RATINGS: 711   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
Its Big, its Bad, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs.

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

ABV may vary between batches: 10.2% to 12.7%

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (830) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Pours a very dark brown to black with a thin tan ring. Very strong coffee aroma. Taste has some cocoa, lots of coffee and whiskey flavors. Not really my favorite style of stout. OK but a little too much coffee and booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtw (1161) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Wow, even on a hot summers night this is good stuff. 22 oz bomber, and it pours out exactly the way a big stout should look. Deep almost obsidian black with a rich tan head, light carbonation. Creamy chocolate and coffee nose accompanied by classic roast stout notes. No evidence of alcohol despite its hefty 12.5%. Just a hint of booze on the tongue, but its well met with cocoa and coffee, some licorice and pepper, and just enough tannic and roasted malt acidity to cut through the thick malt. Hops presence is properly buried in the background, contributing only bittering balance without stealing any attention away. Excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2645) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Im not sure which release I had, but does it even matter? One of the better beers you will find west of the Mississippi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BucannonXC5 (1520) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Type: 8-oz. draft Glass: Clear tulip glass From: Alpine Beer Company Pub in Alpine, Calif. Price: $8.00 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 Ive 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jmuncey (16) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2016
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1219) - Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2016
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (352) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUN 11, 2016
Notas intensas. Destaca el chocolate, caf, 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 caf 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MosquitoPilot (17) - Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2016
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (234) - Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2016
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; its 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
books_n_brews (159) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2016
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

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