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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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1,927 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,927
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 295
Gots: 483 | FT: 78
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

RayUF07, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Omnium
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber > Mason Pint

A - Pitch black motor oil with half a finger of fizzy tan head, small bubbly lacing.
S - Big smoky aroma with a huge chocolate presence, roasted malt and coffee beans, toasted almond, a little whiskey, burnt wood.
T - Lots of roasted dark chocolate malt, coffee isnt as big in flavor, which is good because it doesnt dominate, woody burnt caramel hints, the booze of the whiskey barrels comes in at the end, but its not over the top.
M - Rich velvety and creamy. Heavy beer for sure.
O - Best thing that Epic brews for sure, tons of rich bold flavor, whiskey barrels add just enough touch without making it an alcohol bomb.

Omnium, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

BryanCDM, Apr 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

mykill84, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Morakaton, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Can-In-Hand, Apr 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

memphischas, Apr 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Bazyx, Apr 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

davegray, Apr 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

SirElton, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.86/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle poured into an Epic tulip.
11.5% ABV, Release #23

A - Inky and oily, Big Bad Baptist pours black as night with a thin, fleeting mocha head and little lace left dotting the glass.

S - Cold brewed, French pressed espresso seeps from every pore of Big Bad Baptist giving it one of the most ultimate in coffee aromas from a beer, and while coffee steals the show, it's certainly not the only performer. Blackstrap molasses and chunky fudge melt with nougat inside charred oak barrels for a candy bar-like liqueur sweetness that's intoxicating.

T - Thick chocolate fudge coats the tongue with rich chocolate flavor that's hardly washed away by the bountiful roasted espresso bean flavor - the two combine for one wonderful dark flavor punctuated by charred oak barrels that offer just the slightest nod to whiskey.

M - If the quiet, thick pour and rich black color weren't indication enough, Big Bad Baptist is full-bodied and throat-coating with a velvety smoothness that finishes with the perfect level of alcohol dryness and warmth to be somewhat balancing.

O - One of the quintessential coffee beers of our time, Big Bad Baptist is an exercise in oddly tamed excess - it's over the top but neither cloying nor fatiguing. It's time in the whiskey barrels almost goes unnoticed behind the bold coffee and chocolate flavor but the alcohol hint, charred oak, and wink of whiskey flavor come together flawlessly for an imperial stout everyone must try.

BeerFMAndy, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

gradergator, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ScottJWing, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-dark brown black color with a decent tan head and little lacing

S-dark malt, coffee, bourbon, oak, chocolate, molasses

T-dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, hint of dark fruit, bourbon, light oak, hint of char

F-medium to full body with mild carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-great flavor and feel, enjoyed sipping this one

MDDMD, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Birdlegs, Apr 01, 2014
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4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this one in the fridge for a few months just waiting for the right night to pour it. The wicked Michigan weather is breaking and Spring is blooming; I think it is time. This stout pours a near black color with a thick tan head that gives way to a beautiful lasting film and sticky silken lacing. The nose is rich and complex with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, Sweet roasted (almost European style) malts, and plenty of booze. This is definitely a cold weather, warm you up kind of beer. The mouthfeel is thick and luxurious. Coating every inch of taste buds with rich stout flavor. The taste is everything the nose promises. A punch of chocolate and coffee on the front followed by a sweet vanilla and pipe tobacco middle and finished with the bitterness of cacao and burnt coffee. There is also a hop note on the tail that rounds this out to perfect stout elegance. The alcohol prevalent in the nose is nearly indiscernable in the mouth. TThis is an amazingly well crafted stout that is so rich and complex it is almost beyond words. Very well done
I can't wait to sample future batches of this deep well crafted ale.

lochef81, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

richkrull, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

SirBentham, Mar 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

mychalg9, Mar 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ddedhed, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

fishmich, Mar 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Cloaked_Phantom, Mar 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

jbdpsu82, Mar 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

MattPfeifer, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

andthevolcano, Mar 29, 2014
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,927 ratings.