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Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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world-class

3,033 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,033
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 869
Gots: 912 | FT: 137
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Oklahoma, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and ancho chili peppers.

ABV varies by batch.

(Beer added by: MinorThreat on 05-29-2013)
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Photo of Billy_Bars
4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of scxcrunner
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very nice beer, and super smooth and silky for the high abv. Very nicely balanced. with the coffee, chocolate, and ancho chilis all contributing nicely. Everything is beautifully done, but a slight knock on the aroma- it's just a little out of balance with the anchos predominating. I like this quite a bit, but not quite as much as Westbrook Mexican Cake, which is the same idea.

Photo of DemoniChris
4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ArkyPalmer
4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mordhaus
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Pitch black with some definite sediment floating around. 1 finger of head and some lacing left on the sides

S - coffee, cocoa, and chili peppers! Amplified. Huge aroma..

T - Like the smell, it has a big coffee and cocoa taste up front which settles into the vanilla and spice from the peppers at the end. Well balanced and delicious

F - Thick bodied and well carbonated

O - An awesome imperial coffee stout. Up there with Breakfast and Wake and Bake. Glad to have Prairie in GA!

Photo of Buckeye982
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chief09
3.29/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad brew. Much better if you age it for at least 6 months

Photo of MPombo30
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A little pricey, but a good brew!

Photo of JackNip
3.79/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.73/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour into spieglau stout glass
A: Good clarity for such a dark beer. Near black with dimly lit orange Tiffany lighting around edges. Head is pretty barren.
S: Lots of chili spice right off the bat. Some cocoa mixes in, but mainly a spicy affair.
M: Med to full body but thinner than anticipated. Pleasantly creamy though.
T: This is the second time I've had this. First was at a beer festival; I was underwhelmed but wanted to give it the benefit. It just doesn't have the elegant, lush, glorious, or decadence that I crave from a stout of this gravity. Cacao bitterness, a little spice kick and sweet vanilla rounds it out.

Photo of Roudy
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bonkers
4.21/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sintech
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Tim725
4.09/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AaronDz
3.94/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Joe_Grizzly
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mackeyse
3.8/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofstarside
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No bottle date, orange wax (13%.) Megan bought it for me when she went to Oklahoma in Julyish of this year. It's been out of the fridge for about an hour now

Pours pitch black with a thin layer of dark brown foam that receded to a ring pretty quickly. Really mild carbonation, pretty good lacing

Smells of spicy espresso and dark chocolate with notes of vanilla, toffee, caramel, cinnamon, and alcohol. The peppers really compliment everything well, almost like Mexican hot chocolate

Taste definitely delivers. Really strong kick with the coffee and chocolate, finishing with vanilla, cinnamon, and caramel. Alcohol is present but subtle

Feel is incredibly thick and spicy, also incredibly smooth for the abv. Perfect amount of spice from the chillies to play off the other flavors

Overall this is an incredibly well made beer. Definitely lives up to the hype, definitely something I'm going to trade for

Photo of rickcrip76
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B-Nut-GoBlue
4.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Clownoisseur
3.68/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a small tan head. Aromas of cocoa, coffee, oak and faint pepper. Taste is much more subdued than I expected. Initial flavors of dry cocoa and coffee are upfront...then some of the barrel character across the middle with light vanilla, dry oak and a slight bourbon. The spice from the peppers provides little heat, which isn’t a bad thing necessarily. The thinner mouthfeel for the style, coupled with a dry/slightly chalky impression, makes this beer easy to drink. Good beer, but seems to lack the robust and bold flavors of some of the other imperial stouts.

Photo of Mightykingmalard
3.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: pours pitch black. Leaves a half finger of head, caramel brown. 4.25

S: smells like milk chocolate and a hint of bourbon. 4.25

T: a ton of tobacco, like, tobacco up the wazoo. 3.75

M: burns a little, very big aftertaste. 3.75

O: never thought I could smoke a stout but this is as close as I can imagine. Drinking the whole thing myself where 6 ounces would do. Probably won't look for this again, it wasn't really what I was expecting, but I'm glad to have tried it. 4.0

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Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
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