charule (1556) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to wifes parents. Poured black with creamy tan head. Aroma of nice barrel vanilla choc sugar. Light carb med bod. Tastes pretty choc drying pretzel.
TheBear11D (361) - Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle poured into a snifter. Release 40
Big Bad Baptist pours black with a thick creamy dark brown head that lasts a good while. The aroma is coffee, chocolate, woods and whiskey. It’s nice! The flavor is heavy coffee with some chocolate and a touch of caramel. The whiskey and wood then shine and the coffee and whiskey carry the aftertaste. Overall this is freakin’ fantastic!
beechner224 (911) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Release 13. Pours black. Tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee, taste is the sane, chocolate, coffee. Sweet, tasty beer.
TizzleJizzle (731) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle, release # 38. Poured a dark brown, pretty much black with a thin tan head and a small amount of lacing. Tasted heavy of coffee and dark chocolate, notes of vanilla, dark fruit, oak, and dark roared malts with a bitter finish. Medium carbonation, thick body. If you love coffee, then this one’s for you
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/1/2015. 22 oz. bottle. dark brown with a tan head. Coffee aromas, chocolate, roasted malt and hints of bourbon. Mostly coffee flavors, hints of alcohol. The bourbon is muted, which is not bad in my book. The mouth feel is a bit light which is surprising for a beer like this, but overall an awesome stout.
Marheb (3055) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aucune subtilité dans l’intensité du café dans celle-là. Pour le support malté, c’est plus que décent, malts rôtis, mélasse, lactose et autres fêtards.
LearninBeer (418) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks like the bottle says Release # 40 11.5% but I didn’t but it very long ago, must be #27. The aroma is coffee, roasty, hints of chocolate. Pours black with tan brown head, mostly diminishing, good lacing. The taste is sweet/sour then bitter. The body is medium to full, the texture creamy, the carbonation average and the finish long. Very good!
TylerGreenDC (557) - - JAN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2015 Draft. Not sure of the release number, but Glendale Tap listed it as 11.5% ABV. Big aroma of dark chocolate. (I got less coffee on the nose than other reviewers.) Flavor was of a thick chocolate drink served cold, with some notes of espresso, vanilla, oak, and some fig. Clean finish. No hint of alcohol. Pretty magnificent.
WABeerFiend (321) - - JAN 16, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 06.17.14.
A: 1/3 finger tan head that quickly recedes. Midnight black body with no red in the glass.
S: Strong coffee with a chocolate base.
T: Coffee is dominant. A tiny bit of vanilla is subtle. Fig and pepper come out on the finish when it’s warm.
M: Creamy. Soda-level bubbles on the tongue. I don’t usually care much about mouthfeel, but this one is too bubbly.
O: The coffee was too strong in this one. It overpowered everything else. The vanilla was barely there to the point that it seemed like a stout that hadn’t been aged in barrels. There was also a massive alcohol burn which is understandable at 10.5% ABV, but other BB stouts have hidden the alcohol much better. I’m aging another one that hopefully turns out better. I wouldn’t buy this one again, as it is.
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Vintner. Black color, tan head, roasted coffee and chocolate in the nose. Taste very thick, smooth, rich, creamy, chocolate and coffee are very noticable. Good stuff; did not get that it was bourbon barrel aged, but if it was, thats a good sign - it was not over powered with bourbon.