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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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2,227 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,227
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 324
Gots: 560 | FT: 81
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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Photo of TheBeerDrinker
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.

TheBeerDrinker, May 10, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.48/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a smallish light brown head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet fudgy chocolate and a little coffee. Boozy bourbon comes out as it warms.

The flavor is sweet fudgy chocolate with a lot of roast to balance and some slightly acidic roasted coffee. As I drink more, the burnt, ashy, char roast dominates. Some vanilla and bourbon come out too. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, almost really good, but I end up thinking ashy cigarettes and day old coffee.

Beaver13, Feb 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

DaftPatrick, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

rwilde, Sep 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

apbaj, Mar 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

hiphopj5, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

pin, May 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

kdahnke123, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of WAbeerfiend
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Release #20.
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 06.17.14.

A: 1/3 finger tan head that quickly recedes. Midnight black body with no red in the glass.

S: Strong coffee with a chocolate base.

T: Coffee is dominant. A tiny bit of vanilla is subtle. Fig and pepper come out on the finish when it's warm.

M: Creamy. Soda-level bubbles on the tongue. I don't usually care much about mouthfeel, but this one is too bubbly.

O: The coffee was too strong in this one. It overpowered everything else. The vanilla was barely there to the point that it seemed like a stout that hadn't been aged in barrels. There was also a massive alcohol burn which is understandable at 10.5% ABV, but other BB stouts have hidden the alcohol much better. I'm aging another one that hopefully turns out better. I wouldn't buy this one again, as it is.

Rating: C-, 70/100.

WAbeerfiend, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

TasteTester, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

dcloeren, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

twenty5, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

AlexFields, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Rollzroyce21, Oct 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Charlie_Hoss, Feb 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

dlello2, May 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

monitorpop, Jan 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

TheBronze, Jan 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

dubinsky, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

littlebeer, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

mhbarber, Nov 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

CasanovaCummins, Mar 23, 2013
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,227 ratings.