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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,770 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,770
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 278
Gots: 463 | FT: 71
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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dbrelsfo

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-16-2014 23:16:10 | More by dbrelsfo
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macher0

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured very dark black, slight fine bubble amberish head.

The nose is mostly dark roasted coffee. Some dark malts. Fairly simple. No barrel.

The taste mostly follows suit of the nose but a little more complex. Sone bourbon/oak/malts.

The feel is the best part. Very smooth and creamy. High carbonation. Thin.

This beer underwhelmed me. I would have liked more bourbon to go with the excellent coffee notes. This could be epic with some more time in the barrel.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2014 02:51:04 | More by macher0
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ianroodt

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-14-2014 22:27:08 | More by ianroodt
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caahare

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-14-2014 16:31:34 | More by caahare
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doldham

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

05-14-2014 14:42:55 | More by doldham
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Beerme5

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-12-2014 18:09:44 | More by Beerme5
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headyhopzhead

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-12-2014 00:55:56 | More by headyhopzhead
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-11-2014 04:46:45 | More by kvgomps
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

05-10-2014 23:24:05 | More by TonyTalon
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TheBeerDrinker

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours out like old motor oil with a fairly brown head about three-fingers, with good retention, and some nice lacing on the cup.

Smell is burnt malts to be sure, some coffee is pretty there, and I really don't get much else from the nose.

Taste is burnt malts, lots of coffee (way more than in the nose), maybe a tiny bit of chocolate but coffee and burnt malts are the prominent things here. Chocolate is WAY in the background and I would not have noticed it except I read nibs on the bottle and tried hard to find them. This is pretty fresh but really not much chocolate at all.

Mouthfeel is semi-thick, not too thick for the style. Not a bad thing but just not thick for what I would expect.

Overall this is an OK beer. I can't taste ANY whisky as this is supposed to be aged in whiskey barrels. Just does not taste like a barrel aged stout. The coffee makes this stout nice and is the highlight here. I always try to drink a coffee stout soon as coffee fades quick and maybe if it was aged more flavor would have came out from it but this is just not anything like a BA Stout. It's not a bad stout by any means but just not anything special that I would buy again. I heard some hype for this and am just not getting it.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 12:48:31 | More by TheBeerDrinker
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-10-2014 12:30:42 | More by mcsauter82
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-09-2014 00:53:29 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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timothybarney

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-08-2014 01:58:45 | More by timothybarney
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-07-2014 20:46:46 | More by Zachtheporter
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Theoboley

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-07-2014 20:41:39 | More by Theoboley
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Carloco

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-07-2014 02:14:50 | More by Carloco
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McNazz

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-06-2014 21:07:32 | More by McNazz
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treznor

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-06-2014 18:48:38 | More by treznor
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FenderOffset238

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-06-2014 17:52:56 | More by FenderOffset238
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fenlop54

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-06-2014 17:23:27 | More by fenlop54
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gordo7

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-05-2014 21:23:39 | More by gordo7
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StJamesGate

New York

3.73/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Viscous jet with sepia film.
Pure coffee bean oil nose – fresh but one dimensional.
Molasses and fig up front, a big coffee hit, some umami fish sauce, and a whisky barrel bite.
Soily finish and chocolate-covered espresso bean linger.
Fill, thick, and chewy.

Big on coffee – actual gives a bit of a caffeine buzz. Huge body, too; this could pour over vanilla ice cream. But the chocolate and whiskey are mostly missing under all that java. A monstrous stout that needs to lay.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 20:06:45 | More by StJamesGate
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whitenads

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-05-2014 15:28:33 | More by whitenads
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BillKuhnel

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-05-2014 13:12:59 | More by BillKuhnel
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jwswigs

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

05-05-2014 06:10:45 | More by jwswigs
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,770 ratings.