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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,071 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,071
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 309
Gots: 511 | FT: 80
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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

BMos, May 01, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A finger of bubbly tan head on the pour which was present on the edges of the glass while drinking. Above average active carbonation for the style. Pours and sit pitch black.

Smell: Coffee, lots of coffee hit the nose right away. The coffee has a medium roasted aroma that mixes well with the silky cocoa nibs. Light oak and mossy hops are picked up underneath everything else. Barrel character has a light touch of spices on the back end.

Taste: Milk chocolate and vanilla sweetness greets the drinker. Robust coffee grounds integrate well with the silky chocolate on the front. Roasted malt picks up on the back end. Slight touch of alcohol and barrel character on the back end but is very light.

Mouthfeel: Rich coffee and chocolate texture graces the palate throughout. Carbonation fits the beer.

Overall: Definitely a little disappointed here, especially after how much I loved the Imperial Stout from the Exponential Series. This beer is so coffee forward that it stifles everything else going on. And where is the barrel character? Despite those two things this is still a really good stout. Looking forward to sitting on the second bottle I have for a good long while and seeing what happens.

KFBR392, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

GRap, Apr 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

controlfate, Apr 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

NickT1218, Apr 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Chris_Panos, Apr 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

CHILLINDYLAN, Apr 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

duff247, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

mdlb44, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

TaborTime, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

aasher, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

AlMarzo, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

bikesnbeerFtc, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Jeremy_H, Apr 28, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very good imperial that would be acceptable at any beer tasting. The rich coffee aroma is quite appetizing when the bottle is cracked. This doesn't feel heavy in the mouth like other imperials though; I would actually compare this to something like Surly's coffee bender.

A: A rich black color, initial head that foamed out after a couple minutes. Not quite as viscous when swirled compared to other imperials.

S: Smells like a fresh brewed pot of coffee with perhaps an undertone of sweet chocolate.

T: The taste of coffee is very strong, the forefront of the flavor, I couldn't really pick up any of the cask flavoring ... perhaps it may need to sit and mellow? Still, very flavorful and interesting imperial.

M: The feel was not so much a smooth creamy that I expect from my favorite imperials, but more of a effervescent like a standard porter. I would not say it detracted from the beer, but was not what I was expecting.

O: This is really an excellent beer if the consumer enjoys coffee stouts or coffee porters. The aroma and flavor combination are enjoyable though the smoothness and feel seem off from an excellent imperial.

Carb-Overlord, Apr 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

SuperbikeShaun, Apr 27, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a nice inky black color that allows no light to escape. There is a nice half inch tan head that is quite dense with some medium sized bubbles sprinkled around.

Aroma starts off with a great combination of coffee roast and some dark chocolate bitterness. Notes of sweet coca powder are also present. Not much barrel in the nose as the delicious coffee notes are pretty prevalent. Nice roasted and bu

Flavor is pretty smokey and roast. Strong notes of fresh brew espresso with some nice coffee acidity. Strong dark chocolate bitterness steps up after the roast and plays perfectly with it. Delicious mocha notes. The flavor shows some more whiskey barrel heat but not as much sweetness. Nice and dry flavor profile that relies on the barrel for some nice background heat and not as the main attraction. A very drinkable stout with great roasted and dark malt notes and just a sliver of sweetness. The body is nice full with great silky feel.

Great stout that shine because of the brewing and not just the barrel.

JoEBoBpr, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

GopherPharmer, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

BrewClint, Apr 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

BDWells, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

koopa, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

opwog, Apr 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

likemike, Apr 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jriggins6, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

WesMantooth, Apr 24, 2014
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,071 ratings.