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:
3,810
pDev:
8.47%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
438
Gots:
1,314
Trade:
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Photo of BierJager89
4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a thick black, like motor oil, with a creamy brown head.

S: Dark coffee and espresso dominate the nose with a touch of dark bittersweet chocolate, vanilla and oak. The vanilla and oak come up after a few whiffs.

T: Dark roast coffee, espresso, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate. Coffee is the strongest flavor in the taste, but it's much more balanced than the nose.

M: Full bodied and creamy smooth. Nice balance between between sweet and bitter.

O: An excellent imperial stout, with great bourbon character.

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

Batch 59. This is an excellent imperial stout. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is a fan of big coffee-forward stouts. Huge amounts of coffee in the nose and taste. Hard to believe it is 12.3% alcohol as you cannot taste any barrel from this at all.

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Photo of HoodviewBrew
4.76/5  rDev +8.9%
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 bendude187
4.76/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ncelauro
4.76/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of NCMeanGreen
4.76/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of K-jack211
4.76/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of thejohnnyo
4.76/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Jmitchell3
4.76/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of TGlaz
4.76/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aszatk01
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of heddar33
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mverity
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of SuperbikeShaun
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of warmbier804
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of timahood32
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of beerexplorer1973
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of HopAttack3
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mtpHokie
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dsauter
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Adkins1203
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of pjvie
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Probably one of the best stouts I've ever had. Thought that the first time I tried it, and now I'm having it again and saying the same thing.

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Photo of VinceMig
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of WickedBeer
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 3,810 ratings
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