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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 1,817 | Reviews: 324 | Display Reviews Only:
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davesway10

Iowa

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-27-2013 00:56:14 | More by davesway10
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JulianB

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-27-2013 00:36:02 | More by JulianB
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scott2269

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-26-2013 14:20:56 | More by scott2269
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chippo33

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

03-26-2013 02:28:17 | More by chippo33
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JOrtt

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-25-2013 23:45:21 | More by JOrtt
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dapatte2

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +15.2%

03-25-2013 01:53:08 | More by dapatte2
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M1A2

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-24-2013 23:33:34 | More by M1A2
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uublr

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-24-2013 22:47:35 | More by uublr
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-24-2013 21:32:38 | More by Sparky44
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-24-2013 15:37:49 | More by mrebeka
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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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sgoro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-22-2013 00:35:54 | More by sgoro
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Beerlover

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours black with thin khaki head, smells roasted malty and strongly of coffee. medium low carbonation, smooth on the palate. Taste overwhelmingly of coffee! Great River's "redband" coffee stout is nothing compared to this! tastse like cup of black coffee with no sugar or cream, i wouldn't be surprised if there was 50% or more coffee in this one! no booziness at all or cocoa that i can pick out. the bourbon is also very faint unfortunatly. but the coffee in this bid bad Baptist ballsy beast of a beer is epicly gloriously grand. wow. perfect.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 23:12:53 | More by Beerlover
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-21-2013 17:06:36 | More by mikeburd1128
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fiver29

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-21-2013 03:33:43 | More by fiver29
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a deep opaque black. just a thin film of deep chocolate brown foam. leaves lots of spotty lacing with every sip.

S - the nose is intense. strong notes of bourbon, caramel, and coffee all fight for attention. there is a touch of oak and vanilla. hints of chocolate and a whiff of smoke round out the nose.

T - silky hints of chocolate and biscuit-y malt flavors up front. roasty flavors of oily espresso beans come out mid palate. Notes of caramel and hints of vanilla come through along with a touch of bourbon. Finish is roasty and slightly and slightly sweet.

M - full bodied with a creamy texture. medium to high bubbly carbonation.

O - Solid barrel aged coffee stout. It's quite good but it is a bit one dimensional with mostly coffee and bourbon taking over. But it is quite good for the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 01:55:03 | More by Teleweizen2
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DrinkDrankDronk

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.2%

03-20-2013 02:03:33 | More by DrinkDrankDronk
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blakelive784

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1 pt 6 fl oz brown glass bottle (Release #10) served in a snifter, reviewed from notes:

A - Pours the darkest shade of brown with two fingers of creamy light tan head. Retention is decent for the high ABV, but the head leaves nice cream lacing as it recedes.

S - Sharp dark roast espresso, boozy bourbon soaked oak chips, burnt caramel, semi-sweet chocolates, cream, subtle vanilla and more freshly ground coffee. Amazingly complex and subtle. Seems like it may be pretty boozy, possibly even hot.

T - Espresso heavy latte. Bitter chocolates and coffee. The oak's much more subtle than I'd though it'd be, to its detriment. Subtle bourbon on the finish. Roasted malt body. A bit hot on the back end. The sweetness of the malts counters the bitter coffee notes very well.

M - Full bodied and smooth. Creamy. Not entirely thick.

D - The alcohol is present, but not out of place for the style. The coffee notes on this one are amazing. Highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 21:40:02 | More by blakelive784
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DruRho

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-19-2013 00:32:19 | More by DruRho
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flexabull

California

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch #8

Pours a deep dark flat black color with a small tan head.

Aromas are very nice. Lots of coffee up front, both dark roasted beans, and brewed espresso. Some bourbon and cocoa as well.

Taste is smooth, and fairly easy to drink for such a beast of a beer. Coffee forward, but not overly so like I find a lot of coffee stouts. Light bourbon, heavy roasted malts, and cocoa notes. Finish is warm, with some pine bitterness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and soft. About right for the style.

Overall? Very impressive first beer for me from Epic. Well balanced, flavorful, but not overpowering. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 20:38:05 | More by flexabull
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-18-2013 20:09:27 | More by brycevolk
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DrIPA

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-18-2013 11:26:01 | More by DrIPA
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ant880

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-17-2013 13:04:53 | More by ant880
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hopazoid

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-17-2013 04:52:14 | More by hopazoid
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sukwonee

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-16-2013 03:15:54 | More by sukwonee
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,817 ratings.