Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Prairie Artisan Ales
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4.31/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 355 ml bottle into a snifter.
A-The beer pours heavily with little carbonation and just a thin, short-lived head of dark brown foam. After the head quickly fades, a thin collar hangs around and a shimmering black liquid is revealed underneath. I get a stray bit of lacing on the glass.
S-The aroma is the high-point for me. Like Bomb!, this beer is a layered experience with smooth coffee, carob and cacao, nice roasty malts, and a bit of spice that goes from just a tickle in my nostrils to outright hot (for a beer, anyway) as the beer gets to room temperature. There is less vanilla than I would expect, but a creamy undertone reminds you it is in there.
T-The taste packs the vanilla, along with the nutty carob flavors up front. The mid-palate has a bit of fruity sweetness that reminds me of black licorice candy, as well as some drip coffee with a medium roasted bitterness. The heat comes towards the finish and, like a spicy Mexican dish, builds slowly on the back of my tongue. The hops hold there own here, with a green/leafy bit of bitterness wrapped in there.
M-The heft is medium with mellow carbonation that rolls on the palate, but never gets creamy or assertive. The brew leaves a coating feeling.
O-This beer, like Bomb!, is wonderful in its layering of succinct flavor profiles. I can only dream that every high-powered, aged-on-whatever stout had this sort character. I'm glad I have another bottle of this beer, and I have to say that Prairie has another winner. This is also my favorite thing to come out of Evil Twin (so far). That being said, I did not like this beer as much as Bomb!, which felt smoother and more well-built than this.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 03:35:57 | More by spoony
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United Kingdom (Wales)
3.36/5 rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours very little tan head. Color is a dark caramel brown.
Flavor profile: Rich dark chocolate. Caramel malts. Molasses and raisins. Dark fruits. Some oak and bourbon flavors. The chili peppers are kind of muted here. The vanilla does show, however. Tons of roasted and burnt alts.
Mouthfeel: Roasted/burnt. Full bodied. Low to medium carbonation. Ends dry.
Overall, I wasn't that impressed with this one. It was too burnt for me. Barrel flavors didn't show very much either.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 22:59:30 | More by mothman
Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt from Prairie Artisan Ales
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