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:
#329
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
383
pDev:
6.09%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
105
Trade:
11
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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MykeJ
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NathanBeets
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Dope
4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2017 bottle

A: Black pour with a tall and thick light brown head. Almost no lacing at all. Halfway decent head retention.

S: Oh very nice. Sweet chocolate and rich coconut. Plenty of barrel character, mainly from the whiskey I'd say. Vanilla in there too. Yum.

T: Tons of rum up front. There's whiskey too but the rum stands strong. Lots of rich coconut everywhere too, almost adding an oily character. Some dark chocolate but no real sign of coffee - it may have faded with time. Stinging whiskey on the back end with hints of oaky vanilla. Coconut is omnipresent.

M: Heavy, thick and oily.

O: A lot going on this beer, pretty much the same complaints I had with the quad barrel version. It's excellent but it feels like they're just adding more and more for the fun factor/gimmick. That may just be me though, I think I enjoy "regular" big bad baptist the most.

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

Photo of CraftFan5
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Calraven
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look - jet black thick head and supper sticky lacing and a great foamy head
Smell - sweet rum barrel scent slight toast
Taste - sweet vanilla toasty rum
Feel - medium body light carb
Overall - fantastic

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Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Nichols33
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Had this on 2018-10-05 in Columbia, PA from a 2017 22oz bottle

A - Opaque dark brown with a short tan head, light lace, alcohol legs.

S - Big whiff of rum and bourbon immediately after the pour. Then tons of coconut, vanilla and fudge. Then toasted raisin bread with cherry preserves. Really nice.

T - Rum-infused fudge brownies with coconut frosting. Decadently-rich. There's some caramel, cinnamon, oak, cola and dried cherry. Alcohol sweetness is there but not much heat. Backing up the sweetness is some earthy spice and toasted/light-char bitterness.

M - Full body and light carbonation. Big, creamy, smooth and long-lasting on the palate. Nice!

O - This is one bad ass stout. Desert in a glass without being cloying. Top notch for sure. Seek this out.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Note: Release #1 (2017)

A: Pours an opaque thick viscous jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and faint dark coal brown + chestnut brown colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy dark tan head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Just shy of strong aromas of freshly roasted coffee, bourbon, and rum with moderate to strong aromas of vanilla + toasted oak + chocolate/cacao nibs + slightly toasted coconut. Moderate aromas of roasted + chocolate malts with a moderate amount of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of roasted + caramel + chocolate malts with a moderate amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by strong flavors of freshly roasted coffee, slightly sweet bourbon, and spicy rum. There are moderate to strong flavors of vanilla + toasted oak + chocolate/cacao nibs + slightly toasted coconut. Hints of earthy hops. Moderate amounts of lingering roasty bitterness.

M: Just shy of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: This beer is extremely complex with multiple layers going on in both the flavor and the aroma of the beer. Drinks quite easily considering the strength of the beer and the alcohol is very well hidden,.Really enjoyable and the multiple different barrels really add to this beer. Definitely one I will be on the look out for again.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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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Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 383 ratings