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Big Bad Baptist | Epic Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American Double / 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.


ABV varies by batch

Added by JohnGalt1 on 09-30-2011

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My rating is mainly based on flavor. Tried this beer
at the Black Star Co-op brewpub in Austin, TX. This is a serious stout. The bourbon flavor is pronounced but very well balanced. Recommended.

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Amazing! Great to mix it 60/40 with a raspberry beer.

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - dark brown black beer with a mocha head that actually sticks and leaves a nice lacing
S # huge caramel, vanilla, toffee, whiskey, good milk chocolate, cold brew coffee, oak, just incredibly complex and yet well balanced at the same time
T $ big caramel, vanilla, cold brew coffee, whiskey, oak, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, toffee. This is a money whiskey barrel aged coffee imperial stout.
M % heavy mouthfeel. Alcohol present but subdued, actually its mostly just whiskey character from the barrels. Aftertaste is coffee, whiskey, toffee.
O @ this is probably better than kbs. Unfortunately I dropped the ball and didn't pick up any kbs online, then completely missed the local kbs release this year. So I have no basis for actual comparison. I remember this beer surprising me the last time i had it as well. It's a perfect 5 as far as im concerned. Now i just need to stock up on it wherever i can find it.

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5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've heard a lot about this beer. In particular as an alternative to BCBS. This is a phenomenal beer. Super thick, creamy, chocolate, coffee...dessert in a glass. I would say it is a lot less boozy/bourbon on the smell and taste than BCBS. The bourbon is way more subtle. I mention that for two reasons - if BCBS is too boozy, then this is the beer for you. If you want a bourbon bomb, then perhaps not (I still think you'll love it though). Love this beer; wish I bought more than one.

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5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

best i've had yet, to me it's better than bourbon street. my bottle says release #36 12.4% and cen# 2111 if i'm reading this correctly

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Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 3,774 ratings
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