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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The idea behind Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist was born when our friends at HotBox Roasters, based out of Longmont, CO told us they’ve been aging green coffee beans in retired spirits barrels. Our eyes widened at the possibilities, it was like a new frontier of flavor had been opened up. Green coffee beans are like sponges, they soak up the aromas and flavors of their environment. If you put them in a used whiskey barrel, you’ll get notes of toffee, vanilla, oak, and campfire alongside the beans natural fruity and roasted flavors. The barrel aged coffees coming from HotBox are some of the most exciting and truly unique coffees we’ve tasted. We selected their single origin Ethopian Yirgacheffe for its bright blueberry and pomegranate flavors. It’s a major departure from the classic Columbian and Central American flavor profile we normally select for Big Bad Baptist but with the additional flavor contribution from the whiskey barrel and Hot Box’s carful roasting, the coffee comes to the forefront of the beer and really showcases the unique process. To accommodate the bold flavors of the coffee we sourced equally creative and maliciously crafted cacao nibs from Solstice Chocolate. Solstice Chocolate is a small artisan chocolate maker based out of Salt Lake City. They specialize in sourcing exotic, organically grown cacao from around the world. Each single origin cacao is roasted in house to bring out its inherent characteristics. Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist is the cream of the crop with only the choicest barrels selected for the blend, barrel-aged single-origin coffee, artisanal micro-batch cacao nibs, and our ceaseless passion for style.

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3.6
crossovert (13727) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2017
Draft. Pitch black pour, bartender said it was 14%. It is boozy but doesn't seem like that, it is very coffee-forward, not too green pepepry or vegetal, full-bodied, decent.

4.3
zejel (10) - - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Coffee comes through in spades with a deep brown-black pour that glistens in the light.

4.3
Bill Becker (1365) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 26, 2017
On draught at Frontier Brewing Company and Taproom in Casper. Pitch black, tan foam. Foam lasting longer than I expected for a high abv beer. It’s STILL there. Big nose of cocoa, coffee, dark and milk chocolate. The whiskey plays a lesser role to my nosebuds. Taste has some bitter cocoa and dark chocolate notes up front. Vanilla and molasses, some very sweet notes, toffee, assertive but smooth whiskey flavour. Feel the burn! I like that the alcohol is most noticeable in the swallow. Full bodied with gentle carbonation. Exceptional sipping brew.

4.1
kraddel (8738) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2017
Pours black, small ring of what seems to be a dark foam ( hard to tell without glasses- it is that small ) Smell is roasty malts. Taste is a bomb though. Impressive amounts of roasted malts, chocolaty flavors, bourbon barrels ( is double barrel just 2 bourbon barrels these days ? ) rich creamy and complexity. Oats, burnt malts. really nice. Aftertaste has a lot of chocolate going on. Yes, this is my kind of stout !

4.4
wombat23 (1665) - Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2017
22 oz. bottle. 2016 release. Pours almost black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, coffee. Taste is similar to aroma with hints of smoke, toffee and wood. Decadent.

4.4
JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours black with a thick light brown head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, coffee, roast, chocolate and vanilla. Malt and chocolate flavor with vanilla and bourbon accents before a roasty coffee finish. Really nice work.

4
BVery (11223) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2017
Tap at Red Cow North Loop. Dark dense pour with a massive brown head. Rich chocolate, coffee, toffee, vanilla. Slick dense palate. Yummy stuff.

3.7
jackl (8296) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Keg @ Red Cow, N Loop, deep brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is interesting. Strong roasted coffee and black pepper. Plenty of hot vanilla and caramel. Glazed donut. Boozy wood. Flavor’s sharp, spicy and sweet. Super oily and viscous. Solid, but lacks the cohesion of the best examples in the style.

3.9
deyholla (12031) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2017
On tap at Red Cow North Loop. Pours black with a chocolate brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has dark grains and coffee with boozy barrel and a good amount of roasted malts. Flavor has lots of roasted malts, dark grains and coffee with a barrel presence supporting.

4.1
Ronritter (874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2017
on tap black pour with tan head aroma of cocoa,vanilla and roasted malt flavor is chocolate, vanilla and licorice booze well hidden


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