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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,244 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,244
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 326
Gots: 565 | FT: 82
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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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown, almost perfectly black liquid, initially topped by a relatively moderate head, but growing in size respectably. Very dark brown head, very good retention. Lacing is soapy and inconsistent.

Aroma is incredibly strong, with a massive dose of roasted barley, accompanied by dark cacao and black coffee (it's unclear where the roast leaves off and the adjuncts take over, but it smells delicious). There is a bit of charred, sour oak, vanilla, and light bourbon along for the ride.

Bourbon/whiskey flavor is much more noticeable in the mouth than the nose, hitting immediately with a sweet, hot liquor note. Quickly followed - and indeed overwhelmed - by the chocolate and coffee riding a roasted barley wave. A bit of toffee as well. The bourbon returns on the back-end, where it belongs, settling in nicely with well-defined notes of whiskey and oak.

Thick and sticky mouthfeel, full but not chewy. ABV is well hidden. Brew is silky but lively. Relatively long, wet, and not-quite-hot finish.

An excellent stout, combining just about everything a stout-head could possibly want: chocolate, coffee, and barrel aging. They pull it off quite well, too. If this isn't right up there in the top tier of BA stouts (BCBS, Parabola), then it's just a notch below.

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Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,244 ratings.