Big Bad Baptist | Epic Brewing Company

Big Bad BaptistBig Bad Baptist
3,736 Ratings
Big Bad BaptistBig Bad Baptist

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States

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.

ABV varies by batch

Added by JohnGalt1 on 09-30-2011

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown, almost perfectly black liquid, initially topped by a relatively moderate head, but growing in size respectably. Very dark brown head, very good retention. Lacing is soapy and inconsistent.

Aroma is incredibly strong, with a massive dose of roasted barley, accompanied by dark cacao and black coffee (it's unclear where the roast leaves off and the adjuncts take over, but it smells delicious). There is a bit of charred, sour oak, vanilla, and light bourbon along for the ride.

Bourbon/whiskey flavor is much more noticeable in the mouth than the nose, hitting immediately with a sweet, hot liquor note. Quickly followed - and indeed overwhelmed - by the chocolate and coffee riding a roasted barley wave. A bit of toffee as well. The bourbon returns on the back-end, where it belongs, settling in nicely with well-defined notes of whiskey and oak.

Thick and sticky mouthfeel, full but not chewy. ABV is well hidden. Brew is silky but lively. Relatively long, wet, and not-quite-hot finish.

An excellent stout, combining just about everything a stout-head could possibly want: chocolate, coffee, and barrel aging. They pull it off quite well, too. If this isn't right up there in the top tier of BA stouts (BCBS, Parabola), then it's just a notch below.

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Chalky dark chocolate beer, with hints of bourbon and vanilla.

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Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 3,736 ratings
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