Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company
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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
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
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.
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
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,885 ratings.