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): 11.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
It’s Big, it’s Bad, Whiskey &/or Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs.

http://www.epicbrewing.com/the-beers/exponential-series/item/635-big-bad-baptist-imperial-stout

ABV varies by batch

Added by JohnGalt1 on 09-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#615
Reviews:
666
Ratings:
3,888
pDev:
8.49%
 
 
Wants:
447
Gots:
1,324
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,888 |  Reviews: 666
Photo of KingTen144
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A really refreshing stout. Has a fresh taste with a certain sweetness, very cacao-forward. Coffee flavor is present but not at all overbearing. Overall a great beer.

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Photo of HabaJohn
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BJB13
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Release #94

This one is thick and dark brown, looking almost black in the glass. The micro-bubble head is reddish brown and fades fast to a ring that leaves some spotty lacing. A robust nose offers chocolate, roast coffee and caramel. The malt forward taste with flavor matching the nose unfortunately has quite a bit of heat, enough to somewhat mask the flavor. Mouth feel is soft and moderately viscous. The body is full with low carbonation, the only bite coming from the alcohol. Pretty damn good overall except for the alcohol burn.

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Photo of sweetbrew82
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look - Pretty much black looking and thick with a good tan head and sticky lacing
smell - Sweet chocolate and coffee. You can smell the woodiness to it and caramel notes.
taste - slight borbon but not overpowering like a lot of bourbon barrel beers. Lots of coffee and cocoa. Sweet caramel notes. For being tripel digits you don't notice the booze as much as you'd think you would
feel - medium full body with a light carbonation
Overall - this is just one fantastic beer! I really love it and was shocked that I haven't reviewed it yet!

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
1/5  rDev -77.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I normally wouldn’t rate an infected beer, but this is the 2nd time in a row. I’ve been wanting to try it for a while and both times I’ve found it it’s been sour. Maybe I’ll try it on tap, but I’m sick of dropping $12 on a beer that shoudnt have been released.

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Photo of detroitpat
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Spaten454
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrutisDestructus
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours out a pitch black color, with 1 finger of dark khaki colored head---------------- the aromas are of roasted bitter coffee, chocolate, brownie batter, roasted peppers and coconut------------- the flavors are of coffee up front followed by some barrel char, lesser soy sauce and roasted malts, the beer has a thick and chewy mouthfeel with a bitter coffee finish----------------- overall this beer is amazing it's so thick and creamy with tons of coffee, wish there was a little more whisky coming through--

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Photo of chrisb53188
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L — Deep black body that allows barely any light to pass through when illuminated with 1000 lumens. Aerated pour produces 1.5 fingers of light brown head. Good retention and lacing for the ABV
S — Dark chocolate, rich nuttiness, chili-like spiciness, coffee, touch of whisky
T — Medium roast coffee, dark chocolate, hazelnut, walnut. Only a hint of spicy whisky barrel character in the back
F — Velvety and viscous. Big mouthfeel, medium- carb. Nice, tapering, chocolatey finish
O — This is a nice, well put-together barrel aged stout. Not much bad to say about it other than the barrel character is a little subdued in the flavors. Pretty expensive @$16/bomber

84/100

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Photo of C_Adams
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
3.79/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black and velvety smooth, woody bitterness at first sip. Aroma of burnt toast, smoke and peat. Taste is all roast grains, not sure if its hops giving its bitter nature. Near perfect.

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Photo of jkblr
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

10oz draft served in a snifter and allowed to warm slightly while finishing another beer. The beer pours pitch black as far as I can tell with mocha colored head. The head recedes to a thin ring and leaves almost solid lacing on the glass. The aroma is bourbon first with some chocolate and roast malt present as well. The taste is bourbon (mostly oak and vanilla, not hot) with some traces of chocolate and coffee in the substantial roasted malt base. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. There is no noticeable sweetness or alcohol heat. Overall, very good BA stout.

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Photo of blinding
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kwright
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of josanguapo
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From tercertiempocervezas. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 2. Absolute balanced flavors, with the abv completely hidden and a delicious sweetness. Not much trace of the whisky nor the barreling though

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Photo of BrieCheese
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks dark brown to black with about an inch of hazelnut brown, creamy head. Great lacing, as others have said.
Smells like cocoa.
Tastes like cocoa and coffee, with a middle taste of bourbon liquor. Has a slightly bitter finish.
Aftertaste is definitely of cocoa powder. Pretty smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
Delicious 11 percent beer. Not too boozy for the ABV level, but the whiskey/bourbon notes definitely come through.

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Photo of sisterofba
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nmgreen
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bbtkd
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Epic Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout, 11.7% ABV. Pours black with a one finger tan head that left nice lacing. Nose is chocolate, and lactose, and a bit like 'smores. Taste follows, plus some coffee, moderate sweetness, light bitterness, some bourbon flavor. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

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Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 3,888 ratings