Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
4.48/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Red Wax Vintage (2013)
Pours a gorgeous and sexy deep dark oily color with equal oily viscosity. A fairly aggressive pour yields some pretty weak bubbles that attempt to come to the surface and form a head but are unsuccessful. There is a light tan ring that still forms around the glass. Gorgeous. (5)
Strong delicious coffee aroma starts things off. Then some burnt and roasted notes of coffee beans and espresso. Fresh brewed coffee and spent grounds seem to dominate the early portion of the aroma. These notes are followed by some deep dark bitter chocolate notes and delicious bitterness with a mild underlying sweetness. Mild vanilla spiced sweetness on the back end along with some chilly spice. (4.75)
Starts off with strong coffee notes in the flavor similar to the nose. However, in the flavor, the coffee notes are a bit richer and less acidic than the nose indicates. The coffee notes are also very well balanced by some notes of vanilla spice and sweetness and then this is followed back by some more roast and some dark chocolate bitterness The middle has some mild boozy heat (it is 14% after all). The brew is surprisingly clean and each flavor stands out very well. They are well compartmentalized and not muddled. The brew finishes with some nice chili spice and some vanilla hints. The mouth feel is surprisingly light an doculd be a bit thicker. Still there is some lower carbonation and a nice dark cocoa and coffee bitter finish. (4.5)(4.0)
Overall this brew is worth the hype. Very well done with great complexity and flavors. (4.25)
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2013 00:58:39 | More by JoEBoBpr
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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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