Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
3.98/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4
APP- Pitch black with an almost rust-colored head, no legs, no lace, fair retention, opaque.
AROMA- peaberry coffee, bitter dark chocolate, molasses, fig pit, extremely faint herbal hop, hint of perique tobacco, - and this is all with a sinus infection... overall very subtle and smooth, not very intense, but extraordinarily cohesive
FLAVOR- Wow. Nicely stacked flavors. medium-high dark molasses sweetness coats the palate first before morphing into roasted coffee and then turning charrded then smoky. I get a hint of fresh green chili skin riding a higher alcohol, moments of dried cherry and anise manage to poke through, odd salmieak character, no discernible hop character or bitterness, no real off-flavors. Gets oddly floral with wartmth. Also picking up some olive notes (not good).
MF- Extremely syrupy. Literally makes my lips stick together. Made velvety by medium-low carbonation. Lots of heat, hits sinuses, unclear if it is from alcohol or chili, but burns either way. Still, does not linger unpleasantly on the palate and avoids paint-thinner / gag gum territory.
OVERALL - Not the most elegant or complex thing I've ever had, but very interesting and unique combo of flavors and sensations. Certainly worth revisiting, does live up to the hype, is far and away the best chili beer I've ever had, and has surprising verve for a 13 percent chili beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2014 07:32:23 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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4.19/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottle courtesy of kantrauch on RB. Pours the deep, rich black with semi-fluffy mocha colored head that had some decent staying power. Head fades into thick collar, and heavy wisps. Aroma is mostly coffee and dark chocolate, with some cinnamon and a slight hint of vanilla peeking through as well. Taste is the chocolate up front, the chile right behind that, the coffee comes in after the chile heat fades and then the coffee fades back into the chile heat. I do not taste the vanilla. I also get a touch of smoked woodiness in the aftertaste. Body is lacking quite a bit IMHO. I like my stouts to have a huge, thick mouthfeel and this is a medium body, but has the nice low carbonation I enjoy in stouts. I enjoyed this beer very much; the aroma was enticing and hinted at what you could expect from the taste, without giving too much away.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 03:04:29 | More by mverity
Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt from Prairie Artisan Ales
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