Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Barrel Aged

RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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.)

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4.9
Kleurplaatje (208) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2017 Draft from Beertemple Amsterdam. Pours dark black with s small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, whisky, caramel... Candy in the nose. Wonderful. Flavor is sweet and silky. Whisky, caramels, chocolate and a nice roasty touch. Tremendous whisky aftertaste. Soft peaty touch... Wow. Syrupy texture, full bodied... Oomphy... A true tenner.

4.5
thedirektor (26) - - JUL 23, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2017 dark smooth tasting Plain beer. roasted, chocolate, caramel flavour. no collar, best to enjoy on roomtemperature, because you Will get warm

4
cobaink2 (692) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 On tap at beer temple Amsterdam. Not been able to get this is the states. Maybe just the area I’m in. Tastes of fig, raisins, and dark vanilla chocolate. Bourbon makes it quite rich. Glad to finally have this and and mark it of my list.

4.5
tricksta_p (4658) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2017
Bottle from Hopt. Aroma is dark malts, cocoa, soft bourbon, oak, dark chocolate, subtle chili, vanilla, espreso, some alcohol. Flavour is sweet and mildly bitter with a slight chili burn and mild booze. Body is full. While I like the original just a bit more, I must say that this is how you do proper barrel aging. None of that harsh boozy liquor nonsense. Delicious!

4.8
MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 19, 2017
In a week filled with Imperial Stouts, Barrel-Aged Bible Belt very well might be the best one. Aptly housed in Heaven Hill whiskey barrels, the vanilla and cacao have been given more of a chance to develop while the peppers have been softened somewhat. However, this base brew is still potent enough that stands on its own - the barrel flavor is a nice addition but this brew hasn’t been totally overwhelmed with oak flavor. Even with all of the add-ins and the unlucky 13% ABV, this beer never feels heavy or cluttered. It’s balanced and uncommonly cohesive for an Imperial Stout collaboration. I’ve had some wonderful Stouts, but this is right up in the top tier.

4.1
HuskerTan (2202) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle. A- Mild chilies, subtle bourbon, chocolate. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Chocolate, mild chilies, subtle booze, oak. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- Another spot on RIS from Prairie. Well done. Personally, I would like the coffee and vanilla to be a bit more pronounced but really I shouldn’t be complaining. It’s good.

4.2
Jashiu (1322) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 18, 2017
Warsaw Beer Festival (WFP6), April 2017 backlog

Wow. Great beer. Very thick. Full of chocolate. Some coffee. Delicate spiciness in the finish. Very sticky. Nice vanilla. Great beer

4.2
DwarfeD (3513) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2017
Draught at Boothill Saloon, Amersfoort. Pitch black with a small beige head. Full body with low carbonation. Nice bitter and sweet tones. Caramel, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, warming alcohol and spices. Nice!

4.1
Stuu666 (13399) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted, chocolate, vanilla, chilli, oak, taste is sweet, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, toffee light spice.

4.2
evergreen0199 (3369) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell, London. A black coloured pour with virtually no head to speak of. Rich bourbon, chocolate, vanilla aroma. Tastes rich, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, some dark fruit, sweet and boozy. Lovely stuff but a half pint of this was enough for me.


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