Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales
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4.91/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A HUGE thanks to @CRJMellor for sending me this in a trade. Super stoked to get to finally try this highly acclaimed brew.
12oz. Bottle poured into tulip.
I can smell the chocolatey, vanilla spiciness as soon as I pop the cap. Pours a black, black, viscous body with a chocolate brown two finger head that dissipates at a medium pace. I can also smell all the ingredients: coffee, cacao, vanilla, and chile peppers. Taste is more, a lot more of the same, deliciousness that hit the nose. Overall, I really loved this beer. Really glad I was able to try it, and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a complex stout that blends its flavors with the utmost harmony.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 01:37:38 | More by tbryan5
5/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A: as dark as as arabian night with a caramel head that quickly recedes to an 1/8" lacing.
S: picking some bittersweet notes from the chocolate and vanilla, roastiness from the coffee and a slight spicyness that trickles down my nose, with the vanilla aromas being the most upfront ones.
T: this is just so incredibly well put together! First comes a gush of vanilla that covers your mouthwalls, ob so creamy and delicious! As it goes down you feel the warmth of the chilies kicking in jus in the right amount. Once you finish swallowing and prepare your taste buds for the next sip, the bitterness of the coffee starts making itself present in your palate. As the beer warms up the coffee comes to take the main characters role as the vanilla goes into a submissive state.
M: creamy, carbonated, luxurious, divine drink sent from the gods themselves! Rich and plum and so predispossed to being drank.
O: It's simply amazing just to be able to enjoy a brew this good. I couldn't recommend it enough, you have to try it to understand it!
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 05:37:28 | More by Uanof
4.36/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz orange waxed bottle recieved in a trade from my man Jon in Texas. Thanks buddy!
A - Pours a viscous motor oil black with a dark brown head of about a finger, which recedes rather quickly and leaves no lace, as expected.
S - Lots of fresh roasted coffee is the dominant note in the smell, and lying just beneath is bittersweet bakers chocolate, roasted malt, sweet vanilla, and some very slight peppers as it warms. Really smells terrific, a much more pungent smell than the decent but underwhelming Vanilla Noir I drank a couple days prior.
T - Again, a large, fresh roasted coffee/espresso flavor upfront, which melds into milk chocolate, bitter bakers chocolate, and vanilla sweetness. The ancho chiles are more of faint flavor at first rather than any noticeable heat, but once it warms to around room temp, the peppers give a nice little kick in the finish. Just really well rounded stuff.
M - Thick, rich, and slightly chewy with some faint carbonation that's very fitting. Coats the mouth with flavors without being cloying or overbearing. The alcohol is also barely noticeable, just a little warmth in the throat.
O - A big improvement over the Vanilla Noir, this stout fires on all cylinders. The numerous flavors blend together rather seamlessly, and the alcohol is incredibly well masked. The only downside to this brew, which is kind of a big one, is the price point... $8 for an imperial stout is more than a bit expensive, and will certainly keep this out of any kind of regular lineup or trading for it more than once in a great while. But with that said, a delicious brew, extremely well crafted. I would recommend everyone to try this at least once.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 02:56:57 | More by cjoc83
Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
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