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Son of a Baptist

Published in Exponential Series

Son of a Baptist is an 8% ABV imperial stout. It is not barrel aged like its father, Big Bad Baptist; instead its flavor profile was designed to highlight the complex and often unique flavors of small batch coffees. Instead of sourcing a coffee that would play well in a beer we sought out creative and innovative roasters, then asked them which beans they’re passionate about. Each resulting release of Son of a Baptist is widely different depending on the coffee selected. Some are fruity and sweet with notes of jam and chocolate, others are rich and earthy with a big roasted finish. Each limited release will return to the Roaster’s home market where the beer and the coffee can be sampled side by side. 

Glassware: Pint
Food Pairings: Brunch, Desert

Release History

Featured Coffee Roasters

Stauf’s Coffee Roasters- Columbus, Ohio- Stauf’s is a micro-roaster in Columbus, Ohio that is passionate about the entire process of achieving the finest cup of coffee - from acquiring the highest quality arabica beans, to roasting exclusively on gas-fired coffee roasters. Through a combination of art and science we roast each specific bean to its most desirable flavor characteristic. www.staufs.com

Coffee: Ethiopia Moka Harrar     Tasting notes: Chocolate, red wine, blackberries

Novo Coffee- Denver, Colorado-Founded in 2002 by Jake, Herb, and Joseph Brodsky, Novo Coffee states on their website: “Coffee is commonplace, yet a truly great cup reveals a complex process.” And that complex process shines at Novo where they roast green coffee beans in beautiful vintage Vittoria machines, and offer some of the most distinctive coffees available in today’s marketplace. www.novocoffee.com              

Coffee: Espresso Blend   Tasting notes: Caramel, Blueberry, Banana

Rowster Coffee- Grand Rapids, Michigan- Rowster Coffee believes that coffee is, by its very nature, a communal beverage, and every cup overflows with relationships from where it is grown to where it is shared. www.rowstercoffee.com

Coffee: Milky Way           Tasting notes: Dry Cherries, Cinnamon Toast

Red e Café- Portland, Oregon- Founded by Mindy Farley and Keith MillerMiller, Red e Café features nuanced roasts that highlight complexity. We fell in love with some of his lesser known African coffees – especially the Rwandan Buremera picked for our Oregon batch.  www.theredecafe.com   

Coffee: Rwanda Buremera          Tasting notes: Honey, Apricot Jam

Cultivar Coffee- Dallas, Texas - Cultivar Coffee Roasters was founded by Jonathan Meadows and Nathan Shelton in 2009. Cultivar is firm in their commitment to socioeconomic responsibility, obsessed with process and quality and committed to sourcing only the best coffee they can get their hands on.          

Coffee: Costa Rican         Tasting notes: Pomegranate, Chocolate

 Caffe Ibis- Logan, Utah- Caffe Ibis is a family owned and operated award winning "Green Business" and artisan custom coffee roasting house founded in 1976 by Randy Wirth and Sally Sears. They focus on specialty grade, mountain grown and mountain roasted certified organic, fair trade and shade grown coffee. www.caffeibis.com

Coffee: Kenyan Reflections         Tasting notes: Blueberry, Toast

Conduit Coffee- Seattle, WA- Conduit: a pathway towards better coffee. Our coffee is ethically and sustainably sourced, roasted kindly, and delivered locally by bicycle.  www.conduitcoffee.com            

Coffee: Salvadoran         Tasting notes: Floral Honey, Chocolate

EVP Coffee- Madison, Wisconsin- EVP is short for 'Etes-vous prets?' which is French, and means "Are you ready?" EVP is committed to social responsibility first and foremost, “Our intention since we opened has been to serve all people beautifully, and in the spirit of kindness and love and to serve our community with honesty and accountability.” They roast their beans using a Sivetz Fluid Bed Roaster, which uses fresh hot air to roast coffee rather than a heated surface used by traditional barrel roasters. www.evpcoffee.com

Coffee: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe       Tasting notes: Maple Sweetness, Apricot, Mocha

Snake River Roasting Company- Jackson, Wyoming- Snake River Roasting Co. is committed to using certified organic coffees from some of the finest coffee producers in the world. They roast in the Northern Italian style in small batches, to bring forth each bean’s natural flavor complexity, which has resulted in national recognition for their coffees.  www.snakeriverroastingco.com

Coffee: Ethiopian             Tasting notes: Raspberry Jam, Toasted Nuts

Misha’s Coffee- Alexandria, Virginia- “Some things deserve time, care, and attention to detail. At Misha’s, we think coffee is one of those things. Our beans are hand-picked, hand-roasted in small batches every day, by a master (and mistress) roaster. All those steps really do make the best coffee you’ll ever have. That’s not hyperbole - it’s true.” www.mishascoffee.com

Coffee: Costa Rican Tasting notes: Fragrant Earth, Stone Fruit  

 Larry’s Coffee – Raleigh, North Carolina - Larry's Beans is happily committed to blending and roasting innovative uniquely delicious coffees — and making the world a better place. 100% of their coffee is Fair Trade, Shade Grown, and Organic, all slow-roasted to bring out every note of indigenous flavor. Their green-o-vated facilities use passive solar construction, active solar systems, radiant floors, zoned heating, composting, and rainwater harvesting to minimize their impact on this awesome planet. www.larryscoffee.com

Coffee: Peruvian              Tasting notes: Vanilla, Caramel, Baking Spices

Portola Coffee Lab – Southern California - Born from passion, Portola Coffee Lab is the brainchild of owner and roastmaster Jeff Duggan and his wife Christa.  A propeller-head rooted in science and technology, Jeff’s approach to roasting and brewing is focused on quality – uncompromising quality. www.portolacoffeelab.com

Coffee: Terra Incognita                 Tasting notes: Ripe Red Fruit, Dark Chocolate 

HotBox Roasters – Longmont, Colorado – Founded by Dale Katechis of Oskar Blues, Hotbox is situated at the intersection of craft beer and coffee. Sharing the ethos of creativity and attention to detail Hotbox has begun experimenting with barrel aged coffees which impart unique flavors to their hand selected single origin beans.  www.hotboxroasters.com

Coffee: Tequilla Barrel-aged Ethiopian Yirgacheffe           Tasting notes: Smoke, Agave, Blueberry