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Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,430 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,430
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 815
Gots: 702 | FT: 104
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.

ABV varies by batch.

(Beer added by: MinorThreat on 05-29-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

nj111579, Jul 25, 2014
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Dreynolds1808, Sunday at 09:40 PM
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3.78/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I think a few years would do this beer some good. Came off to me a bit over the top with the coffee /spices . Overall a decent imperial stout but I would recommend letting her sit for awhile before opening another . It would be interesting to collect a few different batches and so a side by side to see if anything changes. Just a thought .

Cheers!

Charliechu, Sep 21, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes..
Pitch black, tan head swirls nicely. Full on assault of thick dark choc, roast, coffee, with the merest hint of chilli in background. But a nice addition. Big and thick in mouth. Demands respect given ABV warmth. Chewy mouthfeel. Like really chewy like soup.
Chilli lingers a lot longer than other palates elements, and the initial hit is all flavour, leaving a mid hollow palate and chilli afterwards, thus a bit unbalanced overall.

heygeebee, Jul 06, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Many thanks to damienblack for both sending a bunch of Lawson's north as well as this well anticipated extra. Stubby bottle that didn't develop fully with gold wax, 12 ounces.

First, the damn wax is a pain in the arse to get off, there seems to be a weird semi-lip that I have to pry off to get the bottle opener underneath the cap. That Maginot Line breached, the liquid that comes out is black, mildly carbonated. The nose ratchets up the anticipation with a fire hose of chocolate & coffee, with a detectable level of vanilla underneath. One of the most aggressive smelling beers I've had in some time.

Prairie Bomb! is a bit like getting a chile jolt from the electric chair. Chile heat is the first & most noticeable component, a low simmer that sets up camp in the base of my throat & belly...but it really obliterates the other ingredients. I can detect the chocolate & vanilla if I try hard enough, but they're refugees in a sea of chile. The coffee so prominent in the nose is tied off to a slightly roasted edge. Good to drink, but I can sense the 3:30 AM acid reflux already. Should have split this with my wife.

In retrospect, this needs some time for my palate. The wonderful nose promises that as the chile dies back, there are going to be lovely complexities to the taste. Right now? Close to a one-note Charlie. Still good, but is going to be great (I think) in 6-12 months.

maximum12, Oct 31, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -14.7%

PhilDaBrewer, Sep 01, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark black with a lucious three finger chocolate laced head and clingy lacing everywhere, the smell is dark chocolate with an underlying chillie smokiness and coffee, the mouthfeel is full bodied, smooth with perfect moderate carbonation and the tastes are simple with the usual lineup of flavours you would expect in a big stout starting with a big dose of milky chocolate, vanilla,cacao and a slight smokiness from the chillies but no heat whatsoever and finished like a coffee with some sugar bittersweet and overall a bloody tasty Stout that will age well but once again its a pricey affair but its off my bucket list cheers.

ADZA, Jul 19, 2014
Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 2,430 ratings.