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Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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100
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2,004 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,004
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8%
Wants: 760
Gots: 578 | FT: 92
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and ancho chili peppers.

(Beer added by: MinorThreat on 05-29-2013)
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spoony

Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 355 ml bottle to a snifter.

A-The brew pours thick and syrupy from the bottle. Even a heavy pour doesn't produce much foam, just a thin cap that fades quickly. The beer is nearly black...sort of an inky brown.

S-The smell provides lots of brewed coffee notes, a touch of bitterness, and a mild but distinct hit of chile spice. Another sniff reveals creamy, milk chocolate and vanilla notes that give a slight cake batter scent. Really impressive in terms of layering and complexity.

T-The taste is also a layered experience with waves of smooth coffee; sweet, creamy chocolate; vanilla; cocoa powder; and chile powder. There is not a trace of alcohol until the beer gets to room temperature and even then, the alcohol is only vaguely warming. The chile is well-done and doesn't over-power, but rather tickles my throat on the finish, and compliments the remaining flavors.

M-The carbonation is surprisingly assertive, which helps to keep the brew from becoming cloying. Overall heft is medium for the style.

O-This is a fantastic beer; one of my favorites of any style. The layering of vanilla, cocoa, coffee, and chile could turn into a train-wreck, but it works well here because all of the flavors are inserted with restraint. Each component mixes and compliments the other components, rather than competing with them. Awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 15:55:11 | More by spoony
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S - Wow, lots going on here. Chocolate, coffee, a hint of pepper. Sounds weird but I even detect something that smells like a chocolate milk shake

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O - Fantastic beer. Glad I stumbled across one. Has a powerful but well balanced flavor. I was a little leery when it mentioned chili peppers, but they are very mild and hard to detect but are present. Will be picking another one up soon!

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Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
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