Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company
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4.14/5 rDev -4.6%
This is a very good imperial that would be acceptable at any beer tasting. The rich coffee aroma is quite appetizing when the bottle is cracked. This doesn't feel heavy in the mouth like other imperials though; I would actually compare this to something like Surly's coffee bender.
A: A rich black color, initial head that foamed out after a couple minutes. Not quite as viscous when swirled compared to other imperials.
S: Smells like a fresh brewed pot of coffee with perhaps an undertone of sweet chocolate.
T: The taste of coffee is very strong, the forefront of the flavor, I couldn't really pick up any of the cask flavoring ... perhaps it may need to sit and mellow? Still, very flavorful and interesting imperial.
M: The feel was not so much a smooth creamy that I expect from my favorite imperials, but more of a effervescent like a standard porter. I would not say it detracted from the beer, but was not what I was expecting.
O: This is really an excellent beer if the consumer enjoys coffee stouts or coffee porters. The aroma and flavor combination are enjoyable though the smoothness and feel seem off from an excellent imperial.
04-28-2014 00:36:32 | More by Carb-Overlord
4.39/5 rDev +1.2%
Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.
Pours a nice inky black color that allows no light to escape. There is a nice half inch tan head that is quite dense with some medium sized bubbles sprinkled around.
Aroma starts off with a great combination of coffee roast and some dark chocolate bitterness. Notes of sweet coca powder are also present. Not much barrel in the nose as the delicious coffee notes are pretty prevalent. Nice roasted and bu
Flavor is pretty smokey and roast. Strong notes of fresh brew espresso with some nice coffee acidity. Strong dark chocolate bitterness steps up after the roast and plays perfectly with it. Delicious mocha notes. The flavor shows some more whiskey barrel heat but not as much sweetness. Nice and dry flavor profile that relies on the barrel for some nice background heat and not as the main attraction. A very drinkable stout with great roasted and dark malt notes and just a sliver of sweetness. The body is nice full with great silky feel.
Great stout that shine because of the brewing and not just the barrel.
04-26-2014 21:23:19 | More by JoEBoBpr
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,870 ratings.