M: The feel was not so much a smooth creamy that I expect from my favorite imperials, but more of a effervescent like a standard porter. I would not say it detracted from the beer, but was not what I was expecting.

O: This is really an excellent beer if the consumer enjoys coffee stouts or coffee porters. The aroma and flavor combination are enjoyable though the smoothness and feel seem off from an excellent imperial.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 00:36:32 | More by Carb-Overlord
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SuperbikeShaun

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-27-2014 17:46:42 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a nice inky black color that allows no light to escape. There is a nice half inch tan head that is quite dense with some medium sized bubbles sprinkled around.

Aroma starts off with a great combination of coffee roast and some dark chocolate bitterness. Notes of sweet coca powder are also present. Not much barrel in the nose as the delicious coffee notes are pretty prevalent. Nice roasted and bu

Flavor is pretty smokey and roast. Strong notes of fresh brew espresso with some nice coffee acidity. Strong dark chocolate bitterness steps up after the roast and plays perfectly with it. Delicious mocha notes. The flavor shows some more whiskey barrel heat but not as much sweetness. Nice and dry flavor profile that relies on the barrel for some nice background heat and not as the main attraction. A very drinkable stout with great roasted and dark malt notes and just a sliver of sweetness. The body is nice full with great silky feel.

Great stout that shine because of the brewing and not just the barrel.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 21:23:19 | More by JoEBoBpr
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GopherPharmer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-26-2014 18:53:28 | More by GopherPharmer
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BrewClint

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-26-2014 12:25:46 | More by BrewClint
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BDWells

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-26-2014 07:40:53 | More by BDWells
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koopa

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-26-2014 04:33:44 | More by koopa
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opwog

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-26-2014 03:38:45 | More by opwog
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likemike

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-25-2014 22:06:43 | More by likemike
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jriggins6

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-25-2014 20:58:32 | More by jriggins6
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WesMantooth

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-24-2014 17:32:21 | More by WesMantooth
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California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-24-2014 17:12:46 | More by ezperkins2
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biertrinkenja

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-24-2014 06:24:51 | More by biertrinkenja
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Craigory

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-24-2014 02:57:52 | More by Craigory
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Skunkyluvmuffin

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-24-2014 02:54:48 | More by Skunkyluvmuffin
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,768 ratings.