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Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Prairie Artisan Ales

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1,670 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,670
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 200
Gots: 450 | FT: 75
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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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Ratings: 1,670 | Reviews: 176
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Photo of cbutova
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%

Second time having this one. Reviewed at Big Meadow Campground, Shenandoah National Park, VA. Full notes taken.

A- Stubby bottle is poured into a goblet with a thick, midnight black body. The head is dark and brown like cocoa with a frothy semi-thick consistency. Pretty good retention and a medium thick ring deposits spotty and webbed lace.

S- Strong coffee and chocolate and you can tell that it comes from both the malts and adjunct ingredients. Deeply roasted grains, caramel and some green chiles coming to mind. Rich.

T- The peppers pick up strength here and become one of the prominent elements of the brew with flavor but not a lot of heat. Cocoa nibs, vanilla and coffee are moderately strong and combine to be a dessert like force. Roast grains provide many flavors of their own that overlap with the adjuncts but they act to hold thr flavors together as a base.

MF- Thick but not overly so with a chewy creaminess and silky smooth texture. Carbonation right down the middle at a medium level allowing the decadent flavors to come out. Roast finish with just a hint of pepper heat.

Hmm, this is a tough one to review. In a way I really like the chiles but they might add just a bit too much flavor and are distracting to the very nice cocoa and vanilla decadence beneath. Personally I think its quite nice.

Photo of mverity
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So here it is, my 600th review. Wow. Seems like a lot of time spent on beer (and it is), but I wouldn’t have it any other way. And to celebrate, here’s a collaboration between two recent favorites: Evil Twin and Prairie. Cheers.

Batch 1, green wax/plastic over the cap.

A: Black and thick, pouring like motor oil from the bottle. A menacingly dark, mocha head covers the top of the body with a layer of perfectly flat cream, but only for the first few moments after the pour; soon after, it falls under its own weight, leaving a raised ring on the outside of the glass and some wet, sandy lacing above. Looks absolutely diabolical.

S: Spectacular. Cocoa and coffee come blazing out of the glass with a beautiful gourmet aroma – not sweet or candy-like, but earthy and grounded – along with the equally gorgeous nuances of chili powder, peat, flint, brandy, and black strap molasses. Just about as inviting as a stout nose can be.

T: What a beer. Each sip is a mouthful of fudgy brownie batter, roasted pecan, chocolate-covered espresso bean, vanilla...I could drink this all day. The palate is expansive and densely-packed, sure, but the balance is uncanny: its chocolaty sweetness is subdued under a slow-burning dryness, a bitter smoke and prickly, hoppy pine that condenses to take over the back end of the palate. Scattered throughout are bits of added complexity, as well: notes of old oak, blackberry preserves, maple, and chili pepper. Smoky, slightly dry and chalky aftertaste, a testament to the thick roasted malts.

M: Wonderfully milky, but with an interesting heat from the chilies; it warms on the way down with alcohol and that subtle fieriness. Mild carbonation starts to bubble up toward the end, but on the whole, this beer remains full-bodied and rich.

O: A treat for any beer drinker. Just beautiful. I think I’d take this over Prairie Bomb, since this one has a denser, more satisfying texture. Truly world-class, as are both of these breweries – I’m very glad to have this as a milestone review. Here’s to 600 more as satisfying as this!

Photo of jlindros
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to and I think split with rudzud.

Super dark fluffy head fades very quickly, light lacing, super dark dark inky black color, inky long legs.

Nose is great, very nutty, dark choc and little cocoa, big vanilla, nice chilli, ancho like, little roasty dark malt, pretty nice.

Taste little sweetness, mild molasses, dark malts with little cocoa and dark choc, nice ancho chilis, hint of booze, inky dark malts, nice creamy malts, etc. Gets fairly hot, nice peppery note, inky dark and bitter tannic malts, not as good as original bomb. Finish is sticky syrupy bitter tannic notes, little pepper, etc.

Mouth is med to heavier bod, little creamy, nice carb, little hot booze and pepper heat.

Overall seems to be missing just a bit. Nice ancho chili heat, decent dark malts, pretty tasty, but just seems like it's missing that extra umph. Could be that my taste buds were starting to get overwhelmed at this point too. Not sure.

Photo of Rifugium
3.56/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Prairie "smoking catfish" stem glass, cellar temperature.

Black in color, maybe a little dark brown around the edges, with a conservative pour still giving a full two fingers of chocolate-brown head, which soon settled to a thick ring and dabbed the glass with lace. Perhaps unexpected for such a high ABV beer, but nothing wrong with that. In the nose, chocolate and roasted dark malts, somewhat grainy, notes of char and coffee grounds. Didn't get any vanilla or pepper in the aroma. Taste was decent, cocoa powder and dark malt roastiness, coffee and cream, slightly astringent, with a hint of pepper spice in the finish. From reading other reviews, this seems like a very inconsistent beer. Mouthfeel was medium bordering on full, pretty slick, and actually not too boozy for a 13% brew, but the effects were definitely felt soon after. Pretty good overall. Much better than Bomb anyway.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With the firm and chocolaty underpinnings of Evil Twin's Even More Jesus and the decoration of spice from Prairie Bomb, this collaboration ale seduces the taste buds with notions of spice cake and brownies as a "come to Jesus" meeting occurs with the palate and the soul

Similar to the "Bomb", the beer is jet-black. A light cocoa-like haze give impressions of density that's pushed higher by its sheer darkness. That density continues as its head billows with a marshmallowy visual texture and folds back into its dark abyss under its own voluminous weight. Its light carbonation forbade any meaningful lace- preferring rich port and brandy appearances to that of stout.

Smoothly roasty and chocolaty in aroma, the beer is full of espresso, heavy toast, molasses and walnuts. Umami and cake like scents stem into the sherry savory character to support the chocolate and coffee. Charred fruit, campfire, light pepper and a twinge of bourbon, vanilla and oak rounds out the nose as the first sip arrives.

Mouth coating with the roasted bitter taste of espresso, cocoa, toasted walnut and deep molasses- all round into a lush fudgy taste and texture. Its brownie-type cake sweetness is supportive and savory. The middle palate introduces a a glimpse into bourbon-soaked cherries, blackcurrant, raisins and a pep of aniseed become carry the taste into a finish of capsacin and alcohol spice.

Its full body is silky, creamy and bready-sweet. Is deeply embedded carbonation provides a marhmallowy texture as well as the sweetness wraps around the tongue and is slow to release. Its long and lingering sweetness rewards the taste buds far after the sip has finished, leaving flavors of chocolate covered espresso beans and light pepper trekking onward.

Similar to Bomb, Bible Belt is a deeper, sweeter and more brownie-like taste that's not as arid as the Bomb. Those Even More Jesus attributes support the spices to near perfection.

Photo of Premo88
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass
(4/1/14 printed on bottle ... I think ... a bit smudged)

L: motor-oil out of the bottle ... thick and black, light does not pass through; brown head of foam not too deep (1/4 inch); brown sandy sediment settles at the bottom

S: dark coffee ... coffee and coffee; burnt malt/burnt hops/burnt something ... it's a char-fest, very roasted; cinnamon; plenty sweet; in fact, as it warms it's all vanilla ... vanilla shake or vanilla ice cream

T: salty chocolate ... coffee; can't taste the alcohol as much as you can feel the burn; plenty of burnt malt with some of the bitterness coming from hops (?) ... it's got some bitter to it; not as sweet as the nose but the balance of bitter/sweet is still good

F: weighty but not overly syrupy with just enough carbonation to help you drink it; burn from the alcohol is always present

O: classic everything for a big stout: loads of coffee, huge bitter presence smoothed out by huge malt presence, sweet nose, some vanilla softness and so much alcohol you automatically settle in to sipping mode. i love it.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz brown bottle purchased from Ales Unlimited in San Francisco.

Uncaps without a sound, worryingly. However, it seems my fears of uncarbonation are unfounded, as it pours with a lovely creamy head of pale golden-toned brown, above a thoroughly rich body that looks a bit like melted high-cacao chocolate. Lacing forms solidly as well—relying on both the foam and the weight of the beer to sustain it. It looks pretty magnificent.

And... holy crap. That nose. That. Nose. Wow. Let me just collect myself a little bit here. This is amazing stuff: huge, powerful, rich, supple, complex and potent. Big robust coffee characters puncture everything ripping through characters of chocolate, deep malt, raw cacao, mole and anise. Entwined with this is a crisp capsicum potency: the chilli provides a crispness to the aroma that works with the fresh, fruity coffee tones. This is phenomenal stuff—I hope they know they've created surely one of the best-smelling beers in the world.

Taste is also excellent. Smooth and supple throughout, driven by beautiful layers of cacao-rich chocolate providing a bittersweet base. Spicy aromatics lift the palate and complicate it (in the best possible way), while the coffee lingers towards the back giving a zesty bitterness laced with earthy gravitas. Wow, there is so much going on here. This is unbelievably good stuff.

Feel is perfect—just perfect. I can't believe I was worried about a lack of carbonation. There's such a richness to the feel, lightened both by the subtle spice and the mild creaminess of the carb. Wonderful stuff.

Just, wow. I'm speechless. It's rare that so good a beer comes along, especially when I'm not expecting it, like with this one. I mean, Evil Twin's Even More Jesus is good, and I've really enjoyed Prairie's other beers—but when your strong line is new-world farmhouse ales, I just did not expect such a phenomenal imperial stout to come out of the stable. I'm humbled and awestruck.

Photo of mdfb79
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 06/10/14 notes. Big thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing this one. Tried this right before Pirate Bomb. Liked both of them better than Prairie Bomb. 12-ish oz. bottle into a taster glass.

a - Pours a vicious jet black color with one inch of dark tan head and low carbonation evident. Looks great.

s - Smells of dark chocolate , roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, coffee grinds, caramel malts, toasted malts, milk chocolate, burnt malts, toffee, oak, and cream. Awesome nose; super complex, not a lot of peppers which I like, and it works really well together. Love the nose.

t - Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, oak, burnt malts, bitter anise, coffee, toasted malts, and light chili peppers. More pepper as it warms and more coffee than the nose. Little more bitter than expecting, step down from the nose but very good.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. No alcohol heat or heat from the peppers. Little thicker body and a little more carbonation and this would be perfect.

o - Overall I thought this was a really great, and I definitely liked it better than their Prairie Bomb. More coffee and less heat and spicy peppers than Prairie Bomb, so I found this more drinkable, and allowed the coffee and vanilla to shine through more. I ended up liking Pirate Bomb a little more than this but you can't go wrong with either. Would love to have it again.

Photo of McStagger
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%

From notes.

A: Pours just an absolute black. Motor oil. Mocha head with excellent lacing. Retention is pretty minimal. Carbonation impossible to discern.

S: Cinnamon, spice, vanilla, some chipotle. Pretty much what the bottle says. Smells wonderful.

T: Very rich and very complex. Pepper heat at the tip of the tongue. This trends to a very rich and bitter espresso explosion. Huge amounts of chocolate are present before the pepper heat takes over again.

M: Thick and chewy, this beer feels every bit of the 13% abv. However, the alcohol heat was surprisingly lacking, or possibly masked by the peppers.

O: Incredible. While I still prefer the Bomb! by a small margin, this beer is amazing in it's own right.

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Photo of Beaver13
3.12/5  rDev -27.9%
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.

Photo of Swongler
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow this is good. A lot of people are saying that Bomb! is better, but I think this is just as good with only some slight, minor differences.

A - Darkest of browns, but not quite black. Pillow-y sout-y brown-cream head. Some lacing, okay legs. Looks like I want to chew on it.

S - Good god. This is easily a 5. I get 0 hint of metal or overly-tart fruit. I DO get plenty of chocolate, sugary coffee, ...more chocolate. Definitely a good amount of vanilla in it. What a balanced smell - nothing overpowers but all the elements smell great.

T - My mind was just as blown as it was with Bomb!. A lot of the same characteristics: chocolate, coffee, hint of spice, 0 mineral or metal taste. A little more mild on the spice, and slightly sweeter than I remembered Bomb! to be.

M - Just the right amount of carbonation. Drinks VERY smoothly for a beer with 13% ABV. Slightly viscous, but nothing like Ten Fidy or Uncle Jacob's. I could drink this all day.

O - I would drink this all day, but I would be left very drunk. Right up there with bomb. I would say tied, only a slight variation with the base beer being Even More Jesus from Evil Twin (one of my other favorite beers). Get this. If you see it in your local shop, buy it, try it, love it, then get some more.

Photo of riTLce
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Photo of frenchblood21
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into Hoppin Frog goblet. Date of review is 7/9/14. Just as a disclaimer, I have reviewed Bomb! and gave it almost a perfect score, so it will be hard to beat.

Appearance- Literally the blackest black can get. A one finger dark tan head that sticks around for a while. Just like a stout should look.

Smell- Vanilla and chile peppers burst onto the scene right away. Then, I do get the chocolate and coffee in that order.

Taste- Wow! The taste is the exact opposite of the nose. I get coffee instantly. Then I taste chocolate, peppers and vanilla in that order. The vanilla is taking a backseat to the more dominant flavors.

Mouthfeel- I absolutely love beers with peppers that make your mouth and throat all tingly. This beer is thick, luxurious and, quite frankly, a real joy to drink.

Overall- While this beer fell just short of the perfection that is Bomb!, it is still a outstanding offering. I doubt I will seek it out in a trade again. But that does not mean it isn't just fantastic.

Photo of Justin8mypants
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of chinchill
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz undated bottle prchased at Central Market (San Antonio) 2 days ago.

A - Pitch black; creamy brown head with great retention.

Aroma: Moderate-strong vanilla-coffee aroma with chocolate.

Flavor: rich and strong flavor of expresso, vanilla and cocoa nibs over dark roasted malts. Some (too much) char in the finish and aftertaste. Bittersweet balanced.

Feel: soft, medium-low carbonation; very smooth; mild heat from the chilies. Very full body as is apparent in the pour.

O: an excellent Imperial Stout rather similar to Westbrook's Mexican Cake. The later has a slightly better flavor wih more heat and much less char, but a less appealing feel.

Photo of 01001111
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Espresso and used motor oil with a small, espresso creama colored head that becomes but a ring around the edge of the glass.

S: Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, rich malts.

T: More bitter and boozy than the robust scent lets on. There's a bit of coffee, a touch of vanilla on the finish, and then a faint hint of the chillies in the after-heat.

M: Thick, syrupy, and hot.

O: The smell is amazing. Unfortunately, the taste doesn't quite deliver. If this wasn't so hot (alcohol, not chile) then the spices would probably shine through better.

Photo of RichardMNixon
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Spices aren't overwhelming, just a light accent. I prefer this level of spice to bomb or MC, but if you want it spicy this might disappoint.

Fortunately it's also a great stout underneath with a rich flavor and fantastically thick, oily mouthfeel, which I think is its strongest aspect. If you like your stout to drink like a milkshake, this one's for you. Solid beer all around.

Photo of Jackp_43
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Overall a great stout. Rich with dark chocolate and coffee flavors and a solid mouth feel. Smooth yet potent, I'm definitely a fan of this collab.

Photo of Roguer
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Big, firm, dark brown head (think: foamy chocolate) from a careful center pour. Retention is amazing. Brew is as dark black as any stout I've ever seen. Thick lacing clings all over the glass.

Big dark coffee notes hit first, with a peppery chile right behind. Vanilla, chocolate malt, roasted barley, and cacao follow, but the aroma is dominated by the chile and coffee.

Taste follows: big chile notes up front; incredibly smooth chocolate laced with vanilla; bitter, earthy, roasted barley; dark, black coffee dancing around the edges and bringing up the rear.

Smooth and silky mouthfeel; full, but not chewy. Long, lingering finish. Decent sting; no foaming.

This is almost the same beer as Bomb!, although I feel the chile pepper is more up front this time around, and the coffee plays more of a role. However, it's the same basic flavors throughout, and once again, they're brought out incredibly well.

Prairie does it again; this is a stout I can't put down, and I want more of it, every day.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 12oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1 finger rich mocha colored head with moderate retention. Beer is an opaque pitch black. Lacing is stringy and spotty with average stick. Solid.

Nose is very aromatic. Hints of cocoa, mocha, coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Delicious.

Opens chocolate, coffee and mocha. Some fudge, roasted malt, and more mocha in the middle with hints of vanilla bean, hazelnut and tobacco. A touch of peat and coffee towards the end. Sweet finish with a roasty sweet aftertaste. Nice.

Medium to full bodied with high carbonation. Rich but prickly in the mouth and goes down smooth with some bubbles. Messy finish with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Pretty good but a little overcarbed.

Really robust with great flavor but the carbonation is a bit off with this one. It could be a bit smoother. Still, the complexity is there and the flavors complement each other nicely.

Photo of riotontheroad
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like this better than BOMB!

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black. Not quite inky. Medium khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Peppers are strong. As is the cinnamon. A bit of graham cracker. Coffee.

Taste - Peppers are the most prominent. Much more vanilla. Coffee. Cinnamon lingers in the back end. Rich chocolate turns bitter and coffee-like in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Heavy spices. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not as good as Bomb, unfortunately. Pretty enjoyable, but it still doesn't compare.

Photo of F2brewers
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle served at 50F in a HF wine glass. Thanks to applepie22 for this.

A: Pitch black body with a thin 1.5" tan/beige head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing in the glass. Swirling does not revive more than a thin cover of head. Fine carbonation.

S: Coffee, vanilla, toffee, caramel and chocolate dominate. Wisps of chile pepper and roasted malt. No overt hop presence. Despite the high ABV, no hint of alcohol.

T: Rich dark chocolate up front followed by roasted coffee and warming chile heat on the back end. Roasted malt and spice (anise? vanilla?) underneath. Chocolate flavors linger with a slight (non hop) bitterness fading to a clean finish.

M: medium to heavy bodied. Low carbonation with a slickness that coats the mouth. Alcohol is well hidden. No lingering chile heat. Smooth, but I wish, perhaps a bit more creamy.

O: Complex, but well integrated. Many distinct flavors, but this works very well, IMO. Nuanced, but purposeful.

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Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt from Prairie Artisan Ales
96 out of 100 based on 1,670 ratings.