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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,070 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,070
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 308
Gots: 510 | 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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4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Had this with friends for New Year's eve, from a bottle. Release #17

Poured into non-beer glasses but at about 55' to 60' it produced a nice lasting head. The aroma hits you with the coffee and chocolate and the taste followed true to what you smelled. I was impressed with how long you could continue enjoy the smell.

The taste was exactly what was advertised. I love big and bold flavors, coffee and chocolate is one of my favorite combos. This is a sipper because the taste does start to overwhelm the buds. You need to refresh your palette with food then you can continue to enjoy the beer. I would have rated this higher if the taste was more balanced and complex and not so overwhelming. It was more like a dessert milkshake, which is ok but why I loved the mouthfeel. It was luxurious, creamy and silky. I thought it fit the style and taste perfectly for what I like in a mouthfeel.

Overall I would look for this again, just to see if I love it as much and taste with my palette fresher. It was New Year's Eve after all. Everyone who tasted it thought it was outstanding, beer lovers and wine drinkers alike. Cheers!

DMarlinJ, Jan 01, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Batch #14

A pitch black body with a long lasting sticky brown head. It’s got the look down of a big ol’ Imperial Stout.

The nose is met with a rich roasty aroma. Big coffee and roasted malt comes through. Deep dark chocolate follows. Some whiskey vapors provide some warmth in the nostrils and vanilla from the barrel flesh it out.

The taste does not disappoint. It follows nicely along with the nose. Big roasted coffee character. I feel I get more dark chocolate and cocoa nib on the taste. It is almost desserty, but does not come across with much sweetness. The booze and roast keep it in check. Whiskey comes forth in the finish and lingers with the dry oak tannins. Big heavy body that goes down smooth with mild carbonation.

This is incredibly drinkable for being 12%. It isn’t hot and the flavors are balanced well.
I got sent this from Colorado and have never heard of it. Blew me away for sure.

MattSweatshirt, Dec 30, 2013
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Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,070 ratings.