Monday, September 19, 2011

Big Bad Baptist

Remember Jack Mormon Coffee Stout from Epic? It was a big hit with beer lovers, but not the DABC.

The DABC found the name offensive and wouldn't allow it to be sold in Utah's liquor stores. I guess they were worried about the massive influx of Mormon traffic that Utah's liquor stores are famous for.

Anyway, now we have the Big Bad Baptist. I guess we'll find out if the Baptist have a sense of humor with these sort of things.

Epic's BBB is reminiscent of Jack Mormon but has the added benefit of bourbon barrel aging.

The nose is of roasted coffee, chocolate as well as some cherries & vanilla. The Taste starts with espesso followed hints of vanilla & bourbon. Next comes some sweetness, almost molasses-like, but not cloying at all. Slightly woody in the finish. Alcohol is present but it's not in your face. Full-bodied and heavy. The coffee leaves nice lingering roasted notes on your palette. Carbonation is perfect and creamy.

Big Bad Baptist is available starting today at Epic and should be creeping into places where you'll find Epic's Exponential Series soon.

Cheers!

13 comments:

Ricky H. said...

Well there goes my lunch money! Thanks for the heads up.

---Ricky H.

Plang said...

Last time I checked, Baptists don't have much of a sense of humor at all...

KAGent777 said...

I look forward to trying this one.

@Plang, there is a simple difference in numbers. I suspect there will not be much brewhaha about the name.

FYI, I grew up in a Baptist church, and now attend a Presbyterian church. I simply look out for good tasting beer. 'grats to Epic for having the cajones for putting these Big Bad beers out there!

Cheers,
Scott

Matt said...

I am generally appalled by the censorship here. At some points it makes me feel like I am in Europe when the Cardinals ruled the lands.

Michael said...

Does the DABC make these decisions in their closed meetings? I'm curious why Jack Mormon is offensive but Big Bad Baptist is not.

Brian said...

I've got to think that the "Big Bad Baptist" name is a poke at the "Jack Mormon Stout" issue.

Anonymous said...

Michael, it's pretty simple. It's because they are all mormons.

Anonymous said...

I heard a different story about the demise of Jack Mormon Stout. It appears as if the owner of "Jack Mormon Coffee" (with whom that beer was a collaboration) didn't take too kindly to the terms presented to him in a contract from Epic and told them in so many words to 'eff off'.

Anonymous said...

From Jack Mormon's Facebook Page:

Jack Mormon Coffee Co. and Jack Mormon Brewing Co. will not be brewing at EPIC again unless it's in New Zealand. Don't worry though we are brewing more of the Jack Mormon Coffee Stout. Thanks

Todd Langston said...
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Todd Langston said...

SO VERY delicious! Loving the new Fall brews at Epic.

Joe Snow said...

I wrote about this beer paired with a stuffed pizza from Epic on my site. One of the best coffee brews I've had.

http://redundantvegan.blogspot.com/2011/10/pizza-and-beer.html

the Rambler said...

As a Baptist... I love this beer. I don't care what the name is as long as I can drink it. All of this being said... I live in Georgia and must have some. Can you please have someone send me a case!?!