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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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 theyve 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, youll 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 weve tasted. We selected their single origin Ethopian Yirgacheffe for its bright blueberry and pomegranate flavors. Its 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 Boxs 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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (14154) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle - Fudgy dark chocolate, graham cracker and a nice sweetness. Jet black with a small light brown head. Dark fudgy decadent chocolate and a very nice finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiery_1 (693) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
650ml bottle @ Alexs(Serguys Birthday). Pours an opaque dark brown colour with a thin brown head. Nose is booze, barrel, and cocoa nibs. Flavour is a bit rough, but imparts just as the nose. I feel this might be too young as it hasnt had a chance to mellow out.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (20046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
Sergeys birthday party; release #3, 12.9% ABV
Black color with brownish compact head. Wonderful aroma, the coffee marries with the dark malts, dark chocolate. Full bodied, but lean, because of the high alcohol content; the coffee and dark chocolate dominate the flavor, moderately sweet, very roasty in the final, with evident alcohol perception, some bourbon.
Wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (1338) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
650ml bottle from Elizabeth Station at Alexs in honor of my birthday and CPA PREP finish. Release #3. Pours a dark brown with beige head. Aroma is coffee, molasses, dark fruits. Taste is very sweet, with loads of coffee, some chocolate notes, molasses and whiskey notes. Good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
darb85 (256) - Canton, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Sweet booze and chocolate. dark ink black with minimal head. Sweet lead with chocolate, vanilla, and rum booze finish, very smooth with a bit of a warm kick at the end. This punches well above is weight. Maybe? just a bit thin but very very good

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (1232) - Calgary, CANADA - MAR 5, 2017
Black pour with large beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, toffee and hops. Tastes of creamy chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak and hops. Full bodied, medium carbonation, perfectly balanced, delicious!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (2123) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2017
22 oz bottle. The beer is black with a smallish light brown head. Big, rich stout aroma. Lots of chocolate and caramel. Some coffee but the barrel has taken it out of the beer some. Lots of vanilla and toffee. Sweet, full flavor in the taste. Bitter roast in the finish, Mild to moderate booze. Smooth, round feel. Nice big milk chocolatey flavor. The barrel adds some character but it calms the base down more than anything.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (13811) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[2/1/17] Draught at Lord Hobo in Cambridge. Black. Big aroma of coffee, slightly "green", chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, some nuts, caramel. Sweet flavor with chocolate, lots of coffee, roast, caramel, vanilla. Quite full-bodied. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (6370) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Tap at Khyber, Philadelphia. Colour is black with small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa and roasted malts. Pretty massive but nicely drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamstome (1778) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Very dark brown pour, brown head. Intense aroma of chocolate, bourbon and oak. Holy shit, intense bourbon flavor with lots of dark fruit, oak, chocolate and raisin. Thick and rich. Damn.


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