Son Of A Baptist | Epic Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Son of a Baptist is an 8% ABV imperial stout. It is not barrel aged like its father, Big Bad Baptist; instead its flavor profile was designed to highlight the complex and often unique flavors of small batch coffees. Instead of sourcing a coffee that would play well in a beer we sought out creative and innovative roasters, then asked them which beans they’re passionate about. Each resulting release of Son of a Baptist is widely different depending on the coffee selected. Some are fruity and sweet with notes of jam and chocolate, others are rich and earthy with a big roasted finish. Each limited release will return to the Roaster’s home market where the beer and the coffee can be sampled side by side.

Added by kmanjohnson on 09-27-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,987
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
480
pDev:
6.97%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
81
Trade:
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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MichialTanner1
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Irrationalist
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T_Grillo
2.9/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3

Photo of AndyKr
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blazer22
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skillz
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Commandophile
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dharmelink
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Haybeerman
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcscientist
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely a heavy coffee overtone, but if you like that in your stout, you'll like this one. I prefer the Imperial version, Big Bad Baptist, a little more, just because the flavor is a bit more complex. But this beer is plenty good on its own, and at 8% it's heavy but not as intense as its predecessor. Bonus points for using local coffee in the brew.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temp into a taster. Pours motor oil black with quickly dissipating head. Nose is all coffee and chocolate. Amazing! Also getting lower level notes of vanilla, red grapes, leather, molasses, and char. Taste is super smooth and tasty. Getting bitter coffee notes upfront, just as described. Really love being slammed in the face by the coffee on this one. Less complex than the nose would suggest - getting some maple, vanilla, tree sap, and chocolate. Fairly thin body, which isn't surprising given the relatively lower (8%) ABV compared to big stouts. Overall, a really nice, and very drinkable, coffee stout. Definitely worth the $2.50 that I paid for the can.

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Photo of pstam87
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRFounder
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a tulip glass. The appearance is as black as your darkest nightmare and topped with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. The taste is an incredible blend of the ingredients described by the nose.

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Photo of GreyGooseStout
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New 2018 batch. Bottle at the brewery.

Light tan head. Black color. Lots of coffee. Light roast. Cocoa and chocolate. Some caramel. Smooth and easy drinking. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of uncleotis
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweetbrew82
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CaptainHate
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in a tulip. Color was dark brown with a medium tan head which left good lacing. Smell was malty and strong Rising Star coffee. Taste was wonderful with the base stout just superb. Mouthfeel was very rich but quenching. A very good experience.

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Photo of MacBrewin
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite stout. Not sweet. Smells of coffee and chocolate, but mostly coffee. Mouthfeel is medium thick. Tastes like the most wonderful coffee stout, slightly bitter. This must be my 7th 6-pack of this brew. Everytime i have another stout i compare it to this so it must be my favorite. I dare you not to like it.

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Son Of A Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 480 ratings