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:
#335
Reviews:
661
Ratings:
3,879
pDev:
8.49%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
446
Gots:
1,325
Trade:
124
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Ratings: 3,879 |  Reviews: 661
Photo of mbalint1
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buttsmahogany
3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarcieSumpter
3.85/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

very robust stout, caramel backbone, dark tan,very little carbonation with a pretty heavy mouthfeel. great beer in schnifter or julep. changes drastically depending on temp. cheers!!!!

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.76/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Taste: rich, dark toasted chocolate, coffee, malty, molasses, with notes of oak and whiskey.
Woody, whiskey and chocolate malt nose. Black, opaque, with a real dark tan head, foamy, then breaks quickly with some lace. Full body. Robust, smooth, complex, coffee in the finish as it warms. Alcohol with sneak on on you.

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Photo of Boccu
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black. One finger brown head. Aroma of coffee roast and dark chocolate.

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Photo of CHickman
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Release #76, 13% ABV; had this bottle for almost a year, it pours opaque pitch black color with a 1 finger foamy tan head that faded slowly and left very good spotty lacing that clings to the glass.

Smells of whiskey, burnt coffee, chocolate, oaky notes, cocoa powder, fusel alcohol, peppery spices, charred wood, peat moss and rye. The malt and chocolate start things out but it ends with whiskey and rye. Really complex, well balanced.

Tastes starts off with really strong whiskey and sharp rye accents, shifting to peat moss, cocoa powder, toffee, burnt coffee grinds, brown sugar, white pepper, tea leaf, earthy notes and oak that brings a ton of complexities. A lot smoother than expected, it's really impressive and a great slow sipper.

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Photo of Duncian
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerryHelper
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjrider
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out dark as the night with a slight tannish head and minimal lacing. Not a whole lot going on with the nose ,slightly sweet smelling and a tiny bit of coffee. Taste is sweetish ,a bit of barrel, faint coffee,bitter chocolate and a hint of bourbon. Tastes better as it warms. Medium body and mouthfeel ,slightly dry finish.Easy drinker ,nicely done.

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Photo of Gtwreck45
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chill-i-am
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrDis
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmsiii
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ltdsaint
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reyna311
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rammed96
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DIM
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Release #94 served at cellar temperature.

I just can't find much in the aroma. Coffee brewing in distant part of the house and faint cocoa are all I can find. I am finding plenty more to like as sip. The dominant flavor is coffee, at the delightfully roasty finish in particular. I also love the bitter baker's chocolate throughout. The barrel character was faint enough that I probably wouldn't have identified this as a BA beer if I hadn't read the label.

Overall this is a lovely coffee showcase that was dangerously drinkable given its elevated abv. A bit pricey, but well worth trying

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Photo of Badger2121
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown pour into snifter. Sweet on the nose. Trying to place it. There is chocolate but almost a red licorice with whisky notes. Taste is chocolate. Very dry n the back end. Good feel. Sweeter than most for this style but still very good.

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Photo of Furley80
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a 22 oz bomber, batch #86, it's a very dark brown with a small brown head that fades, but leaves some nice lacing.
T: As advertised, cocoa, coffee and booze.
A: All that and more, ash, leather and vanilla.
F: I think it's a bit thin for the style, but it works, nicely.
O: I probably took my first sip when it was too cold. Flavors becaMe more pronounced as it warmed. I don't know if I'd call it "sex in a mutha fuckin in glass", but pretty damn good. Hope I get another couple and see how they age.

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Photo of aclockworkchris
4.82/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sex in the mutha fuckin glass

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Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 3,879 ratings