Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist | Epic Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Triple Barrel Big Bad BaptistTriple Barrel Big Bad Baptist
BA SCORE
4.43/5
Outstanding
341 Ratings
Triple Barrel Big Bad BaptistTriple Barrel Big Bad Baptist
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rum and Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Barrel Aged coffee, Barrel Aged coconut, and cacao nibs.

ABV varies by batch

Added by gatornation on 08-24-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#319
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
341
pDev:
6.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
105
Trade:
12
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 341 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gaddabble
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Negrelly
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of q33jeff
4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

**
06/10/18

Bottle to goblet. Sampling side by side with BBB.

LOOK: super thick and black; big healthy light brown head. Excellent retention. The reformed head looks creamy and cappuccino like.
AROMA: The coconut comes to the forefront. Having just sipped 8-10 ounces of BBB, the coconut is the big difference here. Still gets some cocoa, coffee, roasted barley.
TASTE: In tasting, the more traditional stout flavors come out first: charred/malt, chocolate. Less so some dark fruits. The coconut brings up the rear with a nice re-invigoration of flavor. The one thing that gets a little lost here is the coffee, but that may just blend in with the other similar flavors.
FEEL: full bodied, but maybe not as thick as some. There is a creamy feel which lends itself well to the coconut and of course to stout in general. Super drinkable. 11.4% Alcohol is well masked.

Overall, this is an awesome specimen. Coconut is one of my favorite flavors so this ranks in pretty high. I think Epic captured the coconut flavor as well as any dark beer I've tasted. Maybe even better than my previous favorite example of this flavor: Oskar Blues Death by Coconut. Glad I have another bottle and I hope this becomes an annual release.

**

 1,265 characters

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Jet black with a rich tan head and amazing lacing.
N: Loads of coconut, chocolate, coffee, and whiskey.
T: Follows the nose, very rich coconut flavors with a nice coffee mix and soft whiskey throughout.
M: Medium/Full.
O: This is my favorite by far of the series. Outstanding flavors and nothing is over the top. Exceptional!!

 332 characters

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

Photo of Gregf51
4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wvsabbath
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Soneast
4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Release #4.

The beer pours a thick black color, almost no head, a small ring, and minimal lacing.

The smell is very coconut forward. The coffee and chocolate are more subtle and overpowered by the coconut.

The taste is a mix of coconut and whiskey. The coffee and chocolate come through late. The coconut hits strongly again at the end and lingers with the coffee getting stronger also.

The mouthfeel is medium thickness with low carbonation.

Overall a nice beer. I would like more chocolate and barrel and way less coconut. The coconut is distracting.

 561 characters

Photo of jsapunor
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Very nice nose on this one. Taste follows the nose; coconut, chocolate followed by coffee. Extremely smooth with a nice soft mouthfeel. Overall impression...this is an outstanding imperial stout. Epic has brewed a winner.

 222 characters

Photo of NWHopinator
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kkarimi
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drizzlemybeerzle
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours thick and right away you get hints of the coconut. The flavor starts with strong barrel notes, then you get the coconut. A little sweetness from the cacao follows, and the taste ends with the coffee. I felt like the coconut and coffee overpowered the cacao a little bit, but man it was a smooth stout.

 309 characters

Photo of gatornation
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a fresh tan head. smell is coconut ,cocoa,vanilla and coffee bean. Taste is even better very nice tasting coconut mixes with coffee ,vanilla,marshmallow, bourbon and malt it very good, Mouth feel is so tasty nothing is overpowered i here so many layers of flavor with non dominant, Likely my favorite from Epic.

 335 characters

Photo of 7irondave
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jangoon24
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle says 2017 rare release, abv 11.4% I'm good with that. Pours a very dark brown with a minimal light brown head. After a few sips you notice that oily film that great beers leave. I`m getting coffee, coconut, vanilla, chocolate, whiskey, rum and who knows what else. Flavors match with some maple and molasses. Medium to thick body, minimal carbonation. I was not to thrilled with the basic BBB, but this is somethin' else all together.

 441 characters

Photo of kmoen
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.57/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spark3148857
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjd722
4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 341 ratings