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Epic Quadruple Barrel Big Bad Baptist

Brewery: Epic Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 11.9%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: 2018 Rare Release. Imperial Stout aged in whiskey & rum barrels with roasted cacao nibs, almond flavor, barrel-aged coffee beans, barrel-aged coconut & barrel-aged almond

Brewer Description: (from bottle) We’ve taken barrel aging to a whole new level by aging shaved coconut, almonds, and Blue Copper’s Colombian coffee beans in whiskey barrels, while our Imperial Stout ages separately in both rum and whiskey barrels. Then our brewers hand-blend each batch creating the most complex and outrageous version of Big Bad Baptist we have ever made.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.35
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber, 2018 release, release #9. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with an almost one finger brown head that had decent retention, eventually dissipated to a thin layer and left some nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, cocoa nibs, brown sugar, vanilla, whiskey, rum, oak, light roast and a hint of toasted coconut.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, rich chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, cocoa nibs, nuttiness, almond, coconut, whiskey, rum, oak, with hints of dark fruit.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable, but not quite as good as the original BBB or the Triple Barrel BBB.

Epic Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist

Brewery: Epic Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 11.4%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: 2017 Rare Release. Imperial Stout aged in whiskey & rum barrels with cacao nibs, barrel-aged coffee beans, and barrel-aged coconut added. Malts – Muntons Maris Otter Malt, Briess 2-Row Brewers Malt, Crystal Muntons, Weyermann Light Munich Malt I, 2-Row Chocolate, Malt 2-Row Black Malt and Roasted Barley. Hops – Nugget, Chinook and Cascade. Spices – Barrel Aged Coffee, Barrel Aged Coconut, and Cacao Nibs

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Three’s not a crowd in this limited edition Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist. We aged coconut and Blue Copper’s Colombian coffee beans in fresh whiskey barrels, while our Imperial Stout aged separately in both rum and whiskey barrels. The trio was then hand-blended, creating our most over-the-top version of Big Bad Baptist yet. Best enjoyed slowly, three sips at a time.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.57
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber, release #6, bottled on 15th November 2017. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with an almost one finger dark beige head that had decent retention and eventually settled to a thin layer and left some nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee, cacao nibs, chocolate, toasted coconut, vanilla, oak, with hints of whiskey and Malibu.
Taste: Toasted coconut, Malibu, rum, whiskey, light sweetness, chocolate, coffee, light bitterness, with hints of roasted malt and a touch of booze.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied and soft carbonation.
Overall: Loved the aroma and great easy drinking flavours. Body was a little light, but other than that, everything was just so good, especially the coconut.

Prairie x Evil Twin Barrel Aged Bible Belt

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales x Evil Twin Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 13%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout brewed with spices and aged in whiskey barrels.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.58
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 36416 (I think, as it was slightly unclear), meaning that it was bottled on 29th December 2016. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Vanilla, whisky, oak, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted coffee and light spices.
Taste: Lightly sweet, whisky, oak, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, roasty coffee, light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, velvety, full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Excellent, just so smooth to drink with wonderful notes of whisky and oak shining through. You don’t feel the 13% ABV at all, as you sip it.

Prairie Vanilla Noir

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 11%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout aged in oak whiskey barrels with vanilla beans.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.3
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 32117, meaning that it was bottled on 17th November 2017. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a thin mocha brown head that dissipated quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate fudge, vanilla, marshmallow, whisky, brown sugar and caramel.
Taste: Chocolate, whisky, quite boozy (but not in a bad way), vanilla, marshmallow and caramel.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: A nice enjoyable sipper. Vanilla while there, seemed lighter than expected given the name, but not a big problem.

Prairie Prairie Noir

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 11%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout aged in oak whiskey barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.32
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 32017, meaning that it was bottled on 16th November 2017. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a very thin mocha head that dissipates quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, whisky, marshmallow, brown sugar, caramel and vanilla.
Taste: Chocolate, whisky, quite boozy (but not in a bad way), marshmallow, vanilla and caramel.
Mouthfeel: Rich, smooth, full bodied, with low carbonation.
Overall: A wonderful sipper with nice strong whisky aromas and flavours.