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:
#302
Reviews:
648
Ratings:
3,829
pDev:
8.47%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
440
Gots:
1,319
Trade:
125
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,829 |  Reviews: 648
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

Photo of Theogre83
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SBlobaum
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dlos
4.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark black pour with tan head and lots of lacing. Carmel, chocolate/cocoa and coffee on the nose. Has a great texture or viscosity to it, medium bodied might describe it best. Taste is strong and full of roasty malts and bittersweet chocolate. Really liked this beer a lot, a great stout!

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

Photo of bl00
3.79/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 3,829 ratings