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Reviews: 170
Hads: 1,704
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 2.78%
Wants: 211
Gots: 466 | FT: 78
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 03-17-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Huge Imperial Stout based on Evil Twin Brewings Even More Jesus spiced like Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb with coffee, vanilla, chilies and cacao nibs.
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Reviews: 170 | Hads: 1,704
Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My bottles not waxed, think its early 15 or late 2014 bottle
Poured into nice .4L Bruery goblet, 1.5inch copper head, really dark!
Very nice mocha smell not much else but it is at least 8months in the bottle, I think its from Sept 2014 so maybe aroma has faded a bit.
Not much in the taste department, very smooth for 13%, not really getting a distinct flavor just a bouqet of roasted grain and chocolate, the only sign of chile is a tingle on tongue
Minimal carbonation,nice body feel on tongue, lil bits sittin on bottom of glass.
Not disappointed but def a let down for $10.99, I def prefer Bomb! (599 characters)

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer I've been reading about and longing to try! Prairie has set my expectations high with their erlier beers...

Very dark mocca brown to black beer with a tiny brown head. The lacing on the glass disappears pretty fast. The beer looks great! It has a heavy, mature, thick look - Its just a great revelation!

Nose: Ohhhh... this is pure love! A lot of espresso and dark, bitter, chocolate. Black pepper, vanilla, some habanero pepper in the background, whipped cream and some smoke.
Taste: Wow! I'm stunned! This is so good! Coffee, chocolate, honey, vanilla, chili, molasses, dark syrup, brown sugar and dried fruit. The chilli stings at the end of my tounge after my first sip.
Body: Full, complex, rich body with tiny carbonation. A great texture and so hot and still deep and heavy.

This beer is a combination of the best of Prairie Bomb! and Evil Twin Even More Jesus - I just say Halleluja! What a great mix!

If I ever should be stranded on a desert Island I'll just pray for one thing: Please let me bring some bottles of this beatiful beer! No let me bring a LOT of bottles!
I could live on this alone... (1,132 characters)

Photo of Myotus
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle (best by date 01Sep15) into a Spiegelau stout glass.
LOOK: Pours with a half finger' s worth of brown foam that halves itself within a mere 10 seconds. Black in color with an orange tint. Rising bubbles are subtle along with lacing.
SMELL: Has strong aromas of vanilla and coffee that combine with mild aromas of spicy peppers and bittersweet chocolate.
TASTE: The overall taste of this beer is amazing, yet simultaneously uninteresting. Strong flavors of coffee, vanilla, spicy peppers (not overpowering, though) all enter the palate at once with mild bittersweet chocolate flavors entering right after.
FEEL: Medium-bodied with the slightest hint of carbonation. This beer is incredibly smooth. If I didn't know better, I would say this was on a nitro rap. The finish is thirst quenching, that is until the feel of the spiciness creates a subtle dryness.
NOTE: This was an amazing beer, but it's flavor complexity was lacking. Although, I have to say that for having 13% alcohol, it was extremely well hidden. I couldn't detect any. This was way better than "Bomb!" (1,095 characters)

Photo of Eachristman
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heavy coffee smell, taste of coffee and cocoa nibs. Don't really get the chilies and a very slight vanilla. Taste is better when only chilled, not cold. (152 characters)

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hits all registers top of the charts. Beautiful dark mocha head atop the black viscous brew. Smells of fig, cocoa, espresso.

Intense impy stout flavor, peppery notes, green and earthy. Long finish of warming alcohol play well with bittersweet chocolate and espresso.

Outstanding! (281 characters)

Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a very deep dark brown, not black. Minimal head with a tinge of auburn hue.
Aromas are tons of roasted malts, some chili as well.
Taste is interesting, the chili is present but not hot, which was welcome. Chili flavor worked well with the bitter cacao nibs.
Mouthfeel was good, could use it a touch thicker.
All in all, a very well made beer. (393 characters)

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Significantly more chille pepper flavor / heat than in the current bottlings of Bomb! To me, this is what Bomb! should be. If you like Bomb!, then give bible belt a try. (169 characters)

Photo of One1Asterisk
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing looking beer, so intensely dark light barely penetrates the edge. Super dark chocolate on the nose, a bit of coffee. Smells lovely and rich. Taste follows the nose closely, not picking up any heat from the chilies. Goes down nice and easy, wouldn't think it 13% at all. Lovely stuff! (291 characters)

Photo of HipCzech
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12 oz bottle (marked "06451RV1 10:37 09115") poured into a 9 oz Libbey Embassy snifter.

Appearance: Deep, very dark brown with slightly reddish hue. Modest tan foam recedes quickly without any lace.

Smell: Plenty of roasted coffee, some cacao and fruity dried chilies.

Taste: Big, sweet and dark roasted malt. Coffee, cacao, vanilla and chili spice interlaced throughout. Honey sweetness. Definite bitterness stands up to the other big flavors. High alcohol remains relatively subtle, emerging as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, velvet smooth, light to moderate carbonation.

Overall: Not quite as well balanced as Bomb!, but still a nice, big and flavorful imperial stout with good complementary coffee, cacao and chili notes. (742 characters)

Photo of lordofstarside
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a half finger of brown foam that dissipates pretty quickly. Some legs and okayish lacing

Smells mostly of coffee with some dark chocolate. The more it breathes the more the peppers come through, the vanilla doesn't really make it through. There's a tiny bit of alcohol on the end

Taste is a lot different from the smell. The peppers are the most dominant, with a more submissive coffee and chocolate in the back. There's a bit of vanilla on the finish, alcohol hidden well

Feel is pretty heavy, alcohol is masked. The peppers may be strong but there's not much spice in the feel. Sipper for sure

Overall the spices in this don't compliment the beer as well as Bomb! does. It's not a bad experiment, but it's obvious the base beer doesn't cater to the adjuncts as well. I sat on this bottle for a year, I think it would have been better fresh (862 characters)

Photo of HopHunter19
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good beer but I like bomb better. Lots of heat from the peppers on this one, more so than bomb. the rest of the smell and taste is chocolate / coffee / roasted malt. (165 characters)

Photo of ARoman
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a warm vanilla and dark chocolate with late notes of nuts and cherry, that later, turns to caramel and nuts. The beer is just short of opaque with a dark, rich burnt brown hue and tan dense soap head that has a low retention and light, runny lace. The taste is a high / medium high, chocolate bittersweet. It’s chewy and syrupy with a dense fuzz and full body with notes of dark chocolate, bourbon caramel and vanilla, just a slight alcohol heat, and wood. It finishes smokey with a cherry zip. The sticky aftertaste is smokey and slightly dry with chocolate, caramel, nuts, and a malt character that's long and strong (664 characters)

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap as a guest draft at Jester King. 4 oz pour. Black with almost no head. Average coffee and chocolate on the nose. Unfortunately this beer loses me at taste. The bitterness from Even More Jesus dominates to the point where I don't really get much chili pepper or heat which I was looking for. Understand many like this bitterness from EMJ; just not my favorite. (372 characters)

Photo of mschantz
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from 12 oz bottle poured into snifter glass. Pours an opaque midnight black with a 1/2 inch of tight foam. Nose is dominated by cacao and coffee, booze is present but not overpowering. Taste reminds me of the "special" fudge my aunt brought to family gatherings. (273 characters)

Photo of SebD
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle.

Appearance: It has a beautiful thick jet black color to it. It has a nice creamy tan head that dies down slowly and leaves light lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of coffee, roasted malts, loads of sweet chocolate, some vanilla and light chilies. Smells great. Very similar to Bomb!

Taste: Like the aromas, it has loads of sweet chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, light vanilla beans and a very faint heat from the chilies at the end.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-med carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. I never would of thought this beer was 13%.

Serving type: bottle (712 characters)

Photo of Justin8mypants
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a dark brown head

Aromas of chocolate, vanilla slight coffee but the chocolate really comes through

Flavors of coffee, chocolate ,vanilla, toasted marshmallow, molasses some spicy notes like cinnamon or nutmeg ( possibly from the chills?) I am not getting any chili heat like I do from Bomb. Alcohol is pretty well hidden for a 13% brew,

Mouthfeel is perfect for the style.

Overall a pretty amazing beer. Similar to Bomb, some more chili heat would be nice. I don't remember getting a toasted marshmallow flavor in regular Bomb, and I really love that in this beer. (593 characters)

Photo of yourefragile
3.36/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Green wax, 12 oz bottle, gifted from a friend.

Pours an opaque black with an initially large mocha head that semi-quickly fades to a thin ring. Adjunct heavy nose of coffee, light vanilla, green pepper, cocoa and booze. Mocha coffee and green pepper vegetable spice dominate the flavor with a hint of a smoother rich vanilla and mocha sweet stout underneath. Body is medium thick, slightly heavy carbonation and a thin finish. The green pepper spice and coffee isn't working for me in the flavor and this lacks the depth of the base stout of Hunahpu or even Mexican Cake (which isn't exactly a world beater). (613 characters)

Photo of humuloner22
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked this one up on a trade. Since I finished with Evil Twin last night I thought I would pick back up with them tonight in a different way and also enjoy one of my new favorite breweries Prairie.

Appearance: Dark black as night pour. Head is pretty large and caramel in color with a fairly aggressive pour. Although it dissipates pretty quickly after it sits for a few between sips.

Aroma: Chocolate and coffee immediately hits you. Earthy notes also come forward. I do not detect the vanilla quite as much as I would have expected based upon the advertisement on the bottle. It is very robust in the malty category as well.

Taste: Chocolate, malts, coffee and earthy chili peppers (which reminds me a lot of Bomb, and for good reason!) At first I did not detect the heat from the chili's but I did get the terroir that comes from the peppers themselves. Almost like you can taste the earth from which they were grown in this and is why I love Bomb so much. Anyway, after you drink it and let it sit on your tongue for a few minutes you get some heat on the back of the tongue and the throat. My only complaint if any is it is not as viscous as you would expect a beer of this nature to be, otherwise its very solid!

Overall: Yet another great beer from Prairie and even better than the other beers I have had from Evil Twin. Who should receive the accolades? I would place my bets on Prairie. I have not had Even More Jesus, so I cannot compare in that respect. Should I down the road obtain an EMJ I will revisit this one because I have another! (1,556 characters)

Photo of maximum12
3.38/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to hefman for knocking this off my wants, as I continue to search for a Prairie beer that lives up to their advance billing. 12 oz. bottle sipped before a nice Monday off.

The pour is black with a rich head that’s big for a large-bore brew. Most of the ingredients on the label show up in the nose too: very sweet malts, mild roast, touch of vanilla. No heat. Not bad, but pretty quiet given the promotional airs.

Bible Belt is like a small-beer version of Hunahpu’s. Starts off with deep, dark, sweet malts that are piled on one another like so many returnable cases, which is the best part of the beer. The advertised coffee & vanilla are faint enough to be undetectable without speciliazed scientific instruments. Chiles appear & save the beer from over-simplicity, but they’re less a taste than a back-of-the-throat warmth that builds & spreads groin-ward. 100% smooth, with zero alcohol presence at all. I’m enjoying drinking this, but feel like a bout of acid-reflux around 3AM is a distinct possibility.

For all the alcohol, malts, and adjuncts poured into this beer, it’s more Kylie Minogue than Bad Religion. Pretty good stuff. (1,159 characters)

Photo of riTLce
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz into a tulip glass

A: Pitch black, with one finger of coffee hued head that slowly dissipates.

S: Huge coffee, bitter chocolate and cacao nibs up front, with some vanilla. At the end of the whiff I detect a faint spiciness, cayenne almost.

T: Roasty chocolate bitterness, raw vanilla bean, slightly tart finish with a lingering roastiness that lingers on the middle of the tongue.

M: Lighter than I would have expected, not too much body behind the flavor and color as first expected. The slightly tart, more crisp and thin than sweet and thick.

O: Very good beer, with a nice flavor profile that is easy drinking. Would snag this guy again if I ever saw it. (687 characters)

Photo of stakem
3.67/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. The brew appears black in color with a dark mocha brown head. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass.

The nose smells earthy and roasty with char, tobacco and mild citrus. A bit of herbal to vegetative component and more chocolate emerges as it warms up.

The taste is bitter cocoa with herbal hops and a bit of vegetative feel. Some char, roast, tobacco almost acrid with anise into the aftertaste.

This is medium bodied with modest carbonation. Its not a bad beer by any stretch but honestly it sounds better on paper than it actually smells/tastes. (584 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.06/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is black with a decent amount of mocha colored head and a few larger bubbles. Nose has a light spice to it, roasted malt, a bit of a green vegital note, cold coffee, faint dark chocolate in back with a hint of a metallic note. Taste is harsh, really green, a strong coffee note, moderate to heavy roast, lightly acrid, hints of milk chocolate and some bitter dry chocolate with a touch of a metallic twang. A fair to light spice through the finish. Full bodied, oily back palate, soft carb. (496 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
3.12/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours thick dark black with a medium creamy brown head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is lactic chocolate and vanilla, roast, black licorice and a little spice.

The flavor has a lot going on - sweet lactic chocolate and vanilla, chilies, and coffee with some alcoholic and spice heat in the finish along with a lot of roast bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, interesting but too much going on that's not well mixed - sweet chocolate and vanilla, bitter roast, alcohol, coffee and chili spice. (573 characters)

Photo of ThePaleRider
3.43/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice looking pour. Thick chocolate head that disappears very quickly.

Lots of smoke on the nose. Bakers chocolate, muted grains, not at all what I was expecting.

Taste is very stale. Lots of licorice and smoke, maybe a little dark chocolate on the back end. Not detecting any of the flavors listed on the bottle. Would much rather have regular bomb. (356 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by mendvicdog. Thanks Pat!

Near black body with a thin, beige collar. Aromas of chocolate, oak, bourbon, vanilla, assorted spice. Perhaps notes of cinnamon and peppers. Delicious beer. Prevalent cocoa and baker's chocolate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Delicious. (294 characters)

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Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt from Prairie Artisan Ales
95 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.