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Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin - Bible BeltPrairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin - Bible Belt
BEER INFO

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

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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Ranking:
#468
Reviews:
239
Ratings:
1,946
pDev:
8.8%
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Knapp85
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured out as a thick black looking beer with a thin brown head on top. The smell of the beer is gives off some sweet chocolate, coffee and some spicy pepper notes mostly. The taste of the beer is about the same as the nose with the additional vanilla in there too. The feel of the beer is pretty thick. Overall it's a pretty solid brew though. Worth trying!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of metter98
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts and coffee beans are present in the smell.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional hints of cacao nibs and chilles in the finish.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carboantion.
O: The most impressive feature of this beer is that it does an exceptional job at masking any traces of alcohol from the taste. It tastes nothing like 13% abv and probably more like something closer to 8% abv.

Serving type: can

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4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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3.89/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with green wax paper-ed over branded pry-off pressure cap acquired at my local H-E-B grocery and served into an Avery stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are sky high given the brewery and style. 13% ABV. Distributed by the Shelton Bastards. Collaboration with Evil Twin. Reviewed as an imperial stout since the label calls it an "Imperial Stout Aged On Coffee, Vanilla, Chilies, and Cacao Nibs."

Served at fridge temp and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a one finger wide head of fantastic rich tan colour with a hell of a shiny complexion. Great soft consistency. This is an ideal head colour for the style, and this beer definitely has my attention right off the bat. Fair even lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is good for 13% ABV - about 2-3 minutes (or 4 minutes, if you count the floater ring the head leaves behind).

Body colour is a predictable opaque jet black. About as stygian as they come. No floating yeast particles or hop sediment are/is visible. Appears aptly carbonated.

Overall, it's a damn good looking imperial stout and I'm excited to try it. That said, it's far from unique.

Sm: Cacao nib dust/cocoa powder, crumbly natural chocolate, dark malts, chocolate malts, cream, and faint coffee roast. I don't pick up on chili per se, but it does evoke the chili powder notes of Mexican chocolate; the chilies seem entwined with the chocolate - which I consider a good thing. Slight burnt character manifests as it warms.

Cacao dust is dominant. The coffee notes seem to lack depth and diversity; this isn't the rich coffee character of the best coffee imperial stouts - just one note of flat roast.

No overt hop profile or yeast character is detectable, nor is any obvious booziness. I don't find any off notes.

Overall, it's a very appealing aroma for an imperial stout, but isn't quite in league with the very best in the style. I'm eager for the first sip. A pleasant aroma of moderate strength.

T: I get a lovely first impression - cacao nibs and accompanying dust, perfectly tamed chili powder heat, crumbly natural/Mexican chocolate, dark malts, chocolate malts, cream, a kiss of coffee roast, and burnt sugar - which is actually more prominent in the taste than it was in the aroma.

The second sip reveals the vanilla - right at the start of the second act, and the coffee notes - which are really quite generic. I crave more roast (both in terms of coffee and in terms of barley), as well as espresso, java, and just more overall richness.

I think I find...marshmallow? Fudge-y chocolate.

The sweetness is a biteen too high, but the slight roast, burnt sugars, and chili heat do do a decent job of checking it.

Speaking of the chili heat - it grows as the beer warms, but is always pleasant and in the background.

Overall, it's a complex, intricate, and subtly executed flavour profile, but the main drawback here is its (im)balance. Additionally, while the depth of flavour is good overall, the very best beers in the style push it even further - especially where notes like coffee and chocolate are involved. Good duration and intensity of flavour. The chili heat lingers in the stomach. I quite like this.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Just a biteen syrupy; I'd prefer the viscosity lower and the stickiness absent. Aptly carbonated. Full-bodied and thick. Good overall presence on the palate, with enough heft and weight to adequately complement its many flavours. Well done, Prairie.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, harsh, or astringent.

Dr: She's a sipper, sure, but she drinks pretty easily for her 13%. This is yet another solid imperial stout from Prairie - a brewery that's really coming into its own. I wouldn't pay the $7.99 for this again, but it's tasty stuff and well worth trying once. I'd absolutely recommend it to friends.

B+

Why not an A-? The coffee is a missed opportunity, the chili is a bit too prominent as it warms, the mouthfeel is too sticky and syrupy, and the lack of roasted barley results in too much sweetness. Finally, the vanilla notes are very reticent - seemingly a common problem with Prairie's vanilla imperial stouts.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into snifter, canned on 10/9/2017. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky dark tan head with amazing retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, chile pepper, molasses, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of smoke, charcoal, raisin, cherry, licorice, anise, tobacco, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, and chile pepper notes; with great strength. Taste of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, chile pepper, molasses, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of smoke, charcoal, raisin, cherry, licorice, anise, tobacco, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light roast/char bitterness and pepper spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, chile pepper, molasses, toasted dark bread, smoke, char, dark fruit, licorice, anise, tobacco, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, and chile pepper flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from roast/char bitterness and pepper spiciness. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 13%. Minimal pepper heat builds through the glass. Overall this is an amazing spiced imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, and chile pepper flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Really outstanding balance of all flavors, nothing is overdone. Rich and well rounded imperial stout complexity. Compared to the BBA version, this one is a little more charred/drying and not quite as thick as I hoped; but still a highly enjoyable offering.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mothman
3.35/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours very little tan head. Color is a dark caramel brown.

Flavor profile: Rich dark chocolate. Caramel malts. Molasses and raisins. Dark fruits. The chili peppers are kind of muted here. The vanilla does show, however. Tons of roasted and burnt malts.

Mouthfeel: Roasted/burnt. Full bodied. Low to medium carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, I wasn't that impressed with this one. It was too burnt for me.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear, yet opaque thick viscous jet black in color with light amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and minimal amounts of extremely dark cola brown colored highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy very dark mocha colored head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Very light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong flavors of roasted malts, rich dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and vanilla with a light to moderate amount of slightly spicy chilis.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of roasted malts, chocolate malts, and caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of vanilla, moderate to heavy flavors of dark chocolate + dark roasted coffee, and moderate flavors of spicy chilis. There is a light to moderate amount of chili heat and moderate amounts of roasty bitterness which lingers through the finish.

M: Full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of alcohol + chili warming in the finish. Silky smooth.

O: An excellent beer, very enjoyable. Similar to Bomb! but with a little more bitterness and a little less sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden and I would be happy to get this one again.

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4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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