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:
3,706
Reviews:
621
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
1,276
For Trade:
126
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,706 |  Reviews: 621
Photo of nola1988
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Jet black, mocha head.
S: coca and a coffee bitterness. whiskey in the back.
T: deep coca sweetness and coffee bitterness. whiskey is not up front but lingers in the back. hot.
F: thick, velet.
O: KBS by a different name. The price (bomber for $12) and and availability make it a steal. grab one.

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Photo of hoppyhoppy
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of zakcon
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bammer21
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodlavers
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zraly
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Batch #41 from the Denver Brewery. Packaged on 10/17/14. Aged in temperature controlled setting.

Poured into a CCB snifter. Pours thick with a small mocha head. Nose of vanilla and chocolate.

Chewy chocolate brownie flavor. Rich vanilla with a hint of pressed coffee. Some of the coffee has waned but is to be expected with aging. Roasted barley is present but blends well with the overall flavor. Carbonation is a tad much for the style but does not impede on the style or palate as the body remains fairly full. Alcohol is present but smooth and creamy, so although it is a sipper, it goes down easy.

Very drinkable and tasty barrel aged stout. If I recall correctly, I found this easily and it wasn't expensive considering it is barrel aged. I made a note when I drank this fresh it was good but a bit hot, so a touch of aging, at least for this batch, did it some good. I wish I tried this about six months ago as the coffee note may have had more punch. I digress. With that said, if you find this, buy a few bottles and experiment with aging. For the price, it wouldn't be a huge investment and it is tasty beer even with the alcohol heat. Definitely try this, especially if you are a fan of imperial stouts aged in whiskey/bourbon barrels. You will be satisfied.

A real beast with some smoked blue cheese.

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Photo of TheCzarof85
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ross84
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dacord421
4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Burt
4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Quincey
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark
Almost no head
Aroma loaded with coffee and slight hint of bourbon.
Taste malty with a very pleasant finish.
The bourbon is not overpowering which is partly why I like it so much. I definitely recommend.

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Photo of fuzzcherry
4.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of soco89ziegler
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Committee
3.76/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Masonz223
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Smell: big expresso coffee whiskey fudgy chocolate vanilla coconut black berries.

Taste: upfront the beer is super smooth there's an initial fudgy chocolatey sweetness in the mid palate your getting a super smooth cold brewed coffee vanilla coconut in the finish is where the barrel is really present you get some oakiness and some whiskey heat but not overpowering it actually really adds to the complexity off the beer.

Feel: This is a perfect mouth feel it's full and chewy but some how the beer stays super smooth and creamy and it goes down really smooth.

Overall: this beer is extreamly balanced the flavor isnt overally aggressive but that's alright it's made up for with the great mouth feel and by how nice the beer smells. I would put this beer in the world class category and for the price it's definitely worth trying.

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Photo of golfwolf
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesome. Smooth.

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Big Bad Baptist from Epic Brewing Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 3,706 ratings.
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