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

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Huge Imperial Stout based on Evil Twin Brewings Even More Jesus spiced like Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb with coffee, vanilla, chilies and cacao nibs.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-17-2014

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Photo of mschrei
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A lot going on in this beer. Dark with thinning edges, mild lacing. Strong chocolatey scents with mild coffee and chiles in the background. Taste is mostly chocolate with mild coffee, vanilla, and chiles. Slight oily feel with spicey and alcohol burn.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely incredible offering... Loaded with cacao, chilies, booze... Amazing... Definitely a sipper but a damn tasty one... Big, boozy and badass...

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Inky black pour with a thin sliver of brown head. Bubbles flirt with each other on top.

On the nose, I'm getting almost exclusively chili pepper and powder. Suggestions of cocoa and coffee, but mostly chilies and chili powder.

Flavor is not much better - yielding coffee grounds, chili pepper, hints of chocolate but never really landing; just unimpressive overall.

Feel is actually a tad watery, with a creaminess somewhere in there, and a distinct dryness from alcohol much like a cotton swab in the mouth.

Overall, much less impressive than BBA Bible Belt. By far. I know many people are in the reverse mindset as me on this, but I truly think the barrel aging did a lot for this mediocre beer. Both of the original beers inspired for this one by themselves are better than this one.

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Photo of matcris
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks jet black, almost no head. Good carbonation rocking the glass. No real lacing down the glass. The aroma is big peppers, coffee, and dark chocolate. Also vanilla and leather. The flavor is a nice blend of these things. Mild heat on the finish. Molasses, flavor of peppers up front, coffee, mild vanilla, and mild chocolate. There is also some slightly smoky, and very dark roasted malts, but, not to the burnt category. The feel is medium full, dry on the finish, good carbonation, a little creamy up front. The beer leaves a nice mild, lingering spicy bite on the palate. It's a good, quality brew, but pricey, and I'll take the regular BOMB! over this.

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Photo of TerryMills
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty good , pours jet black with hardly any head at all..

Smell is pretty much like a prairie bomb with more roasted notes and the taste follows the nose .

I would personally rather just have the prairie bomb myself but this isn't a bad beer .

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottle poured into snifter

Black liquid, brown pencil thin foam head quickly settles to a scattering of bubbles

Aroma of vanilla, peppery spices, vanilla, coffee

Take of chocolate, coffee, bit of vanilla and whisper of the chilies

Light syrupy body. Chilies have nice linger on the tongue, not a real burn but you feel their presence.

Good beer, really like the chile accents.

Good beer

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Photo of nawpnawp
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours cola-like color and thickness with minimal head. Nose is chocolate, coffee and cola with no spices present. The taste is pretty acidic from the coffee with a touch of chocolate. There is a slight sweetness, but nothing too over powering. The feel is rather thin for my liking.

Overall, a pretty solid brew, but nothing I am clamoring to find more of.

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Photo of KevSal
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

side by side with the ba version paired with warriors/kings

recent batch 12er into a fw tulip

looks good, all black with a nice 3 finger khaki head

nose is mostly roast, slight coffee. not too much else

taste was abrasive at first but as it warmed up its become quite enjoyable. some coffee, vanilla, roastiness. no chili heat tho

mouthfeel is nice, not as thick as you'd expect with a 13% whopper. alch non existent.

overall it started out alright but as it warmed it's really developed some nice characters. i remember loving the first right away.

edit: let's crack a batch one! it's actually quite similar with a lot more chocolate. some oxidation is creeping in. still excellent

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: pours pitch black with a film of head.
S: big fudge, spices/chilies, coffee, smells sweet.
T: very nice....just like the nose. Big chocolate, coffee and spice finish. Pretty much just like bomb.
F: a thick beer, pretty smooth but the chilies are present on he back end as heat. Pretty heavy spice in this one.
O: great beer

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Photo of MacMalt
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into stout glass. It pours an opaque black walnut color with a thin, mocha-colored head and lacing. I expected a foamier head and more extensive lacing but it's still an attractive pour. It smells of roasted, almost burnt, malt, dark coffee, cocoa, wood smoke, and pepper. The taste is not as peppery as the regular BOMB! but there is a really nice dose of dark fruit, including cherry and raisin, which gives it a chocolate covered cherry quality. The coffee is also evident - not quite burnt but not quite fresh either. The peppers are evident but subdued and there is a hint of vanilla, as well. This stout has minimal carbonation and a creamy mouth feel, although not very viscous. The alcohol is deceptive; it doesn't drink like 13% ABV. Overall, I really enjoyed this collaboration between two great brewers. It doesn't feature the pepper heat of the standard BOMB! but the dark fruit is a welcome substitute.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Wicked Weed snifter. Bottleneck says 34816.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light brown head that retains a bit before becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and nearly no surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves tiny specs behind.

S- Pretty much smells like Bomb! but with a bigger roasty, charry component.

T- Yep, kinda like Bomb! on steroids as far as the malt is concerned. Lots of vanilla and the chiles are a bit more pronounced than in Bomb! Super smooth just like Bomb! is.

M- Creamy and slick with a bit more zing from the chiles than in Bomb! Medium-low carbonation and the fullest of bodies.

O- I would personally save the couple extra bucks and just buy a Bomb! but this is a great beer nonetheless.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: deep espresso to black. Thin brown head.

S: chocolate cocoa chilies dates

T: dark chocolate. Sweet dates. Figs.peppers. Candied fruits.

F: medium body. Coats well. Sweet to bitter finish.

O: quite nice.

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Prairie collaboration with Evil Twin; barrel aged. Coffee, vanilla, spice, chilies, and cacao nibs. Allow this one to breathe, and the balance of flavor is excellent. Leans toward chocolate with others to complement; a perfect bite of chilies on back end. Very balanced, very smooth. 13% ABV

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Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: nice dark tarnish head with a thick full body.
S: could definitely pick up on coffee and cacao
T: Bitter chocolate at first, but calms as it warms. Peppers became a little more prominent as it warms. Tastes of rich chocolate, slightly bitter at first, and nice coffee notes.

F: thick and warms the mouth, definitely a full body beer.
O: not my favorite PAA stout, but was a good beer overall. I would definitely have this again. Excited to try the BA version

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured dark black like oil.
Half inch dark tan bubbly head.
Lacing oily and very thin.
Fades to an outer ring of head thru out
Smell is intense chocolate and vanilla.
Strong abv smell.
Taste is very strong coffee, vanilla and of course that dark cocoa sweetness followed by a subtle heat burst of peppers.
Very well balanced stout.
Like an Imperial version of Bomb!!! If thats possible. Super Bomb!!!

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.91/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled early 2014; drank 10/7/14 @ Fischman's.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Midnight black hue.

Minimal dark khaki head; no lace.

Milk chocolate, coffee grounds & slight spice heat in the nose. Bold!

Thick mouthfeel.

Milk chocolate, coffee grounds & mild pepper heat in the flavor...delicious & dangerously drinkable. Incredible!

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Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at THT June tasting. Dark pour with a thin, almost non-existent tan head. Tons of coffee, coffee liquor, chilli, chocolate, dark fruit. Full bodied, low carbonation and a roasty, chocolatey, coffey aftertaste.

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Photo of Beertracker
3.87/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 03/04/2014 - Holding up surprisingly well compared to aged Even More Jesus! The cacao & vanilla have morphed but are still noticeable in both the aroma & flavor. More so in the latter. The coffee has all but faded in the aroma but adds complexity to the finish in the form of bitterness e.g. espresso. The chilies rule the darkness now. Drink or hold. Amen!

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in a chalice glass here at Cerveceria Esparte in Conil, Spain.

Appearance: Deep dark thick motor oil black. Dark tan head with a subtle head even with a vigorous pour. Rose maybe one finger's at best and zero lacing.

Smell: Heavy molasses or I should say brown sugar. Deep aroma with little chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Intense.

Taste: Wow this brew has taken my palates by storm, heavy mocha and coffee with brown sugars and hard hits on vanilla bean. Very complex animal.

Mouth: Little syrup like, by extremely sticky. To the point I'm pairing this with roasted chicken and I taste the brew more than the chicken...definitely extra points in my book.

Overall: Great brew, funny that I live in the US and this beer was easier to find in Europe than New York. I will not be he first nor the last to tell you that if you see it, but it! Salud.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A mix between Prairie Bomb! and Evil Twin Even More Jesus. I never had Even More Jesus so I'll compare it only with Bomb! It's less complex and has a softer body but it's definitely more balance. The chilies are there but not too much and you can apprehend more clearly the cacao and vanilla flavors.
It lacks on viscosity but excel on drinkability. Where are the 13% ABV?

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Photo of Stevem68
4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This stuff is fantastic! Pours a rich dark chocolate color. Aroma is coffee vanill roasted malts and a touch of booze. Flavor is delicious! Notes of coffee, vanilla, some booziness and a little heat on the back end. Has a smooth velvety mouthfeel and overall this is absolutely delicious.

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Photo of barczar
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage. Aroma is rich with tar, espresso, roast malt, dark chocolate, caramel and vanilla sweetness, and a hint of chili.

Flavor is pepper dominant, not spicy, with a rich undertone of dark chocolate and roast malt that carries into the roasty/coffee lightly bitter finish. Dark fruit notes emerge as it warms, but it becomes a lot more chocolate-centric. Very much a dessert beer, at that point, though there's still a bit of char and harsh bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip. The date is unreadable, but it's probably two years old. It pours jet black with a 1/2 fingers, dark brown, quickly dissipating head. There is no lacing. The smell is coffee and bitter chocolate. I'm not getting a lot of others flavors. The mouthfeel is smooth and lightly carbonated. The taste is a bit strange. Very strong coffee and very bitter chocolate, but not a lot else. May have oxidized some. After reading some of the initial reviews, I'm not sure this has held up very well. Overall it's still drinkable and enjoyable, but it's not world class. But I have three more to try.

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Photo of aleigator
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful black color, together with a small, bubbly head, creating a small film at the rim of the glass after collapsing.

Offers a nose with a pleasant complexity to it, at the first glance it's almost like putting your nose into a glass of grassy jalapeños, wrapped up by toffee and bakers chocolate. Slowly a milk chocolate sweetness among flowery vanilla gets recognizable on the palate, accentuated by a rustic roast quality.

Has a soft mouthfeel, due to its bitter-chocolate creaminess, and its lower carbonation, while producing a warm bite during the finish, resulting entirely from the profound chilies.

Tastes of sugar coated halapeño peppers, dipped into heated milk chocolate, which then get accompanied by an uneven duo of utmost sweet toffee and burned chocolate malts. A pleasant, warmth supported cinnamon quality joins into the mix, backed up by a faint vanilla rock sugar note. Finishes quite hot with a halapeño defined heat, getting more and more entangled into the creamy chocolate smoothness of the beer, with a tongue tingling peak cutting through.

Relying a bit too heavily on the chilies, this showcases a bold, almost extreme beer, which you only can enjoy in small, slow sips as for its peppery heat tackling the tastebuds. Apart from that, its roasty, caramel covered milk chocolate body unfolds a rich range of flavors, taming the chilies for the most time, creating an enjoyable struggle between roasty, sweet and hot flavors.

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Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.67/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 2014. Oils like used motor oil. Smells like dark chocolate, vanilla, leather, roasted malts. Carbonation rolls around the mouth. Taste of licorice, cold pressed coffee, burnt sugar from a creme brûlée, a little too bitter than I would prefer, dark chocolate, not boozie, lime soda, I get a little chile after I've had several sis. Unbalanced.

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