1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Big Bad BaptistBig Bad Baptist

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,772 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,772
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 376
Gots: 825 | FT: 112
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 2,772 | Reviews: 449
Photo of Sanchezrox23
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of arniepnminne
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of aoampm
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Unphased
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of xdtfx
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Smaxy
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Orlando
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of exl_90
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of benjamincarter
4.86/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dtomes
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of bbs808
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of PhilMiller
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of David_Menendez
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of n2pux
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of randylangford
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Bilco
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of oddlandf
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Drift
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of ilikeadabeer
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

release # 36 poured into snifter.

A: jet black with a half finger of tan head. recedes to a ring around the glass with traces in the center. slight lacing. good considering 12.4 ABV according to the bottle.

S: fresh roasted coffee upfront, slight chocolate, a bit of bourbon/oak, dark malts

T: delicious. fresh coffee is upfront followed by a bit of chocolate, a hint of oaky vanilla, and just a touch of bourbon on the finish. alcohol is well hidden, though there is a slight burn on the finish. I would like just a bit more bourbon to come through.

M: thick and creamy. low carbonation, as it appropriate for the style.

O: this is an incredible beer. I'll definitely be seeking this out again.

Photo of emerge077
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First sampled on tap at Reefpoint in Racine. Finally found a bottle for a proper review.
This is great stuff, a worthy consolation prize for BCS Coffee if ever there was one.

Apparently my earlier rating can't be updated with attributes, so i'm forced to delete it and re-enter a review. Originally was 4.3, now rating #2300 of BBB.

Pours brownish black, with a sizable head of creamy mocha foam on top. Sticky lacing coats the glass. Foam takes a little while to dissipate, eventually looks like dark chocolate milk on the surface.

Aroma is huge, coffee and roasted malt are equally big. Rich, roasty, and chocolatey.

Fudgy chocolate, dark and bittersweet, rich coffee layers throughout. Lingering dry chocolate bitterness in the aftertaste. Roastiness is a running theme, coffee and malts blend seamlessly. Nutty toasted almond as it warms up. The barrel is not a prominent part of the taste, though it clearly smooths and melds all the rough edges very well. Some light oaky woodiness in the dry aftertaste, but no overt whiskey flavors really.

It's blended very well, allowing the coffee and roasted malt to comprise the bulk of it with some light hints of barrel character lingering in the background. Overall this is very nice and i'll look for it again.

Photo of jayneo74
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jimpala
4.88/5  rDev +12.2%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,772 ratings.