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:
3,701
Reviews:
620
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
Wants:
430
Gots:
1,272
For Trade:
125
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,701 |  Reviews: 620
Photo of BucannonXC5
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 8-oz. draft
Glass: Clear tulip glass
From: Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $8.00
Purchased: June 18, 2016
Consumed: June 18, 2016
Misc.: Think it was the 52, 53 or 54 release as they were all 12.5 pct. ABV

Had only heard great things about this monster. To see it on tap at my local brewery as one of the guest taps was an unexpected great pleasure. I believe there are a few bottles of this in town, but not sure I’ve seen it until this Saturday night in Alpine. Super excited for this one.

Poured a black color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky tan head when I got it. No bubbles underneath that I could see. Excellent foamy lacing. Great retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled coffee, espresso, cocoa, chocolate milk, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, smooth bourbon, dark chocolate, roasty malts and roasty nuts. (Smell - 4.25)

Everything was just bigger in the taste. Espresso, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate, perfectly smooth bourbon, roasty malts, toffee, caramel, leathery tobacco and hazelnut. (Taste - 4.50)

Full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth, slightly warming finish. (Feel - 4.50)

This was just awesome. Would love to have a bomber of this bad boy. (Overall - 4.50)

4.43 | 98 | A

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Photo of sohearn
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gambyt20
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morebeergood
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bartleby91
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black appearance with some good carbonation. Big vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate notes. Tastes are pretty similar with a big alcohol burn. Really good

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Photo of HoodviewBrew
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Nice charcoal black color with slight head. Small champagne-style bubbles stuck to the glass nicely. The bear smells great. I noticed the bourbon and coffee notes mixed with a little sweetness which must have been the chocolate. The true character of this beer is where it counts- the taste. An outstanding mix of strong imperial stout, bourbon, and the right amount of coffee. I did not notice the chocolate as much but it did not detract from the beer at all. This is not as sweet as others in its class like Goose Island Bourbon County Stout but it is a world-class beer and a must-try!

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Photo of Sulty
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very dark brown body with a thin mocha colored soapy head. Aroma is big on roasty and bitter coffee and chocolate. Slight hint of oaky booze as well. Barrel comes through way more in the flavor; oaky whisky up front, followed by some chocolate and coffee through the finish to mellow it out. Feel is thick, syrupy, boozy, lingering sticky aftertaste with low carbonation. This one is solid, but is pretty boozy up front. If you like big barrel character, this one will suit you.

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

Photo of MeLoynes
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Nightmare1972
4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an amazing stout strong and high abv, bitter sweet, barrel aged perfectly. Great beer to sip on during the winter time, would love to try again on a non bottle share night.

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Photo of qchic
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pretty sure I'm enjoying this more than KBS. A side by side would be hella fun!

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Photo of JCarson410
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spinrsx
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottle from whole foods las vegas for $13. Rip to their beer guy chris who picked this one out for me.

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Photo of FBGordon
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rw1992
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robroc
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Release #56. 12.2% ABV.

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Photo of 57md
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown color with very little head. The nose was mildly chocolatey and roasty. The flavor profile is definitely roasty with a distinct coffee presence. The chocolate notes came out as this offering warmed.

The chocolate was nicely done but the flavor was not huge. The same could be said of the coffee. There is some alcohol essence but this beer did not seem to pick up terribly much whiskey flavor from the barrel.

This was a solid beer but it sadly seemed disappointing because of the excessive hype generated around this offering.

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Photo of Kevin67
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of gcamparone
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served at Wynkoop in Denver, CO into a 12oz snifter. Batch #67, 11.5%.

Pours a pitch black body with a ring of light brown foam. Cherry highlights in the sun. Some lacing.

Aromas are potent and forward, very inviting. Heavy whiskey and cocoa, some coffee and vanilla on the nose.

On the tongue.. Lots of chocolate upfront, followed by whiskey and coffee, some vanilla, toffee, roastyness on the finish. Lightly sweet. Body could be a little thicker for 11.5%. Medium carbonation.

A nice treat, very delicious.

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

Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 3,701 ratings.
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