Big Bad Baptista | Epic Brewing Company

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4.41/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Mexican coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla, and cinnamon.

ABV varies by batch.

Added by Prospero on 11-13-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#373
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
654
pDev:
6.12%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
165
Trade:
15
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Photo of grm1007
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GarrettBoots
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 rare release. Pours a deep brown with almost no head or lacing

The smell is loaded with coffee and whiskey.

The taste puts coffee up front with bourbon a close second. The end brings the cinnamon in really strongly. I'm not getting a lot of chocolate or vanilla.

The mouthfeel is medium/thick body with low carbonation.

Overall a really good beer. Very heavy on the coffee, especially after a year. Lots of strong flavors in this beer.

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Photo of mikeycibelli
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ssitron
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pagriley
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Pours black with thick tan head that settles pretty quickly to a thick ring. Few dots of lacing.

Aroma - Big coffee aromas, vanilla, cinnamon is pretty mild, chocolate, whiskey comes through well very light oak.

Taste - Surprised how well the coffee has held up this is a 2016 I am drinking. the cinnamon comes out much better in the taste, nice chocolate flavors vanilla combined with the cinnamon has this drinking really well.

Feel - Smooth creamy little heat very easy drinking with a nice dry finish.

Overall - Very well done, everything has held up well, the flavors meld and work great together.

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Photo of beersampler6
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow this is an incredible beer. Dark, rich, decadent, luscious and smooth. Pours a jet-black color with a little lingering dark brown head and spotty lacing. Smells absolutely amazing - deep dark roast coffee like I’ve never smelled before in an imperial stout, as well as a little chocolate, faint cinnamon and malt. Taste follows the nose, but boy does that coffee hit you hard. Also some faint spicy notes, a little wood and bourbon, then some coconut in the distance. Wonderful complexity and smoothness, goes down so easy and the alcohol burn is minimal despite the high ABV. Creamy mouthfeel and perfect mild amount of carbonation. Coats the palate and its richness and balance is just so well done. There was a little more alcohol hit as the beer warmed, though to be honest this brew was so tasty I didn’t let it warm as much as with other lesser beers. My favorite Epic beer by far, though I have to try their own 2018 limited releases.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasted in a snifter from draft at Consume on November 16, 2018. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, caramel, and coffee with hints of bourbon and oak.

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Photo of KMcGrath
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Grinky
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Taste: complex and very refined, with notes of deep roasted coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla, cinnamon, sweet dark malt with a kick at the end. Same with the nose. black, opaque, with a dark tan/brown head and delicate lace. Medium to full body. Super tasty and warming.

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Photo of rypkr
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rated highly because this is remarkably well executed. I'm not a big fan of the Mexican stouts and I dock this only for being overly rich on coffee. If it were scaled back I would day it's a revisit. Personally, as someone who prefers BA stouts to not have coffee the overwhelming black coffee is enough of a put off to not re purchase. It is though, a remarkably quality beer.

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Photo of Jigsawjamo
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DOCRW
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Definitely getting the coffee, vanilla, and some cinnamon. More barrel cold but mellows as it warms. Interested to see how this ages. I think I'd give a slight edge to the regular BBB.

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Photo of larryi86
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, 2017, poured into a tulip

A- Black with a small mocha head.

S- Vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, caramel, some coffee, touch of whiskey and oak.

T- Coffee, cinnamon, chocolate, some vanilla, oak, touch of whiskey.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- A killer stout, everything works in near perfect harmony.

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Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.98/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of QuakeAttack
4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chicagocraft
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BrianScott
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Grovejr20
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Big Bad Baptista from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 654 ratings