Big Bad Baptista is not just any beer. It’s the younger and badder sibling to the Big Bad Baptist. It’s a spicier exotic version of the Baptist.
Big Bad Baptista is inspired by traditional Mexican coffee, Café de Olla, which is served with cinnamon and piloncillo, an unrefined sugar. The Cinnamon adds another layer of complexity and accentuates the earthy character of Mexican Coffee, but more importantly, it captures the essence of a place and its culture. As beverage geeks we wanted to pay homage to that rich tradition and offer our unique take.
Big Bad Baptista is a combination of Vanilla, Cinnamon, Mexican coffee roasted by Blue Copper, and Solstice Chocolate cacao nibs. It’s luxurious to say the least, with a pleasant warming sensation generated by the cinnamon and alcohol. Enjoying the interplay of chocolate, malt, oak, and spice is the perfect way to spend a cool evening, with friends around a fire. (Epic Brewing)
Best Served: 40-50 degrees, in snifter or tulip glass.
Remember that fiery baptist preacher who could spit fire and brimstone and send you home crying? That preacher is a beer and it’s call Big Bad Baptista. This Baptista will send you home to ponder your entire life.
The Big Bad Baptista is the sister brew to the Big Bad Baptist but with more kick.The first time I had the Baptista it was actually on accident. I thought that I was getting the Big Bad Baptist, which is already an established and renown beer. But I read the label too quickly. I was super surprised to find the brew to be spicier and meaner than I recalled the Baptist to be. The I reread the label and realized its not the Baptist; it’s the BAPTISA! Boy what a great twist on an already great brew.
The Baptista is not available year round so make sure you get it if you see it on the shelves.
Aroma: Roasted barely and slight bourbon. It’s sweet but not lingering.
Taste: The first taste is malt forward, followed by vanilla and bourbon. There is a hint also of a spice like a faint cayenne pepper but you don’t feel any heat.
Texture: The texture is rich and thick. It’s like an oatmeal stout. It’s almost chewy and leaves sugar on the lips. The head is thick and sticks to the glass.
Finish: The finish is bourbon but finishes with serious vanilla and sweetness.
Comparisons: This beer might be better compared to a Russian imperial stout but sweeter. It’s essentially a dessert stout.