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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: 464 | FT: 72
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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brentk56

North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a pitch black color capped by an inch of tan foam; a smattering of lace is left behind

Smell: Ashy oak and burnt coffee beans with bittersweet chocolate undertones

Taste: Scorched black bread and "Charbucks" coffee, up front, with bittersweet chocolate building, in the middle; after the swallow, the Whiskey barrel treatment adds weight and a hint of vanilla; somewhat boozy in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Normally, my reviews mark down beers for having to much sweetness but, in this case, I think the beer would have benefited from some sweetness in the malt to balance out all of the char and burnt flavors; not a bad beer but just my two cents

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 22:05:21 | More by brentk56
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jmkoller11

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-07-2014 21:41:47 | More by jmkoller11
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bruedabaker

Georgia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

07-07-2014 18:43:03 | More by bruedabaker
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DWheeler379

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-07-2014 17:25:04 | More by DWheeler379
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-07-2014 16:53:34 | More by AdmiralOzone
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GABrew

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-07-2014 12:03:35 | More by GABrew
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matt2591

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-05-2014 01:49:28 | More by matt2591
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Lorianneb

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-04-2014 19:53:21 | More by Lorianneb
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-04-2014 19:07:31 | More by Lehighace06
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osubeav2003

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-04-2014 11:23:25 | More by osubeav2003
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Mumbles720

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-04-2014 03:23:37 | More by Mumbles720
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joegard

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

07-03-2014 17:32:29 | More by joegard
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Canti4341

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-03-2014 14:26:18 | More by Canti4341
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cultclassic89

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-03-2014 05:23:35 | More by cultclassic89
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daron7

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-03-2014 00:50:58 | More by daron7
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nleaders

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-02-2014 23:09:08 | More by nleaders
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mmars010

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-02-2014 04:28:51 | More by mmars010
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richj1970

Alabama

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter.

A: Pours a very dark murky brown that almost looked black. No light penetrating this sucker. Capped with a one finger mocha colored head that settled fairly quickly to a thin ring and left spotty lacing.

S: Roasted coffee beans, sweet dark chocolate, bourbon, and a hint of vanilla.

T: Follows the nose quite nicely. Good balance between roasted coffee and dark chocolate. I think I could drink this all day. Alcohol not very apparent.

M: Thick and creamy with a velvety texture that goes down rather smoothly.

O: Outstanding imperial stout. A much different beast than say BCBS but no less enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 00:12:51 | More by richj1970
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pt. 6 fluid ounces bottle acquired in a trade with mps
Release# 25
Served in a snifter

The beer poured dark brown and moderately viscous. Somewhat light for the style. The liquid was topped by a one-finger tall, tight, foamy, caramel colored crown. The head slowly faded to a lasting mass of bubbly froth. Odd shaped streaks of lacing coated the glass.

The aroma was very coffee forward. Freshly roasted coffee beans came to mind. Perhaps some coffee grounds as well. Roasted malts were noticeable, along with subtle hints of char. Dark chocolate and molasses notes came through as well. A touch of vanilla appeared as the beer warmed.

Coffee notes dominated in the flavor profile as well. The coffee reminded me a lot of a freshly brewed, lighter roast coffee. There was a notable malt presence, with the malts being sweet, dark and slightly roasty. Bakers chocolate and brown sugar notes contributed a pleasant bitter-sweet quality. Dark fruits appeared in the center. Cherries and plums were detectible. The beer finished with lingering notes of leafy, earthy hops and a fleeting, whiskey-like kick.

The mouthfeel was rich, creamy and velvety smooth. Thicker than average for the style but not super viscous. The liquid contained a super fine, moderate effervescence that gave the beer a pillowy soft quality. Quite impressive.

Big Bad Baptist is an amazingly tasty and complex imperial stout. While most flavor-infused, barrel-aged stouts tend to be high ABV monsters, this beer managed to be surprisingly drinkable yet immensely interesting. Fans of Coffee BCBS should definitely seek this out.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 21:54:28 | More by Damian
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TheFugerIsNow


4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-01-2014 03:26:45 | More by TheFugerIsNow
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StayWhatYouAre2

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-01-2014 02:35:48 | More by StayWhatYouAre2
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

***Release #25***

I think i owe thanks to F2brewers for this one but it might be someone else.

Poured from a bomber.

Thick, dark pour with hanging lace. Aroma is sweet cocoa, heavy and intense. Flavor is very good; rich cocoa, chocolate, rye, strong coffee, nice whiskey overtones play wonders. Very robust yet remarkably easy to drink. One of my favorite barrel aged stouts, wish i had 12 of these!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 00:45:54 | More by papat444
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scotto7640


4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-30-2014 03:43:47 | More by scotto7640
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Mikus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-30-2014 02:56:13 | More by Mikus
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-29-2014 20:15:25 | More by HeadyTheElder
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,770 ratings.