1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Prairie Pirate Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

Not Rated.
Prairie Pirate Bomb!Prairie Pirate Bomb!

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

512 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 512
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 558
Gots: 80 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Prairie's Bomb stout aged in Rum barrels.

(Beer added by: Nuggetz on 10-19-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 512 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Rlhinson2104
Rlhinson2104

North Carolina

1.04/5  rDev -76.8%

08-24-2014 03:32:53 | More by Rlhinson2104
Photo of PhillipMicupp
PhillipMicupp

California

2/5  rDev -55.5%

07-08-2014 23:36:47 | More by PhillipMicupp
Photo of Phil_H
Phil_H

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -44.3%

12-30-2013 13:50:07 | More by Phil_H
Photo of bum732
bum732

Lesotho

3/5  rDev -33.2%

12-21-2013 04:22:39 | More by bum732
Photo of vissai
vissai

California

3/5  rDev -33.2%

12-04-2013 17:31:21 | More by vissai
Photo of russwbeck
russwbeck

Virginia

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
Photo of Stevedore
Stevedore

Wisconsin

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
Photo of obiwan_k3n00bi
obiwan_k3n00bi

California

3.5/5  rDev -22%

03-10-2014 17:23:40 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
Photo of badboy7113
badboy7113

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -22%

12-29-2013 15:20:34 | More by badboy7113
Photo of kamikazeokami
kamikazeokami

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -22%

03-13-2014 20:44:33 | More by kamikazeokami
Photo of chippo33
chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -22%

11-04-2013 21:14:59 | More by chippo33
Photo of mtrog313
mtrog313

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -22%

05-12-2014 14:50:45 | More by mtrog313
Photo of HopFace
HopFace

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -22%

01-07-2014 21:19:01 | More by HopFace
Photo of drummermattie02
drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -22%

10-28-2013 14:29:13 | More by drummermattie02
Photo of bigcountry81
bigcountry81

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

01-26-2014 05:45:32 | More by bigcountry81
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

12-17-2013 21:36:13 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of Thorpe429
Thorpe429

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

04-03-2014 19:59:43 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of Phillyz
Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

02-03-2014 22:21:20 | More by Phillyz
Photo of HopsMatt
HopsMatt

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

01-26-2014 19:58:35 | More by HopsMatt
Photo of hairylikeapeman
hairylikeapeman

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

02-20-2014 17:42:51 | More by hairylikeapeman
Photo of IAmAWalrus
IAmAWalrus

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

12-24-2013 05:15:16 | More by IAmAWalrus
Photo of Dolfan907
Dolfan907

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

06-12-2014 19:09:19 | More by Dolfan907
Photo of BMart
BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

12-16-2013 15:14:53 | More by BMart
Photo of standardcherry
standardcherry

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.9%

04-29-2014 20:39:14 | More by standardcherry
Photo of Janis_Hoplin
Janis_Hoplin

Colorado

4/5  rDev -10.9%

11-22-2013 05:25:45 | More by Janis_Hoplin
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Prairie Pirate Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
99 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.