Big Bad Baptist | Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.37/5
3,735 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:
#296
Reviews:
625
Ratings:
3,735
pDev:
8.47%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
1,283
Trade:
124
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,735 |  Reviews: 625
Photo of madelf66
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Committee
3.76/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Masonz223
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Smell: big expresso coffee whiskey fudgy chocolate vanilla coconut black berries.

Taste: upfront the beer is super smooth there's an initial fudgy chocolatey sweetness in the mid palate your getting a super smooth cold brewed coffee vanilla coconut in the finish is where the barrel is really present you get some oakiness and some whiskey heat but not overpowering it actually really adds to the complexity off the beer.

Feel: This is a perfect mouth feel it's full and chewy but some how the beer stays super smooth and creamy and it goes down really smooth.

Overall: this beer is extreamly balanced the flavor isnt overally aggressive but that's alright it's made up for with the great mouth feel and by how nice the beer smells. I would put this beer in the world class category and for the price it's definitely worth trying.

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Photo of golfwolf
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesome. Smooth.

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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 Barbodas
4.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.93/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of abrodsky
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Bomber poured into a snifter, batch #63 , 12.3% abv

Black liquid capped with a thin taupe layer than quickly settles to clouds of bubbles

Aroma of chocolate, coffee

Get coffee, chocolate , bourbon, tobacco and licorice on the taste

Low sudsing, nicely weighted mouthfeel

Alcohol is present but well masked

Good beer

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Photo of Radcpa
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very dark appearance with little head and just the right amount of carbonation. The aroma is a combination of bourbon and coffee. The very pleasant bourbon and coffee flavor with a hint of alcohol. A little aging should improve this beer.

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Photo of WadeBridgman
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Incredible stout, very well balanced and filled with a perfect combination of chocolate coffee and bourbon. Some people are commenting on a boozy taste but I think the ABV is very well hidden. A great nose on this one also. Two thumbs up

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

Photo of q33jeff
4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

**
11/07/16
Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: dark black, full, tan head,
AROMA: is lots of cocoa, barley and bourbon are also well represented.
TASTE: chocolate, ash, whiskey.
FEEL: smooth, touch of ash4, dryish , powder.

Really nice stout. Very impressed.

Hate the use of the word "Epic" which is way overused, but this is a tasty brew.

**
08/10/2017

Re-Evaluating this after about a year of age.

Still nice and smooth. Cocoa and ash/wood flavor is still there. Bourbon is muted, but in its place I am detecting some coffee.

No change in rating, 4.61.

**

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Photo of Slatetank
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks so much to my brother for sharing this enjoyed chilled in a snifter.
The color is black with opaque clarity and thin tan head after settling. The smell is great -sweet smell of malt with cocoa and coffee with a slight wood essence of bourbon with mild roast aroma and earthy spice. The feel is incredible -smooth as hell for 13%, mostly dry in the finish however full of body with medium carbonation and low alcohol effect on the palate.

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

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

Photo of Gemini6
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours jet black, nice thick dense tan head excellent lacing.

Smell - Lots of dark chocolate, tobacco and coffee. Lots of whiskey and oak as well.

Taste - Amazing flavors, nice dark chocolate the alcohol is very well masked but you can still taste the whiskey. Bitter coffee, oak and hints of vanilla.

Feel - Heavier body, very smooth and coating great carbonation.

Overall - A spot on beer, great flavors and oak whiskey notes.

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Photo of Grupatre
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TGlaz
4.76/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 3,735 ratings
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