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Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie Bomb!Prairie Bomb!

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99
world-class

1,399 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1399
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 7.78%


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:
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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Dope

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No date but just recently released in the last month or so? Who knows. Red waxed 12 ounce bottle.

A: Pitch, pitch, pitch black pour. Very large, very dense, very dark brown head. Head fades very very slowly, leaving quite heavy lacing behind. Great retention.

S: Big big coffee aroma. Huge roasted coffee beans, quality beans at that. Lots of cocoa adds a mocha-like effect. Just a hint of sting from the chili peppers but barely. Really nice sharp, bold aroma.

T: Again with the big roasted coffee bean but not AS overpowering as the aroma. A little smoother here too, not as sharp. Still pretty much dominates. Mild bittersweet chocolate mixes with the coffee and stands alone in the middle. Just a brief hint of chili pepper in the aftertaste but it's obliterated by everything else. Lingering mild chili pepper and bitter mocha between sips. Zero sign of alcohol especially for the 14%.

M: Heavy and thick and slightly astringent.

O: A beer with so much potential but didn't quite reach it. No sign of vanilla and barely any sign of the chili peppers. This is basically a big and wonderful coffee stout with a little chocolate to back it up. If I didn't know it had vanilla and chili beans I doubt I ever would have picked it up. The coffee pretty much dominates the whole brew BUT it is delicious coffee so how can I really complain? I had just hyped it up as more, if I'm honest. One of the times where hypes detracts from the experience, unfortunately. Don't get me wrong, fantastic coffee stout regardless. With just a litttle bit of heat. Super easy drinking for 14% with no sign of booze.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 03:53:31 | More by Dope
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Yellow waxed 375ml bottle poured into HF stemmed wine glass.

A- Pours a dark black with a half finger of dense dark mocha head that has great retention receding to a flat top leaving some spotty mocha lacing.

S- Espresso, cocoa nibs, hint of vanilla and chili peppers, subtle yeast in the background. Very pleasant aroma however I wish the chilies actually came through slightly more.

T- Creamy chocolate, smooth espresso that adds a decent amount of bitterness, very light chili heat, finishes with some vanilla bean and a little bit of yeast that I've found in other Prarie beers. Very tasty, again I wish the chilies came out a tiny bit more but otherwise very well balanced. The yeast used also detracts a tiny bit from the beer but not as much as in the Noir.

M- Silky smooth, nice carbonation level for style, extremely drinkable for the abv.

O- Prarie Bomb is an awesome beer that uses the adjuncts nicely to create a tasty beer. While I wouldn't say it is quite as good as Hunahpu it is definitely up there with one of the better 12% non-barrel-aged beers that I've had. This is definitely worth trying even if you don't like chili beers.

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Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
99 out of 100 based on 1,399 ratings.