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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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1,951 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,951
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 295
Gots: 488 | FT: 78
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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5/5  rDev +15.2%

GOGRANDE, Dec 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

khall, Nov 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

oteixeira, Nov 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ncstateplaya, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

BobCobb, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

beerpadawan, Nov 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Mantooth, Nov 25, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This was a bomber and poured into a snifter for this review however I have had it on draft as well.

A: 4.0 nice and dark with slight head
S:  4.5 rich and malty with a slight whiskey hint
T: 4.5 lovely rich dark malts that lead into one of the best combinations of stout and bourbon
MF: 5.0 very very very full body that gives and gives. Such a nice great finish that ends in this amazing bourbon flourish
O: 4.5 this beer is one of my favorite bourbon Stouts that I have ever tasted

brewdude1982, Nov 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

BrewtifulMind, Nov 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a dark as night black in color with a nice finger worth of brown head that left good frothy lacing sticking to the glass.

S: huge coffee aroma upfront on the nose, plenty of chocolate goodness, molasses, brown sugar, great roasty character, a little bourbon booze, hints of vanilla and very nice oakiness coming through as well.

T: the coffee character was just as potent like the aroma suggested it would be alongside rich dark chocolate flavor, caramel brown sugar sweetness, great raosted malts, vanilla accents with good oaky notes and a little underlying booze.

M; the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, roasty, chocolatey, oaky, roasty, mildly boozy and creamy finish.

O; I honestly didn't think it was going to be that good and they proved me wrong. Definitely going to look out for more of their offerings.

Gobzilla, Nov 23, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

#9: This poured out as a rich deep black color with a light brown head on top. There isn't much retention or lacing on this beer but it still looks nice. The smell of the beer has big amounts of coffee on the nose. It's got some whiskey notes as well to sweeten the beer. The taste is big and bold. The coffee is huge here, the chocolate and whiskey note fall into place in the aftertaste. There is a subtle sweetness in there too. The mouthfeel is slick and smooth. The beer is heavy and gently carbonated. Overall this beer is really good. Found this to be a great dessert after a big thanksgiving dinner.

Knapp85, Nov 22, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler.

Thanks to my man Ryan for sharing this bottle!

Batch #9. Just jumpin' right on in: This stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of dark khaki foam. The nose comprises coffee, roasted malts, light dark chocolate powder, and the faintest hint of whiskey. The taste brings in more of the same, with the coffee taking control once everything else runs its respective course. I've heard other batches have been more whiskey-forward or whatnot, but this batch is decidedly coffee-heavy. This doesn't really detract all that much, as everything is delightfully balanced and expressive; I'm just sayin'. The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a generally smooth feel, and a slightly dry finish. Overall, a very nice impy stout, one that shows what moderation can do for a barrel-aged beer. Good times, indeed.

TMoney2591, Nov 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

cliff538, Nov 22, 2012
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SFTBLMOSS2, Nov 21, 2012
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GregoryMo, Nov 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Hollingsheads in Orange Ca.

Well, what can I say. One of the best beers I've had in a long time. Exceptional balance, mouthfeel and drinkability.

Superb, delicate chocolate aroma. Light oak and roast. Taste is as smooth as anything. Hardly any alcohol heat which is quite an accomplishment considering the abv. And so easy to drink, not filling or overpowering. Fits as a desert beer, accompaniment with dinner, or just something to sip on before bed.

joecast, Nov 19, 2012
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,951 ratings.