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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,246 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,246
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 327
Gots: 567 | 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  rDev -7.8%

emsjf, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jlindsey, Feb 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Kelp, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

mmcnaughton, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jaasen64, Feb 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

danoeltico, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 2.15.13
Release #8

A - Pours a very dark brown with an active head that slowly fades.

S - Strong coffee, bitter chocolate, subtle whiskey.

T - Whiskey, then chocolate, then strong coffee finish. A touch of booze again.

D - Good carbonation and a heavier body.

O - Nice coffee, chocolate, and a touch of whiskey.

HuskyinPDX, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

NYR_Rob, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

beernads, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

BeerBucks, Feb 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

mjw1200, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

bonkers, Feb 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jrohrbacher, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of oline73
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tasting glass.

Appearance: Pours almost black with a layer of tan head that fades fairly quickly. This is a very smooth beer. Roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. There is just the right level of sweetness. This is a very good imperial stout. I'd definitely have more.

oline73, Feb 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

sil1, Feb 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

ZombieJester, Feb 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

juanbon, Feb 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

wtkphoto, Feb 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Azzy, Feb 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Charlie_Hoss, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of farrago
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slow building head crests at around a finger of dark brown, equal mix of larger bubbles and dense foam, excellent retention which sort of means the lacing gets crowded out, what’s there is isolated chunks which themselves stick well. The liquid as expected is pure black, barely a hint of yellow or orange anywhere, as a result impossible to gauge the carbonation/bubbles visually. The nose is indeed boozy yet also delivers a vast array of sweet scents such as licorice, coconut oil, mocha, café au lait, vanillin oak and a good deal of plum and black cherry fruit scents, produces green apple and floral nuances as well, actually not as punishingly long as it might be and presents itself as gracefully as can be. Full-bodied, average to slightly below average carbonation, not inert but moves like a freighter among ice floes. Loaded with milk chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, coffee ice cream, anise and coconut, it’s like cramming a German chocolate cake down your throat. Not as much black fruit here but also more hoppy bite, on a few sips you sense a latent grassiness struggling to be heard. The orange citrus candied and close to syrupy. Finishes with notes of macadamia and pecan nuts. Lack of carbonation shortens finish but maybe it’s for the best as less monolithic as a result. Excellent beer which just needs some more gym time to loose the flab and tighten up its game. (Release #7)

farrago, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

vrbulldog22, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

GRG1313, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Rutager
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From Steasy66, thanks man! Release #3.

Appearance. Pours a a deep chocolate brown, black in the glass with 1.5 fingers of creamy tan head that paints the sides of the glass.

Smell. Whiskey, chocolate, vanilla and old barrel. Maybe a little bit of coffee, but wouldn't have guessed it was in there.

Taste. Dark chocolate, lots of wood and woody vanilla, some sharp whiskey and dark roasted coffee in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Full body with medium+, smooth and soft carbonation, quite creamy and nice. There's a little astringent alcohol, but nothing too upsetting.

Overall. A very nice stout with lots of barrel but maybe not as much coffee as I would have liked.

Rutager, Feb 10, 2013
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,246 ratings.