Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company
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3.74/5 rDev -13.8%
Recently acquired bottle of release #22, poured into a FW snifter. I have had other releases in years past in both bottles and on tap.
A: Pours the jet black as most BA stouts do but with dark brown/red when light passes through. Almost no head, and what little head dissipates rapidly.
S: Strong on the coffee and alcohol, very rich aromas and very pleasant though a little heavy on the alcohol.
T: I picked up the bottle from a fridge and let it warm up for about an hour, but it still felt pretty cold (40-45F probably) when I first had some and it smacks in the face with hot alcohol, very prominent whiskey after taste. Some of the earthy flavors of coffee and chocolate feel overwhelmed with alcohol. As it warmed up to 60F or so it was still too strong on the alcohol.
M: Too thin and floaty. It did not feel like a barrel aged stout, more like a porter.
O: I was kind of disappointed with release #22, I have had other releases (though I dont remember which ones) and I have remembered a thicker mouthfeel with no as prominent alcohol/whiskey.
03-19-2014 00:55:23 | More by Sumdeus
4.71/5 rDev +8.5%
A very good beer!
Poured with a creamy head.
Chocolaty roasty aroma, not burning with alcohol, reminded me of a mellow roasted chocolate aroma.
Lots of chocolate flavor, smooth, mellow, no alcohol burn, not a lot of oak or barrel flavor, but a definite vanilla buttery smoothness. Maybe the vanilla is from the barrel, but whatever, it works well with this beer, one of the best barrel stouts.
I wish I had more of this one, it is definitely worth seeking out.
03-14-2014 03:41:59 | More by boss302
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,868 ratings.