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Barrel Aged 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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.)

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
369
pDev:
5.88%
 
 
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22
Gots:
94
Trade:
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Ratings: 369 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of omahawk
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
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

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Photo of Griphon
4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 5toutman75
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.

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Photo of edthehead
4.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
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.

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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kitch
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.

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

Photo of BrutisDestructus
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SayBoom
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Treyliff
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

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Photo of Korymiller
4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JerryHelper
4.79/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
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.

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Photo of Radcpa
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.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
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.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NotNice75
4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Barrel Aged Bible Belt from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 369 ratings