Big Bad Baptist - Double Barrel
Epic Brewing Company

Big Bad Baptist - Double BarrelBig Bad Baptist - Double Barrel
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Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #385
Ranked #864
4.35 | pDev: 5.52%
Oct 25, 2023
Sep 29, 2016
Imperial Stout with cacao nibs, whiskey-barrel aged coffee added and 100% aged in whiskey barrels.
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Rated by walt5 from Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Excellent stout. Taste the coffee, chocolate and whiskey.
Oct 25, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by MJSFS from Florida

Sep 14, 2023
Rated: 4 by VaporDome from New York

Apr 11, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by PittBeerGirl from Ohio

Apr 07, 2023
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2021 Release.

A - Dark brown pour with thin toffee colored lacing.

S - Cocoa roast w/chocolate and faint Whiskey.

T - Toasted cocoa, Whiskey, light char, and lingering cocoa Bourbon char.

M - Big medium body.

O - This was well worth the price.
Mar 26, 2023
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Reviewed by VashonGuy from Washington

4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
2021 version, served on tap in March 2023.

This version of Big Bad Baptist is very dark, with a tan head and tan lacing that coats the glass. This is a coffee forward stout, with the coffee much more dominant than either the whisky or the oak barrel or even the underlying stout. There's also some vanilla and some cocoa. It's not at all sweet. The mouthfeel is fairly thin.

Excellent stuff, one of my favorites from the Big Bad Baptist family.
Mar 24, 2023
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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 France

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
Big Bad Baptist - Double Barrel from Epic Brewing Company
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