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

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

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Reviews: 179
Hads: 1,732
Avg: 4.3
pDev: 28.14%
Wants: 217
Gots: 451 | FT: 69
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews: 179 | Hads: 1,732
Photo of maximum12
3.38/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to hefman for knocking this off my wants, as I continue to search for a Prairie beer that lives up to their advance billing. 12 oz. bottle sipped before a nice Monday off.

The pour is black with a rich head that’s big for a large-bore brew. Most of the ingredients on the label show up in the nose too: very sweet malts, mild roast, touch of vanilla. No heat. Not bad, but pretty quiet given the promotional airs.

Bible Belt is like a small-beer version of Hunahpu’s. Starts off with deep, dark, sweet malts that are piled on one another like so many returnable cases, which is the best part of the beer. The advertised coffee & vanilla are faint enough to be undetectable without speciliazed scientific instruments. Chiles appear & save the beer from over-simplicity, but they’re less a taste than a back-of-the-throat warmth that builds & spreads groin-ward. 100% smooth, with zero alcohol presence at all. I’m enjoying drinking this, but feel like a bout of acid-reflux around 3AM is a distinct possibility.

For all the alcohol, malts, and adjuncts poured into this beer, it’s more Kylie Minogue than Bad Religion. Pretty good stuff.

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Photo of riTLce
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of stakem
3.67/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. The brew appears black in color with a dark mocha brown head. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass.

The nose smells earthy and roasty with char, tobacco and mild citrus. A bit of herbal to vegetative component and more chocolate emerges as it warms up.

The taste is bitter cocoa with herbal hops and a bit of vegetative feel. Some char, roast, tobacco almost acrid with anise into the aftertaste.

This is medium bodied with modest carbonation. Its not a bad beer by any stretch but honestly it sounds better on paper than it actually smells/tastes.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.06/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is black with a decent amount of mocha colored head and a few larger bubbles. Nose has a light spice to it, roasted malt, a bit of a green vegital note, cold coffee, faint dark chocolate in back with a hint of a metallic note. Taste is harsh, really green, a strong coffee note, moderate to heavy roast, lightly acrid, hints of milk chocolate and some bitter dry chocolate with a touch of a metallic twang. A fair to light spice through the finish. Full bodied, oily back palate, soft carb.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.12/5  rDev -27.4%
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.

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Photo of ThePaleRider
3.43/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice looking pour. Thick chocolate head that disappears very quickly.

Lots of smoke on the nose. Bakers chocolate, muted grains, not at all what I was expecting.

Taste is very stale. Lots of licorice and smoke, maybe a little dark chocolate on the back end. Not detecting any of the flavors listed on the bottle. Would much rather have regular bomb.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by mendvicdog. Thanks Pat!

Near black body with a thin, beige collar. Aromas of chocolate, oak, bourbon, vanilla, assorted spice. Perhaps notes of cinnamon and peppers. Delicious beer. Prevalent cocoa and baker's chocolate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Delicious.

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Photo of Severdali
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fresh, extremely smooth non bitter coffee notes, the cacao and vanilla also come through. This bottle is dessert, and the coffee is great. Not overly lush but smooth which I really enjoy.

EDIT: The chiles are perfectly mild, but still flavorful to me and came not with but after the coffee, which is so smooth and lush that it really evens out the heat.

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Photo of JohnG190
4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as pitch with a thick mocha head that dissipates quickly. Lots of chocolate and coffee on the nose with notes of vanilla, pepper, and a slight hint of alcohol, reminiscent of those chocolate liquors popular around the holidays. Bitterness from the rich roasted malts hit the tongue first followed by some slight pepper heat. Finishes slightly bitter and dry. This is one super smooth sipper that packs a wallop. A complex and extremely well crafted collaboration from two master stout brewers.

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Photo of Damian
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a snifter
Big thanks to Cynic-ale for including this as an extra in our trade.

Amazing bottle graphics. These Scandinavians really have a knack for creating ridiculously hip labels. As for the beer, it poured a slick and oily, near pitch black and was topped by a tight, frothy, one-finger tall, cappuccino colored crown. Streaky lacing stuck along the glass. The head eventually fell to a thick, foamy ring.

Espresso notes dominated in the aroma. Perhaps some coffee grounds as well. A dry, powdery yeast note was detectible initially, but it subsided as the head dropped. Lots of deep, dark, roasty malts. Bakers chocolate was noticeable. Hint of vanilla. Slightly sweet and somewhat mocha-like.

The flavor profile was really interesting as well, although perhaps a bit rougher around the edges. Dark malts and a caramel-y, brown sugar-like sweetness appeared on the front end. The roastiness kicked in mid-palate. Loads of bitter espresso. Cocoa nibs were detectible. Some chili heat was noticeable on the back end. The finish was roasty, bitter and dry, but the bitterness was thankfully short lived. A touch of earthy hops came through as well.

The mouthfeel was perhaps the least impressive thing about this beer. It was quite thin for the style, yet still slick and smooth. The liquid contained a very fine and mellow effervescence.

Bible Belt takes the fantastic coffee, vanilla and spice elements of Prairie Bomb! and smooths them out with the richer and sweeter malt base found in Even More Jesus. Compared to Bomb!, this beer also seems to be more coffee-forward and less spicy. In my book, that is a good thing.

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Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Very nice tasting RIS, with some nice roasty flavor and noticeable chili, vanilla and chocolate. Very nice beer, and one that I never would have guessed had a 13% abv. Impressive.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

Look- beer pours black as night, with a finger of brown head that settles slowly, leaving a ring of lacing.
Aroma- In order of strength, coffee beans, dark coca, chiiis, and vanilla, hint of alcohol.
Taste- upfront is the dark coffee and chocolate simultaneously for a mocha effect, followed by the chills, which are subtle, and then a hint of vanilla.
Feel- Smooth, full bided, faintly oily on the tongue with low carbonation.
overall- really awesome beer. very complex and very enjoyable.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Photo of kdahnke123
4/5  rDev -7%

Poured into a tulip glass at cellar temperature
A - Pours a thick black colored liquid with a single finger of dark brown head. The head dissipates quickly leaving a small amount of lacing.
S - Smells strongly of coffee with some chocolate.
T - Dry flavor, mostly coffee with a moderate amount of chocolate and just a hint of the chili. Moderately charred in flavor
M - Nice thick mouthfeel with minimal carbonation.
O - A little heavy on the coffee for my taste. If you like a medium char coffee stout, this ones for you.

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Photo of pmarlowe
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 1. Tulip glass. Tasted alongside Bomb and Pirate Bomb. Thanks to jtladner for opening these!

A: Pours very dark brown with a generous khaki head. Excellent persistence and some circles of lacing.

S: Roasted malt backed with chocolate, prominent vanilla bean, dark roast coffee grounds, and cola. Flavors are nicely integrated.

T: Taste follows the nose. The roast and vanilla are prominent and the roast carries through a long finish with a mild coffee bitterness. Touch of red chili and just a hint of heat.

M: Medium-light body and carbonation. Seems a touch thin for the style. Hides the alcohol deceptively well.

O: Pretty good overall, but beat out by Bomb and especially Pirate Bomb, both of which are excellent. There seems to be a fair amount of bottle variation, as one of the bottles had much more roast character (and some thought infection) than the other, more vanilla-forward bottle.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Firestone Walker tasting glass.

4.5A: Pitch black with no head.

4.75S: It smells incredible. The coffee comes through first, followed by dry chili pepper. Rich and roasty.

4.5T: Quite nice. Dry, complex, and ensorcelling. Deep and rewarding. The pepper is pretty distant, but it's pleasant because it balances the chocolate and booziness.

4M: Pretty thin and dry. But nice.

4.25O: Simply delightful. Loved it; would have again.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip style glass. Liquid comes out a nice dark chocolate fudgy brown close to black in color. As it rises in the glass, it becomes completely black, no highlights. Coffee with milk colored head, maybe a little lighter, it's fizzy mostly small but a few larger bubbles mixed in. Head doesn't stick around too long just turns to a ring around the top area. Not really any lacing from the head, but each sip the liquid slowly trickles down. Good looking beer, I'd expect nothing less.

Smell is really good, very sweet, not quite but close to a dessert beer. Huge amounts of grain producing the normal aromas of an imperial stout (chocolate and coffee); however what this beer is aged on (vanilla, coffee, chills, and coco nibs) really come through in the nose. When blended together it's sort of like a vanilla based cake smell with chilis in it. Really good all together.

Taste is really good, probably a slight step up from the smell. Same amounts of coffee and chocolate flavors come about from the roasted grains come about. Love the vanilla, coffee, chills, and coco nibs its aged in the flavor profile. Chilis are not quite as strong in the flavor as everything else. It's sort of like a mocha/fudge/vanilla espresso with a hint of chili peppers. Slight sweet nuttiness, sort of like an almond extract and hints of molasses as well. I didn't read anywhere that this was bourbon barrel aged, but it does have some flavors of oak in my opinion.

Mouthfeel is good. Full bodied in every way, nice long lingering flavor. The carbonation is pretty modest and it's smooth with some heat in the beginning and end. Initially sweet, deep layers of sweetness that vary based on the coco nibs and vanilla, really has a lot going on. After that there's some heat providing a slightly spicy finish. A nice sipper, can go quicker than expected if you're not paying attention. Great beer, Evil Twin usually doesn't disappoint, like what they did here, I've only had BomB from Prairie, but I'm still impressed with the brewery so far, curious to see how I'd like everything else.

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Photo of Duff27
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Half inch mid-mocha head on an extremely dark brown base. Head has some staying power but eventually recedes to a cap and thick collar

S- Smells heavenly. Rich, decadent cocoa with equal parts vanilla bean, coffee, and chili zip. If the taste is anywhere close to the nose I am in for a treat.

T- Chocolate notes, coffee, and vanilla beans are a little subtle compared to the chilies. Chili pepper aspect reminds me of an ashtray for the reason. Thirteen percent alcohol is well hidden underneath all the flavors going on.

M- Mouthfeel consistency is superb, medium-thick. Low carbonation.

D/O- I really wish the taste held up to the nose on this one, hah. As is, it's a very good imperial stout. With a few tinkers, namely toning down the chili in the taste, I think it could be world class. Thanks for the bottle egrace84!

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Photo of goochpunch
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours out pitch black. Head is there for a moment, dark chocolate brown, but disappears rapidly. Nose is brown sugar, coffee, and chocolate. Taste starts off sweet with chocolate and coffee. Around the middle a strong bitterness presents itself. Roasted grain and ash comes out midway to the finish. Chile warmth is there. Finishes surprisingly dry for a beer of this magnitude. Very little alcohol perceived. Strange bitterness doesn't let up much. Mouthfeel is leaning towards full. Carbonation is a little prickly. Overall, this is good, but there's something about Bomb! that I like better. Odd bitterness is slightly off-putting.

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Photo of Sam-VW
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours dark as tar with a large caramel coloured head that dissipates very quickly to no head leaving little dots of lacing on the sides of the glass. On the nose, the first thing you notice is a huge Chocolate and Coffee aroma, almost like a Mocha. Some Vanilla notes, Dark Roasty Malts and a little bit of an Earthy bouquet towards the tail end. This beer smells absolutely fantastic! When you taste it, the first thing you get is lots of Chocolate, Coffee and Dark Malts followed by earthy and spicy Chilli Pepper that does creep up on you a little but it's not too high a heat to deal with. There's hints of Vanilla, but unfortunately it's merged with the Coffee at the start and the Chilli flavours dominate towards the end. Although there's a little bit of Chilli heat in this beer, it's actually really really smooth and finishes medium.

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Photo of leantom
4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy crap. Just poured and can't wait to try it. Big thanks to youradhere for this one. Here goes:

A: Massive two-inch head. The head was slow to develop, but once it started rising I thought it was going to spill over the glass (stopped just before overflowing). Pitch black with a very dark head. Beautiful.

S: Simple but stunning. A ton of milky sweet chocolate (not the bitter kind - milky sweet). I'm itching to try this, as I've probably never smelled a stout quite so sweet.

T: Best stout I've ever tasted, hands down. Taste is simply astounding - beautifully rich and sweet. Tons of milk chocolate, ALMOST NO BURNT BITTERNESS. It's like I'm diving into some rich Lindt chocolate. A chocolate bomb!

F: Thick, rich and sweet. Perfect.

O: This stout is simply astounding. Oklahomans should rejoice at having such a great beer.

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Photo of BergBeer
2.75/5  rDev -36%

Look: Opaque black with a rich and creamy mocha head. Tiny mocha legs through make this an active brew.

Smell: I can smell the coffee and chocolate from a couple of feet away! On the nose I'm getting deep bitter espresso, slightly smokey roasted chilies, a earthy oak, big bakers chocolate, hint of booze, and another big chocolate brownie note. Smells like a double chocolate cake on a glass!

Taste: Big smokey chili on the attack followed by fresh brewed coffee, fresh dates, slight honey, deep bittersweet chocolate, a earthy oak finish with more smokey chilies.

Mouthfeel: Rich and creamy at first then becomes more medium bodied. Slight booze and a chili heat bite on the finish.

Overall: This one was just okay. I really enjoyed bomb! But the huge chilies on this doesn't mix nearly as well and throws everything way out of whack on what could have been a great beer. Not something I'd pick up again I'd rather have another bomb

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Photo of RichardMNixon
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

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Photo of dar482
4.72/5  rDev +9.8%

The beer comes in a pitch black color with brown head.

The aroma is gorgeous. A pop of coffee, tons of chunky chocolate and almost brownie character, a touch of cinnamon and green spicy pepper.

The beer first hits you with a huge mouthfeel, from the base beer. Lots of milk chocolate and roasted malt surrounded by coffee bitterness, cinnamon, and a medium minus amount of spiciness on the back. A bit light on the pepper as the chocolate and spices dominant.

A delicious brew that reasonably diverges from the phenomenal Even More Jesus base beer.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a decadent thick black liquid with a thick 2 inch tan dense head. Very enticing.

Aroma is pure chocolate with nice notes of roasted espresso. The chocolate sweetness is fudgey and also brings up notes of dark fruits. More reminiscent of Even More Jesus. The back end of the nose is more coffee mixed in with the vanilla spice and chilies of Bomb.

Flavor is where this really shines. Very layered and complex and all the flavors shine. Starts off with bitter bakers chocolate, fudge, mild ripe dark fruits. Then the coffee roast, burnt yet delicious espresso, acidity and some nice slight vanilla sweetness/spice on the end. Body is rich and full.

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Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt from Prairie Artisan Ales
95 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.