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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 | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 189 | Ratings: 1,765
Photo of HipCzech
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12 oz bottle (marked "06451RV1 10:37 09115") poured into a 9 oz Libbey Embassy snifter.

Appearance: Deep, very dark brown with slightly reddish hue. Modest tan foam recedes quickly without any lace.

Smell: Plenty of roasted coffee, some cacao and fruity dried chilies.

Taste: Big, sweet and dark roasted malt. Coffee, cacao, vanilla and chili spice interlaced throughout. Honey sweetness. Definite bitterness stands up to the other big flavors. High alcohol remains relatively subtle, emerging as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, velvet smooth, light to moderate carbonation.

Overall: Not quite as well balanced as Bomb!, but still a nice, big and flavorful imperial stout with good complementary coffee, cacao and chili notes.

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Photo of lordofstarside
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a half finger of brown foam that dissipates pretty quickly. Some legs and okayish lacing

Smells mostly of coffee with some dark chocolate. The more it breathes the more the peppers come through, the vanilla doesn't really make it through. There's a tiny bit of alcohol on the end

Taste is a lot different from the smell. The peppers are the most dominant, with a more submissive coffee and chocolate in the back. There's a bit of vanilla on the finish, alcohol hidden well

Feel is pretty heavy, alcohol is masked. The peppers may be strong but there's not much spice in the feel. Sipper for sure

Overall the spices in this don't compliment the beer as well as Bomb! does. It's not a bad experiment, but it's obvious the base beer doesn't cater to the adjuncts as well. I sat on this bottle for a year, I think it would have been better fresh

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good beer but I like bomb better. Lots of heat from the peppers on this one, more so than bomb. the rest of the smell and taste is chocolate / coffee / roasted malt.

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Photo of ARoman
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a warm vanilla and dark chocolate with late notes of nuts and cherry, that later, turns to caramel and nuts. The beer is just short of opaque with a dark, rich burnt brown hue and tan dense soap head that has a low retention and light, runny lace. The taste is a high / medium high, chocolate bittersweet. It’s chewy and syrupy with a dense fuzz and full body with notes of dark chocolate, bourbon caramel and vanilla, just a slight alcohol heat, and wood. It finishes smokey with a cherry zip. The sticky aftertaste is smokey and slightly dry with chocolate, caramel, nuts, and a malt character that's long and strong

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Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap as a guest draft at Jester King. 4 oz pour. Black with almost no head. Average coffee and chocolate on the nose. Unfortunately this beer loses me at taste. The bitterness from Even More Jesus dominates to the point where I don't really get much chili pepper or heat which I was looking for. Understand many like this bitterness from EMJ; just not my favorite.

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Photo of mschantz
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from 12 oz bottle poured into snifter glass. Pours an opaque midnight black with a 1/2 inch of tight foam. Nose is dominated by cacao and coffee, booze is present but not overpowering. Taste reminds me of the "special" fudge my aunt brought to family gatherings.

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Photo of SebD
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle.

Appearance: It has a beautiful thick jet black color to it. It has a nice creamy tan head that dies down slowly and leaves light lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of coffee, roasted malts, loads of sweet chocolate, some vanilla and light chilies. Smells great. Very similar to Bomb!

Taste: Like the aromas, it has loads of sweet chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, light vanilla beans and a very faint heat from the chilies at the end.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-med carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. I never would of thought this beer was 13%.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Justin8mypants
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a dark brown head

Aromas of chocolate, vanilla slight coffee but the chocolate really comes through

Flavors of coffee, chocolate ,vanilla, toasted marshmallow, molasses some spicy notes like cinnamon or nutmeg ( possibly from the chills?) I am not getting any chili heat like I do from Bomb. Alcohol is pretty well hidden for a 13% brew,

Mouthfeel is perfect for the style.

Overall a pretty amazing beer. Similar to Bomb, some more chili heat would be nice. I don't remember getting a toasted marshmallow flavor in regular Bomb, and I really love that in this beer.

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Photo of yourefragile
3.36/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Green wax, 12 oz bottle, gifted from a friend.

Pours an opaque black with an initially large mocha head that semi-quickly fades to a thin ring. Adjunct heavy nose of coffee, light vanilla, green pepper, cocoa and booze. Mocha coffee and green pepper vegetable spice dominate the flavor with a hint of a smoother rich vanilla and mocha sweet stout underneath. Body is medium thick, slightly heavy carbonation and a thin finish. The green pepper spice and coffee isn't working for me in the flavor and this lacks the depth of the base stout of Hunahpu or even Mexican Cake (which isn't exactly a world beater).

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Photo of humuloner22
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked this one up on a trade. Since I finished with Evil Twin last night I thought I would pick back up with them tonight in a different way and also enjoy one of my new favorite breweries Prairie.

Appearance: Dark black as night pour. Head is pretty large and caramel in color with a fairly aggressive pour. Although it dissipates pretty quickly after it sits for a few between sips.

Aroma: Chocolate and coffee immediately hits you. Earthy notes also come forward. I do not detect the vanilla quite as much as I would have expected based upon the advertisement on the bottle. It is very robust in the malty category as well.

Taste: Chocolate, malts, coffee and earthy chili peppers (which reminds me a lot of Bomb, and for good reason!) At first I did not detect the heat from the chili's but I did get the terroir that comes from the peppers themselves. Almost like you can taste the earth from which they were grown in this and is why I love Bomb so much. Anyway, after you drink it and let it sit on your tongue for a few minutes you get some heat on the back of the tongue and the throat. My only complaint if any is it is not as viscous as you would expect a beer of this nature to be, otherwise its very solid!

Overall: Yet another great beer from Prairie and even better than the other beers I have had from Evil Twin. Who should receive the accolades? I would place my bets on Prairie. I have not had Even More Jesus, so I cannot compare in that respect. Should I down the road obtain an EMJ I will revisit this one because I have another!

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Photo of maximum12
3.38/5  rDev -21.2%
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 -0.9%
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 -14.5%
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 -28.7%
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 -27.3%
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%
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 +3.3%
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 +9.8%
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 +8.6%
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 +0.9%
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 -0.9%

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 +1.4%

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 -8.4%
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 -6.8%

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 -4.7%
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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