Bible Belt - Barrel-Aged
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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #170
ABV:
13%
Score:
98
Ranked #436
Avg:
4.42 | pDev: 5.88%
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
294
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 15, 2022
Added:
Dec 21, 2016
Wants:
  24
Gots:
  87
SCORE
98
World-Class
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Notes: Collaboration with Evil Twin Brewing

Prairie Artisan Ales and Evil Twin Brewing have joined forces again on a variation of their first collaboration.

The new beer is Barrel-Aged Bible Belt, a 12 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with cacao nibs, chili peppers, coffee and vanilla beans before being aged in Heaven Hill whiskey barrels for between seven and nine months. As the name suggests, the base beer is Bible Belt, a 13 percent imperial stout first released in 2014 that combines Evil Twin’s Even More Jesus imperial stout (12 percent ABV) and the same spices and other adjuncts that are used in Prairie’s Bomb! imperial stout (13 percent ABV.)
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Reviewed by Rristow from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 2017 bottle. Dark black, thick with nice tan head. Strong pepper aroma with some chocolate and cinnamon. Taste is cocoa, cinnamon, peppers, toffee, caramel. Surprisingly a little thin on mouthfeel. Solid beer but was actually expecting a little more.
Sep 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.4/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 13%. Black colour, minimal tan head. Strong aroma of molasses, fusel, vanilla, whiskey and oak. Minimal carbonation. Rich and sweet flavour, notes of roast malts, sweetened coffee, molasses, chocolate, vanilla, whiskey and oak, hints of spices.
May 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by MrCPMJ from Texas

Feb 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Feb 24, 2020
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours an oily, pitch black color with a very small, mohagony head.

Smells of fresh pressed coffee, peas and bakers chocolate among a lighter note of wooden vanilla. The nose is defined by its prominent coffee aroma, while giving the other ingredients enough space to unfold, balanced by cinnamon and mellow toffee.

Has a mellow, creamy mouthfeel with a complex heat peak during the finish, defined by peppers and the warming barrel, showcasing the beer‘s heavy body in a great way.

Tastes of coffee, toffee an initial vegetable peppers flavor, developing a pleasant heat, which gets accompanied by the dry oak barrel perfectly. Has a barrel balanced, sweeter mid palate, with some cinnamon and milk chocolate developing a well working complexity. Finishes with a good amount of booze, smoothed out by layers of chocolate and maintaining peppers, creating a long lasting, hot aftertaste.

Very bold and well balanced this is quite a treat, with well working adjuncts among a complex malt base.
Nov 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.44 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Oct 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.95 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Oct 18, 2019
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a dense half finger of tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of coffee, chocolate, some roasted malts, and a decent amount of bourbon barrel
T: Taste is coffee and dark chocolate with some vanilla and chili pepper notes along with some nice oaky bourbon barrel. nice roasted malt backbone as well. On the finish there's more coffee and dark chocolate with a little more oak, vanilla, and slight peppery heat.
M: This beer is full bodied with a silky feel on the palate. Carbonation is low but adequate for the style while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this is a great beer. It has some really nice flavors and complexity. All the adjuncts are there and play well together while balanced very well. This is definitely one to try if you can get your hands on it.
Oct 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by Sirnickatnite from Texas

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

May 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

May 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by omahawk from Nebraska

Apr 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is another of Prairie Artisan Ales great stouts

Look: black with a thin mocca head

Aroma: coffee, chocolate, bourbon

Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, some coffee, pepper, and whiskey flavor. Pretty similar to the BOMB! But I think this has more chocolate and the bourbon flavor..

Feel: full creamy body
Apr 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.32 by Griphon from Florida

Mar 18, 2019
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Reviewed by 5toutman75 from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Smell is bourbon and chocolate. Makes me very excited to taste it. Immediately I get the chocolate notes and a tiny bit of spice. Nice thick mouthfeel. Could use a bit more carbonation though. I’m loving this. I don’t see a bottling date, but now I wish I could have had it fresh bc I’m sure the spices would come through in a favorable way. Reminds me of Prop ‘16 which I love more than most bc of the spice but now has fallen off with a smoother character as the tradeoff.

I’ll definitely pick this up again if I have the chance. Drink now rather than later too.
Jan 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.51 by edthehead from New York

Dec 17, 2018
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Bottling date code of '010117'.
Almost a total black colored body, with just a very thin sliver of red mahogany when back lit. Less that a quarter finger of tan head, which stays around. Oily left behind lacing film.
Aroma is quite strong with the barrel, along with dark roasted malts, chocolate, a hint of dark fruit, and cinnamon. The combined smells are like a fine liqueur.
Taste is dark roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon, all coated with the whiskey barrel. Some dark fruit extend into the after taste, and there is no bitterness.
Thick, creamy coating mouth feel. Supporting carbonation.
The barrel is present certainly but is not overpowering, but rather adds a nuance to each other separate flavor. The spice has likely faded but is still in good balance with the malts. Tastes like a rich and decadent dark chocolate and liquor dessert. Any peppers are more of a shadow at this point, but still count as an addition.
Nov 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.51 by Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts

Oct 30, 2018
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 36416 (I think, as it was slightly unclear), meaning that it was bottled on 29th December 2016. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Black in colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.

Aroma: Vanilla, whisky, oak, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted coffee and light spices.

Taste: Lightly sweet, whisky, oak, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, roasty coffee, light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, velvety, full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: Excellent, just so smooth to drink with wonderful notes of whisky and oak shining through. You don’t feel the 13% ABV at all, as you sip it.
Oct 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.2 by JOBEERFB from Belgium

Oct 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by BrutisDestructus from Indiana

Oct 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.75 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Sep 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a one-finger foamy dark brown head that has good retention and settles into a ring around the edge

S- rich herbal and earthy coffee up front, followed by bold aromas of nutty brownie batter, caramel & toffee, cinnamon, pepper skin & vanilla. Charred malt and dark chocolate close it out

T- nutty fudge brownies laced with mocha swirl up front, followed by vanilla cream, dark chocolate and molasses. Mid-palate brings out the earthy espresso notes, as well as just enough barrel to add some oak and barrel juice notes. The finish starts to bring out the cinnamon and just a hint of pepper flavor. The linger gives just a trace of pepper heat, as well as more mocha, bourbon & caramel

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly warming finish

O- the base beer sets up perfectly for the spice addition, it'a already a bold stout and holds up well to the barrel as well, simply outstanding
Aug 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.71 by Korymiller from Arizona

Aug 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.69 by JerryHelper from Arizona

Aug 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.41 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jul 24, 2018
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Side by side with the original. Pouring from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. This beer pours out pitch black with no crown forming whatsoever. Hoping it's not too far past it's prime on carbonation. The smell is a whiskey and huge dark fruit mix. Raisins and plums along with some very present oak. It also brings a roasty coffee. The taste comes in with more of a vanilla like smoothness then transcends into a chocolately fudge. Warming bourbon and an oak dryness are dancing around the other flavors like they don't want to interrupt the party, just add to it. I'm wishing there were more peppers in here and I don't know if there aren't because they have faded with time or the whiskey is showing them up on the dancefloor of flavor. Either way, this still provides a warm whiskey with a drying oak and vanilla/chocolate sweetness and a fudge like body. Very complex with the right dimensions. I would be happy to drink again.
Jul 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very dark appearance with slight tan head. Aroma is a very pleasant coffee vanilla blend with some whisky accent. Taste is a slightly bitter coffee vanilla with a slight pepper spice and works well with the other additives.
Jul 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Jun 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.49 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jun 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by rossracing from Illinois

May 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 14, 2018
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Reviewed by WesMantooth from Ohio

3.54/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This was an aged bottle and the carbonation was almost gone for some reason, but it still had a nice feel otherwise. Pretty easy to drink. The flavors were just pretty average though. The barrel seemed to stand out rather than meld with/compliment the base and the peppers were muted.
Apr 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Mar 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.74 by NotNice75 from Iowa

Feb 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Feb 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.43 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Feb 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.48 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.53 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota

Jan 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by BeerBeast from Florida

Jan 11, 2018
Bible Belt - Barrel-Aged from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 380 ratings