BOMB! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Reviews: 513
Hads: 4,097
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 7.56%
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Oklahoma, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MinorThreat on 05-29-2013

Imperial stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and ancho chili peppers.

ABV varies by batch.
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Photo of Tele
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: 4.75 Pitch black with a small tan head.

S: 4.25 Lots of chocolate and vanilla at first. Some dark malt and coffee follow with roasted nuttiness. No chile on the nose.

T: 4.25 Vanilla still dominates. Coffee comes through more than on the nose. The roasted malt/coffee bitterness is well integrated with the chocolate and vanilla. The slight heat at the end rounds everything out.

M: 4.25 A little thinner than I would like, but the carbonation level is nice.

O: 4.25 Probably a bit more going on than Bible Belt, but I think I prefer that over Bomb. It seemed a little richer and the chile was a bit stronger. It also seemed like Bible Belt had a more dry chile flavor while bomb comes off as more of a fresh chile. This is really nice, but for me it comes in at a close second. (788 characters)

Photo of jaasen64
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Yellow waxed 375ml bottle poured into HF stemmed wine glass.

A- Pours a dark black with a half finger of dense dark mocha head that has great retention receding to a flat top leaving some spotty mocha lacing.

S- Espresso, cocoa nibs, hint of vanilla and chili peppers, subtle yeast in the background. Very pleasant aroma however I wish the chilies actually came through slightly more.

T- Creamy chocolate, smooth espresso that adds a decent amount of bitterness, very light chili heat, finishes with some vanilla bean and a little bit of yeast that I've found in other Prarie beers. Very tasty, again I wish the chilies came out a tiny bit more but otherwise very well balanced. The yeast used also detracts a tiny bit from the beer but not as much as in the Noir.

M- Silky smooth, nice carbonation level for style, extremely drinkable for the abv.

O- Prarie Bomb is an awesome beer that uses the adjuncts nicely to create a tasty beer. While I wouldn't say it is quite as good as Hunahpu it is definitely up there with one of the better 12% non-barrel-aged beers that I've had. This is definitely worth trying even if you don't like chili beers. (1,152 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

no wax, recent release
The beer pours an inky black-dark brown topped by a thin, loose tan head that fades quickly. There appears to be decent carbonation, some lace while drinking, but no sediment. The nose is initially cocoa and roasted coffee when chilled - notes of vanilla, caramel, some licorice, and booze come out as it warms. The taste is predominantly bitter and roasty coffee upfront, which is then smoothed out by the cocoa and malt sweetness and finished by lingering booze and bitter cocoa. Chilies? Naw son, don't get the heat, flavor, or scent (though they are possibly contributing to the beer's bitter finish?). Otherwise, the beer has bold, identifiable adjunct flavors, nothing is too muddled. For being 13-14% abv it has reasonably hidden booze, which is no doubt related to its sweet, full body, silky mouthfeel, and generous carbonation. For a stout this big, it's quite drinkable and maintains that shelf-status appeal. I'd drink this again, probably not if I'm out somewhere, but it's certainly appropriate for that day when you're just hanging out in your PJays and decide it's definitely 5pm in the middle of the Atlantic, so why not? (1,161 characters)

Photo of champ103
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this several times at tastings. Only small pours though. I am glad I was able to get a few bottles when it hit Houston.

A: Pours an ink black, perfectly opaque. A two finger tan head forms that sticks around for a minute. Sticky lace is left.
S: Big roasted malt and roasted coffee beans. Maybe a bit over roasty in the nose. Still, it works.
T: Oh boy. Lots going on here. Roasted malt and coffee of coarse. Though so much more interacted than the nose. Milk chocolate, vanilla beans. Just a bit if heat, most likely from the ABV and not the chilies. Which is a good thing for me.
M/D: A full body and moderate carbonation. This is silky smooth, perfectly weighty. Maybe the easiest 14% ABV stout I have had. Amazing.

There is a lot to like here. I usually can't stand chilies in beer, and think it is a gimmicky fad right now. Here, thankfully that is almost an afterthought. I am also so impressed with the silky smooth body and so easy to drink. Most stouts of this weight are completely overbearing. If there was one Prairie beer I thought would be over rated, it is this. Though, typical Prairie makes another excellent offering. (1,153 characters)

Photo of unclejazz
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Blue wax which I believe is batch 3

Pour dark brown with a thin reddish town head. Thick and viscous with solid carbonation. Smelled of espresso and dark chocolate. The taste has pepper up front along with tobacco and espresso. There is a hint of toasted marshmallow. Really solid mouthfeel. Heavy with solid carbonation. Good beer, as a base this could really grow into something amazed when put in a barrel.

Cheers! (419 characters)

Photo of linnymtu
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a glass snifter.

A- jet black with a thin tan head

S- mostly coffee with a hint of the chili pepper

T- Hits you up front with the coffee. This is mostly a coffee stout and a chili stout second. Then as expected you get just a slight hint of chili spice hitting your tongue. The taste is not overly complex and I think it hurts the beer. More chocolate would've helped balance it out better.

M- Not too thick and a good amount of carbonation

O- I was pleased that the spiciness was not overwhelming, and actually almost underwhelming. But I think it was spot on for my tastes. The coffee flavor was superb, but what held it back from being a world class 4.5+ beer was there wasn't much of a third flavor blended in. But overall a great beer and you should try it if you haven't. (806 characters)

Photo of angelmonster
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black body with mahogany highlights. Head is tan and 1/4 inch. Lacing and head retention are good.

Smell is of fresh brewed coffee, slightly acidic. Smoked malt and oak are also present, almost like burning wood. As beer warms the chili pepper starts coming through, though I don't get much cacao or vanilla beans. Hops aren't present but at 13% abv, alcohol is definitely there.

First tastes are of smoked malt, chocolate, and chili pepper. Heat from ancho and heat from alcohol complement each other nicely. Not getting much vanilla or hops but flavor of acidic coffee makes up for it.

Mouthfeel is medium heavy, nicely coats the tongue. Carbonation is high for such a high alcohol stout. Head stayed around in some form adding a nice frothy texture.

Overall great beer. Interesting combo with the espresso, pepper, and chocolate executed well. Flavors are bold without being overwhelming and alcohol is well hidden for such a high abv. The coffee and peppers really hit my sweet spot, looking forward to having more of this soon. (1,046 characters)

Photo of roger617
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into snifter. There was a burnt orange wax covering the top.

A: Pours dark black with half a finger of mocha colored head. The beer appeared very thick during the pour, as expected for the style and ABV.
S: I get coffee and vanilla up front on this, with a lingering heat from the peppers. Not detecting hardly any chocolate. Clearly there's a lot going on with this.
T: Coffee comes first, however unlike the aroma, pepper is clearly the second most dominant flavor, followed by chocolate and lastly vanilla. As it warms up the pepper becomes more pronounced, but never over takes coffee for the lead. After-taste lingers with a bit of chocolate.
M: Velvety smooth, with an appropriate carb level.
O: To say this beer is well balanced doesn't begin to describe it. There's so much going on here that it's tough to believe its 13%. I didn't have many expectations for Bomb!, and I'm glad to say it took me by surprise. (937 characters)

Photo of HoosierBrew
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty good beer. I was impressed with the complexity as well as how well the alcohol was hidden considering the ABV. Pours black with what appears to be a crimson lining. Smells of warm chocolate and coffee. I was expected a smoother, silkier mouthfeel, but nevertheless satisfied. Overall a great stout. Not sure if worth the $8/12 oz bottle, but it's only money right. (371 characters)

Photo of TheBrewo
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

We crack a bottle, pouring into our St. Bernardus goblets. The pour puts forth a murky beer of the deepest root beer browns. It holds a half finger tall head of cakey but thickly oiled bubbles the color of creamed espresso. Retention is brief, again, settling into this oily film. Lacing is ridged and sheeted. No haze or sediment is appreciated, and carbonation appears to be moderate, although the bubbles rise slowly in the muck. The aroma is explosive of raw coffee beans, dense and powdered cacao, richly singed and roasty chocolate and black maltiness, tobacco smokiness, bright acidity, harsh coiny metallics, cooling vanilla bean, white sugar sweetness, brandy-soaked figs, gentle floral hoppiness, cooked cereal grainy grit, perfumed potpourri, hollow hot chili seediness, hearty bready yeastiness, celery vegetals, and waxy lipstick smear. The flavoring is crazily bittering and acidic; it is very unlike the picture conjured up by the aroma. The things that take center stage are the coffee and unsweetened raw cacao. These alone put the pucker level through the roof. Otherwise you meet notes of hot coffee acid, chemical extract of vanilla, hot and salty booziness that speaks somehow of bourbon, gentle green chili pepper heat, biscuity butters, sourdough bread yeastiness, muddy mineral, raw plum skin and juiciness, powdered cinnamon, grainy grit of rye, tannic barley, and charcoal-blackened chocolate malts, black licorice, and icy metallic coolness. The body is maximally full, and the carbonation is medium. Each sip offers pleasant slurp, smack, cream, and froth. The mouth is oiled, with a subtle chili burn finally leeching onto the palate. This makes for a fiery astringency once settled. The abv is up there, but not obtrusive enough to hinder drinkability. The enormity of the beer keeps it as a sipper regardless.

Overall, we’ve been hugely excited for this beer, and are wonderfully grateful to have found it when we did. We were honestly not sure if we would truly ever get a chance to try it, actually, as our timing as of late seems to have been perfect for always missing it. Alas, here we are, and what a massive beer it is!! We were actually taken aback here. From the description of the ingredients the base beer was aged over, and the sweeter aroma, we were so, so surprised at what a bitter flavoring was presented. If anything, this simply acts to slow the drinker down so that they can savor each sip. This bitterness is primarily in the form of acidic coffee bean roastiness, cacao, and yeasty metallics. All of the inclusions blend expertly together, but each of them are powerful enough to stand on their own, at the center of their own beer. Actually, the chili peppers are rather subdued. This was likely intentional, so as to produce the most widely marketable beer. Not just something chili-heads like us would seek out for the heat. This is a super-duper beer, and amongst the most serious and thoroughly top-quality we’ve ever come across. (3,019 characters)

Photo of aleigator
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%

Thank you very much for this one, Jason! Pours a viscous, complete black color, with a small, soon diminishing brown head.

Intoxicating aromas of fresh crushed coffee beans, melted dark-chocolate, tobacco, hints of gentle vanilla, also scorched caramel and rock sugar accompanied by roasted malts.

Has a very creamy, chocolate defined beginning, with earthy, calming malts, which maintain the balance of this brew, as sweet molasse, caramel and pungent tobacco come up, to form a very convincing, smooth start. Then, soon, uncompromising, burned coffee bean notes get detectable, which counter the established, rich, earthy sweetness by adding an almost dry bitterness to the beer, while hot chili peppers lend a hot, spicy background depth. This spicy sting stays on the back of the palate till the very end, altough the beer finishes with great chocolate qualities, blended with bitter coffee tones. Complex, slick and smooth in the mouth, a full-bodied, fantastic beer. (976 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz stout-shaped bottle, blue wax sealed, and procured at Tipsy's Liquor World in suburban Denver a few weeks ago.

This beer pours a solid, abysmal black, with only the slightest hints of basal cola edges, and two fingers of puffy, silky, and tightly foamy mocha head, which leaves a large swath of spooky webbed lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of bitter dark roast coffee, medium baker's chocolate, earthy vanilla pods, an obfuscated caramel/toffee malt, and some musty, dusty weedy hops. The taste is more bitter cafe-au-lait, tending more to the former, dry powdery cocoa, bready, somewhat grainy caramel malt, a touch of astringent wood, a slight, slowly building red spicy warmth, one which hides any alcohol edge that must be brewing, and a mild green vegetal hoppiness.

The bubbles are quite understated, barely generating a wee frothiness, the body a sturdy medium weight, and mostly smooth, but for a growing spice and alcohol insurgency. It finishes surprisingly off-dry, the sweetness of the malt and cocoa wresting a bit of the floor away from the coffee and spice guests.

Woooweee. One deliciously complex, and well-integrated imperial stout. Not too sweet, not too spicy, and definitely not too boozy (in the external sense, at least), rather, a deft blend of all these things, so much so, that this drinks like a regular, if still coffee and chili infused, dry stout. That said, I did my best to slow down and enjoy this, for I won't be able to get my hands on another bottle anytime soon, and of course, the more obvious reason - the 28-proof alcohol. Again, wow. (1,605 characters)

Photo of TruePerception
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Prairie Artisan Ale's Bomb!, imperial stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and chili peppers. 13% ABV.

A: Less than half a finger of slightly lopsided, brown head. Decent lacing and sheeting; both hold quite well. Black in the glass; very dark brown in the dimple. Very slight inkiness.

S: Up front, smells like a soft, yet very deep, coffee. Very fresh beans. Some definite dry cocoa nibs. Subtle vanilla. Slight chili pepper edge. Very faint char note. The scents are well controlled, so you have to really look for things other than what's actually added. I think of this as a plus, but others might disagree.

T/MF: Really smooth on the palate. Definite waxy sweetness from the peppers. Bittersweet chocolate and sweet coffee. Not overpoweringly sweet, but the flavors are all of a sweet leaning. Subtle piquancy around the edges. Actually, quite a bit like drinking a less sweet Mexican/Mayan/Aztec hot chocolate. Bitter notes of the chocolate and coffee "bloom" as you swallow. Fairly long finish. Very nice! (1,028 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pitch black, dark brown finger of head.

Aroma: intense coffee, chocolate, roast, leather, char.

Taste: a bit less coffee forward, equal parts chocolate, with a mild chili finish. As it warns, the chili becomes more pronounced.

Mouthfeel: solid full, creamy body with appropriately lower carbonation.

Overall: quite drinkable for the ABV, it was rather hidden. Wonderful coffee stout worth seeking out. (417 characters)

Photo of Premo88
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into small snifter

L: black, almost no head, just a thin skin of tan foam, no lacing or sticking; keeping a decent collar

S: chocolate, chocolate milk shake ... mocha java shake/frappachino (chocolate espresso) ... very sweet with lots of vanilla, too ... hints of alcohol (rum, wine, vodka)

T: chocolate bomb ... loads of sweet chocolate, vanilla ... mocha java shake/frappachino again ... following the nose almost 1-to-1 with just a hint of chili heat on the lips (no chili in the taste); alcohol might be showing up in the flavor, but only slightly

F: fantastic ... midweight with plenty of carbonation, not overly thick or slick

O: awesome stout for the chocolate lover ... it doesn't have raw coffee/espresso flavor, but it *does* taste a lot like a sweet frozen espresso drink with lots of chocolate and/or vanilla in it. the alcohol does show up in the nose and flavor, but it's relatively tame. this bottle is probably aged 3-4 months, perhaps as much as 6 months (born-on date is rubbed off), and it drinks very nicely. (1,062 characters)

Photo of anteater
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle with blue wax.

A: Pitch black - no light getting through this one. Medium brown head. Really nice looking.

S: Aroma explosion. Mostly dark chocolate in the nose with some coffee and roasty malt.

T: Way sweeter than I had anticipated based on the nose. Huge sweet milk chocolate upfront blended really well with hop bitterness. As the chocolate flavor fades, sweetness is left on the tongue and the coffee presence is more noticeable. The chili flavor was the last thing I noticed and it was exactly as prevalent as I hoped it would have been, not overly imposing at all but just a really note subtle note. I never would have guessed that this is a 14% beer.

M: Very smooth. Less thick than I would have imagined and medium carb.

O: Worth trading for. A very exceptional stout that boasts huge and unique flavors with great drinkability. (868 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 02/19/14 notes. Big thanks to BeerLaywer85 for sharing this one. Batch 2 red wax bottle, poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a deep brown, almost black color, with one finger of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks very nice.

s - Smells of milk chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, roasted malts, green peppers, light coffee, and toasted malts. Awesome nose; everything comes through and there is a lot of chocolate. Peppers come through but not too much, which is a good thing to me.

t - Tastes of milk chocolate, peppers, hot spice, roasted malts, vanilla, cinnamon, toasted malts, burnt malts, bell peppers. Taste is definitely good but has a lot more peppers and spice, and a bit of a kick to it. Little too much for me, so a step down from the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Light spice from the peppers but very easy to drink considering the ABV.

o - Overall definitely a good beer, but a little too much peppers and spice int he taste for me. I still would definitely prefer Hunahpu to this based on the taste (had a 2013 4 days before), and would put this on level with the normal Abraxas, with a tiny bit more spice in the taste. The nose is great and it is pretty easy to drink, and well worth checking out. Would like to try Pirate Bomb now. (1,300 characters)

Photo of barczar
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh, on tap. Aroma is roasty, with coffee grounds balancing against red chili pepper, and a dark chocolate base. Flavor is boozy initially, with lots of vanilla and bourbon. Then, the spice and dark chocolate kick in mid palate, with light sweetness contrasting the pepper notes, which provide a touch of heat in the dry, toasted, roasty bitter finish. Very complex brew. Very smooth and drinkable for the abv. (412 characters)

Photo of Spiff
4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look is beautiful dark tan, like a peaty Scottish river. Head is thin. Smell tells spiff "I have coffee in me" - but taste is sweet and deep with just a hint of coffee ground bite to start. Feel is rich and creamy. Burnt carmel malt right away with a side of the tongue punch that fades to mellowness and no bitter peppery-ness after. A good sipper. Spiff is pleased. (371 characters)

Photo of SteveB24
4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a dark brown. Some carbonation coming u the sides of the glass and a half finger of brown, sudsy head.
Aroma is mostly coffee, with the vanilla and some toasty malt notes in there too.
Flavor- upfront characters are dark chocolate and espresso. Followd by mild vanilla, toasted malt nights, and molasses. (319 characters)

Photo of emyers
4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Great Lakes snifter.

Appearance: Pours black with a very thin brown lacing, not much head at all.

Smell: All of the components are there - coffee hits the hardest up front, followed by vanilla, dark chocolate, and a little smokiness from the chiles. A lot of depth in the nose. There is a ton going on and it isn't quite as integrated as it could be, but still excellent.

Taste: A lot more chocolate-forward than the aroma, with quite a bit of vanilla as well and a very subtle chile flavor on the finish. Coffee is there but not nearly as prominent as the aroma. Reminiscent of a Mexican chocolate shake. Not much heat from the chiles up front but it does slowly build as you get through the glass. Vanilla really picks up as well which leads to a pretty sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Very full-bodied, viscous. Low carbonation. Very smooth - excellent.

Overall: Excellent beer. If the coffee was amped up a bit and they backed off the vanilla it could really be remarkable (although I am hugely fond of coffee, so that may impact my opinion). Not quite as well balanced as the best Mexican-chocolate style stouts out there i.e. Abraxas, but still a great example of the style. (1,206 characters)

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got to sample 2 ounces or so out of a waxed bottle in October 2013 (gave a 4.25 then).
Got to try a 8-oz pour on tap, next to Abraxas, in March 2014 (gave a 4.5. 4.25 for Abraxas)
This review's based on a 7-12-14 tasting of a May 2014 unwaxed bottle. Comparing it to a 2014 Huna consumed last weekend, despite the fact the adjuncts are slightly different.

A: like Huna, very dark appearance, with zero light escaping from the body. there is a red tinge at the edges. there's no head though, and weaker alcohol legs.

S: vanilla and very, very earthy coffee grinds. the ancho chile gets drawn out with a vigorous swirl - very interesting. I wish the cacao was more pronounced though

T: like Huna, the chile comes across most distinctly, without "heat." the flavor's earthier than Huna, likely because of the addition of ancho AND coffee to the vessel. personally, though, I'd prefer more cacao, less coffee

M: thinner mouthfeel than Huna, despite the 13%. to its credit, this went down easier than expected for the ABV

4.5 4.5 4.25 4.25 4.25 (1,044 characters)

Photo of makeyourself
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just an excellent everyday go-to "spiced" stout which isn't hard to find when compared to other "spiced" stouts. I just love how you can pretty much taste every key ingredient in the beer especially as it starts to warm up. It really is a well balanced beer where there is not one single overpowering element to the beer. (321 characters)

Photo of mothman
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler from H.E.B.

1 finger of dark tan head. Leaves some splattered lace. Decent retention. Color is a deep black.

Flavor profile: A lot of rich chocolate and cocoa. Caramel and roasted malts. Coffee flavors. Vanilla. Molasses and dark fruit flavors. The chipotle peppers are near the end and in the finish. The chilies seem roasted as well.

Mouthfeel: Spicy, roasted, but smooth. Full bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Ends dry with roasted notes.

Overall, this was a top level non BA stout. A massive amount of flavors. The only thing I would complain about is a bit too much roast, but otherwise I really like this one. (636 characters)

Photo of 22Blue
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle with gold wax at a bar in Tulsa.

Prairie Bomb pours almost black with a small tan head.

Rich smell of coffee and chocolate, not overpowering, but close.

Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, and chilis. Hides the 14% very well.

Smooth and creamy with a somewhat slick feel.

Was shocked at how good this was. The chilis did not overpower as I was expecting. Can't wait to see how this ages. I am not a coffee drinker but still find this beer amazing. (475 characters)

BOMB! from Prairie Artisan Ales
99 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.