Quadruple Barrel Big Bad Baptist | Epic Brewing Company

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4.42/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged in whiskey and rum barrels with roasted cacao nibs, barrel-aged coffee beans, barrel-aged coconut, and barrel-aged almond.

Added by superspak on 09-20-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
74
pDev:
5.66%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
23
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of morimech
3.96/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Surprisingly heavy on the coconut of all the things going on in this beer. Coconut haters probably should avoid this beer. The actual whiskey and rum barrels are actually pretty mild. Alcohol heat and flavor are on the low side. Nice bold body and carbonation. I accuse the brewer of trying to do too much in one beer. Triple Barrel was a much better beer.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a deep black color with a two-finger creamy khaki colored head that has good retention and leaves some nice lacing behind

S- big earthy and herbal coffee nose up front, followed by a fresh coconut note, toasted almonds, chocolate, caramel, charred malt & barrel juice

T- bold earthy, herbal and roasty coffee note up front, followed by some nutty notes, as well as caramel, vanilla and a prominent coconut note. Mid-palate brings out some bourbon notes, the finish gives more coffee and coconut that continue into the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation, slightly creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- the coffee and coconut definitely pop through, adding light notes of almond, chocolate and bourbon, very good

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - pitch black

s - chocolate, coconut, vanilla, whiskey. rum is lacking but has a spicy note

T - Coconut is biggest follwoed by big chocolate too. Again, rum is lacking, but whiskey is big

F - Perfect, smooth, thick body. Not boozy

O - Fantastic BA Stout.

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Photo of goalie35
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobhits
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

I was doing my tasting notes and I was think rum, cacao nips, a nutty character, muted to death coffee, and a lot of sweetness. After reviewing the mix, the rum doesn't explain the coconut (well I'm assuming it wasn't coconut rum), but otherwise you really get everything listed here without any second guessing.

So now the question is given the beer is pretty darn overt and it tastes like what they list, how do they blend together? I'll be honest I think the coconut flavor is really hurting the coffee and taking what is one of the best beers people can actually buy and really taking it down a notch.

19.99 for the bottle.

Great mouth feel. Color is a touch lighter than I recall BBB. Nose is a bit muted compared to the flavor with a nice bit of coffee still making it out there.

I would buy this again at a bar in a second, but this is a downgrade from the name sake. Worth a try but not worth collecting.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gobuccos
4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BaronRVH
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: poured into a large tulip. 2" head with pretty aggressive pour.

Smell: cocoa, coconut, nutty espresso, vanilla, light run

Taste: rich flavors of cocoa and coconut, espresso/dark coffee, whiskey barrel vanilla, almost absent rum.

Overall: integrated, balanced, outstanding!

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Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of coz
3.23/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Diura
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peter1977
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevindp9
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ruzzal
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Techichi
3.73/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Holderness
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L -- 1,000 lumens passed through the glass reveals a nearly pitch black body that allows just the slightest amount of light through. Half finger of brown head produced with aerated pour. Sudsy retention and good lacing
S -- Coconut, vanilla, whiskey, marzipan, milk chocolate, coffee ice cream, hazelnut, toffee, caramel, touch of smoke. Really pleasant, layered, and decadent
T -- Milk chocolate, rum, oak, vanilla, booze, coconut, espresso, toffee, maple, very faint ashiness. The rum is much more present here than in the aromas
F -- Big mouthfeel, medium- carb. Less velvety and viscous than the other BBB variants I've had, but still pretty decent
O -- This one is up there with Big Bad Baptista for me and definitely stands head and shoulders over last year's Triple Barrel BBB and the original BBB. As other reviewers have noted, I'm not exactly sure what it means to barrel age coffee beans/coconut/almond, but in any event it sure imparts a nice aroma and flavor to the beer. $21/22oz bottle is pricey yet not too bad compared to other beers of similar ilk

89/100

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Photo of rcjennings
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arizcards
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 16 oz mason jar draft from the Craft Beer Quick Stop on 12-1-18 for $13.00. Consumed on 12-4-18.

Beer poured black with a beautiful three finger tan head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is boozy, whiskey forward with a very nice mix of coffee and almonds and some dark chocolate.

Taste follows the nose with a whiskey forward taste. In the after taste you get a wonderful mix of fudge, almonds, some coffee, and vanilla. Finish is nicely balanced by an ample amount of hops.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth. Not quite a viscous as the other rare releases.

Overall an awesome beer. THe whiskey is way forward so now is the time for the whiskey lovers to jump on it. Personally i think about 3-6 months of aging would improve the melding of all the flavors.

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Photo of GeneralBurden
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Quadruple Barrel Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 74 ratings