Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
4.44/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured at a bar and arrived black in the glass with a thin tanned head that sticks to the glass leaving lace and some leg action. Kind of impressive for such a huge beer.
Huge chocolate notes pop immediately as I dip my nose in the glass. Big ol' fudge to it. Sweetness. Roasted malt hangs in behind those bold aromas. Not any discernible pepper which is surprising when compared to tasting the beer.
The pepper pops so much more in the taste. Sort of helps with the huge chocolate and vanilla sweetness that permeates the beer. The heat lingers on the tongue but is done perfectly. Roasted coffee and malts. All the ingredients play nicely together.
Carbonation is fairly big making this beer drink dangerously easy. Doesn't feel like 14%. Super smooth.
This is deserving of all it's praise.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2013 02:26:45 | More by MattSweatshirt
More User Reviews:
4.53/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottle purchased in Oklahoma City, also had this at The Beer Trappe in Lexington, Kentucky a couple days beforehand. Liked the Bible Belt variation of this alot, happy to be able to review this now as well. ABV listed as 13% on the label.
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.
Taste - More vanilla here, still very much cocoa/roast/chili forward. Coffee is pretty understated for me but can't really complain much. Smoke and heat from the chiles starts to build with further sips but it's not over the top and melds well. Touch of molasses.
Mouthfeel - Great mouthfeel, nice higher carbonation feels unique for a stout of this size, diggin' the liveliness on the palate. Very nice melding of flavors, a little booze noticeable but pretty damn drinkable. 12oz is no problemo solo.
Overall - As far as ridiculous-ingredient imperial stouts go, this may be as balanced, drinkable and enjoyable as it gets.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 00:55:31 | More by Chico1985
Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 2,123 ratings.