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RATINGS: 77   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 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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5666) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Pours coffee sable with a thick tan head. Aroma delivers roast malt, chocolate, smoky and coffee tones. Flavor presents - WOW, sweet chocolate, roast malt, charred malt, quality coffee, hints of molasses and licorice, ass-kicking flavor! Mouthfeel features viscous body and animated fizz. One badass Baptist.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tognetta (951) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 30, 2017
2016 #3 Negra turva, espuma de mdia formao e persistencia, cremosa No aroma whiskey em evidencia, licor de caf. Paladar demonstra chocolate/cacau, fica mais aparente o alcool mas mantendo a boa drinkability. Amargor torrado e dulor em mdia intensidade. Final parece um drink de cacau com whiskey, muito bem executada.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlovakSniper (5525) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2017
Si beau travail des barriques qui illumine toute cette noirceur. Fruits foncs, transpirations boises qui complimentent le caf. Solide performance. Noix de coco, vanille, caramel, toffee, fudge: la liste est longue et l je commence la manquer srieusement de mots. Texture soyeuse et finale longue de chocolat avec une bonne chaleur dalcool qui soigne la dcadence.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (1916) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2017
Bouteille 650ml. Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka fonc laissant un anneau sur les parois du verre. Arme de whiskey, touche de fume, malt torrfi. Got de whiskey, malt torrfi, caf, alcool. Carbonatation​ faible, corps dense.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (1579) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Bouteille, release #1. Robe noire avec quelques reflets noisettes. Armes de noisettes, chocolat au lait, vanille, alcool, malt grill, caramel brl. En bouche, malt caramlis, chocolat noir, crme de noisettes, vanille, bois, grains de caf faiblement torrfi. Lgre chaleur dalcool, liqueur damandes. Texture onctueuse et corps rond.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5969) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Bottle (22 oz) shared at tasting. Pitch black a small beige head, decent retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is is whiskey forward with roasted malts, dark chocolate, berries notes, caramel/molasses and alcohol. Taste is sweet but not cloying with whiskey, dark chocolate, roasted malts, caramel/molasses, alcohol, berries and coffee. Full body. Moderate-medium carbonation. Dark chocolate finish. Very good BA RIS. Complex, rich and tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (3195) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2017
Draught at Teku Tavern, Seattle. Black pour. Coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, sweet cracker notes, and background oak. Full bodied. Finish is long and comforting. A legit great Impy.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1756) - - APR 4, 2017
Bomber, 2016 vintage. Roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon and oak. Pours dark brown with a thin mocha brown head that has little retention and some lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt and chocolate flavors as well as a rich full body and nice mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with bourbon, vanilla and oak flavors and ends with a large amount of coffee that lingers on the palate. Rich, flavorful and delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (14832) - 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 (887) - 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.


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