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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Huge Imperial Stout based on Evil Twin Brewings Even More Jesus spiced like Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb with coffee, vanilla, chilies and cacao nibs.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-17-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 186 | Ratings: 1,755
Photo of barczar
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage. Aroma is rich with tar, espresso, roast malt, dark chocolate, caramel and vanilla sweetness, and a hint of chili.

Flavor is pepper dominant, not spicy, with a rich undertone of dark chocolate and roast malt that carries into the roasty/coffee lightly bitter finish. Dark fruit notes emerge as it warms, but it becomes a lot more chocolate-centric. Very much a dessert beer, at that point, though there's still a bit of char and harsh bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip. The date is unreadable, but it's probably two years old. It pours jet black with a 1/2 fingers, dark brown, quickly dissipating head. There is no lacing. The smell is coffee and bitter chocolate. I'm not getting a lot of others flavors. The mouthfeel is smooth and lightly carbonated. The taste is a bit strange. Very strong coffee and very bitter chocolate, but not a lot else. May have oxidized some. After reading some of the initial reviews, I'm not sure this has held up very well. Overall it's still drinkable and enjoyable, but it's not world class. But I have three more to try.

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From 2014. Ive had this beer several times on draft & in the bottle, but this aged one does not seem to have done so well. Picking up some bitterness and flavors are less noticeable.

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Photo of aleigator
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful black color, together with a small, bubbly head, creating a small film at the rim of the glass after collapsing.

Offers a nose with a pleasant complexity to it, at the first glance it's almost like putting your nose into a glass of grassy jalapeños, wrapped up by toffee and bakers chocolate. Slowly a milk chocolate sweetness among flowery vanilla gets recognizable on the palate, accentuated by a rustic roast quality.

Has a soft mouthfeel, due to its bitter-chocolate creaminess, and its lower carbonation, while producing a warm bite during the finish, resulting entirely from the profound chilies.

Tastes of sugar coated halapeño peppers, dipped into heated milk chocolate, which then get accompanied by an uneven duo of utmost sweet toffee and burned chocolate malts. A pleasant, warmth supported cinnamon quality joins into the mix, backed up by a faint vanilla rock sugar note. Finishes quite hot with a halapeño defined heat, getting more and more entangled into the creamy chocolate smoothness of the beer, with a tongue tingling peak cutting through.

Relying a bit too heavily on the chilies, this showcases a bold, almost extreme beer, which you only can enjoy in small, slow sips as for its peppery heat tackling the tastebuds. Apart from that, its roasty, caramel covered milk chocolate body unfolds a rich range of flavors, taming the chilies for the most time, creating an enjoyable struggle between roasty, sweet and hot flavors.

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Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.67/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 2014. Oils like used motor oil. Smells like dark chocolate, vanilla, leather, roasted malts. Carbonation rolls around the mouth. Taste of licorice, cold pressed coffee, burnt sugar from a creme brûlée, a little too bitter than I would prefer, dark chocolate, not boozie, lime soda, I get a little chile after I've had several sis. Unbalanced.

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Photo of OmahaKF
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Smell is medium roast coffee and creamy bittersweet chocolate (this combination overpowers other aromas). Taste mirrors the smell with prominent milk chocolate-like sweetness and a little bit of heat on the finish. It has that characteristic bitterness that I've found in Evil Twin stouts. I thought I might have held on to this for too long (~1.5 years), but it's held up well. Any kind of heat has dissipated, and it stands up well to other Prairie or Evil Twin stouts.

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Photo of stevoj
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at Boise’s 2014 Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating. This one stood out from the 28 samples that night.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Found some bottles of this at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam and I couldn't pass up the chance to try it out. Had been on my wants list for a while and I've been impressed with Evil Twin and Prarie so far.

From a bottle into a snifter
Imperial stout with coffee, vanilla, chilies and cacao nibs

APPEARANCE: Pours clear black and yields a one finger, medium looking, creamy tan head with decent retention. Black body with no real carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a half wisp and ring. Just a ring remains and leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Huge nose on this one. Lots of chilies, vanilla, sweet cream, cacao, coffee, milk chocolate, caramel and butterscotch all over the place. Lots of complexity and very bold. Well balanced profile. Great.

TASTE: Roasted malts and chili peppers up front with cacao nibs, coffee and sweet vanilla cream at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish of bitter coffee and milk chocolate, sweet vanilla cream, toffee, cocoa powder and a touch of heat from the chilies, which is very well measured. Plenty of complexity and well put together.

PALATE: Medium body and slightly higher levels of carbonation. Prickly on the palate, goes down okay with a scratch and burn at the swallow, finishing sticky. Lots of heat lingers.

OVERALL: The nose and flavor on this one are awesome. This has all the right adjuncts in all the right places. Definitely as good as any others in this department. However, the feel is too light, carbonated and prickly, which stops it from being the world class creation it wants to be. A smoother feel and this would be insane. As of now it's good, but not quite great.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a deep inky black color with no head. A few bubbles made a brief appearance around the collar, but this is surprisingly flat.
S: A rich and potent nose, but the chilies stand out and have a roasted chipotle smell. Chocolate is rich and heavy, and provides the base for the rest of the smell. The chilies evidently overpower the vanilla as it does not stand out to me. Coffee faintly noticeable and added a mocha quality to the nose.
T: The vanilla is noticeable this time and lingers in the finish. The roasted flavors of chilies hit first, but the overall flavor is chocolate-forward. The finish has a solid bitter punch of dark chocolate and bitter black coffee, and the aftertaste has smooth and lingering melted chocolate quality.
M: Thick body, chewy and heavy mouth, very low carbonation which is forgivable in a beer this heavy. Bitterness is potent, but the alcohol is hidden extremely well.
O: Decadent and rich, this was an excellent sipper. Not my favorite double digit stout, but this had few flaws.

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Photo of mabermud
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 Bottle

Look: Pitch brown body. Minimal mocha body. Lacking in legging and lace.
Smell: Cacao and sweeter bakers chocolate. Darker malts. Hot chocolate that is cold. Faded spicy aromas, vanilla, and coffee.
Taste: Everything in the smell is definitely included in the taste. The front end is spicy with accompanying malts, easy chocolate, vanilla, and barely noticeable coffee. The chilies also have a bite toward the finish.
Feel: Fuller body. Lower level of carbonation.

Overall - Nice alcohol kick that is not noticeable in the aroma or taste. Similar to Bomb, but different.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355ml bottle bought from

Poured deep inky black - nothing gets through even when held up to the light. Barely any head - what there is pours a murky brown colour and this fades quickly... no lacing at all...

Aroma - Lots going on here... lots of charred malts, dark bitter chocolate, liquorice, cocoa, some spice, black pepper, quite sweet smelling - lots of black treacle and muscovado sugar, vanilla, cigar smokiness, caramel, alcohol soaked fruit (blackcurrants, dates, raisins, prunes), light soy sauce...

Taste - Strong espresso, vanilla, dark chocolate, aniseed, faint heat from the chilli in the background, faint trace of cinnamon, sweet molasses, dried dark fruits (raisins, currents and prunes), earthy notes, warming alcohol

Body is a little thinner than i was expecting - i would have preferred something a bit more chewy... alcohol is noticeable which brings down the drink-ability

Overall - A very good stout although maybe didn't quite live up to what i'd read about it... certainly worth a try though

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Photo of justinp444
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass it has a 2 inch thick slight orange beige head with a black body. Smell of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, chili, and some spice. Taste is nice and smooth with a big fresh chili flavor, big chocolate, some coffee, light vanilla, and a fine roasted malt. It has a great full spicy mouth feel with a smooth full finished body. Not as good as bomb for me, it has a bigger (and fresher) chili flavor and a nice smooth drinkable mouth feel but it is not as balanced (coffee/vanilla flavors are muted out), has less of a nose, and the overall chili flavor is too much like fresh eating chilies with my stout which is more off-putting then complementary. More of a novelty than BOMB! which I could drink everyday.

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Photo of crosenkrantz
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There is a spiciness in the background that after some sips starts dominating everything. It is interesting for its weirdness, but ultimately pointless.

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Photo of Ryancthomas7
3.72/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a Lost Abbey tegu glass.

I love Prairie BOMB!, so I had very high hopes for this beer. I think I am fairly disappointed because I sat on it too long and some of the adjuncts have faded. Wish I could have tired this fresh. Not bad at all, but definitely not what I thought it would be.

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Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
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!

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.42/5  rDev +3%
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...

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Photo of Myotus
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!"

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Photo of Eachristman
4.12/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
5/5  rDev +16.6%
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.


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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.84/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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Photo of One1Asterisk
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
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!

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Photo of HipCzech
4.12/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of lordofstarside
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
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

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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