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
Ratings:
3,715
Reviews:
622
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
1,279
For Trade:
126
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,715 |  Reviews: 622
Photo of MattMorin
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TGlaz
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lochraneg
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of APH
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lelampp
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NicolasBird
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An amazing, well crafted beer. I am drinking batch #69 at 12.3% and what a great treat it is. Pours pitch black, very thick and with hardly any head when poured down the center. The smell on this beer hits with sweet chocolate and maple right away, followed by the coffee and you definitely get a bit of the bourbon alcohol on the nose as well. Taste: Very pleasant, I taste everything I smell. First get hit with that slight bourbon taste, then everything else comes into play. The mouth feel is magnificent, it's so smooth, creamy and thick. The beer overall is just fantastic. I will be going back to get some more. A couple for this winter around Christmas time, and a couple to cellar. Very highly recommended.

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Photo of ntanner83
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nice_n_dark
4.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scud83rp
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smells and tastes smooth and energetic with coffee and cocoa flavor. For my taste, I thought it carried a strong acidic finish (because of the coffee and cocoa), but still a great stout. Wonderful hint of bourbon, not overpowering.

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Photo of Skellbop
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of luke12345
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dream
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours super thick - the first thing I look for in a barrel aged stout - it leads me to think the mouth feel will be quite pleasant. Midnight black with very nice lacing.

Smell like coffee, chocolate, maple syrup, bourbon and oak.

Tastes like like it smells. Very balanced!

Super great feel and thick. This is the epitome of what the mouthfeel on a barrel aged stout should be.

This is definitely a competitor to KBS, and with that being said, I seem to like this better than KBS. Especially the mouthfeel and the thickness of the stout.

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

Photo of woodchipper
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmd88
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Calraven
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of my_knew_craft
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

After hearing a lot about this one but never having seen it in the flesh, I was visiting a different part of the country and discovered that this was one of the local shelf turds. Odd, and fun. So brought it home to share with a buddy. And...Disappointing.

It smelled okay -- dark chocolate, coffee, and a hint of bourbon barrel. But the pour looked thin and fizzy. The mouthfeel followed suit -- thin, fizzy, a little sharp with bitterness not balanced by sweetness as I had expected. Neither as full nor sweet as KBS (which isn't all that sweet as it is) and nowhere near BCBS and that lot.

All that said, I wish this was a shelf turd in FL but alas, we don't get BA stouts down there like they do in the PNW. Maybe one day!

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Photo of keng1343
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaypaul522
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one lived up to the ratings. It poured thick and fragrant, and the taste was very satisfying. You can smell the ingredients, and then they are subtly there in each taste. The alcohol doesn't overpower the flavor, and this one finishes very pleasantly.

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Photo of tmm313
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 3,715 ratings.
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