Double Barrel Big Bad 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): 12.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout with cacao nibs, whiskey-barrel aged coffee added and 100% aged in whiskey barrels.

Added by WCKDVBZ on 09-29-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#659
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
340
pDev:
5.5%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
65
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 340 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of Dragginballs76
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours jet black with nice tight mocha colored head that settles to a rocky cap. Very little lacing.

Aroma - Big cocoa aroma coming through, coffee, light vanilla, roasted malts. The whiskey is pretty prominent as well, very solid barrel character nice woody aroma.

Taste - Wow lots of coffee and roasted malts up front, the cocoa and vanilla come through nicely about mid way through. The barrel is still very solid as well as the whiskey flavor. The flavor are very balanced but the coffee and chocolate come through up front with the barrel and whiskey on the end.

Feel - Smooth creamy feel, soft carbonation very nice. Heat from the alcohol is the only sign of the 12.8%. Nice dry finish.

Overall - Very well done, love the flavors so easy drinking.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jet black pour with a rich dark tan head, there is some leakage to a mahogany color on the edges. The barrel and cacao aromas dominate the nose and the taste, but this is perfectly balanced - I am SO glad I let this sit for a couple of years, because it is just about perfect.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergoot
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jet black body with a one-finger thick head, dense and creamy, lasting. Mocha nose; traces of charred grain. Initial flavors are of coffee, charred malts, suggestions of whiskey; mild chocolate; a twinge of bitterness. Heavy and silky on the palate; densely sweet with a counterbalancing boozy edge of heat; warm.

Although about two years old, this beer has aged well. I suspect the aroma may have dulled a bit, but the flavor and barrel-aging have done well. Dense and intricate with feeling and flavors.

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Photo of Sir_Goatman
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of edthehead
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dexterk1
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakecattleco
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noles9585
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. 2016 release #3, had 9/23/17.

Pours near black, opaque, with a half inch head of darker foam and not much lacing. Aromas of bourbon, coffee, malt, cocoa, some caramel, light vanilla. The taste leads more with the coffee, then bourbon, malt, light vanilla, oak, cocoa, chocolate, some caramel. Smooth, a solid full body, well carbonated.

Awesome stuff. Smells and tastes great. Focused and intense. Not sure I think it’s as good as regular Big Bad, though. On to the Triple Barrel.....

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Photo of oldmankoch
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atone315
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TylerJ
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prost76
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 340 ratings