fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma is awesome. Vanilla, char, smoke, whiskey, coffee. It keeps smelling better as it warms up. Heavy mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose. Upfront the coffee dominates. Its really strong. The middle combines a nice vanilla smoke char note, with the booze coming in really strong, and a note of chocolate cocoa mixes in, and it finishes with a cocoa booze blast. This stuff is really really good. Freakin yummy.
musinj6 (460) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with tan head with good retention and has heavy lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso and whisky. Miley bitter with a boozy sweetness. Woody, chocolate , hint of black cherries. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Long smooth subtly boozy finish .
Cosmo6644 (84) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Weekend bottle share, aroma is some chocolate and coffee, taste is whiskey and tons of chocolate, some nibs, a little chalky finish.
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dinkle50 (1134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black pour with a single finger espresso head. Aroma is full of chocolate and bitter coffee. Very dry for the style. Just a hint of booze. Lace present.
Aniela (3537) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with an beige head. Roasted ashy cocoa leather tar coffee vanilla aroma. Roasted ashy coffee tar spicy dark chocolate fruity licorice flavour. Really a nice one :-)
jbuskirk (604) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 30, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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...
HuskerTan (747) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at The Lackman, arrived in a snifter.
Appearance: Your usual imperial stout impenetrable black, capped with a dark brown head that dwindled somewhat quickly to a cap and ring. Lacing was patchy but persistent.
Smell: Chocolate, and quite a bit of it, riding atop a wave of coffee and caramel. Some hints of spice as well.
Taste: This has some over the top intensity of flavor. The aforementioned chocolate is present in spades, alongside French roast coffee, burnt caramel, white and black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, and a slurry of dark fruits. Some wooden, vanilla, and almost chile-like undertones waft along through the background as well. The finish is sour dark fruit, bread, coffee, and oak.
Mouthfeel: Thick, full, sticky, and rich, this is definitely an imperial stout.
Overall: Iíd have this again were I to come across it. Iíd have just one, but Iíd still have it again.
SaultSteMarie (5) - - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím having this beer after a long day at work and damn is it fine. Pours dark as dick with minimal head. The coffee, cocoa and barrel aged flavors were so beautifully paired I had to punch the wall just to bring some disorder into my life.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz boo. Tasted on 5/22/15. Bottle from LoneStar Liquor. Drank from Spiegal Stout glass. Amazing aroma & taste on this one. Really great balance.
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rumproasts (4006) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Black with small head. Very rich malt with huge coffee. Mild bitterness in the finish. Complex and very tasty.