Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company
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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
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
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,797 ratings.