Prairie Pirate Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 1,334
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 837
Gots: 315 | FT: 29
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Nuggetz on 10-19-2013

Prairie's Bomb stout aged in Rum barrels.
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Photo of mlb430
4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: Motor oil black, 1 finger bubbly caramel head, leaves minimal lacing.
S: Vanilla, coffee, rum, chocolate and tiny bit of spice from the chillies.
T: Wow, all the flavors in the nose, in perfect balance. Neither the heat nor the sweet are overpowering.
M: Medium-heavy. I wouldn't mind if it were a bit heavier. Decent (I guess medium?) carbonation. Silky and fudgy. Heat lingers from the chillies. Very little alcohol heat.
O: Fantastic. This is a beer everyone should experience at least once.

Photo of Homer53
4.8/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Fudge, fudge, and more fudge. One of the best rum barrel aged brews out there.

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

About 4-5 months old when I had it. The rum & chiles had calmed down. Mouthfeel was odd--seemed rich and thin at the same time.

Photo of MissSmisje
4.64/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: motor oil; almost no head - just a mocha collar.
S: bakers chocolate, fudge, coffee, vanilla, and rum dominate in balance; vanilla is most prominent. Some oak as well. Like a fudgy chocolate rum ball.
T: same as the nose, with the taste and warmth (but not overt heat) from the chilis. Extremely well balanced. The more I sip it, the more the chili dominates.
F: heavy, but not as thick as I like for RIS. Nice wants from the chili in the finish and linger. Can't taste the alcohol, though the chili may me covering its warmth
O: excellent.

Photo of Larry6767
4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I had the privilege of drinking an aged one recently. Thoroughly impressed.

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

bottle was an extra from a math trade, enjoyed from a dino taster.

a - brew pours a silky black w a thin dark brown cap that didn't hang and left no lace. deep and fudgey look.

s - nose has a really nice vanilla and rum heavy glaze over the stout base. a hint of spicy heat on the tail of the scene. coffee is need in the medley of flavors.

t/m/o - lots going on here, and lots of good. big chocolatey stout with subtle notes of coffee and roast doused with some spicy heat and the soaked in rum with a big blast of vanilla. it's all there...and it's all great. Neal in a glass. very well done beer.

Photo of bencren
4.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Unreal. Just.. wow! So much complexity

Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled October 2014.

Heavy aroma of rum, chocolate and coffee a bit. Flavor is more of a baker's chocolate, kind of fudge-like with a good dose of rum.

Photo of FosterJM
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1825th review on BA
Bottle to Prairie Teku
12oz

Batch 2 with no wax.


App- A solid dark brown color with no transperency with a nice 1-1/2" slightly darker brown head that faded pretty quickly. The beer was deep and dense and poured like chocolate.

Smell- Right out of the bottle, I mostly get the cacao and the vanilla. Big rich notes of rum come wofting up. As with base Bomb! Malty and rich like a milkshake. As it warmed more of the chili aroma came out as well. A nice mix. One doesnt overpower the other and you cant detect the nuances.

Taste- This was a very flavorful and layered and detectably smooth stout as was base Bomb! This was just better. I had a couple others with Chilis and it was too harse. The balance here of the ingredients is quite nice. The sweet of the vanilla and the change to the richness of the chocolate and then the subtle hints of spice was nice.

Mouth- A solid medium body, bordered on being a thicker beer but struck the balance nicely. The carbonation was a solid medium and was a bit bubbly and creamy.

Drink- A very good beer. I enjoyed it a lot. I was glad I was able to land at least one to review and enjoy this one. Prairie does some good things. I am happy to have some goodies in the fridge to try.

Photo of Joey2timer
4.74/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

i love this beer fresh.

Photo of Beersmuggler
2.73/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

I guess I am just not a fan of beer aged in rum barrels, bomb is so much better than pirate bomb.

Photo of alarmclock314
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The bottle date is tiny and illegible, but ends in 14. Pours black with a brown head which is soapy on top and shimmers on bottom. Smells of rich dark cocoa, vanilla, coffee, and rum. Tastes mostly like bittersweet cocoa which actually contrasts very well with a somewhat spicy pepper finish. Subtle vanilla, coffee, rum, and roasted malt flavors throughout. Both sweet and bitter (65 IBUs). Mouth feel is decadent and fits the style perfectly. Overall, the excellent flavor contrast makes this spicy chocolate stout amazing.

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.42/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer, not the biggest fan of rum barrels though. Works well for this one, adding sweet to the heat of the base beer. Well done, Prairie!

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice flavor added by the barrel aging, but the characteristic chili pepper punch from Bomb! seemed to be missing.

The trend these days is to barrel age everything, but sometimes, the barrel aging actually takes away from the base beer.

Overall, this beer is not as good as BCBS or Bell's, and given the choice, I would take Bomb! over Pirate Bomb!

Photo of krayziecarl
4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this year's b2 and it didn't live up to its reputation. So sad.

Photo of Phigg1102
4.81/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pirate Bomb lived up to all the hype for me. Tons of vanilla on the nose and tongue, body is thick but not overly chewy like some I've had in the style. Everything worked perfectly for me.

Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This is a smooth beer and the vanilla, rum and chiles are all there. However, the chile flavor is a bit overpowering, if it was only a touch I would have rated it higher.

Photo of shelt11
4.66/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best from Prairie Artisan Ales! When this warmed up a little, it was up there with the best of 'em.

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown to black beer with a thin, mocca head. Almoust no lacing on the glass.

Nose: Chocolate, coffee beans, chili pepper, brown sugar, dried fruit, molasses, dark rum and vanilla.
Taste: Sweet rum, oak, vanilla, cayenne pepper, brown sugar, mocca espresso, cocoa powder, tobbacco and alcohol.
Mouth: Full body with a small, crisp carbonation. A great complex texture. Smooth and hot at the same time. I could stay and sip at this beer for hours!

Worldclass!

Photo of ZepHead80
3.5/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was really hoping for a lot more here. No barrel, not much spice, and chalky finish. Hoping this was a bad bottle and will look for again. Unfortunately very disappointed with this one.

Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
3.37/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Definitely in the minority with yet another BA Prairie stout. Going off the description, I was expecting this to be rich and complex. Unfortunately I mostly got peppers in both the flavor and aroma. Absolutely no rum or barrel character. Not impressed. Bummer

Photo of larryi86
4.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to bstyle for this
12 oz bottle, green wax, poured into a teku

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Chili peppers, rich creamy chocolate, hints of coffee, some vanilla, rum, some dark fruits, just really in your face and amazing.

T- Wow, this is intense and amazing, a lot more rum than the nose. Sweet rum, hints of oak, coffee, rich creamy chocolate, some vanilla, faint chillies, low heat.

M- Smooth, full body.

O- Really well done, better than regular Bomb! which is great. Truly worth seeking out, it is nicely balanced and the alcohol is well hidden.

Photo of rlee1390
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Good blend of spice (peppers), with vanilla. Chocolate and coffee are there but secondary. The rum imparts some flavor but is not overwhelming. Bomb is better but this is still a tasty brew,

Photo of Amaeda27
4.89/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Espresso black w/ a clingy brown sugar ring of foam.

Smell: Rum barrel. OLD rum barrel. Medium roast coffee, vanilla, smoked cayenne, dark husky malt. Chocolate milk, dulce de leche as it warms.

Taste: Like a sweet aged demerara rum. Lightly roasted coffee, cocoa powder, dates, vanilla. FInishes with cayenne kick and clean smoky notes.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, viscous mouthfeel that is balanced by a spicy smoky finish. In one man's opinion, hides it's ABV very well despite the notable presence of rum.

Photo of humuloner22
4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an exceptional beer. It is possibly a 100 beer in my opinion except it lacks in a couple of areas.

Appearance: Dark as night, not much head at all, pretty much what you would expect from this style of beer. A thin ring around the base of the beer of a mild foam.

Aroma: Coffee, charred malts, chocolate, rum, some dark fruits. Very complex. Not as earthy as standard Bomb, but I imagine the rum barrel takes that away.

Taste: This is a wonderful beer, maintains the base very well. Nearly perfect in every way, maybe it is the perfectly rum barrel aged beer, but I have had others that have had more of the rum character come to the forefront and for that I am taking off the smallest of points. Its really insignificant, but I feel like I am doing too many 5's lately, not that this one doesn't deserve it, but if I could find a flaw that is it. The rum does not shine as much as I would like in the taste. For good or bad you decide its worldclass no doubt. The other thing I should say, is this has one of the best mouthfeel's and texture of beers I have ever had. It is amazing how perfectly balanced this beer is on the way it feels in the mouth.

Overall: Worldclass beer, everyone knows it, probably the best rum aged beer I have had, No. I know it is!

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Prairie Pirate Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 1,334 ratings.