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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,765 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,765
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 278
Gots: 467 | FT: 71
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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gordo7

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-05-2014 21:23:39 | More by gordo7
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StJamesGate

New York

3.73/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Viscous jet with sepia film.
Pure coffee bean oil nose – fresh but one dimensional.
Molasses and fig up front, a big coffee hit, some umami fish sauce, and a whisky barrel bite.
Soily finish and chocolate-covered espresso bean linger.
Fill, thick, and chewy.

Big on coffee – actual gives a bit of a caffeine buzz. Huge body, too; this could pour over vanilla ice cream. But the chocolate and whiskey are mostly missing under all that java. A monstrous stout that needs to lay.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 20:06:45 | More by StJamesGate
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whitenads

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-05-2014 15:28:33 | More by whitenads
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BillKuhnel

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-05-2014 13:12:59 | More by BillKuhnel
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jwswigs

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

05-05-2014 06:10:45 | More by jwswigs
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-05-2014 04:52:40 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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jono0101

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-05-2014 04:15:02 | More by jono0101
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Lfty357

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-05-2014 03:54:08 | More by Lfty357
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Johnny_Danger

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-05-2014 02:46:25 | More by Johnny_Danger
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elektronen

Montana

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-05-2014 02:23:06 | More by elektronen
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amalburg

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

05-04-2014 23:23:51 | More by amalburg
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-04-2014 23:14:26 | More by SadMachine
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Alpar

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

05-04-2014 01:32:52 | More by Alpar
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-03-2014 04:26:23 | More by PhatAtUT
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Whole Foods in DC. From notes.

A - Black pour with one finger of tan head that faded to a cap fast. Mild visible carbonation. Spatterings of lace and a half finger of retention.

S - big boozy dark fruit and barrel notes when poured. Big dark fruit and wood, coffee, nice milk chocolate.

T - Dark fruit, whiskey, wood, mild coffee, lot's of barrel, dry cocoa powder, roast, more chocolate. Bottom of the bottle provides more chocolate, wood, and whiskey.

M - Mild carbonation, full body, very dry woody finish.

O/D - A little odd. The coffee and chocolate were a bit subdued. Left me wanting more from this beer. Complex and nice all things considered. Barrel took over a touch too much.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 02:26:11 | More by tbeckett
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch 27
A- pours a pitch black color not overly thick with a nice 1 finger mocha head that receded quickly very little lacing
S- roasted malts espresso cocoa roasted coffee semi-sweet chocolate
T-rich espresso roasted coffee roasted malts cocoa and vanilla it has a wood and smoke flavor slight whiskey
M- thick roasted coffee with a touch of bitterness a wooded roasted feel
O- robust stout with alot of coffee flavors barrel taste is very faint would have liked more

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 22:06:31 | More by gatornation
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djhowell

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-02-2014 04:49:24 | More by djhowell
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SlothB77

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-01-2014 13:47:39 | More by SlothB77
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BMos

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-01-2014 01:17:05 | More by BMos
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A finger of bubbly tan head on the pour which was present on the edges of the glass while drinking. Above average active carbonation for the style. Pours and sit pitch black.

Smell: Coffee, lots of coffee hit the nose right away. The coffee has a medium roasted aroma that mixes well with the silky cocoa nibs. Light oak and mossy hops are picked up underneath everything else. Barrel character has a light touch of spices on the back end.

Taste: Milk chocolate and vanilla sweetness greets the drinker. Robust coffee grounds integrate well with the silky chocolate on the front. Roasted malt picks up on the back end. Slight touch of alcohol and barrel character on the back end but is very light.

Mouthfeel: Rich coffee and chocolate texture graces the palate throughout. Carbonation fits the beer.

Overall: Definitely a little disappointed here, especially after how much I loved the Imperial Stout from the Exponential Series. This beer is so coffee forward that it stifles everything else going on. And where is the barrel character? Despite those two things this is still a really good stout. Looking forward to sitting on the second bottle I have for a good long while and seeing what happens.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 01:41:31 | More by KFBR392
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GRap

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-30-2014 01:30:55 | More by GRap
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controlfate

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-30-2014 01:17:49 | More by controlfate
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NickT1218

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-30-2014 01:11:23 | More by NickT1218
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-29-2014 20:36:30 | More by Chris_Panos
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-29-2014 17:26:44 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,765 ratings.