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Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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2,131 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,131
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 762
Gots: 619 | FT: 92
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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.

(Beer added by: MinorThreat on 05-29-2013)
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Been a long time comin'. Orange wax dipped 12oz bottle poured into a Bodum double walled mouth blown glass.

Poured straight down the center of the glass leaves a beauty of a black pit topped with a golden brown creamy glistening 3 finger foam top that hangs on well. Lace covers the glass in a thick sticky webbing. Very pretty when poured properly.

My nose is met immediately by a bouquet of choco-coffee-vanilla sweetness. Like a highly anticipated dessert on Thanksgiving Day, this gets the salivary glands working double time. My god that smells good.

The tongue is met with a massive wave Nordaggio coffee bitterness. Whoa, perhaps a bit overkill here. As the taste buds recover from the coffee blitzkrieg, dark chocolate moves in followed by raisin and a blooming sweet vanilla takover. There is no pepper heat per se, but there is what I call a chile pepper "tingle" at the back of the throat and the sides of the tongue. Aftertaste is owned by coffee and a pepper tinge.

Silky suede-like full body feel speckled with modest carbonation. Sticky stuff too.

So glad to see Bomb! make it's way to Northern OK stores this time. Within walking distance no less! The only thing that prevents me from giving Bomb! a clean 5 is the intensity of the coffee. If the coffee tones down with age, it could get there for me. Anyone who loves big coffee beers will love this.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 02:49:02 | More by DelMontiac
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Appearance - Oily black pour into a snifter. A finger or so of brown head forms, a swirly cap and thick ring are left by the end along with some good lace. Impressive for the ABV for sure.

Smell - Nice nose with prominent cocoa and chili spice, quite a bit of roasted malt as well, which rounds it all out very well. Coffee is on the lighter end of the spectrum but becomes more noticeable with warmth. Vanilla if you look for it. Noticeable alcohol but not bad. Pretttty nice.

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Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
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