Big Bad Baptist | Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96.4%
Liked This Beer
4.37 w/ 3,725 ratings
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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:
#300
Reviews:
623
Ratings:
3,725
Liked:
3,590
Avg:
4.37/5
pDev:
8.47%
Alströms:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
432
Gots:
1,277
Trade:
124
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,725 |  Reviews: 623
Photo of Radcpa
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very dark appearance with little head and just the right amount of carbonation. The aroma is a combination of bourbon and coffee. The very pleasant bourbon and coffee flavor with a hint of alcohol. A little aging should improve this beer.

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Photo of WadeBridgman
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Incredible stout, very well balanced and filled with a perfect combination of chocolate coffee and bourbon. Some people are commenting on a boozy taste but I think the ABV is very well hidden. A great nose on this one also. Two thumbs up

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

Photo of q33jeff
4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

**
11/07/16
Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: dark black, full, tan head,
AROMA: is lots of cocoa, barley and bourbon are also well represented.
TASTE: chocolate, ash, whiskey.
FEEL: smooth, touch of ash4, dryish , powder.

Really nice stout. Very impressed.

Hate the use of the word "Epic" which is way overused, but this is a tasty brew.

**
08/10/2017

Re-Evaluating this after about a year of age.

Still nice and smooth. Cocoa and ash/wood flavor is still there. Bourbon is muted, but in its place I am detecting some coffee.

No change in rating, 4.61.

**

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Photo of Slatetank
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks so much to my brother for sharing this enjoyed chilled in a snifter.
The color is black with opaque clarity and thin tan head after settling. The smell is great -sweet smell of malt with cocoa and coffee with a slight wood essence of bourbon with mild roast aroma and earthy spice. The feel is incredible -smooth as hell for 13%, mostly dry in the finish however full of body with medium carbonation and low alcohol effect on the palate.

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Photo of petewheeler
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PackenGreen
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours jet black, nice thick dense tan head excellent lacing.

Smell - Lots of dark chocolate, tobacco and coffee. Lots of whiskey and oak as well.

Taste - Amazing flavors, nice dark chocolate the alcohol is very well masked but you can still taste the whiskey. Bitter coffee, oak and hints of vanilla.

Feel - Heavier body, very smooth and coating great carbonation.

Overall - A spot on beer, great flavors and oak whiskey notes.

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Photo of Grupatre
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MattMorin
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of APH
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lelampp
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NicolasBird
4.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An amazing, well crafted beer. I am drinking batch #69 at 12.3% and what a great treat it is. Pours pitch black, very thick and with hardly any head when poured down the center. The smell on this beer hits with sweet chocolate and maple right away, followed by the coffee and you definitely get a bit of the bourbon alcohol on the nose as well. Taste: Very pleasant, I taste everything I smell. First get hit with that slight bourbon taste, then everything else comes into play. The mouth feel is magnificent, it's so smooth, creamy and thick. The beer overall is just fantastic. I will be going back to get some more. A couple for this winter around Christmas time, and a couple to cellar. Very highly recommended.

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Photo of ntanner83
4.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nice_n_dark
4.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scud83rp
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smells and tastes smooth and energetic with coffee and cocoa flavor. For my taste, I thought it carried a strong acidic finish (because of the coffee and cocoa), but still a great stout. Wonderful hint of bourbon, not overpowering.

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Photo of Skellbop
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of luke12345
4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96.4% out of 100 with 3,725 ratings
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