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Reviews: 509
Hads: 4,079
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 2.67%
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Oklahoma, United States

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

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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 JeffTheJuice
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

13% ABV with no wax
What an experience! Black and inky appearance with a beige head. The nose was full of coffee and chili, very subtle on the vanilla and chocolate. Each flavor note (coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and ancho chili peppers) makes an appearance in each sip and blend harmoniously without one overpowering the other. The lack of alcohol presence was surprising given its ABV. However, the quickly dissipating head indicates the elevated alcohol of the beer. I can see why this beer is held in such high regard. (531 characters)

Photo of GilGarp
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle served slightly chilled intoa tulip glass.

Aroma is immediately appreciated as soon as the bottle is opened. The smell of a rich, full-bodied stout with subtle but noticible hints of chili.

Appearance is very dark brown in color with thick tan colored head. It settles gradually and leaves lots of spotty lacing on the glass.

Back to that aroma, the smell of roasted malts, roasted chills, coffee, and vanilla all come forward.

Flavor is unique and complex with great balance and depth. Sweetness of chocolate and vanilla come through first followed by the coffee and chilis. The heat is subtle but noticible and it lingers just a bit.

Mouthfeel is creamy smooth, full in body, nicely carbonated, and good balance of flavors. The spiciness is well judged.

Overall an amazing stout. I'm anot usually one for chilis in my beer but this one really hits the mark. (879 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 MinorThreat
4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle to snifter. Thanks John!

A- deep black with minimal brown head and no lacing

S-unreal coffee and vanilla with tons of chocolate and fudge

T-sweet chocolate and vanilla coffee with a small dose of heat and chocolate milk shake. Nearly perfect.

M-Viscous and creamy with a perfect amount of carbonation.

I-as good as it gets for adjunct coffee stouts. Unbelievable... (389 characters)

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle unwaxed, most recent batch...

A - Jet black

S - Chili peppers with faint vanilla and coffee

T - Mind blown, such a great chili stout... as it warms, the vanilla and chocolate move a little bit more to the forefront

M - Smooth, creamy, not much more I could ask for from this style

Overall, I really really enjoyed this bad boy... not sure why some people are saying the newest batch isn't as good. This is freaking delicious! (444 characters)

Photo of josephwa
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Decent head on this, light brown head. Beer is mahogany in color, appears to be medium in body.

S - I get some nice coffee, chilies, and malt on the nose. Really nice coffee smell.

T - Wow, this tastes amazing. The coffee is really sharp and the chilies compliment it so well. The malt is rich goodness. I'm not a spice fan and this has rocked my world. The spice is at the perfect strength to compliment this one. They must've used a very high quality coffee in this. Amazing.

M - I love the tingle that I get from the spicyness. Decent body. Well carbonated.

O - Overall this is a winner! Best spiced stout I've had to date. Prairie really did a nice job with this one. My hat is off to them! (704 characters)

Photo of cjgiant
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: dark brown/black (amber hue on edges when held to light, no IDE why I did that)
S: chocolate and coffe, roasted malt-style, with a hint of vanilla
T: more chocolate than coffee, and the vanilla is more present. I had noted other reviews' mention of chile and forgot, but I noted something different in the latter part of the taste. My girlfriend reminded me while reading one of those reviews, and a light bulb went off! It's subtle but obvious, and very interesting.
M: little alcohol tinge, but stands up for the style of a malt-roasted beer
O: a wonderful beer that has a few things going on, but it's gravy on top of a solid imperial stout. I am enjoying this style more and more, thanks to beers like this. (714 characters)

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Prairie Bomb!
14% ABV
Red Wax Vintage (2013)

Pours a gorgeous and sexy deep dark oily color with equal oily viscosity. A fairly aggressive pour yields some pretty weak bubbles that attempt to come to the surface and form a head but are unsuccessful. There is a light tan ring that still forms around the glass. Gorgeous. (5)

Strong delicious coffee aroma starts things off. Then some burnt and roasted notes of coffee beans and espresso. Fresh brewed coffee and spent grounds seem to dominate the early portion of the aroma. These notes are followed by some deep dark bitter chocolate notes and delicious bitterness with a mild underlying sweetness. Mild vanilla spiced sweetness on the back end along with some chilly spice. (4.75)

Starts off with strong coffee notes in the flavor similar to the nose. However, in the flavor, the coffee notes are a bit richer and less acidic than the nose indicates. The coffee notes are also very well balanced by some notes of vanilla spice and sweetness and then this is followed back by some more roast and some dark chocolate bitterness The middle has some mild boozy heat (it is 14% after all). The brew is surprisingly clean and each flavor stands out very well. They are well compartmentalized and not muddled. The brew finishes with some nice chili spice and some vanilla hints. The mouth feel is surprisingly light an doculd be a bit thicker. Still there is some lower carbonation and a nice dark cocoa and coffee bitter finish. (4.5)(4.0)

Overall this brew is worth the hype. Very well done with great complexity and flavors. (4.25) (1,583 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 Treyliff
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz gold wax bottle, poured into a teku glass

A- pours motor oil black with a small dark tan creamy & foamy head that reduces to a ring around the edges with some short lasting lace and alcohol legs upon agitation

S- robust roasted malt aroma with a big hit of smoky/charred wood, followed by deep aromas of dark artisanal chocolate, espresso beans, walnut, vanilla beans & dark fruits. There is a whipped cream-like sweetness that kicks in. Picking up slight heat on the nose, but it honestly seems from the alcohol and not so much the chili

T- The flavor of the chili hits the palate first, immediately followed by lots of dark chocolate with fresh herbal & earthy coffee flavor. The addition of the vanilla beans seems to enhance the chocolate & coffee, notes of caramel & dark fruits follow. I'm not really picking up any heat from the chills, but the flavors are there. More bitter chocolate and coffee on the finish

M- medium body with medium low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy, slightly warming finish. Pretty drinkable for 14% ABV

O- The coffee is infused brilliantly and meshes with the other adjuncts almost flawlessly. The only thing I would have like to see more of was a bit more heat form the chills. (1,253 characters)

Photo of SebD
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice creamy tan head that dies down slowly and leaves little lacing.

Smell: Wow, the aromas definitely give out hints of milk chocolate, coffee, espresso, vanilla and faint chili peppers in the back.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a bunch of chocolate, loads of coffee, bitter espresso, some earthy undertones, vanilla and some spiciness from the ancho chili peppers.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice creamy overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Definitely worth a try! (629 characters)

Photo of bmwats
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Black. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, brown head. Settles fairly quickly leaving a smattering of bubbles and a thick beer ring. Very spotty lacing, quickly retreats into the body of the brew.

S: Roasted espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla, and chili peppers all prominently on display.

T: Tastes like is smells... dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and chili pepper. No components overpower the others. Well balanced.

M: Thick and hearty. High alcohol is not apparent. A bit of a peperry finish lingers on the palate.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is really nice. Nice head, very little lacing. Nose is a great combination of coffee, chocolate, and chili pepper. Roasted espresso beans, dark chocolate, chili pepper and vanilla all subtly presented and expertly balanced. Overall, this is a great quaff. (844 characters)

Photo of GJ40
4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 12oz bottle in a DFH snifter. Started at 69 degrees. Thanks surge1311!

A - Black with a small tan head of large bubbles that dissipates quickly.

S - Initially heavy on the peppers and something a bit odd like bubble gum (especially the hard gum that I used to get in Topps baseball cards as a kid). But then it's more about chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla. It's much better as it goes on.

T - The chili peppers add a distinct flavor. It's as much about the flavors as the mild heat. But good overall complexity with chocolate, vanilla and a hint of coffee. Over the course of the glass, a slight lingering hint of pepper heat builds. It's a great start to finish journey. And I would never have guessed the 14% ABV.

M - Creamy consistency with a low carbonation.

O - A great and creative blend of flavors! (830 characters)

Photo of pmarlowe
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Blue wax. Tulip glass.

A: Viscous black with a little beautiful espresso-like foam. Excellent retention but minimal lacing.

S: Loads of beautiful coffee with nuts (hazelnut), dark chocolate bar, and some vanilla bean. The flavors meld together nicely.

T: Dry cocoa, medium roast coffee grounds, more cocoa, with a finish featuring nuts, coffee bitterness, a little supporting vanilla on the back palate, and mild chili bite. The taste is surprisingly dry, but I guess that goes with the whole Mexican chocolate-like stout.

M: Medium-light carbonation and body. Seems a bit thin for the ABV and overall combination of flavors.

O: Nice flavors and well crafted. The most noticeable deficiency is the thinness of the body. A little more heft would really support the flavors better. (785 characters)

Photo of babaracas
4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black in the glass with two fingers thick fluffy light brown foam. Rings of delicate 14% lace left behind. Smell: vanilla, milk chocolate, light earthy and caramel espresso. A little chili. Taste: milk chocolate, caramel, sugary plum, vanilla, espresso note - earthy, building chili heat (and then after a while it's no longer noticeable). Medium bodied with light carbonation and very creamy. Easy drinking for the abv. This really showcases the aging adjuncts... I'd question whether the base beer has anything going on, but there's no point in that as the result is very tasty. (586 characters)

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

At 14%, this beer may take it's time, but after the first sniff in the glass, you'll know it's worth every second.

Poured a 12 oz., silver waxed bomb into a large snifter.

A: Pitch black in body, with a dark, milk chocolate colored head. Thin head, but thick and viscous body.

S: The nose of this beer is what beer drinkers dream about. Roasted coffee, spicy and sweet peppers, a bit of malt, dark chocolate...extremely layered and really holds throughout the drink.

T: Phenomenal. Coffee heavy, but necessary to balance out the 14% ABV. The peppers are a bit muted when cold, but really come to life as the brew warms. Tons going on here, and it really becomes a different beer as it warms and opens up.

M: Heavy on the palate and in the stomach. One Bomb will likely be all you need on the evening. Can't imagine your palate being able to go back to a pale ale after this beer, and other stouts wouldn't hold up.

O: This beer is fantastic. It is really a good 45 minute to an hour long beer. Fun to sip and notice the changing flavors. Will age a few to see if they continue to open up, but it is imminently drinkable at present. (1,143 characters)

Photo of spoony
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. (1,349 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.23/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Hoppy Monk in El Paso. Served in a 10 ounce snifter.

Beautiful in the snifter with a dark khaki-colored head that quickly settles over the pitch black body.

Fresh dark roast coffee and some sweet malt are prominent on the nose. Not detecting much but I just drove 4 hours from Albuquerque.

Still lots of dark roast coffee on the tongue, but also a slight bite of chile, some vanilla, dark chocolate, and a finish that consists of bitter hops, dark chocolate and the pique from the chile lingering for a long dry finish.

The alcohol is all but buried, the beer is viscous, creamy, hopped up and spicy. Certainly a lot going on. Great, interesting and unique beer. Those are my types. (703 characters)

Photo of dertyd
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

what an amazing beer i first had cold and the flavor was a lot of coffee and chocolate once it warmed up it was vanilla, cinnamon ,pepper just an amazing amazing stout (167 characters)

Photo of Roguer
4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a surprisingly robust dark brown, firm, thick head, with very good retention. Brew is nearly perfectly black out of the bottle, and super dark in the glass, like a glossy, liquid coffee bean. Sticky, thin lacing stretches down the glass.

Huge coffee notes hit first, followed by chocolate malt and roasted barley. Vanilla and cream, and surprisingly, yes, a little hint of chili pepper, which lends a spicy and vegetal flavor to the aroma. Vanilla is stronger on very deep breaths.

Taste lives up to the nose, balancing all of those effects in one. Coffee, roasted barley, and a hint of dry chili pepper spice (heavier on the flavor than the spiciness) are front and center; dark cacao mingles with the pepper (a little spicier now) on the mid and back-end; cream and vanilla work their way in toward the finish. Dry, peppery, and earthy as you move along. More chocolate as it warms.

Medium-full body, but a full-bodied flavor. Sticky, thick (but not exactly chewy), with a long, long thick finish. Minutes after a sip, I find myself still swallowing this dense brew. No foaming, minimal sting, and no (alcohol) heat.

This is a fabulously complex and thick stout, mixing together more flavors than are probably necessary. What is supposed to stand out: the coffee? The chili peppers? Cacao or vanilla? In truth, all of these are present, with none standing out disproportionately to the others. That's exactly the way it should be.

Thanks to JayORear for providing this as a gift. (1,492 characters)

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.73/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Red wax - split with the wife. I'm blanking on how I got this bottle but thank you to that special someone. Drank immediately after Abraxas.

Black with a cinnamon head that puddles to the edges.

Big blast of coffee right off the bat. Big deep inhale pulls out the chiles to the point of feeling it deep in the recesses of my snout. Smells rich.

Peppers, roast, coffee, more peppers....a mix of green bell and jalapeno.

Mouthfeel is oily....like drinking the dregs of a bottle of Marconi. Mike North recommends putting it on your shoes.

Pales in comparison to Abraxas. The pepper juice aspect is actually tough on the stomach. Love spicy food, love peppers, love a good stout, don't love this. (699 characters)

Photo of snaotheus
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015-06-21
12oz bottle split between 2 wine glasses at a rental home in San Francisco. 0765 WV1 07:14 06715 on the bottle. Purchased at a random Bevmo somewhere.

Pours black with a small brown head. Pretty still. Smell is rich chocolate and coffee, something sweet and syrupy, more coffee, and maybe molasses.

Taste is sweet, rich, boozy, chocolate, coffee, cherry syrup, roasty bitterness, and vanilla.

Mouthfeel is silky. Overall, very good. (447 characters)

Photo of Chico1985
4.52/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle purchased in Oklahoma City, also had this at The Beer Trappe in Lexington, Kentucky a couple days beforehand. Liked the Bible Belt variation of this alot, happy to be able to review this now as well. ABV listed as 13% on the label.

Appearance - Oily black pour into a snifter. A finger or so of brown head forms, a swirly cap and thick ring are left by the end along with some good lace. Impressive for the ABV for sure.

Smell - Nice nose with prominent cocoa and chili spice, quite a bit of roasted malt as well, which rounds it all out very well. Coffee is on the lighter end of the spectrum but becomes more noticeable with warmth. Vanilla if you look for it. Noticeable alcohol but not bad. Pretttty nice.

Taste - More vanilla here, still very much cocoa/roast/chili forward. Coffee is pretty understated for me but can't really complain much. Smoke and heat from the chiles starts to build with further sips but it's not over the top and melds well. Touch of molasses.

Mouthfeel - Great mouthfeel, nice higher carbonation feels unique for a stout of this size, diggin' the liveliness on the palate. Very nice melding of flavors, a little booze noticeable but pretty damn drinkable. 12oz is no problemo solo.

Overall - As far as ridiculous-ingredient imperial stouts go, this may be as balanced, drinkable and enjoyable as it gets. (1,347 characters)

Photo of Cresant
4.5/5  rDev 0%

No date. No wax bottle. Poured into a Teku Prairie glass. The thick body was dark brown/black and there was visible sediment. The head was dark tan and creamy which left specks of lace and a residue on the inside of the glass.

The smell was chocolatey with metal and chili pepper notes.

The taste was robust. Chocolate and peppery. Cherry richness. Both tart and sweet but drying enough to never be cloying. The alcohol was hidden and this one was very drinkable.

The body was full and creamy. I would not hesitate to buy this one again. (542 characters)

Photo of StaveHooks
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz (blue wax top) bottle
09/2013 release

A - Black liquid with a thin dark drown frappa head that swirls on top.

S - Coffee grinds, cocoa, and vanilla. It says it right on the label but it's all very present. The chocolate mixes back and forth between dark and milk chocolate. Smells like a roasted whopper.

T - Intense roasted malts, decadent chocolate infused with chile heat that provides a mild heat and quite a bit of flavor as well. Roasted coffee is there but stays behind the chocolate. Vanilla mixes harmoniously with the coffee and chocolate. It's just the right amount of sweetness. As it warms a smokyness comes out. Finishes malty with roasted bitterness. The chile heats continues long into the finish

M - Moderate micro bubbled carbonation, soft and velvety feel, full bodied and viscous.

I love this beer! I like it better bottled than on tap. An explosion of chocolate and coffee with a chile pepper bite. What's not to love? Drink this one fresh!!!! (974 characters)

BOMB! from Prairie Artisan Ales
99 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.