Big Bad Baptist | Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96.4%
Liked This Beer
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:
#269
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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Ratings: 3,725 |  Reviews: 623
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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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3.02/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of SFACRKnight
3.08/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bomber into the trusty new belgium globe.
Pours a black body with a tan, almost caramel colored head. Good retention, sticks around for a bit and recedes into a 1/4 in layer of creamy goodness. Smells like coffee grounds in the garbage. Getting some rotten vegetables on the nose too, seriously. This smells like a trashcan in a coffee shop. Taste is pretty good, getting the coffee, dark malts, toffee, chocolate, but that damned rotten vegetable composted coffee smell permeates the experience. Mouthfeel is good, consistant with an imperial stout. Overall I feel cheated. I'm not sure if I got a bad bottle or what. Flavors were spot on, but the smell was pretty horrible. For now my rating stays, but I want to revist this in hopes it was some sort of terrible mistake...

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Photo of jsmith313
3.18/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jeffo
3.18/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Got this one from ScottO. Cheers for the trade man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Exponential Series
Release no.22
ABV: 10.2%
Stout with cocoa nibs and coffee added and aged in whisky barrels

APPEARANCE: A clear black pour produces a 1+ finger, medium looking, fluffy tan head with very good retention. Black body with higher levels of carbonation for the style. Head eventually fades to a full film and ring and the carbonation calms quickly as well. A slight wisp and ring remain leaving some dots of lacing down the glass. Pretty good looking.

SMELL: Lots of coffee on the nose. Roasted and burnt coffee beans, espresso, sweet cream, caramel and toffee notes on the nose. Very coffee dominant, with burnt coffee beans and some light notes of sweet cream. Little to no cocoa or whisky barrels. One dimensional and not as advertised, but still a solid imperial coffee stout.

TASTE: Like the nose, lots of burnt coffee up front. Burnt and roasted black coffee beans with light sweet cream notes, then touches of caramel through the swallow. A big and bitter finish with notes of whisky and cocoa under an avalanche of bitter, black coffee beans and burnt espresso. Very roasted with lots of coffee bitterness that pretty much dominate any hints of whisky barrel or cocoa that might be there. Tasty for sure, but not really as advertised.

PALATE: Medium-full body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth with a scratch at the swallow and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Big with more than enough weight. Some bitter coffee lingers. Really good feel.

OVERALL: This is actually a really good coffee stout. As a BA cocoa and coffee stout it is definitely lacking, but as a coffee stout, it's great. The cocoa are way outplayed here and the whisky barrel aging is pretty minimal at best, but it's still really tasty and enjoyable. Take the scores with a grain of salt, as I'm reviewing to the label specification. This is a quality imperial coffee stout, nevertheless. Recommended.

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3.23/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Really solid for a beer that isn't that hard to get.

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3.23/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.24/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 15.

Appearance - Black with a small khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - A little bit peppery and spicy. Oaky. A little chocolate.

Taste - A little more bourbon. Some spice. Cinnamon. Coffee. Bitter oak.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Kinda thin. Very oaky.

Overall - Not terribly impressed. Very spicy.

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Photo of lefty418
3.24/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

All winter I drank stouts, finding a love for those that are aged in bourbon barrels so I was very excited to be gifted this. I opened it with such anticipation. I might be a little weird but when I smelled it it was off putting. No whiskey smell at all....ok, well I let it warm up and when I drank it I wasnt impressed. I didnt taste any whiskey at all. Don't get me wrong, It's a good stout but not one of my favorites. I will take a siberian night or wulver over this any day.

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3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

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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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