bwa5879 (879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 On tap at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange at the epic meet and greet as part of Kalamazoo beer week. Black pour into snifter. Dark brown head, cocoa colored. Strong sweet cocoa And strong cold brewed coffee scent, a little sweet malt. Thick, very full flavor. A little chalky mouth feel. Lots of roasted malt flavor, strong cocoa, sweet molasses. Sweet finish with just a tinge of bourbon/alcohol effervescence.
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bpreo (2430) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iím not sure which release I had, but does it even matter? One of the better beers you will find west of the Mississippi.
BucannonXC5 (1372) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Type: 8-oz. draft
Glass: Clear tulip glass
From: Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, Calif.
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
Jmuncey (15) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
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SPDickerman (1121) - Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
emartell (333) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUN 11, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
MosquitoPilot (17) - Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
smroush (197) - Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
books_n_brews (36) - lehi, Utah, USA - MAY 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
jehoesefat (359) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
italianjohn (2812) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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%