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:
#299
Reviews:
644
Ratings:
3,809
pDev:
8.47%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
439
Gots:
1,313
Trade:
127
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Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Houlio_99
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of brandonwnw
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sturgeon83
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of THoffner
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seakyden
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rawwie
4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of s35keith
4.74/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of papposilenus
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 22oz. bottle, release #62. Served in a tulip.

Pours deep black with a tight three-finger crown of lush dark mocha foam. Good-to-moderately-good retention and a fairish amount of fat sticky lacing.

Releases a cloud of sweet booziness as soon as the bottle's uncapped. Smells of sweet fruity booze, overripe fruit and rich chocolate cake. There is coffee and wood smoke, but they are minor notes.

Taste is bourbon, oak and vanilla, sweet smoky roasted malts, tobacco and dried apple. Long, slow bittersweet cocoa lingers on the palate while warm coffee-infused booziness lingers in the sinuses.

Feel is full, creamy and luscious, thick and mouth-coating.

Overall, a substantial, slow-sipping imperial stout, rich, delicious and deeply satisfying. I feel like every few weeks I say, OMG, this is one of the best stouts I've ever had but, for what it's worth, OMG, this is one of the best stouts I've ever had.

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Photo of Shaymus
4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Snoopy488
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alexpcat13
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EZE123
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soupyman10
4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pitch black pour, Big bourbon aroma. Chocolate. Roasted malt. A touch of dried fruit. Flavor is mind-blowing. Huge. Chocolate. Bourbon. Tons of dried fruit. Delicious beer. Body is perfect, smooth, thick body, with appropriate carbonation. Overall a delicious beer - one of the best I've tried, perhaps only behind the KBS and CBS from Founders.

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Photo of Kenmac19
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rydev24
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMAntus
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Ron's Tavern

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

Bottled labeled "release # 61" which was bottled on 10/9/15 per the Epic website; 12.1% ABV, aged in whiskey barrels and uses Caffe Ibis coffee; drank for St. Patrick's Day

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Photo of CNoj012
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a jet black color with a small mocha head that fades quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass. There are a few spots of lacing. Smell is bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is similar. Bourbon definitely makes itself known, but doesn't dominate like some stouts. Feel is thick, full and viscous. Really Coates the whole palate. Overall a very good stout. Will be on the lookout for this again.

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

Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 3,809 ratings
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