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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
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It’s Big, it’s 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


dfhhead25's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Aroma- massive bourbon, espresso, cocoa, marshmallow Appearance- pitch black with a thin dark brown head Taste- black coffee, cream, bourbon, tobacco, some roasted notes, nice blend of flavors on the finish Palate- full-bodied, viscous and wonderful Overall- Absolutely exquisite. As close to KBS as I’ve ever had. Fantastic brew that I will be seeking out again.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jmuncey (15) - 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 (1119) - 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 (332) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUN 11, 2016
Notas intensas. Destaca el chocolate, café, 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 café 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 (196) - 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; it’s 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
books_n_brews (31) - lehi, Utah, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Big bad baptist, like most religion is strong with a bitter aftertaste. Works much better with beer. Thick pour with tan foamy head. Hellfire roasty and good mouth feel. Will invite this baptist to my barbecue

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoesefat (359) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Tons of cocoa aroma with a bit of whisky/alcohol in the background. Pours thick black with a tan head. Bitter coffee flavor with an oaky/chocolaty finish. Good stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2805) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Black pour with a thin off white head .... Aroma is awesome and of coffee, dusty chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon and light oak .... Taste is of coffee, dry oak, bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, rich chocolate and dark cocoa .... The balance of the flavors is what I love about this brew ... Finishes dry and oaky with lingering coffee, roasted malts and cocoa with light bourbon and slight warming .... Sessionable for almost 12%

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keenano (20) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
Pours jet black from the bottle, with a thin light brown head. This just looks like a big bad beauty. Aromas of dark chocolate, some smoke, slight metallic, bourbon. Palate opens big, with only a very small booze kick throughout. Big chocolate, cocoa; the wood opens up as it warms. Good, not great

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2079) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Soy sauce color, aroma and taste, with some cardboard notes. Very rich chocolate, not too astringent, but warming alcohol throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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