Big Bad Baptist | Epic Brewing Company

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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:
#311
Reviews:
654
Ratings:
3,859
pDev:
8.47%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
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444
Gots:
1,322
Trade:
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4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of coryhk
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Noles9585
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ejmontoy1
3.51/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black color with brown head. The taste is definitely on the strong side. Almost overpowering at first with a smoother aftertaste.

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3.89/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.67/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a finger of caramel-colored head. Head retention is fair with good lacing left behind. Aroma is bourbon, cocoa nibs, milk chocolate, coffee, and roasted and toasted malts. The aroma carries a hefty weight, while remaining balanced. Flavor profile is roasted and toasted malts with a splended smoothness from milk chocolate and cocoa nibs. Medium-roast coffee adds a touch of acidity, while bourbon cuts the sweetness of the chocolate. All together, it forms a beautiful symphony. Mouth feel is velvety, creamy and smooth with a thick consistency. Overall, a stout crafted with the utmost of care and skill. It carries a hefty weight with each individual note shining through, all the while remaining well balanced.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%
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4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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3.92/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
3.71/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Time for the Big Bad Baptist. The beer is 46 degrees and poured into a tulip glass. The beer has a one finger dark tan head with good retention. The head left lacing as it slowly dissipated. The beer is dark brown/black and is opaque. Tiny dark tan bubble creeps up the sides of the glass.
Rich dark roasted malts, with espresso, dark chocolate, bourbon, caramel, burnt sugars, and bready for the initial aromas. Additional aromas are earthy, dark stone fruit, vanilla, and wood.
Subtle char notes pepper the dark roasted malts. Rich coffee and dark chocolate are intertwined seamlessly giving the beer depth. Additional flavors are whiskey, vanilla, caramel, earthy, wood, burnt sugars, bready, dark stone fruit, and smoke.
The mouthfeel of the beer is chewy. The body of the beer is full, medium carbonation, the finish is full.
This beer for me has several issues. The beer's body is too thin for an imperial stout. The beer has a rough mouthfeel. The coffee tasted overcooked, like truck stop coffee. The warmer the beer got, the more the beer became a mess, it saddened me.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 3,859 ratings