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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#490
Reviews:
251
Ratings:
1,987
pDev:
8.56%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 1,987 |  Reviews: 251
Photo of petewheeler
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kkarimi
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eddiefl
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TonyLema1
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Black, thin tan head, some lacing
S: coffee, bitter chocolate
T: roasted malts, cocoa powder, vanilla, coffee
F: great mouthfeel, hint of spice on the finish, booze well hidden
O: another great sipper

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

There is a common theme going on for Prarie for me, the scores are all under the median, but not terribly, but they all fall into that "good beer, but not worth more than $1/oz" such a psychologically tough price point for me. This seems to follow suit. Pours black as a no moon night. Almost no head on it, very thin 1/5" brown head. Aroma pops lit with chocolate and coffee in massive ways. My favorite thing.

Taste is adjunct pastryarchy city. Vanilla, coffee, chocolate, all the usual suspects. The chile impact is mild but appropriate. Definitely hides the alcohol well. Full on sipper status. This beer does that adjunct stout game very well. The adjuncts pop harder on this one than they do the barrel aged bible belt, just depends what you are looking for I guess. As usual, I'm not looking to pay more for this one bottle than I am for a 12 pack of SNPA. So while its a very good beer, its not a repeat purchase kind of beer, more of a "hey that was fun to tick" but I've had dozens of beers just like it kind of vibe.

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

Photo of argock
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a clear glass snifter. 01/16/18 on bottom of can.

A: Black with 1-finger of brown cake batter head with short-lived retention and no lacing.

S: Big roast malt character, dark chocolate, with some smokiness and the lightest tingle on the nostrils from the chiles.

T: Flavor favors EMJ compared to BOMB! with the signature burnt fudge pudding flavor dominating with a lot of roast and black malt coming through with dark and bittersweet chocolate, minimal black coffee, and light chile in the aftertaste. I like this beer but way prefer BOMB! regular over this. Bitterness is medium.

M: Easily the best part of this beer with a coating character, low carbonation, and hidden alcohol, no way this is 13%.

O: Impressive beer in some areas, missing in others, this uneven effort is still a must-try for Even More Jesus lovers as it favors that flavor profile heavily over BOMB! -- much less sweetness and lower chile effect.

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akopczyk
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love Even More Jesus and Bomb!, so this is obviously in my sweet spot (pun intended). Pour is jet black, with a thick and frothy dark tan head. The nose has heaping helpings of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and the slightest bit of chilies.

Fortunately, the chilies come forward in the taste as this warms, to complement the ginormous chocolate and coffee flavors that allow the vanilla to make a brief guest appearance on the encore.

This is spectacular, IMHO.

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

Photo of Duncian
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjmccahill
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NonicPanic
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of AlvinLin
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 16oz can and drank from 16oz tulip glass. Canned on 3/15/18.
Look: Pours motor oil black, with an apparent viscosity. About 2 fingers worth of a tan colored head which rapidly dissipated. Minimal lacing on the glass.
Smell: Just as presented on the can label- chilies, cacao, and coffee all present on the nose in generous amounts. Vanilla subtly noted in the background. Very nice smelling.
Taste: Follows the nose. Cacao, coffee and chili with vanilla back end. Really tasty and easy drinking. This is my second time enjoying this stout, and it held up to my expectations.
Feel: Full in body and weight, with a chewy sticky feeling that resides in the palate. Carbonation levels are low.
Overall: This is a really good stout. Easy drinking, and hides the 13abv very well. I really enjoy it. I am grateful to have had it again. Cheers!

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Photo of jkermitj
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickCT
3.62/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looked great, smelled great, tasted OK, felt OK. I was sort of underwhelmed by this beer but I went into it not expected much. It wasn't as offensive or heavy as I thought it was going to be. Inky, shiny and opaque body with a one finger tan head that dissipated quickly. The aroma was big roasted malts, semi-sweet and baker's chocolate with hints of toffee and molasses.
The taste started of a surprise. It was balanced and layered. Roasted malts, with a touch of coffee followed by vanilla as it warmed. Then it turned in to a mess. The chiles combined with soy sauce combined for an astringent finish that overpowered the malts and annihilated the coffee and vanilla. The otherwise pleasant mouth feel was made thin from the finish. Pretty looking beer, though.

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

Whoa. Starts out pretty good, but hot damn as this beer warms up it's a chocolate coffee explosion. Amazing stuff! One of the best stouts I've ever had.

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Photo of MaximalC
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours nearly black with a finger's worth of mocha foam. Aroma smells of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee.

Complex taste features tangy molasses, brown sugar, charred malt, bitter chocolate, and earthy hops. Chili's lend a very tasteful background simmer, which is much more to my liking than Prairie's usual dosage. I'm not getting much in the way of vanilla, but then again it's not really necessary with everything else going on here. A nice synergy between bitter and sweet evokes a BBQ character that works well here. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention how stunningly well-concealed the alcohol is. I can scarcely believe this is 13.5%, as it could readily pass for half that. Medium body and carbonation make for a drinkable, if unremarkable, mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a tasty, complex imperial stout that doesn't fit neatly into your customary stylistic flavor profiles.

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Photo of Kmkapalka
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beerman2017
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 1,987 ratings