Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by zhanson88:
4.55/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours out pretty much pitch black and moderately viscous looking. An excellent deep khaki head forms, which has very nice retention and lacing. Textbook imperial stout appearance.
Smell: Dark chocolate and roast notes initially, but those are overshadowed by dank, dank coffee bitterness. Just excellent. Only a hint of chili and vanilla notes in the background. Very nice complexity, and the coffee notes are top notch.
Taste: Very nicely integrated coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla notes throughout. Obviously the coffee is the dominant component of the three, but the other flavors definitely show and have a say in the final product. The added chilis really only show up on the finish in the back of the throat, but they do make their presence known.
Mouthfeel/Overall: Very full mouthfeel with perfect carbonation. Hides its ABV incredibly well. Overall, hard to grade this beer out any less than excellent. It is very complex, showing a lot of flavor components, but still has one elite defining flavor (coffee) that sets it apart from most other beers. One to seek out for sure.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 03:37:58 | More by zhanson88
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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
100 out of 100 based on 2,162 ratings.