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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big Bad Baptista is inspired by traditional Mexican coffee, Café de Olla, which is served with cinnamon and piloncillo, an unrefined sugar. The Cinnamon adds another layer of complexity and accentuates the earthy character of Mexican Coffee, but more importantly, it captures the essence of a place and its culture. As beverage geeks we wanted to pay homage to that rich tradition and offer our unique take.

Big Bad Baptista is a combination of Vanilla, Cinnamon, Mexican coffee roasted by Blue Copper, and Solstice Chocolate cacao nibs. It’s luxurious to say the least, with a pleasant warming sensation generated by the cinnamon and alcohol. Enjoying the interplay of chocolate, malt, oak, and spice is the perfect way to spend a cool evening, with friends around a fire.


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4.6
Nische (2437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2017
Bottle at SBWF. Pours black with a brown head. Huge spicy chocolate with cinnamon, coffee, cocoa, coconut. Very smooth. On the sweeter side. Like a liquid dessert, so well balanced flavors. Big, bold and delicious.

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pharmerbill (5) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2017 does not count
Fantastic version of Big Bad Baptist. Full of great flavor! Good whiskey touch without being overwhelming at all ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
BVery (11241) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Sampled at GABF 2017 in Denver, CO. Numerical rating only - did not take detailed notes, other than this was awesome.

4.3
MrTipple (6000) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2017
Sweet, very dark chocolate, sweet, dark malts, dark, moist pralines. Very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Heavy sweet. More sweet, dark malts, chocolate, dark, moist pralines, cacao, sweet, dark, toasted malts, soft carbonation, full bodied. Outstanding Impy, rich and complex. Keg at brewery, Denver.

4.6
FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2017 Sampled on draft at Tapped this beer poured a black color with a large creamy brown head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was strong cocoa, coffee and cinnamon-sugar. The flavor was amazingly strong cocoa powder, coffee, molasses and cinnamon-sugar. Incredibly long finish of cocoa and cinnamon that coats the tongue and will not leave. Thick and full body. Marvelous!!

4.3
Svartvit (917) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle shared. Pours close to black with a small brown head. Big sweet nose, cinnamon, vanilla, coconut, marzipan, coffee, cocoa, fudge, milk chocolate. It’s out there but at the same time nicely balanced. Over medium sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, low carbonation.

4.6
mariuspoenari (2954) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle shared side by side with the Big Bad Baptist. Pitch black pour with a short-lasting dark tan head. Huge cinnamon, marzipan and coconut notes, together with cocoa nibs, smooth coffee, vanilla. Absolutely amazing, so different to the BBBaptist yet soooo good.

4
kermis (14494) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2017
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Bottle shared at home. Near black with a small tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, fudge, marzipan, coconut, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
BeerandBlues2 (13719) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy and bubbly tan head, medium retention. Aroma is heavy, rich chocolate and coffee with sweet malt notes, brown sugar, cinnamon and light oak and booze notes. Flavor is rich, heavy chocolate and coffee, sweet malt, vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar, lightly nutty with dates, figs, prunes, light booze and oak with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.9
PhillyCraft (7739) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle, pours black with nice medium coffee head. The initial nose is fudge and chocolate milk. Cacao nibs, heavy cinnamon, peppers, spices, nutmeg/pumpkin, vanilla, overly roasted coffee, Mole, and more chocolate. Medium to fuller body with ultra warming effects. Not my thing but enjoyable, heavy cinnamon and cocoa in this stout.


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