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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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2,677 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,677
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 369
Gots: 789 | FT: 108
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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 09-30-2011

One Big Bad Imperial Stout with Cocoa nibs and Coffee nibs.

 http://www.epicbrewing.com/the-bee ... rial-stout 

ABV varies by batch
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Release #13. Thanks go to the crew at Craft Shack!

Pitch black with close to a 2 finger head of foam, excellent lacing, this looks grand!

The bittersweet chocolate nibs stand out in the smell big time. Accompanied by roasted malt and some coffee, the whisky barrel aging seems to be playing second fiddle and that's fine by me.

A chocolate delight on first sip, a get a big dose of coffee following closely behind and at times, dominates. The big ole alcohol is there and warming but it's not interfering too much as to detract from my session. Whisky is on the mild side and again, that's okay in Bitterbill's book.

Thick and creamy mouthfeel, very very nice.

This a is a very delicious and satisfying brew! There's not much to knock except...the coffee gets really strong at times. Minor quibble. Major brew.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the biggest stout I've had in a while, and it takes just a look to make me realize how much I've missed them. Black, thick, viscous, and heavy-looking, it looks as much the part as any like it. The head is medium brown, a good-sized cap, and tight. It's craggy and rocky, and it recedes very slowly. All the while, it leaves some strong patching in plenty clinging to the glass's walls.
There's a toasted brown sugar sweetness with vanilla, and the wood shows on the nose. The whiskey gives off a heat and a steady note in the nose that neither takes over nor gets overwhelmed by the huge malts, the creaminess, or the bittersweet cocoa. Coffee adds to the roasty note with its own particular essence, and just a touch of char adds to the overall effect.
It all comes together in the flavor; it's rich, complex and delicious. Booziness is overlying but not overwhelming, coffee and cocoa come out nicely, and it's a beautiful balance of sweet, woody, nutty, roasty, warm, and creamy, balancing slightly dry, with a certain thickness in the flavor.
Speaking of, this is a rich and full-bodied brew. It's got just a slight crispness, enough to keep it entertaining, and it's plenty smooth.

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4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had release #13, great beer with good balance of chocolate, coffee and grain bill. Whiskey barrel comes through with smoothness more than aroma or flavor. Alcohol at 12.2% is present, but not over whelming. A little sweet and buttery on the tongue, but overall a great production from Epic.

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Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,677 ratings.