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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,885 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,885
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 289
Gots: 486 | FT: 76
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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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-06-2014 21:47:43 | More by Kmlund
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EinFesteBurg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-06-2014 14:16:16 | More by EinFesteBurg
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LIVEfreak2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-06-2014 13:49:27 | More by LIVEfreak2
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FranzBC

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-06-2014 03:53:30 | More by FranzBC
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%

Release #15, 11.4% ABV, (apparently #1392?)

A: pours dark chocolate to black, thin sustaining head, more at edges, somewhat bubbly
S: chocolaty sweet with typical bittersweet ending to the nose, reminiscent of some coffees. There is a slight hint of bourbon as well.
T/M: starts quite well, bittersweet chocolate, some cherry-cola notes intertwined. Becomes more chocolate in the middle, along with some carbonation and alcohol, including a bourbon taste, some smokiness. The finish is normal fade to a slight bitter espresso flavor.
O: very good beer, with chocolate flavors, some bourbon notes, and roasted malt goodness. Might lack a little in creaminess, but that's maybe to be expected in a higher ABV beer

Release #28, on tap: "This batch is huge!! With a velvety mouthfeel that rolls from the front of the mouth to the back and side to side. Bold, classic, Columbian-like coffee flavor, vanilla and roast dominate with a bittersweet chocolate finish. Smooth and delicious."
A up a tick
A: better sustaining head; S: almost fully coffee; T: less bourbon - more smooth, coffee w/cream taste; O: less "imperial" in taste, focusing more on the coffee, it seems. Still very tasty.

03-06-2014 00:08:04 | More by cjgiant
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-05-2014 21:19:20 | More by ToadiesForCody
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ColonelHopslam

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-05-2014 16:25:14 | More by ColonelHopslam
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JJStout83

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-04-2014 02:54:31 | More by JJStout83
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yeaprolly

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-03-2014 12:53:43 | More by yeaprolly
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev -5.8%

Sampled from a 22oz bottle in a DFH snifter thanks to a trade with nollie77. Release #17. Started around 55 degrees.

A - Deep black with a small tan head.

S - Very interesting and unlike any other BA IS I've tried. Lots of cocoa and vanilla with a sweet, almost dessert like scent. Coffee and whisky too but in a more supporting role.

T - Good depth and complexity with cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and brown sugar. But the whisky plays the biggest role. It's a little too much at first but I adjusted along the way. The alcohol is strong but again I adjusted. It gets better as it warms.

M - Creamy with a nice low carbonation.

O - A very good beer but it took some time for me to adjust.

03-03-2014 12:06:23 | More by GJ40
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Devman171

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-02-2014 05:17:48 | More by Devman171
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Liondiscs

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-02-2014 05:03:27 | More by Liondiscs
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-02-2014 02:47:48 | More by RobinLee
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-02-2014 00:48:30 | More by MaseFace
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Buckeye_Bill

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-01-2014 21:55:19 | More by Buckeye_Bill
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-01-2014 20:23:03 | More by orangesol
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PStriedl

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-01-2014 20:22:02 | More by PStriedl
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mkirkland80

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-01-2014 14:02:55 | More by mkirkland80
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DanSmith17

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-01-2014 12:44:15 | More by DanSmith17
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shirazed

Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +6.2%

#3 poured into a Libbey Craft Pub glass on 2/28/14.

Bottled Dec. 2011, purchased 2012 at Belmont Station in Portland, brought home to Seattle and consumed in Columbus, OH after moving here over a year ago.

Freaking awesome!!!

Showing the cocoa nib flavors and bitterness with subtle cask aging. Not alcoholic at all! Integrated!

A: Black! with caramel froth. Didn't pay attention to the head.
S: My nose isn't what it could be, so not a lot of anything here. Coffee, roast, dark dried fruit (prunes, raisins?).
T: Roasty, coffee, dark chocolates, caramel, bitterness, but maybe not so much hoppiness.
M: Rich, med-heavy, not alcoholic at all, smooth!
O: I so wish I had lots more of this! Should continue to drink well for more than a year.

consumed with Nirvana Belgian Chocolates Aztec Chocolate

03-01-2014 05:19:17 | More by shirazed
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-01-2014 04:25:14 | More by JISurfer
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DavidHume

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-01-2014 03:34:30 | More by DavidHume
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-28-2014 22:58:07 | More by kylehay2004
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

02-28-2014 20:37:01 | More by DaftPatrick
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KFrank729

Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.2%

02-28-2014 18:26:08 | More by KFrank729
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,885 ratings.