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:
#299
Reviews:
644
Ratings:
3,810
pDev:
8.47%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
439
Gots:
1,313
Trade:
127
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Photo of Rammed96
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DIM
4.15/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Release #94 served at cellar temperature.

I just can't find much in the aroma. Coffee brewing in distant part of the house and faint cocoa are all I can find. I am finding plenty more to like as sip. The dominant flavor is coffee, at the delightfully roasty finish in particular. I also love the bitter baker's chocolate throughout. The barrel character was faint enough that I probably wouldn't have identified this as a BA beer if I hadn't read the label.

Overall this is a lovely coffee showcase that was dangerously drinkable given its elevated abv. A bit pricey, but well worth trying

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Photo of Badger2121
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown pour into snifter. Sweet on the nose. Trying to place it. There is chocolate but almost a red licorice with whisky notes. Taste is chocolate. Very dry n the back end. Good feel. Sweeter than most for this style but still very good.

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Photo of Furley80
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a 22 oz bomber, batch #86, it's a very dark brown with a small brown head that fades, but leaves some nice lacing.
T: As advertised, cocoa, coffee and booze.
A: All that and more, ash, leather and vanilla.
F: I think it's a bit thin for the style, but it works, nicely.
O: I probably took my first sip when it was too cold. Flavors becaMe more pronounced as it warmed. I don't know if I'd call it "sex in a mutha fuckin in glass", but pretty damn good. Hope I get another couple and see how they age.

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Photo of aclockworkchris
4.82/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sex in the mutha fuckin glass

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Photo of Jesterscf
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
1.2/5  rDev -72.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Infected and not happy........ Nothing more to add

Update: Brewery contacted me and took info on beer. Very impressed with company follow up and concern with product. That is super cool and shows me how these guys are class acts... Once I get a new one of these I will update my review to accurately record the beers stats.

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Photo of SteveO419
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Notes of tobacco and vanilla with oak finish. Excellent barrel aged stout.

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Photo of ajm5108
2.84/5  rDev -35%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Expected color, nice creamy head, a little porous on the fade. Not my particular style on the aroma - charred oak, fusel, diner coffee grounds, tobacco leaf - very husky and dark, needed some smoother elements. Flavor is mostly the same - there is a real lack of barrel element beyond some heat & vague oak, and the cocoa bits are lost in the wilderness. Tastes like an average coffee stout at best, which for the price tag, hey, fine, but there is a plethora of better beers on the market riffing on these exact same ingredients.

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Photo of Jangoon24
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JimJ1976
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BFCarr
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bennyman12
4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a damn fine beer. Thick and not overly sweet. Coffee and barrel blend in perfectly. For me it’s above bcbs, Ba 1050, parabola, etc. and deserves points for not being too difficult to acquire.

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Photo of CSO
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BWood
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: nice oily black with decent head.

S: solid smell. Barrel is there. Some dark fruit. Subtle chocolate.

T: exceptional. Great combination of flavors. Whiskey, chocolate, coffee slightly. Great mash up.

F: silky silk. Incredibly smooth. No complaints about this one.

O: awesome beer.

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Photo of Peaches13
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Redrover
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I splint a bomber of this with my wife as a nightcap.

Poured into a glass, the beer is black with a skim of sticky brown foam.

The beer has an appetizing nose of dark fruit, bourbon, heavily roasted malts and some chocolate notes.

This beer had at least a year in the cellar and it was worth the wait. The roasted malts are front and center with nice supporting bourbon and chocolate notes. I also get a bit of vanilla, dark roast coffee and raisins. There are some wood like notes and bakers chocolate late but they are all subordinate the malts. Let this one warm-up as it really opens up. No harshness or heat at all.

The mouth is thick and substantial. Just the way I like it in this type of beer.

Well done!

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

Photo of Chris7482
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikecd234
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dmecca
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 3,810 ratings
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