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RATINGS: 650   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


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBear11D (364) - Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2015
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. Itís 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 freakiní fantastic!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (73) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Release #37. Dark/brown almost black in color with slight ruby red hues around the rim of the glass. Beautiful oil like viscosity with only a few bubbles in the middle and spotty in nature lacing. Faint aroma of cocoa, bourbon, wood, and chocolate. Tastes of strong bittersweet chocolate, some burnt sugar, hints of oak and bourbon plus maybe coffee. Thick, creamy, and smooth on the palate with just a bit of bitterness and burn on the finish. I must say I found this to be one of the best Imperial Stouts Iíve had the chance to enjoy. Well done Epic!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. A- Coffee, mocha, cocoa, malty, roasty. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Coffee, cocoa, chocolate, roasty, slightly bitter. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- I expected pretty good things here but this was fantastic. So very smooth and balanced and full of coffee and robust flavors and aromas. I donít know that there was much wrong with it, if anything at all.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MetalNHopHead (1202) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bible Belt and now Big Bad Baptist? Itís official. If an Imperial Stout has a name with a B-letter alliteration related to something scary and religious, itís going to be awesome. Apparently. Because Big Bad Baptist is awesome. Itís equal parts roasted coffee and sweet chocolate. Itís black as my heathen soul and velvety smooth. Big Bad Baptist is full-bodied and has plenty of booze, but it disappears all too quickly. In that way, itís probably the exact opposite of an actual Big Bad Baptist...

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jordanbousman (1) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2015 does not count
My favorite beer of all time and probably one of the most complex beers youíll have. The aroma is smooth and chocolaty. The appearance is velvety and has a great foamy, smooth head. The taste is outstanding with a perfect balance between cocoa, coffee, and bourbon. This is a definite must try if you ever go to Epic... and an incredible beer for cold, snowy days.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (4668) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2015
650 ml. release #45, 10.9% abv. Pours opaque black with a thin film of cream. Nose of dark chocolate, espresso, caramel and earthy roasted peanut. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, toasted barrel, peanut, whiskey and espresso. Heavy body has a dangerously drinkable balance and a smooth medium carbonation. Awesome dessert beer thatís way too chuggable.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattiasA (862) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2014
Tasting at Nya TrŲls. Batch #28. Superbly balanced with a slight dominance from the coffee. One of the best imperial stouts iíve had.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
robgibbens (429) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle from a friend in Utah. Not much head, could my pour. Great black darkness and nice lacing. Dark roasted coffee bean aroma with chocolate. Nice roasted bitterness on the tongue. Finishes with chocolate, nice a smooth.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tugboat_801 (23) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 19, 2014
One of my all time favorites, the release I drank this time was ibis slc # 2072 super strong coffee flavors, which is great but kind of covers the whiskey flavors up. Great breakfast or dessert beer.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chucklemation (1200) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours a jet black with a thick tan foam head. Aroma is strong wood and bourbon, with hints of vanilla and chocolate. The flavor is surprisingly different, with a heavy, thick chocolate taste and lighter bourbon. This is almost like eating chocolate cake, itís so sweet and has such a huge mouthfeel. An incredibly delicious beer, which would get a 5 from me but Iím not a huge fan of a large wood presence in my beer.


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