Triple 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): 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:
#324
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
364
pDev:
6.32%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
108
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 364 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of FriedSlug
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black beer with a thick tan head that hangs around a while and leaves a nice curtain of lacing behind. Smells like coffee, coconut, oak, chocolate, and bourbon. A little thin, not super sweet but filled with dark chocolate, coffee, oak and coconut.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours black with nice mocha colored head that settles to a thick ring that sticks to the side of the glass. Spotty lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Big coconut and chocolate, oak, hint of rum, roasted malt, maybe a touch of vanilla. Very coconut dominate.

Taste - Big coconut and milk chocolate similar to a mounds bar. more of a bourbon taste instead of rum but the oak is there in the taste as well.

Feel - Thick creamy coating feel, little heat from the alcohol but other than that you can not tell it is there. Really smooth.

Overall - Love this beer like a liquid mounds bar, great flavors very smooth.

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

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

16 ounce Prowler bought at Liquor Shed. $8

It pours a pitch black, a small head of tannish foam that lasts, whoa, that little bit of foam leaves more than adequate lacing. Big surprise there.

Biggest smell that I get is coconut. Followed by roasted malt, dark chocolate, whiskey or perhaps rum, more coconut. Pleasing.

Flavours are smooth yet assertive. Coconut, barrel tastes from both rum and whiskey, roasted malt, dark chocolate, definitely boozy but enjoyable each and every sip.

Big body with mild carbonation.

I have a bottle that I am cellaring until later this year for a bottle share. This on draught version sure does kick ass!

How remiss of me not to mention the vanilla presence here. It's big and bold.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.11/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not sure if I got a bum bottle but this was a considerable disappointment. Loose and foamy carb, very little nose (a hint of coconut, not any barrel), a slight sourness, and watery body.

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Photo of TylerJ
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours Pitch Black with a medium khaki head. It has low carbonation. The beer smells of coffee, coconut, oak, molasses, rum, and whiskey. It tastes of coconut, molasses, coffee, oak, and rum. The feel is medium and complex, well integrated. A very good Barrel aged stout from Epic.

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

Photo of MickeyHops
4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dtm426
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of mflamar
4.85/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Patches826
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Holderness
4.12/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks like all the other BBB variants: jet black, frothy head, good lacing. Tons of coconut, marshmallow, vanilla, rum, and coffee in the aromas. Flavors also strike a nice balance between rum and whisky character, with lots of fudgy dark chocolate, stone fruit, and sweetness. There is a slight sour note, which is concerning -- potentially a slightly infected bottle (2017 vintage), although I haven't read anywhere of any bottles being infected. Viscous mouthfeel that could be more velvety. Pretty expensive, I'd say Big Bad Baptista is a better variant to buy

83/100

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Photo of kevindp9
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaximalC
4.12/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours seal brown with a modest cap of khaki froth that soon recedes. Aroma smells of roasted malt, chocolate, and booze.

Coconut is very prominent in the taste, accompanied by marshmallow sweetness toward the middle and rum on the back end. The barest traces of chocolate and herbal hops peek through after some warming, and little to no coffee to speak of. With that said, I do enjoy the sweetness, which remains present and lively without ever becoming cloying. Alcohol is well concealed for its weight. Medium-heavy body and mild carbonation make for a smooth, sticky mouthfeel with some heft to it.

Overall, this is a fairly unique stout that deftly integrates coconut and rum, even if some of the other ingredients get lost in the shuffle. It's not going to blow you away with its balls, but if you're looking for a more nuanced imperial stout, this should fit the bill.

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Photo of kricks77
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown color with mocha head. Aroma has lots of chocolate, coconut and rum. Taste follows with coconut, chocolate and roasted malt bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Quite good but not as complex as expected.

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

Photo of arizcards
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber from the Craft Beer Quick Stop on 2-10-18 for $22.99. Brewed on 7-27-17 and packed on 11-13-17. Stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured black as night with a solid tan head that has some good hang time.

Nose is chocolate, coffee, and coconut that meld nicely with the roasted malts. Bourbon is in the background in a supporting role.

Taste is coffee and cocoa, vanilla and bourbon, and some coconut blended in with a huge roasted malt base. Hopping has to be huge as this is a very well balanced beer.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very silky smooth, near perfect.

Overall an awesome variant of the BBB brand, definitely worth the price of admission!

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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

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Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 364 ratings