Prairie Pirate Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales
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3.38/5 rDev -24.7%
A: Like Prairie Bomb, this pours out thick as sludge. It differs in that this actually retains its brown head for a decent amount of time and laces somewhat down the side of the glass. 4
S: The rum barrel aging has certainly changed this beer. The aroma is much more sweet. Spiced rum definitely takes over, with notes of vanilla, caramel, booze, and (strangely only once agitated) wood. It seems to be a bit disjointed. 3
T: My first question is...where did the peppers go? All of the balance that Prairie Bomb! offered is gone because the heat is non-existent, except for the moment that you swallow the beer. The taste is very much focused on the rum, which allows for the sweetness to take over. Chocolate, roast, and slight vanilla mostly. 3.5
MF: The body is roughly as thick as Prairie Bomb!, but the increased amount of booze and negatively impacted balance makes for a minus in the drinkability category. 4
Value: At $15 for this 12oz bottle, I'd say it was too much for its worth. Pay less and get a better beer for Prairie Bomb!. 3
O: This was a pretty big disappointment. I really loved the base beer for this, and thought that it could only get better. The barrel aging muted the base, bringing it back to the pack. It amazes me that Pirate Bomb! has a better trading value than Prairie Bomb!, because anyone who has tried both should be able to attest to the fact that Prairie Bomb! blows it out of the water. I'm sad to think that there could be this much more Prairie Bomb! on the market, because I want to drink it all. 3
11-23-2013 07:26:17 | More by russwbeck
3.41/5 rDev -24.1%
12oz bottle, green wax. Split with Doug, side-by-side with a red wax Bomb. Poured into an Toppling Goliath snifter today, 10/6/2013.
Looks just like regular Bomb. Pitch black, opaque body with a nice 1cm fluffy brown head with good retention. It finally drops into the beer after a while; leaving a placid looking stout.
Now this beer smells a lot like regular Bomb, except I can't get as much of the adjuncts. There is some coffee and some roastiness, but its mostly dominated by sweet rum. In my opinion, the rum really detracts from the rich nose of the regular Bomb.. in fact, I'd go as far as to say that it really is neutered by the rum.
Flavour profile is no different.. it's like regular Bomb except muted, covered up by the sweet rum. Not a lot of oak or vanilla either; it's mostly just sweet rum. I really feel that the rum aging didn't really help this beer a lot. Regular Bomb is fantastic and it was done a disservice with rum aging.
Creamy, full-bodied, even more so than regular Bomb. Heat is ever present, from the rum.
Yep, the barrel-aging kind of didn't do right by this base beer. The base beer is drinking fantastic still, with a lot of complexity and great mouthfeel but barrel-aging it just gave it more rum character that overpowers everything else and adds some additional heat, which finally reminds me that it is a 14% beer. Regular Bomb doesn't have the heat, but this one reminds you there is 14% alcohol. I don't really like this version of Bomb and wouldn't recommend giving up the farm for it.
11-07-2013 04:57:41 | More by Stevedore
Prairie Pirate Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
99 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.