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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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2,663 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,663
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 364
Gots: 780 | FT: 105
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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 09-30-2011

One Big Bad Imperial Stout with Cocoa nibs and Coffee nibs.

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

ABV varies by batch
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a pair of large snifters. Label says Release #19, 10.4% ABV, SLC #1261. Poured at fridge temperature, maybe 40ish.

Pours black, small, fast-fading light brown head. Too dark to tell whether it’s seriously carbonated or not. Smell is coffee, overwhelmingly coffee, super coffee, more so than this morning’s coffee. How do you make a beverage that smells more like coffee than coffee? I don’t understand. There’s also plenty of chocolate in the aroma. There might be a hint of smoke, which probably means a boatload that just happens to be completed covered up by the coffee.

Taste has lots of coffee, but is much more well rounded. The chocolate comes out more, the smoke balances it a little bit. Some mysterious sweetness, a little bit of black licorice. Very nice. Very interesting.

Mouthfeel is thick, slightly dry/gritty, nice. Overall, excellent beer.

If anything else pops up as it warms, I'll try to remember to update this review.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lucky batch #13 for me...

A - Pitch black thick oily dark tan head, disappears fast, but lacing remains. Exactly what an imperial stout should look like

S - Not bad, but was expecting more. Coffee and alcohol

T - Bam. Deep coffee / espresso. Slight chocolate, then whiskey a go go. . Great! This is where this stout is at. Complex, yet layered to be savored.

M - Thick, oily and complex. Boozy as hell, yet all three characteristics stand alone. Bravo

O - This is the bomb. great sipping stout, the warmer it gets the better it gets. Not for faint of heart, not for the beginner. If you like a good barrel aged stout, and a nip of whiskey floats your boat, come along for the ride. Highly recommended.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours like motor oil and looks like it to. Inky black colored beer with a tiny brown colored head.

Smells strongly of coffee. Strong scent of fresh ground coffee bean. Bitter cocoa powder and mild whiskey. Still this is a monolithic coffee beer.

Starts out mildly sweet with a strong coffee flavor and a lesser whiskey flavor. Medium level of bitterness, this is certainly mild mannered. Good alcohol warmth in the chest and a slight sensation of alcohol in the mouth. Strong espresso taste. If you don't like coffee you would be nuts to buy this because it is all about the coffee. Vanilla and bitter chocolate but in the end it is a coffee beer and a quite strong one.

Mouthfeel is THICK.

Overall a good stout and an outstanding coffee beer.;
but if you don't like coffee you will hate this one.

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Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,663 ratings.