Big Bad Baptist
Epic Brewing Company

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Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #339
Ranked #715
4.36 | pDev: 8.94%
Aug 22, 2023
Sep 30, 2011
It’s Big, it’s Bad, Whiskey &/or Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs.

ABV varies by batch
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Rated: 4.04 by cwm51662 from Indiana

Aug 22, 2023
Rated: 4.7 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Jun 20, 2023
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours jet black with low, tan head.

Smell is roasted with notes of coffee, coffee grounds, dark chocolate and tobacco.

Taste is roasted and a bit sweet with notes of coffee, chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Some hints of cured meat and a bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice, pretty laid back impy.
Mar 25, 2023
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Reviewed by Rotundum

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pored great, it went exceptionally well with a cigarette. Very thick and strong bodied, but not in a bad way. My only complaint is that the head takes forever to dissipate, regardless of how you pour.

For taste, I have to give it a 9/10, honestly one of the best bottle of beers I have ever had.
Mar 21, 2023
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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark brown black with a little tan head. The aroma kills; chocolate coffee, bourbon with the taste those same qualities, with a strong presence from the barrel, it’s like FBS on steroids, delicious, and oh so easy to drink at this high abv. Epic has a winner with this one and will definitely keep an eye peeled for this in the future!
Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by Sparty1965 from Michigan

Feb 05, 2023
Rated: 3.76 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Dec 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Christianriveraaa

4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Look: Poured from a 12oz can into a sniffer - Jet black pour with about a fingers length of foam risen to the surface. A bit of lacing is left behind as it dissolves back into liquid form. Pours quite thin for a 11.8%.
Smell: Getting big notes of chocolate - rich baking chocolate. Getting some caramel and toffee as well as some molasses too. Not to much on the coffee notes here or bourbon/whiskey either.
Taste: First you get a coffee aromic taste followed by the chocolatey that backs it up. The thing that stands out the most is definitely the chocolate. I'm getting hints of oaky-ness and vanilla as well. It's rich yet not to heavy in a sense that you can drink it easily. The alcohol is very well hidden and that's surprising being a 11.8% beer. I didn't get much of a whiskey taste in this and this might be due to ageing it for months in a barrel vs some places do years. Even though the whiskey/ bourbon barrels aren't to present but it's a very good sipper.
Feel: This is so smooth that you can't even tell it's a heavy beer. It's not chewy or oily at all, very light carbonation - might throw a lot of people off by this alone yet so smooth. Easy sipper for sure.
Overall: I was hesitant paying the price for a four pack but man I'm glad I got to experience this. I'll definitely be buying again and even aging some to see how it turns out.
Dec 12, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by DavyJonesXXX from Texas

Nov 23, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Iamaskier from Idaho

4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Smell is huuuge spicy bourbon notes, chocolate, marshmallow, and a hint of coffee. Taste is plenty of bourbon, coffee, and dark chocolate, with oaky hints. I think the feel is what throws me off. Very nice heat behind it, but not as thick or as carbonated as expected.
Overall I think the feel distracts from the taste a bit, which is too bad because the balance of coffee and bourbon is phenomenal.
Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours out a black color with a beige head. Smell is of whiskey, coffee, dark chocolate and malt. The taste is of whiskey, coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, malt, oak, and vanilla. Very good and I had this one for breakfast along with my usual straight black cup of coffee. Great!! I'll be drinking more of this type for sure.
Oct 03, 2022
Rated: 4 by mpenske from California

Sep 13, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
12 ounce can into an Epic snifter, poured at 50°.
Deep night black with a generous finger of dense foam.
Smell on the spin is Coffee up front, malt sweetness right behind.
Taste is roasty malt, fresh pulled espresso, rich dark cacao, sweet tobacco. The bourbon barrel is subtle, but present. Coffee is the star of this show.
Feel is smooth, decadently rich, light to medium carbonation.
Overall: Beautifully smooth coffee Stout sipper, very well-executed and balanced. One of Anerica’s Best.
Aug 23, 2022
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Reviewed by DarkLordScott from Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours black, gloriously dark with a wondrous two finger head of nicely bubbled foam. Aroma is strongly coffee and dark chocolate. I could smell this brew all day. Taste is not as carbonated as I thought, a light chocolate than anticipated and the coffee is likewise present, but subdued. None of this is truly as bad as it sounds, but is noticeable. This is very pleasant and for this ABV, very drinkable. An easy to like imperial stout.
Aug 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Rel #101. Pours a dark, dark brown with a faint hint of red. Fully opaque in the glass, with a think khaki colored head that quickly receded to a long-lasting cap. Aroma is really nice. Rich chocolate dominates, while the coffee and whiskey barrels have faded.

Taste is almost the opposite of the nose. No direct coffee notes, but plenty of roast and some really nice barrel flavors. There's not much in the way of sweetness, but that's not at all a bad thing. This beer is several years old, and while I can't attest to what it tastes like fresh, it has a certain balanced mellowness to it that I'm really enjoying. Full bodied and smooth going down.
Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 4.32 by vickersspitfire from Texas

Jun 04, 2022
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Reviewed by PaulMcartney33 from Florida

3/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Might have gotten one of the bad batches(2020 is all I remember). Had a weird sour note i couldnt shake. Got a little better as it warmed but not much. Definitely wont be buying again. Disappointing
Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by odenbr12 from New Jersey

Jan 02, 2022
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