Big Bad Baptist - Double Barrel
Epic Brewing Company

Big Bad Baptist - Double BarrelBig Bad Baptist - Double Barrel
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From:
Epic Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #384
ABV:
12.2%
Score:
96
Ranked #881
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 5.52%
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
292
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 04, 2022
Added:
Sep 29, 2016
Wants:
  27
Gots:
  61
SCORE
96
World-Class
Big Bad Baptist - Double BarrelBig Bad Baptist - Double Barrel
Notes: Imperial Stout with cacao nibs, whiskey-barrel aged coffee added and 100% aged in whiskey barrels.
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2021 release. Drank 11/3/22
Pour is jet black with a nice lasting cinnamon colored head. Some lacing.
Nose is bourbon, coffee, chocolate
Taste is a huge wave of fudgy chocolate, bourbon soaked brownie, coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla. Finishes with a very subtle raisin, plum
Thick creamy body. Excellent beer. So good
Nov 04, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.61/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Release 5, bottle # 7715, bottled in Salt Lake City in 2021. 13.9% ABV.
Bomber poured into a snifter at room temp. Everything about this Big Bad boy is on point!
Just excellent. ‘Nuff said!
Sep 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Viaduck from California

4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Nearly black with a thin light head. Strong aroma of strong coffee, chocolate & whiskey. Nicely blended mix: mildly sweet & bitter & slightly more saltyness. Delicious flavor: strong black coffee, whiskey & coffee, just as promised. Vanilla & other oak flavors are the there too but coffee is the dominant note. feel is a bit thinner than expected, a little low on carbonation but making up for this deficit with plenty of alcohol. Lots of stomach heat. Overall, an excellent coffee, whiskey, chocolate stout.
Aug 27, 2022
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Reviewed by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into pint glass in August 2022. There was date on the bottle label of 2021 Rel#5. I drank this within 1 month of purchase.

Appearance: Very dark black with a one finger high tan/brown head. Head thins out to a very thin covering, and leaves a little lacing on the glass, more lacing than most other stouts but not nearly as much as with IPAs.

Smell: Strong aroma of bourbon, chocolate, roasted coffee, and caramel. There is some additional sweetness like malts. Not much hop aroma. A little earthy, maybe oak aroma.

Taste: There is an interesting combination of flavors. There are strong coffee flavors along with bourbon and chocolate. Also some smoky roasted malt flavors, and a little caramel flavor. There is some bitterness from hops. There is a strong alcohol presence that matches 12.2% on the label. There is a strong oak and whisky aftertaste, that is really enjoyable.

Mouth-feel: Thick, but with an extremely smooth and creamy body.

This is an excellent Imperial Stout, and it has a variety of flavors that adds a nice complexity to the beer. It is very smooth and enjoyable to drink. I would definitely buy this again.
Aug 27, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This one was from @Jzeilinger and Thank You for it.
Pours black with a dark cream-tan head. Smells of ground coffee, bourbon, chocolate, and malt.
Tastes is slightly sweet coffee with definite overtones of the bourbon. Overall, this is a great coffee and bourbon drink and I'm thankful that I was introduced to it by a fellow BA.
Jul 06, 2022
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Epic Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist BA Imperial Stout, ABV is either 122% or 12.2%, probably the latter, but looks like the former. Pours thick and black, with a one-finger light-brown head that left no lacing. Nose is whiskey, coffee, and chocolate. Taste follows, mainly coffee, slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Excellent mouthfeel, slightly dry. Overall excellent to outstanding. If you like BA coffee stouts, this is the one for you.
Jun 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by Tiernan from Texas

Jun 14, 2022
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Rated by Giantspace from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
2021 Release #5 poured into a 19oz shifter.

Huge coffee bourbon smell, creamy bourbon milk chocolate covered coffee beans, this is quite good.
Mar 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2021 vintage on tap at Habitap in Greenville SC.
Appearance. Near black body with a decent beige head.
There are clear notes of dark roasted grains, coffee, whisky, and whisky barrel here, as the should be. The coffee and whisky are a bit less pronounced than expected, while there is more woody impact from the whiskey barrels than might be expected. Compared to KBS (from memory), this is less bold despite being more woody, particularly Lally in the aftertaste.
Jan 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.81 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Jan 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.84/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L:. Pours a thick black with a small tan head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Bourbon if forefront followed by some roasted malt, and a touch of chocolate and coffee.

T:. Roasted malt, a touch of molasses, stronger bourbon, some milk chocolate a touch of ash, and very light coffee. Lots of bourbon and I think I let this one sit a little bit too long (bottle is from 2016).

F:. Slick oily mouthfeel.

O:. This is a nice beer bit o think I let it age a little long.
Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jan 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

Dec 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by Scotchboy from Idaho

Dec 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.37 by o29 from Texas

Dec 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Feb 21, 2021
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Rated by BKotch from Texas

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2016 release, batch 3.
Aug 22, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.99/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle at share. Normal looking pour for the style.. Coffee first on the aroma, roasty malts behind. Coffee again in the taste, burnt toast, chocolate and lots of boozy accents. Nice!
Jan 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts

Dec 11, 2019
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Ah that's amazing but conflicted. Sure it's smooth but I think the whiskey muddles it a bit giving soft notes of sour mash flavors. Still works but different.
Nov 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.79 by felixvale

Nov 02, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle. Release #1. 2016 vintage. 12.3%ABV.
Black colored body, with a thin dark brown back lit edge. One finger of tan head, which sticks around. Some webs and strings of lacing.
Deep aromas of chocolate and coffee, with the whiff of whiskey barrels.
Taste of dark roasted malts drenched in whiskey barrels, with a spectrum of chocolate flavors, and some coffee. No bitterness, and has a touch of sweetness but it is not sweet like a dessert stout.
Toward a thick mouth feel, very smooth and mouth coating. Good carbonation.
The higher alcohol is quite well hidden but certainly adds to the smells and flavors, and can be felt on the tongue. Very easy drinking and rewarding, due to the balance of flavors.
Jun 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.51 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Jun 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.49 by Hopelessly0 from California

May 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Feb 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by impending from California

Feb 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Rristow from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with with beige head. Aroma of chocolate and whiskey. Not very bitter with moderate sweetness. A little chewy. Flavors of caramel, whiskey, chocolate, coffee, molasses. Well done beer but was actually expecting it to be a little better.
Jan 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
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.
Nov 30, 2018
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.61/5  rDev +6%
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.
Nov 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.2 by DOCRW from Washington

Nov 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jul 22, 2018
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
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.
Jul 09, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by Sir_Goatman from Oregon

Jul 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.31 by edthehead from New York

Jun 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.4 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Jun 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.27 by jakecattleco from California

Jun 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by MTKATL from Georgia

May 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by rossracing from Illinois

Apr 09, 2018
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