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:
3,706
Reviews:
621
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
1,276
For Trade:
126
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,706 |  Reviews: 621
Photo of jcflorian
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Knobs303
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Virby44
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of GregSemenza
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.99/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TylerJ
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark Black Velvety Appearance

Rich Coffee and bourbon scent

Awesome dark roast coffee flavor with sweetness coming from the chocolate and slight smokey flavor from the whiskey

So thick and heavy this beer is definitely a dessert drink or a special treat

Overall an EPIC imperial stout thats flavors are incredible

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Photo of dcotom
4.97/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 22-ounce bomber into a rocks glass. Thick, lightproof brownish-black pour which a thin tan head. Big aromas and flavors of roasted malt, dark cocoa, coffee, molasses, and licorice, with plenty of whiskey-barrel character that does not overpower the other characteristics. Silky mouthfeel, smooth and easy drinking, alcohol warmth without any harshness or burn. Finishes cleanly, with a tinge of sour fruit and tannic astringence. This is as good as it gets.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wardt16
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of HopHunter19
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - dark brown black beer with a mocha head that actually sticks and leaves a nice lacing
S # huge caramel, vanilla, toffee, whiskey, good milk chocolate, cold brew coffee, oak, just incredibly complex and yet well balanced at the same time
T $ big caramel, vanilla, cold brew coffee, whiskey, oak, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, toffee. This is a money whiskey barrel aged coffee imperial stout.
M % heavy mouthfeel. Alcohol present but subdued, actually its mostly just whiskey character from the barrels. Aftertaste is coffee, whiskey, toffee.
O @ this is probably better than kbs. Unfortunately I dropped the ball and didn't pick up any kbs online, then completely missed the local kbs release this year. So I have no basis for actual comparison. I remember this beer surprising me the last time i had it as well. It's a perfect 5 as far as im concerned. Now i just need to stock up on it wherever i can find it.

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Photo of Lahey
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Batch 69 bomber out of a tall glass.
Looks is inky black with a nice tan head.
Smell isnt very strong, but smells of coffee.
Taste is bourbon, coffee and light chocolate. I had kbs last night, this reminds me of it, but more bourbon and less chocolate. Very tasty.
Mouthfeel is moderate, not thick or thin. Very drinkable.
Overall this is a great beer. The bourbon shows up without making it too boozy and the coffee flavor is delicious. I dont give perfect scores, but this is close to that for me.

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Photo of DavidST
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black, small tan head.
Aroma of booze, coffee, chocolate. Very nice.
Taste improved on the aroma. Coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. A bit of char.
Mouthfeel a little thinner than I expected.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Release #73, picked up at Total Wine in Vegas

L - Pitch black, nice 1/2 finger of creamy head

S - Bourbon dominates. Chocolate and sugar

T - Semi-sweet, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, oak, vanilla, whiskey in the aftertaste. So much going on here. Amazing taste!

F - full body, light carbonation. smooth and silky

O - Incredible brew. Nice slow-sipper to last you your evening

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Photo of MJSFS
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Release #63

Appearance - dark brown body with dark tan head

Smell - bourbon, chocolate, coffee, char

Taste - chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak, coconut, caramel

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, coffee upfront, bourbon and chocolate follow, a bit thin for the style

Overall - decent barrel aged brew here, strong coffee flavor, chocolate pops thru, only gripe is the mouthfeel comes in a bit thin

Price Point - $12.99/ 22 oz bottle

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmrattay
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First Beer Review. Batch #71. Randomly picked from a random liquor store.

Look: Pitch black with only slight cola on the edges when brought to bright light. Head is thin root-beer-float with a mix of fine and large carbonation bubbles. Lacing reminiscent of the sand-in-water-moving-art tchotchke people kept on their office desks in the 90s.

Smell: Banana bread with chocolate chips, still-brewing coffee, small amounts of oak in the back, Sno-Caps (chocolate candy found at the movie theater), vanilla concentrate.

Taste: Chocolate punch in the face on the front followed by creamed coffee and then oak and vanilla on the back. Smooth drinking for the ABV, but there is still a nice boozy warmth at the end of each sip.

Feel: Moderately full-bodied mouth feel. As the beer warms it becomes "chewier," which is a nice contrast to how it drinks cold.

Overall: Great beer. I'm glad I picked this off the shelf. I'd like a little more cold temperature mouth feel, but it's hard to complain when you get to drink a beer of this complexity and flavor. Probably one of my favorites in this style, but I will have to do a side-by-side with others to know exactly how it stacks up.

BMR

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Photo of mjwellman
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 3,706 ratings.
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