Big Bad Baptist | Epic Brewing Company

Big Bad BaptistBig Bad Baptist
BA SCORE
96.4%
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4.37 w/ 3,725 ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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.

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:
#300
Reviews:
623
Ratings:
3,725
Liked:
3,590
Avg:
4.37/5
pDev:
8.47%
Alströms:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
432
Gots:
1,277
Trade:
124
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of rarigney
4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big Bad Baptist pours a black color, with not much head. Big rich aroma, smoke and hints of chocolate. Flavor is also big and thick, lots of creamy malts, hints of chocolate and lots and lots of fresh coffee. Good body and feel. overall, a great complex beer, nice flavors and its well built.

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Photo of Dankacheese
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archiebunkerjr
4.88/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Skabiski
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robotiks
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.47/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Release 73 ..12.6 ABV

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmellow12
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Arng13b
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of danoble1
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reef
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber, Run Number 66

Black as night, minimal skiff of head. Short-lived pockets of lacing.
The nose has it all, coffee, cocoa, bourbon, stone fruit, nuts, cinnamon, slight alcohol burn.
Nicely balanced coffee and cocoa. Then a lot to unpack. Whiskey. Cherry, fig, hint of tomato, other vegetal. Less alcohol on the tongue than I felt in the nose. A little anise aftertaste.
Medium body, goes down too easy for the ABV.
Year after year, one of my favorite everything but the kitchen sink stouts.

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Photo of Dovers
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bum4ever
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into an imperial nonic pint glass and a snifter. In both glasses, the appearance was a nice black color with some decent brown tinges roaming around the edges of the glass. There was a half fingered off white to tan foamy head that died within about thirty seconds. There was some decent lacing kinda roaming all over the place. The aroma had a nice balance between the cocoa nibs to the coffee nibs. It smelled exceptionally well and then allowed just enough bourbon to come through but not over do anything. The taste was sweet and roasty with a decent edge of alcohol "hotness" but that mainly just balances the whole thing. There was a decent bourbon-like sweet sticky aftertaste leading to a somewhat dry roasty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium to heavy, but doesn’t show as much sipping aspects as I thought it would have. I’m not necessarily gulping this, but I find that I can drink this and enjoy it pretty well. The carbonation is exceptionally smooth. Overall, this was a very well done American Double/Imperial Stout well worthy of having again.

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Photo of bobrking
4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nugget40
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffSK
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdell15
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96.4% out of 100 with 3,725 ratings
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