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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,937 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,937
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 293
Gots: 484 | 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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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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Dael5859, Dec 14, 2011
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honkduh, Nov 23, 2011
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Dan3279, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served On Tap at Fireworks in Courthouse/ Arlington VA

A: Dark Midnight Black Ink.
S: Dark milk chocolate, light smoke, malt and cherries
T: Dark milk chocolate, french press Colombian coffee, Dark cherries, bready malt, raspberry tart. Quite tasty, the creamy bourbon barrel comes on last i n the taste profile but the subtle hear comes in the third layer behind the chocolate, and coffee.
M: Light carbonation that tingles the back part of my throat. Milk and smooth. Like melted milk chocolate.
O: This is one amazing stout! I had some doubts but this one now is number 3 all time! Gonna go back for some more soon and get me a couple of overpriced bottles to stock up on!

challenja, Jan 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

sliverX, Dec 02, 2012
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dharwin, Jun 12, 2014
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ineva, Mar 24, 2012
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KFrank729, Feb 28, 2014
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JohnathanColeman, Aug 25, 2014
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bigcat101, Oct 05, 2013
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ucis, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've drank a number of beers, and done a number of beer reviews, but there are few things that come even remotely close to this beer.

The only way I can describe it is like: "Drinking a midnight-black and thick, glass of chocolate-covered espresso beans".

It's sweet.
It's filling.
It's difficult as hell to get through a whole bottle on your own.

But it's also quite delicious.

Definitely a dessert beer of "Epic" proportions.

The "Big Bad Baptist" name also fits, if you think about this as "coffee and donuts after church"... now I just need to find a church that serves it.

Hands down, one of my favorite beers. I've tried batches #1, #3, and #4.

ao125, Jun 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours black with thin khaki head, smells roasted malty and strongly of coffee. medium low carbonation, smooth on the palate. Taste overwhelmingly of coffee! Great River's "redband" coffee stout is nothing compared to this! tastse like cup of black coffee with no sugar or cream, i wouldn't be surprised if there was 50% or more coffee in this one! no booziness at all or cocoa that i can pick out. the bourbon is also very faint unfortunatly. but the coffee in this bid bad Baptist ballsy beast of a beer is epicly gloriously grand. wow. perfect.

Beerlover, Mar 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

captainbearcat, Jan 05, 2014
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Devinph, Feb 26, 2013
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3Hops, Aug 19, 2012
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bdake, Mar 03, 2012
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,937 ratings.