Prairie / Evil Twin - Bible Belt | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: American 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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#894
Reviews:
274
Ratings:
2,049
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
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Reviews: 274 | Ratings: 2,049
Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle purchased in Oklahoma (OK!). Poured into Kane chalice and allowed to warm. Cannot find date on bottle.

L: Almost no head on pour and it's gone in a flash. Beer is dark black.

S: Cocoa, coffee, roasted malts, a hint of chili. Vanilla either is very subtle or faded as I am not picking it up.

T: Now this is interesting. Coffee and cocoa kind of play with each other and the hint of vanilla does pop in, but quickly folds under the sustained roastiness and cocoa. The chili comes in stronger than I recall in BOMB! and sustains through a long heated finish, but stays below the threshold of unpleasant (and also covers up any alcohol heat - the sustained heat definitely is the chili).

F: Full-bodied, a little carbonation. Construction and balance are solid, but a notch below BOMB!

O: Basically the base stout of BOMB! is better than this one, and that is the difference.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at BeerShop NYC.
Pours a black color with tiny hints of mahogany. Minimal head, quick dissipation, a thin ring of lacing remains.
Aromas of vanilla, nutty malt, dark chocolate, raw cocoa, and espresso.
Complex and big flavored. Opens sweet and boozy. Flavors of of vanilla, dark caramel and thick chewy malts lend sweetness, along with a spirits like alcohol spice. A developing acidity evokes espresso, cherries and a touch of lemon wedge. The ensuing roasty was adds increasing bitterness, redolent of woody hops, espresso beans and cacao. A subtle chili spice creeps in almost undetected, balances beautifully against the other flavors.
Full bodied, thick, chewy, the alcohol spice adds a lightness to things and aids drinkability. The moderate to gentle carbonation feels just about right. The finish is roasty, sticky and dry, with a lingering resiny bitterness.
Dangerously drinkable; I’ve gone through 3/4 of this, and I suddenly realize I need to slow down. Big and complex. Impressive overall.

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Photo of beersampler6
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very nice imperial stout collaboration between two great breweries. Pours a deep, dark black color with some mild tan head and very scant lingering lacing. Smells nice, lots of milk chocolate, raisin, brown sugar, vanilla and a little malt, chili heat and medium roast coffee. Taste follows the nose; there was a surprisingly muted sense of all the typical mocha cocoa flavors of a big boozy imperial stout. There was just a little warming alcohol presence as the beer warmed towards room temperature. Smooth, slightly sticky, rich mouthfeel and decent carbonation. All in all, a solid beer, but there were others from both breweries’ lineups that I preferred.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal tan head and no lace. Aroma is mostly mild chili and some chocolate. Thicker, sticky, sweet milk chocolate underneath a mild chili kick and a touch of booze on finish.

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Photo of Damasen
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose is fruity dark chocolate with fruity chiles with coffee in the background. Taste follows, taste is like a really nice dark chocolate, berries, dark fruit. and the chiles add some more fruit like notes. Coffee is sitting in the comfortably in the background. Overall it is very good dark chocolate brew.

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Photo of dwalters
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with dark tan head, mostly diminishing and very good lacing. The aroma is malts, strong malt aroma. The taste is chocolate, bitter, DANG. The body is full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. Damn Good Beer!!!

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black color with small brown foamy head. Head retention is mild. Lacing is good. Aroma of chocolate, chilies and mild roasted malts. Taste follows the same route but with more chilies, but it isn't overpowering. Medium to heavy bodied with mild carbonation.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.57/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L:. Pours a muddy brown black color with very little head and no lacing on the glass

S:. Notes of coffee, chili peppers, roasted malt, a strong note of alcohol (almost rubbing alcohol like).

T:. Notes of rich coffee mix with chili peppers and chocolate, but follow with a strong rubbing alcohol type taste, which is a bit off putting.

F:. Big body and creamy smooth.

O:. Nice stout but I keep getting a rubbing alcohol smell and taste that is a bit off putting.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Bottled in 2016.
Black colored body with a dark brown edge when back lit. Minimal head, kind of an oily bubbly surface. No lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, and chiles, with a hint of coffee.
Taste of dark fudge chocolate, faded coffee, vanilla, and chiles. Alcohol is very present.
Around a medium mouth feel, with a rather thick texture. Lower carbonation.
Big powerful stout with gobs of fudge. The chiles still have some burn to them. Demands to be sipped.

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Photo of bbtkd
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Prairie Artisan Ales/Evil Twin Bible Belt, 13% ABV. Pours black with a half-finger brown head. Nose is coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste follows, plus peppers, with a slight bitterness. Decent mouthfeel, overall very excellent to near-outstanding. Essentially an Evil Twin Even More Jesus mixed with a Prairie Bomb.

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Photo of EMV
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip. Green banded 1st edition.

L: Inky black pour with thin brown head. Modest ring of lacing.

S: Chillies/vegetable with roast, cocoa, and vanilla.

T.F: Rich bitter roasted sugars and grains. Espresso, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Chilis give it some smoky taste... all flavor with no real heat. Medium bodied.. oily and warming on the tongue... soft carbonation.

O: An outstanding big Imperial Stout. Great flavor, and this one held up very well in the cellar.

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Photo of crm871
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours black with almost no head. Minimal carbonation present.

Smell: You can definitely smell the chilies, It smells boozy and you also get hints of coffee and vanilla. The cacao nibs are also very much present, but less so than the chilies.

Taste: If you like the chilies and spice, then you will love this beer. Immediate burst of chilies and cacao nibs as you take this one in, and a hint of vanilla and coffee as it goes down. Excellent and unique taste to this stout.

Feel: Like other Prairie offerings, this one hides the booze well (despite the boozy smell) given the high ABV. Smooth, easy drinking. This is a great stout to have on a cold winter evening, and the flavors still dominate as the beer warms, so this is also great to crack open and let breathe for a little while. Overall an excellent offering from Prairie and Evil Twin.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
3.3/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

This could have been so good, but the chili kills it. It's also sticky sweet.
Otherwise, this could have been a home-run. Lovely (albeit momentary) head, a tempting nose, and as dark as night - this one is luring. But then you taste it and what you taste is chili, chili, chili. And a little bit of coffee in the aftertaste.
Definitely not worth the price of admission.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black in color with no light penetration. There's a fingernail of brown around the rim. The aroma is of chilies, caramel, vanilla, and cocoa nibs. I'm tasting chilies, cocoa nibs, vanilla, and caramel. The mouth is thick, chewy, and sticky.

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Photo of BurtStL6
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Super dark, not quite as thick as an Abyss or something like that. Thick fluffy pillowy deep tan head that remained for minutes. Pretty strong cinnamon and Chile flavor. Kind of like a little brother to Abraxas. Great for Fall.

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Photo of zeff80
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of chocolate, chillies, coffee and vanilla. Very mild chillie heat with roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla and toffee.

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Photo of minterro
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm number 2000!!!

Very soild beer! Been holding on to it for a couple of months. Broke it out for the first msu game this year.

A&S: thick looking chocolate colored head forms upon initial pour. Doesn't hang around for the whole time. Cocoa nibs dominate the aroma, with completments of bourbon and dark chocolate.

T&M: taste is more if the same. Mouthfeel is smooth and thick

Overall: I thought it was well balanced beer, not mind blowing but not basic either. Enjoyed it but don't have a ton to say.

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Photo of Holderness
3.4/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L -- Pours a fairly dark black body with two fingers of light brown head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and lacing. Hideous can design
S -- Milk chocolate, smoke, beef jerky, coffee syrup, vanilla, caramel, hint of dark fruit. Oddly savory smelling because of the roasty/meaty aromas I'm picking up
T -- Chocolate syrup, coffee syrup, umami, vanilla, toffee, roast, maple syrup. Not really getting any chili heat, which is too bad
F -- Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb. No perceivable alcohol, even given the high ABV. Not too much thickness to the body, nor is there that fluffy/velvety character I look for in high ABV sweet stouts
O -- Honestly doesn't taste too different from Even More Jesus. The spices just don't really come through enough

68/100

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This imperial stout pours a pitch black color with a big foamy brown head with great retention. The smell is amazing and complex with chocolate, coffee, and some chilies. The flavor incorporates all of the advertised flavors chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and chilies. It's a very nice combination, but I personally would tone down the coffee a bit and increase the flavor of the chilies. The body is about as big as stouts get and the finish is nice and creamy with a mild coffee bitterness that lingers. Quite a nice imperial stout overall.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a tulip glass. This beer pours out black as night and forms a perfect one finger crown that is mocha/caramel in color. Couldn't look better. The smell is surprising to me how much you can smell both the beers. You can smell the grainy, tobacco like malt from even more but then some peppers and vanilla from bomb. The taste comes in with coffee and the peppers being prominent, tingling on the tongue. It then turns to a chocolately and vanilla mix. I have always loved the spice package that Bomb brings, and here it brings it just as well. The mouthfeel is warming with the roasty coffee and tingling with the peppers, while having a fudge like thickness the whole time. Overall, I didn't expect anything less.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As with many stouts, not as good as the barrel aged version, but still a great pastry stout. The beer has a dry chili pepper and cocoa lead, with the vanilla, coffee, chestnut, and smoky malt supporting. Sneaky strong, doesn't feel heavy enough to be 13%. Nice dessert beer for hotter nights

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Photo of mkh012
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3 months ago.

Pours near-black with a tan head that fades after a few minutes in the glass.

The nose is rich brownie batter, milk chocolate, chilies, and vanilla. Faint green pepper skin, coffee, and roast.

On the palate I get chocolate, caramel, and light chili spice. Not as sweet as other Evil Twin stouts but definitely pretty sweet. Medium+ mouthfeel that borders on syrupy but dries out on the backend when the chilies hit.

Overall, pretty good. The type of dessert stout that makes your lips sticky, but ultimately reigned in a bit by the chilies and coffee. A fun sipper.

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Photo of laketang
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very thick, slow pouring stout, produced a smallish mocha head.cocoa chocolate. Coffee on the taste, and spice on the tongue at just the right level for me. Roasty, and after warming up the vanilla show up. Full creamy mouthfeel, and I thought as this warmed it was at it's best.

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Photo of Badger2121
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours like motor oil. Definitely get the Chile’s on the nose. On the front of the taste I get the Chile’s and vanilla. Heavy coffe on the back. I really like this.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So good. Comes off a bit milder on the ABV and Chile heat which gives a bit more room on the palate for the other complexity. My new favorite from Prairie!

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Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,049 ratings