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Prairie Pirate Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Pirate Bomb!Prairie Pirate Bomb!

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1,108 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,108
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 719
Gots: 276 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
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 MarshallBirdhouse
4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

This is the best beer made by prairie. I can only say that it tastes "prickly". absolutely incredible

2014 version in 12 oz taster glass

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.93/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Not much rum influence and not as spicy as I had hoped for. Thinner than anticipated, also.

Photo of Chris_Panos
4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Cholansky1
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Riggsenater
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gustaf_B
4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thecasehead
4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chadwicktorres
4.02/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this...the rum brings this together so much better than the regular.

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best of all the bombs

Photo of Clarkson
4.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Bruery snifter. The pour is very black and sports a thin finger of dark brown head that quickly dissolves down to a thin lace. Very aromatic beer. The nose has rich, pronounced notes of black coffee, rum, burnt sugar, and hints of vanilla, cinnamon, and chocolate. The rum and coffee nose on a beer is something totally new to me. I like it a lot.

Full body and a firm, oily feel. Very complex flavor. Roasted malt accented with vanilla greets you first, followed by intense espresso notes and a hint of cinnamon. At mid-palate, the rum barrels start to charge in with their sweet woody notes and molasses and burnt sugar richness. Chili peppers emerge only briefly on the back of the palate and are quickly washed away by a warming booziness that doesn't seem like 14%. Long and lingering finish with strong coffee and dark chocolate notes. The complexity forces you to sip and concentrate, which is a good thing considering the strength of this beer. Impressive.

This is the first beer I've had (to my knowledge) that was aged in rum barrels. The result is a unique beer experience. The rum adds an interesting dimension to this beer, complementing the coffee especially well and adding richness to the flavor. As with bourbon barrel-aging, sweetness as added as well, but it's not a creamy, vanilla-like sweetness. It's more of a burnt sugar and molasses sweetness. I really enjoyed this beer and wouldn't hesitate to try another rum barrel-aged beer, but I think I prefer the standard Bomb! (or Bible Belt) better. The vanilla and chilis are more pronounced and I tend to prefer those flavors to the rum-accented coffee flavors of Pirate Bomb. Nevertheless, this beer is definitely recommended and is not to be missed if the opportunity should arise.

Photo of Tuche
4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brandon911
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of evanfox81
4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rden4654
4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HALB
4.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.88/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of ThePaleRider
4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gotti311
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xdtfx
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Farinag16447
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Prairie Pirate Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 1,108 ratings.