Son Of A Baptist | Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.16/5
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455 Ratings
Son Of A BaptistSon Of A Baptist
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#1,844
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
455
pDev:
6.97%
Bros Score:
4.32
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
79
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 455 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of beersampler6
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very well-done coffee stout. Nice dark black color with some tan head and lingering lacing. Smells of dark roast coffee, vanilla and caramel. Tastes of dark coffee, vanilla, malt, caramel and a little dark chocolate. Nice smooth flavors, mild mouthfeel, good amount of carbonation. Basically no bitterness and nice coffee aftertaste. Will check out others from this brewery.

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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of japa2434
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It does what it says on the label exceptionally well, and nothing extra. A strong, but not overpowering coffee taste with cacao coming in to even the taste at the end. Highly recommend trying on nitro, if available.

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4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jsalz21
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It had been looking at me from the shelf for so long, I just had to indulge it. *Corvus* version...

Appearance is pure black, and a tann-ish/mocha head that gave way shortly after pouring. Purely opaque.

Aroma is very good. Earthy, vibrant black coffee. It has a nice roast to it.

Taste profile starts out with a total roasted coffee note. Fine black grounds, but somewhat acidic and not as ferocious as some coffee stouts.

For a Stout with a strong nose and predominant coffee flavor, this one takes a softer approach on the palate. Maybe even playing it safe.

This one is an easy to nurse, fun to drink coffee stout. I'd like to try other variants but at the same time, could totally be satisfied with this one.

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4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, stamped on the bottom but it's smudged. Dark brown colored ale with a frothy tan head that fades to a foam. Great coffee and cacao nib aroma. Nice modest meld of flavors with notes of milk chocolate, creamed coffee, roasted barley, and earthy hops. Full creamy body, modest carbonation, finishes with just enough of a roasty & mild hoppy bite to remind you that you're drinking a beer. Really good!

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3.66/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taste: semi sweet toasted chocolate malts, rich coffee beans, dry finish. Bold deep roasted coffee and cocoa aroma. Black/brown hue, Mostly opaque, tan head with a refined lattice of lace. Medium body. Very fine coffee stout. 60 IBUs

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of FrancisM12
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Can received in trade

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

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

Photo of Beginner2
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Brownie. Son Of A Baptist is as much like a Brownie as I have ever tasted in a stout. Chocolate, sugar, nutty, a bit of wheat in with the barely. There is the divergent issue of coffee... but maybe they should be in brownies.

Looks its pay grade as a highly rated double. Smells are the fresh brownie, plus the coffee. Tastes is about the same, but the chocolate comes in as bitter-sweet... probably some hops and heavy roasting do that. SOB sits in my mouth a bit dry for a brownie. However, any brew that craftfully combines my two favorite beverages will always be a friend.

OA: I like how they make SOB every year using a different small craft roaster and serve the stout next to the coffee. A creative fusion.

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Son Of A Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 455 ratings