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RATINGS: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
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Itís Big, itís Bad, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs.

One Big Bad Imperial Stout with Cocoa nibs and Coffee beans. Each seasonís release uses a different dark roasted coffee.

ABV may vary between batches: 10.2% to 12.7%


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arn8897 (320) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours jet black with a dark khaki head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee with a little alcohol smell also. Thick like cough syrup. Taste of chocolate, coffee, bourbon and licorice. Big huge beer. 13% alcohol. A definite sipper. Very good overall. More alcohol warmth as the beer warms.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2014
This one is caramel sweet. Looks incredible, taste incredible. Enjoy this stout ale by epic brewing.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBear11D (365) - 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 (79) - 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 (1699) - 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 (1424) - 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 (4874) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2529) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours as an imperial stout should, thick and black with a tan head. Same with the initial aroma -- reminds me maybe of the strongest coffee Iíve ever had. And it lives up to this promise ... drinks like the stiffest straight espresso youíve ever had, literally boiling over with java, dark chocolate and just a hint of raisin, which I expect is the way the 11% comes thru in this. This ... is ... freaking ... awesome! (#4548, 3/28/2012)


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