Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company
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3.38/5 rDev -22.1%
Release #22 (brewed 8/7/13... now I remember that I meant to wait another week for its birthday!) into a snifter at fridge temp, allowed to warm.
Look: thick, dark brown with almost no head and low carbonation.
Smell: not good. There's something that might be coffee, but there's also a very strange vegetal (green bell pepper) note, and a strong harsh chemical/metallic note—it's what I imagine battery acid might smell like. As it warms, chocolate comes through a bit more; I never get more than the faintest hint of barrel.
Taste: coffee, roast, chocolate, with a bite reminiscent of peppers. If I didn't know better, I'd think this had been aged on chiles. I don't like too much spirits presence in barrel-aged stuff, but I'm not getting anything here. Needs more barrel.
Feel: pretty thick mouthfeel, not especially dry, fairly well-carbonated (but fine for the style).
Overall: I had one of these fresh, but didn't take notes; my memory is that I liked it better then. This is okay, but I'd rate it behind something like (the admittedly very solid) Stone Espresso IRS. With more barrel presence and less of those slight off-notes, it could be very good, but as it is, it's merely okay.
08-08-2014 01:33:54 | More by neurobot01
4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
Bottle poured into snifter
A: pours black with brown/ tan head
S: big coffee then bittersweet chocolate
T: starts with char burnt coffee, ends with chocolate ( aroma and taste are almost exactly the same ) a slight whiskey taste on the end
M: full bodied with a good amount of carbonation
Overall: a good brew. Heavy on the coffee, is
You like the heavy coffee RIS style you will love this. I think it needs a little bit more time in the barrels.
08-03-2014 03:55:55 | More by trippytbta
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,897 ratings.