Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Epic Brewing Company Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout - Stout With Cocoa Nibs And Coffee Added And Aged In Whiskey Barrels. I picked this bottle up at The Wine Club in San Jose (here). They have a small craft beer section, but they have an incredible selection. If you're anywhere near The Wine Club go visit them and tell 'em Mark from NorCal Beer Blog sent you!
From the Epic Brewing Company website: “One Big Bad Imperial Stout with Cocoa nibs and Coffee beans. Each season's release uses a different dark roasted coffee.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours very dark brown, nearly black with a dark tan head and lots of lacing.
Aroma: Roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and slight aromas of oak, vanilla, whiskey and molasses.
Taste: Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and very light vanilla and whiskey flavors.
Overall: Nicely sweet and roasty, Epic Brewing Company Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout is rich, thick and delicious. At 12.6% ABV this is an Imperial Stout I plan to drink more of. Right up my alley!
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