RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
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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wombat23 (1511) - 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.

JaBier (8044) - 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.

BVery (10617) - 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.

jackl (8217) - 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.

deyholla (11759) - 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.

Ronritter (786) - 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

LearninBeer (605) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2017
2016 edition. The aroma is licorice, some vanilla and coffee. Pours dark brown with tan head, mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter/sweet. The body is full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. Very Good!!!

bytemesis (8587) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours inky black, small tan head, decent residual and lacing. Aroma is rich mocha, bourbon, hints of anise, slight smoky note, loads of chocolate, more coffee on the finish. Flavor is medium plus sweet, medium bitter, rich and decadent, like a dessert coffee. Fully body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty damn xolid.

nimbleprop (8476) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2017
22oz bottle pours a murky dark brown with some brown head. Nose has toasted marshmellow, chocolate, molasses, caramel, booze. Flavor is sweet, caramel, brown sugar, booze, toasted marshmellow, pencil lead. Full bodied finish, hot too.

solidfunk (9035) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2017
Roast and caramel. Well integrated whiskey. Black pour with decent head. Bittersweet finish. Creamy consistency. Nice stuff, though not quite as epic as Baptista like getting dunked in a river.

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