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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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

cadaugherty, May 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

majaqua, May 07, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch #11

A: Black as night, a standard 1 finger mocha head and has a creamy looking texture. looks like an imperial stout!

S: Dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee and a surprising amount of dark fruit underneath it all. definitely some nice roast and a little spicyness to it. Fantastic!

T: NICE! vanilla, chocolate cocoa shavings, a deep espresso roasted malt with a lot of coffee bitterness. There is definitely a whiskey burn and corn/rye note on the end. There is almost a graham cracker flavor.

M: Not much carbonation, very creamy, but lighter than i expected it to be. you definitely know there is alcohol in this though

O: Excellent stuff! it got better as it warmed up and gave you enough of a burn to know there was some whiskey there. but its complex and balanced. alot of depth. Gonna pick another one up to age! 95 was spot on!

schwemjw, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Chet_Watson, May 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

KevinGordon, May 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

dubinsky, May 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

GFish, May 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

brudz2134, May 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

KevinmusPrime, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

IPAyForHops, May 03, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

#9 (Sep '12) - Ibis Sumatra Dark Coffee, whiskey/bourbon casks, 11.8%

A - Thick, creamy, dark khaki head. Dark black body with thin cola highlights.

S - Nice roast, dark roasted chipotle peppers, dry espresso beans.

T - Awesome flavor profile. Medium roast coffee, milk, 60% cocoa, dry cocoa nibs, espresso beans, light woodiness.

M - Thick, smooth body. Lacks a little bit in depth.

O - An excellent Imperial Stout. Great complexity and integration.

vfgccp, May 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Crimsontider22, May 02, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

650ml bomber poured into tulip 1/5/13 cheers Rutager for sending the bottle, looks like batch 3 but it also says 12.5% so I'm guessing that 3 is really a partial 8

A black but has a deep cola edge, a finger of dark mocha foam retains well for a monster and leaves a couple thick rings and random patches deeper down the glass

S nose is mellow but solid, coffee and dark chocolate, almost fudge, a little oak and vanilla with a hint of booze, very faint char and a little more coffee to top it off, everything's working for it but it could be stronger

T its the nose but beefed up, coffees very strong and high quality, there's a little booze but I'm thinking 8ish% 12.5%? I'd never guess and I'm not even sure I believe that. the chocolates not as dark but stronger then the nose, a little cream brulee and a faint nutty aspect. The barrels working for the flavor more then the nose, in fact I'd just say its the nose on steroids

M full bodied and creamy from the bubbles, booze is very well concealed and almost scary really, tannins are stronger then I'd guess from the barrel presence, and I'm loving the coco and coffee that just keeps going long after you swallow

O I like coffee and if I didn't I'd hate this beer, seems that it builds right until its in my stomach. great stuff but I could cope with a little more intensity but I'm happy with whats in my glass

I'm impressed how well they hide 12.5%, I feel it but don't really taste or smell it. barrels there but again the base had some power on its own, I'd look for this one and would love to taste how the batches differ

wordemupg, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

shagens, May 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jdobe13, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

yourefragile, May 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

dsaudio, May 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

uncccegr, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

chefbrew211, May 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

adam_e, Apr 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

st9647v3, Apr 30, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review from notes.

A: Pours black with a small off-white head on top, quickly reducing to a thin cap. Minimal lacing.

S: Lots of cocoa and chocolate upfront. Some light coffee with nice roasted malt. As it warms the coffee aroma intensifies. The barrel imparts a bit of vanilla.

T: Really nice combination of coffee and chocolate here, both a bold flavors that blend nicely for an almost mocha like flavor. Nice roasted malt underneath with a slight kick from the whiskey barrels.

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Abv hidden nicely, but slightly warm as it goes down.

O: Was very impressed with this beer. Glad that Epic is now in WA.

mdaschaf, Apr 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

emile772, Apr 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

JoninVT, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

zachattack555, Apr 28, 2013
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,244 ratings.