Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Prairie Artisan Ales
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4.45/5 rDev +2.5%
Pours an opaque black with a foamy super dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee bean, and vanilla bean aromas. Taste is much the same with chocolate syrup and coffee bean flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and a slight amount of chile heat on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with lots of rich and complex aromas and flavors that make this one a treat to drink.
04-14-2014 06:29:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.6/5 rDev +6%
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.
04-07-2014 16:55:20 | More by BEERchitect
4.49/5 rDev +3.5%
Pours like a the bottom of a 5 gallon drum of oil, plenty of caramel/brown head. Stellar lacing & head retention
S: Coffee, dark chocolate, carob
T: Big time red chilles, dark chocolate, a little bit of mocha up front, some vanilla too. Dryness, vanilla, chilles & caramel as this warms, plus, chocolate. Finishes dry, warming, with assertive pepper spice & a little coffee
MF: Chewy, but there is still plenty of carbonation, seems to all work well together.
Not one to take lightly. easily the most complex/ small sip/share with a friend beer Prairie has out there IMHO. Next time I see this I will buy much more! Coffee, chilles, & chocolate, done right! One more bottle left. I guess I will age this. Hard to do so; drinking great now...
03-30-2014 05:10:23 | More by russpowell
4.31/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
05-21-2014 01:41:18 | More by jlindros
4.26/5 rDev -1.8%
this is supposedly even more jesus spiced like bomb. i get a lot less chili, and a bit less cocoa out of it, and i think the base stout is somewhat inferior to the original bomb, but this is enormously awesome beer just the same, and maybe a little more available out here in colorado. dark dark brown syrupy pour with just a frothing thee quarters inch of dark tan head, solid retention, but a mellow looking beer overall. thick, it sticks to the glass in sticky tails every time it moves. the nose is milk chocolate and booze, with some mild chili heat and a rather intense vanilla component. the base beer just isnt as big, or not as well rounded i should say, as the bomb, which i think serves as a most perfect launching pad for these multifaceted flavors. i want more chili here, and i want even more body. this is viscous, dont get me wrong, but it somehow lacks the vitality and the decadence of bomb, its just a bit flatter in overall presentation. complex sure, delicoius, hell yeah, but it just isnt as memorable or distinct. something about the yeast maybe, i dont know. worth the price though, and worth finding, its a great beer, especially if you have never had a bomb.
05-07-2014 18:05:26 | More by StonedTrippin
3.55/5 rDev -18.2%
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.
05-17-2014 01:05:38 | More by Rifugium
4.28/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
06-11-2014 21:14:53 | More by mdfb79
Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt from Prairie Artisan Ales
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