Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by SkeeterBoganski:
4.55/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A - Bomb! pours viscous and dark, with a full frothy mocha head present. An outer layer of lacing is present when the glass is tipped. The carbonation present is fizzy and dissipating
S - the chocolate roast is ever-present, with dark coffee, malt, and plenty of ground coffee beans noted up front; the ancho chili peppers are definitely there in the nose, with the barely-there vanilla present too; probably one of the more complex noses on a beer I've encountered
T - of the coffee/cacao/vanilla/ancho combo announced on the label, this beer is tremendously coffee-forward. The ancho chili pepper flavors really come through and as this beer warms a bit, so do you. That ancho flavor hits the back of your throat nicely and you can really taste it in your burps. The vanilla is mostly present as the sticky lingering flavor on your lips and seems somewhat overpowered by the coffee and ancho. The sugar and cream of a training-wheels coffee is dominant too. Bitter chocolate and coffee beans galore
M - ultimately, Bomb! is really easy to drink; it goes down way smoother than you might think a 14% imperial stout, with all the flavors and dark roasty goodness, should. The carbonation levels make for a smooth drink, and that 14% is masked almost perfectly by all the flavors going on. Dangerously drinkable.
O - I didn't do much to acquire this bottle, so it had nowhere to go but up. I realize it's one of those 'it' attainable beers right now, but it pretty much lives up to the hype. I see the comparisons to Huna, and they're warranted. Huna may have this slightly beat, however. That said, Bomb! is really good shit and brings the coffee flavors to the table. I'm pleased with the complexity and drinkability and wouldn't for the life of me, if I hadn't known, guess this was a 14% beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-12-2013 00:44:02 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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4.5/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from an unwaxed bottle into my plain snifter.
A- This dark concoction comes out nearly as thick as syrup into the glass. The color of the liquid is black as night with no light escaping it's grasp. A fairly sizable head for the style forms and retains pretty well, with an acceptable amount of lacing.
S- First scent that smack you in the nostrils right off the bat is slightly stale, yet potent coffee. Coffee flavor is dark and slightly bitter and dominates the front end of the scent. After the coffee fades away just a little, burnt dark malts come in and provide a little more darkness. Not a whole lot of vanilla in there, but it is slightly detectable under the dark malts with a little sweetness, but not as much as the cocoa nibs and peppers are. Chocolate and pepper flavors are subdued in comparison to the coffee that was right up front and bring the scent full circle by tying it all back to the coffee.
T- This beer starts off with a big bang of coffee up front, just like the smell. Coffee in the flavor is not quite as dark as in the scent, but a little more stale and bitter. Burnt malts kick in right away after the coffee, also like in the scent, but much stronger, enhancing the bitterness. The burnt malt is the primary flavor throughout the rest of the drink, but a hint of vanilla and pepper creep in towards the end. There is not- much chocolate flavor, if any, to be found in the taste of this beer, but the pepper does linger on the tongue just a little while after the drink.
M- Thick and dark and creamy, this fits perfectly into the feel for the style. One thing that really stands out in this beer's feel is the complete lack of alcohol burn or heat. It literally has zero, making it very dangerously drinkable for a 13% ABV beer.
Overall, this is a very good imperial stout. Aside from the small traces of peppery spice in the scent and taste, this reminds me a lot of KBS.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 01:58:40 | More by boilermakerbrew
4.39/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This was a suprising beer. Pours and smells like any decent stout, nothing off the wall but solid appearance and a hint of coffee.
The taste however, is another story. It´s a big mix of coffee bean, vanilla and a charred ash kind of flavour that is right on the line of "do i like it/hate it....but in the end love it"
I didn´t notice any chilli or heat until it warmed up a little and even then it´s very mild.
Great beer, happy to have ticked it but it goes straight back on my wants list again now.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 14:58:05 | More by sunnrider
Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
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