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:
#566
Reviews:
684
Ratings:
3,940
pDev:
8.49%
 
 
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448
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Photo of barnzy78
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, REL#104, 11.6% ALC/VOL, SLC#5614. Near black body with a foamy brown head. Boozy rye barrel aroma mixed with dark malt, chocolate, roasted barley, vanilla, coffee, and earthy hops. Rich, sweet, boozy, and complex in flavor: dark chocolate, spicy rye, oak, vanilla, coffee, caramel, dark fruit, earthy & leafy hops. Full body, ample carbonation, sticky sweetness, balanced finish. Very solid BA stout. I like that it's rye barrel aged rather than bourbon barrel - it works well with this beer.

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Photo of admonster00
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LXIXME
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmryan21
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fly_marlin
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkazemi
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheDoak
3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Release #114, 11.1% abv, featuring their base ingredients, Maris Otter, 2-row Brewer, Crystal, Light Munich T1, 2-row chocolate, 2-row black, and roasted barley malts, and Nugget, Chinook, and Cascade hops, cocoa nibs and Columbian coffee roasted by Salt Lake City’s Blue Copper Coffee Roasters, and aged in a blend of first, second, and third use whiskey barrels...

Black ale with a dark brown head about a finger high produced aromas of roasted chocolate malts, whiskey, coffee, and chocolate - aromatic, roasty, inviting, and elegant... The flavor profile was similarly top tier, with bittersweet cocoa, whiskey barrel and vanilla notes, and ample roasted coffee... The feel was medium weight, smooth, and graceful - a very refined and satisfying beer, worthy of its rating and accolades... Seek it out if you have the means...

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

If this doesn't define the category I don't know what does...

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Photo of Jimmy_Kneecaps
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The look is black and viscous with some dark brown around the edges. Less than half a finger mocha latte head. The aroma is dark roast coffee, the darkest roast I’ve ever smelt in a beer and I’m instantly in love. Beyond the coffee is dark bakers chocolate and a hint of bourbon. The taste is exactly the same, all blended perfectly with the coffee up front, followed by chocolate and bourbon, then ending with a big bitter coffee finish. The mouthfeel is fuller than medium, slick, and coats the mouth. I love this and will seek other variants as wel as buy this again.

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

22oz bottle into a goblet. Bottled "111", so not helpful there, not that I think it matters too much with this one.

Pours beautifully into the goblet. Jet black body, generous dark tan head leaving a mixture of lacing & layers. Looks superb.

coffee and whiskey are the predominant aromas here. Very faint chocolate if I try hard.

This is a brilliantly balanced beer. The malts aren't overly roasted, the coffee isn't at all bitter, and the barrel aging isn't overdone. The cocoa, which seems more of a feel than a flavor, likely takes the end off all these other flavors. Great beer.

Mouth is full and smooth, finish is rounds of coffee and whiskey warmth.

Excellent imperial stout. Worth grabbing every time it shows up on the shelves.

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Photo of bcsbeer
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grm1007
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bogdawg
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Shantzak
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautifully blended imperial stout. Everything works in harmony here--the sweetness of cacao balanced with coffee, and smoothed by barrel aging. And the hefty 12% abv is buried in the mix, until you stand up. Fantastic stout!

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Photo of roarkty
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of roast_90
4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a snifter from draft at Consume on November 16, 2018. Stout with cocoa nibs and coffee added and aged in whiskey barrels. Nice balance of flavors.

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Photo of KMcGrath
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 3,940 ratings