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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,028 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,028
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 306
Gots: 497 | FT: 77
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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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

dagubna, Oct 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ivorycannon, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

ADG2995, Oct 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ttylicki, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Beerdudenumberone, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drinking this courtesy of SomethingClever. Thank You!

22 oz. Bottle.

I've seen this beer a lot on the WBAYDN thread. I was always intrigued by the name and label. Since Epic doesn't distribute here, I've been aching to try this. Well it's in my glass now. This pours very dark and dense brown, with light khaki lacing round my chalice. Looks pretty legit. Time for the fumes. First hits the nostrils with sweet roasted malts and cocoa with some rye whiskey floating on the backend. Also some booze is present yet only a tickle on the nose. Some fruity coffee is present. Very impressive! Next in line is the flavor. First hits is whiskey booze then slides into all the flavors just making love on my tastebuds. Cocoa, roasted coffee, some whiskey spiciness. This finishes dry smooth and slight coffee acidity. Toasted grains and wood in the aftertaste. Medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.

Overall: I am sure glad to have tasted this. Is this my favorite Barrel Aged Stout? No. Is it worthy of high acclaim, yes it is! This is balanced and enjoyable that I could crush Bombers of this on the regular. Well, in the end this brew is Recommended.

Shroud0fdoom, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of JonnyBeers
5/5  rDev +15.2%

JonnyBeers, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Docrock
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Docrock, Oct 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

tally, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Florida9
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown, if not black, in color. Fully opaque. Forms a modest, creamy, mocha colored head. Decent retention. Little lacing. Aroma is quite pleasant. Lots of deeply roasted malts, cocoa, burnt coffee beans, and a hint of char. Tastes starts off with a mild sweetness. Again, there are the roasted malts, along with chocolate, coffee, and a bitter-sweetness. Maybe a touch of blackstrap molasses. There is a smooth alcoholic quality on the backend. However, there is very little to suggest bourbon barrel. Full bodied. Lower carbonation. Slightly chalky. Bitterness comes more from the heavily roasted malts than hops.
A very nice beer. One of the better Imperial Stouts I've come across recently.

Florida9, Oct 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

BeerNW, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Chuck_IPA_Mathus, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

SJ-IABrews, Oct 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

scottlaw, Oct 15, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

dwagner003, Oct 15, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +2.3%

ZorroPlateado, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Noble12, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

drewc20081, Oct 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

FCal79, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of jpro
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

Wow... This was insanely drinkable for the 10%+ abv... Complex blend of roasted malt flavor plus cocoa, coffee and finishes with smooth, low-key bourbon notes. Barrel aging doesn't take anything away from the sum of the parts that make this beer so enjoyable. Great flavors, with no one component over-played / out of balance. Dense aroma and great feel, too, Will try to get this one again, for sure!

jpro, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Mdog
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Opaque black, good head.

Smell: Dark chocolate, woody, slight vanilla.

Taste: Thick and coating. Vanilla-tinged coffee with a nice sweetness. Moves towards a more straight-up coffee flavor and dry coffee finish.

Overall: I forgot to write down the batch number, but this had been sitting on the shelf at the store for at least 2 years. Still was a very tasty big stout that stands beside the bigger names.

Mdog, Oct 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

dsauter, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

SurlyUtopia, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Btip1969, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

belgbeerdrinker, Oct 11, 2014
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,028 ratings.