Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by Dope:
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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4.53/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
The bottle label has 13.0% ABV vice 14.0%.
The body appears India ink black with a thin, wispy dark brown head; sediment left in the bottle. Deep and rich aroma of coffee grounds, charred grain, and chocolate. The taste exudes vanilla, cocoa, and sour cherries; boozy; cigarette ash. Heavy bodied; rich and smooth; velvety mouthfeel.
My goodness, what a heavenly, heavy brew! Big, bold, and rich throughout with incredibly robust and earthy dark tones in appearance, aroma, and flavor! Depth and complexity galore and a perfect for RIS/double stout fans. Most definitely a dark ale flavored road-trip in a bottle!
And I love the catfish on the bottle cap (not that that has anything to do with the beer or its taste appeal -- it just looks cool)...
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 20:50:18 | More by beergoot
Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
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