foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, Release #1. Pours black as night with a medium khaki head. Enormous coffee aromas abound and almost nothing else. The taste is a coffee and alcohol explosion. After a few sips the coffee flavor becomes a bit too astringent, tasting more like a pot of coffee that?s been sitting around for few days rather than a freshly-brewed cup. Hot alcohol warmth burns the throat on the way down. The cocoa nibs come through in the aftertaste adding an earthy flavor and more bitterness. Sticky and syrupy, yet fairly slick on the tongue. This is one of the more perplexing beers I?ve had. Would of liked more roasted malt character, less of a stale coffee flavor, and less alcohol warmth. Its a real sipper and took me nearly 2 hours to finish half the bottle. This gives new meaning to "hot coffee."
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 (1117) - 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 (332) - 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, 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.
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 (196) - 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; 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.
books_n_brews (31) - 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 (2805) - 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%
keenano (20) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Arayaga2 (2079) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soy sauce color, aroma and taste, with some cardboard notes. Very rich chocolate, not too astringent, but warming alcohol throughout.
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