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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,899 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,899
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 289
Gots: 486 | FT: 78
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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hardy008

Minnesota

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%

Release #19, 10.4 % abv

Pours dark black with a one finger mocha head. Leaves beautiful lacing, which surprises me for such a big beer. The aroma has cocoa, coffee, dark roasted malt, and chocolate.

Tastes much like the aroma with coffee, cocoa, chocolate, dark roasted malt, molasses, whiskey, and a little vanilla. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Becomes sweeter as it warms.

Medium to full bodied. Smooth creamy, with light carbonation. Has a cocoa and light coffee aftertaste. The alcohol is very well hidden for a 10.4 % abv beer. A must try if you get the chance.

03-22-2014 02:37:55 | More by hardy008
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-25-2012 20:38:00 | More by Mantooth
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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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dogfishandi

New York

4.34/5  rDev 0%

22oz bottle at roughly fridge temp poured into a snifter. Release #8 (Sep. 2012) 12.5% ABV- nearly 1 year old.

Pours out opaque black, with a nice cascading dark tan/ light mocha colored head. Fairly decent head retention for such a big beer. Spotty lacing with just a touch of alcohol legs.

Big coffee aromas, combining both ground coffee and some espresso bean, bitter dark chocolate, heavily roasted, almost slightly toasted malts, a bit of booziness comes in as it warms, somewhat whiskey like, but the whiskey barrel characters are surprisingly tamed.

Bitter roasted, toasty malts, sweet caramel, bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee more mocha like than espresso, a bit of oak and just hints of whiskey, but again its very tamed. Pretty much o booze in the taste.

Really thick, smooth and creamy as it flows across the palate. Rich. Carbonation is kept to a minimum.

A really nice impy stout, my only complaint is that I would've liked a bit more whiskey to show through. Has a nice toasted roasted malt aspect that a lot of these barrel aged stout seem to lack.

04-13-2013 18:51:18 | More by dogfishandi
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

10-13-2012 06:49:21 | More by Rollzroyce21
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-06-2013 13:12:18 | More by tbone1384
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev -12.4%

10oz poured into a tulip glass at Tipsy Cow in Madison, WI today, 3/25/2014.

App- dark black opaque body, one finger mocha head with decent retention. Not much lacing.

Smell- lots of bitter dark toast coffee, some milk chocolate sweetness from the malts. Nice and very coffee forward stout.

Flavour- solid, more heavy on the milk chocolates but the coffee bitterness takes a step back compared to the nose. Some bitter dark chocolate with a coffee forward aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied on the thicker side, good carbonation. Otherwise standard imperial coffee stout. Bitter coffee finish.

Overall- decent coffee imperial stout that doesn't make me go crazy. But this isn't a bad option to pick up at the store if you're craving a pick me up and a throw me down bro simultaneously.

03-25-2014 21:57:15 | More by Stevedore
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-11-2012 15:05:25 | More by bennetj17
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-16-2014 04:14:33 | More by jplopez21
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-23-2013 05:10:24 | More by DerekMorgan
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-03-2013 23:16:43 | More by JohnnieNepal
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%

***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!

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

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-03-2012 05:19:35 | More by jacewg
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-07-2014 04:47:12 | More by KVNBGRY
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Spider889

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-20-2013 01:39:54 | More by Spider889
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-31-2014 01:05:14 | More by mychalg9
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

09-01-2014 01:07:09 | More by waddellc2
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-11-2013 17:14:45 | More by josephwa
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-17-2013 20:18:36 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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jvillefan

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

11-17-2013 04:12:54 | More by jvillefan
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-30-2013 05:47:50 | More by BAsbill
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-13-2014 15:18:19 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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ystazi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-31-2013 01:03:08 | More by ystazi
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-28-2012 22:28:26 | More by SaCkErZ9
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-07-2013 23:57:24 | More by cadaugherty
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
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