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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Itís Big, itís Bad, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs.

Release #1 : 11.7% ABV
Release #2 : 11.3% ABV
Release #3, #15 : 11.4% ABV
Release #4 : 11.1% ABV
Release #5 : 11.2% ABV
Release #6 : 10.7% ABV
Release #7 : 11.0% ABV
Release #8 : 12.5% ABV
Release #9 : 11.8% ABV
Release #12 : 10.8% ABV
Release #13 : 12.2% ABV
Release #14 : 12.1% ABV
Release #17, 18 : 12.0% ABV
Release #19 : 10.4% ABV
Release #22 : 10.2% ABV
Release #23, 27 : 11.5% ABV
Release #25 : 10.6% ABV
Release #24 : 10.5% ABV
(...) Release #53 : 12.7% ABV


maley1's rating

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maley1 (1074) - Calgary, - FEB 17, 2012
Dark brown/black pour with dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, notablt espresso, chocolate and a hint of bourbon. Taste is espresso, chocolate and sweet roasted malts. Bourbon is lightly present. Creamy mouthfeel and a sweeter finish with no bitterness that most beers in this style have. Excellent beer!


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Iíve had this beer many times, including at the brewery in SLC, and it seems to taste better every time I try it. Itís rich and silky and filled with notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak and sweet whiskey. Whiskey isnít overpowering like some BA beers out there, either; itís a great addition to the flavor mix. Nice roast, too, plus the perfect level of hop bitterness, which adds to the beerís wonderful balance. Just delicious.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (582) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Pours a very dark brown to black with a thin tan ring. Very strong coffee aroma. Taste has some cocoa, lots of coffee and whiskey flavors. Not really my favorite style of stout. OK but a little too much coffee and booze.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Wow, even on a hot summerís night this is good stuff. 22 oz bomber, and it pours out exactly the way a big stout should look. Deep almost obsidian black with a rich tan head, light carbonation. Creamy chocolate and coffee nose accompanied by classic roast stout notes. No evidence of alcohol despite its hefty 12.5%. Just a hint of booze on the tongue, but itís well met with cocoa and coffee, some licorice and pepper, and just enough tannic and roasted malt acidity to cut through the thick malt. Hops presence is properly buried in the background, contributing only bittering balance without stealing any attention away. Excellent imperial stout.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2459) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Iím not sure which release I had, but does it even matter? One of the better beers you will find west of the Mississippi.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BucannonXC5 (1390) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Type: 8-oz. draft Glass: Clear tulip glass From: Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, Calif. Price: $8.00 Purchased: June 18, 2016 Consumed: June 18, 2016 Misc.: Think it was the 52, 53 or 54 release as they were all 12.5 pct. ABV Had only heard great things about this monster. To see it on tap at my local brewery as one of the guest taps was an unexpected great pleasure. I believe there are a few bottles of this in town, but not sure Iíve seen it until this Saturday night in Alpine. Super excited for this one. Poured a black color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky tan head when I got it. No bubbles underneath that I could see. Excellent foamy lacing. Great retention. (Sight - 4.25) Smelled coffee, espresso, cocoa, chocolate milk, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, smooth bourbon, dark chocolate, roasty malts and roasty nuts. (Smell - 4.25) Everything was just bigger in the taste. Espresso, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate, perfectly smooth bourbon, roasty malts, toffee, caramel, leathery tobacco and hazelnut. (Taste - 4.50) Full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth, slightly warming finish. (Feel - 4.50) This was just awesome. Would love to have a bomber of this bad boy. (Overall - 4.50) 4.43 98 A

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jmuncey (16) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2016
A great bourbon barrel tasting. Very dark, nearly black in appearance with a great finish. The Baptist is a must try for anyone who likes great stouts and porters. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1152) - Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Pours pitch black with a small brown foam. Smells strongly of coffee and chocolate. Taste is dry chocolate and roasted coffee. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Epic Big Bad Baptist finishes with a lingering roasty dryness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (339) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUN 11, 2016
Notas intensas. Destaca el chocolate, cafť, vainilla e invariablemente el bourbon. De color negro profundo. Cuerpo redondo, densa. En boca compleja, sedosa, intensa. Al paladar es complicada. Muchisimos sabores se perciben. Nuevamente el cafť y chocolate, algo de vainilla y el bourbon que le da el toque perfecto. En general es una cerveza exquisita. Muy bien balanceada, pero que definitivamente se debe beber con calma para disfrutar plenamente.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MosquitoPilot (17) - Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2016
On tap at public house, Las Vegas. Pours impenetrably dark with quickly dissipating head that leaves behind nice lacing. Nose is roasty malts and cacao. Flavor is same plus bourbon, but not too much. Really nice

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (198) - Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Aroma is complex - plum, raisin, chocolate and a light touch of roasted coffee. The bourbon is apparent of course but not over whelming (as it is in too many BBA beers). Some vanilla and wood aromas also. Color is a very dark brown with a medium-sized light brown head. Taste includes a good degree of sweetness as you expect from a 12.3% ABV beer; itís reasonably bitter, though with a generalized bitterness. Palate is very good: full bodied; richly sweet along with roasted and bitter flavors; nice oily, creamy texture, alcohol warmth. Finish is long with chocolate, roasted flavors, sweet dried fruits. Overall an excellent beer. Excellent complexity! Wonderful mouthfeel and texture. The bourbon barrel aging adds complexity without overwhelming the base stout. Highly recommended.


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