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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,897 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,897
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 289
Gots: 487 | 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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jcugafsu

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-10-2014 00:47:58 | More by jcugafsu
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Robyn

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-09-2014 22:01:36 | More by Robyn
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JPJAM

Arizona

4.7/5  rDev +8.3%

08-09-2014 04:15:53 | More by JPJAM
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StephOparka

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-09-2014 00:41:18 | More by StephOparka
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-08-2014 16:41:40 | More by zekeman17
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ThatCracker

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-08-2014 14:15:55 | More by ThatCracker
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neurobot01

California

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
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mweso2000

Georgia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

08-08-2014 00:09:52 | More by mweso2000
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mnbearsfan

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-07-2014 12:47:30 | More by mnbearsfan
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GrizXTKEX519

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-07-2014 11:51:25 | More by GrizXTKEX519
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reefa

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-07-2014 00:37:39 | More by reefa
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AndrewKroll

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-07-2014 00:37:17 | More by AndrewKroll
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Hopglutten


4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-05-2014 19:29:16 | More by Hopglutten
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yaksurf

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-05-2014 16:32:39 | More by yaksurf
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Cresant

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-05-2014 14:53:23 | More by Cresant
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DonaldHeverly

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-04-2014 23:31:19 | More by DonaldHeverly
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-04-2014 15:29:26 | More by AnalogErik
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wils1705

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-04-2014 03:22:34 | More by wils1705
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Loudog1411


4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-04-2014 01:38:33 | More by Loudog1411
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-03-2014 23:42:37 | More by GClarkage
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AndyCowles75

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-03-2014 18:02:30 | More by AndyCowles75
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JoelClark

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-03-2014 17:52:15 | More by JoelClark
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trippytbta

California

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
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surlytwinsfan

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-03-2014 02:28:10 | More by surlytwinsfan
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NathanFink

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-03-2014 01:59:23 | More by NathanFink
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,897 ratings.