Big Bad Baptist | Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.37/5
3,735 Ratings
Big Bad BaptistBig Bad Baptist
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 DavidST
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
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 +5.7%
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 +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of keithmurray
4.24/5  rDev -3%
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 +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmrattay
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.87/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L- Pours dark brown with almost no head. Thin tan around outside of glass.
S- Wonderful coffee, sweet malt and barrelling.
T- the coffee and chocolatemalt really stand out. The whiskey really comes out in the end. Some carmelized nuttyness.
F- Thin, but the taste profile complexity makes it dance. Wonderful warming from the whiskey. Smooth character.
O- Great complex, unique beer.

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Photo of FrankShirley
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sherwoodlancedavid
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My favorite beer in the world. Rich Carmel and tobacco notes. Warm bite with creamy finish. Can't recommend enough

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

Photo of jeschaefer
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Dave2234
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Truck67
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kkarimi
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorEvil65
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark, dark brown with a soft, dark tan blanket.

Smell is loads of chocolate milk, with bourbon maple syrup, oak, and the coffee bringing an abundance of complexity, like raisin, roasted nuts, molasses, and burnt caramel.

Taste is nutty, smooth chocolate and oak, dry cedar-like wood, molasses, raisin, vanilla and that coffee bringing in loads of complexity on the palate, with a finish that is a super tasty, almost toasty butterscotch. Complexity multiplies as it warms.

Full body, smooth, a little frothy, a slight sting, finishing sticky but semi-dry.

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Photo of KGilmour
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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