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Big Bad Baptist - Epic Brewing Company

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1,923 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,923
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 293
Gots: 482 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Mantooth, Nov 25, 2012
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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.

Stevedore, Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jplopez21, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

JohnnieNepal, Jul 03, 2013
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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.

hardy008, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

CelticAleMan, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

GABrew, Jul 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

bennetj17, Nov 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Rollzroyce21, Oct 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

DerekMorgan, Nov 23, 2013
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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.

dogfishandi, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

tbone1384, Oct 06, 2013
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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!

papat444, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jacewg, Feb 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

mychalg9, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

JimmyFlatRock, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

mikeburd1128, Mar 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

KVNBGRY, Jan 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

jvillefan, Nov 17, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +3.2%

Release #14, 12.1% ABV, brewed in Denver, CO

Opaque, black body with a thin but persistent, creamy and tan head. Cocoa aroma notes up front with touches of coffee and the expected dark malt aromas for a stout. Roasted grains and coffee grounds are the first taste impressions, followed with creamy milk chocolate and coffee flavors; nice combination of alcohol warmth and a tad bit of hop bitterness at the finish. Heavy and smooth body; sugary but not cloying.

A very drinkable, smooth and soothing imperial stout. Deep and complex flavors and feel throughout.

beergoot, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ystazi, Aug 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

waddellc2, Sep 01, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

This stout poured with an obvious thickness and resembled coffee in appearance. The head was a thin lace of fine bubbles.

The aroma held a deep roasted coffee, spicy chili peppers, chocolate malts and a smokey tobacco.

The flavor was so smooth and diverse with a nice roasted coffee, whipped cream, chocolate, tobacco smokiness, malty Graham cracker cocoa powder and a dry lactose-sweetness.

The feel is almost velvety in its smoothness and has a nice thickness. It comes across as a bit dry.

Big Bad Baptist is a big, bad stout with nice varied flavors and a strong decisive complexion.

KYGunner, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

BAsbill, Jul 30, 2013
Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,923 ratings.