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Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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world-class

2,151 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,151
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 763
Gots: 633 | FT: 95
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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chaint

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-16-2014 23:51:30 | More by chaint
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Vinithing

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-16-2014 22:05:25 | More by Vinithing
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Willcook

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-16-2014 18:35:34 | More by Willcook
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Col_Custard

New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-16-2014 14:32:43 | More by Col_Custard
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HopFace

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.1%

07-16-2014 14:24:37 | More by HopFace
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Buttstallion

Texas

5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-16-2014 05:51:17 | More by Buttstallion
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isu68mbt

Florida

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-16-2014 01:59:33 | More by isu68mbt
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xseanprimex

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-15-2014 20:40:15 | More by xseanprimex
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ChiliSauce

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-15-2014 18:14:57 | More by ChiliSauce
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mwbbq

Texas

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-15-2014 17:29:10 | More by mwbbq
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Golferallen54

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-15-2014 16:32:02 | More by Golferallen54
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is black with a creamy mocha head. Nose is heavy coffee roast, pretty clean/not acrid, fair bit of vanilla and a light tinge of pepper. Full bodied, creamy and well carbonated. Taste has more pepper but still light (which I prefer). The roasted coffee is most prevalent and the vanilla comes in nicely behind but not sweet. Reasonably balanced, not sweet, pepper balances with vanilla. Not really chocolaty but a decent stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 14:47:11 | More by cpetrone84
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laglocal

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-15-2014 06:56:09 | More by laglocal
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DMaCATO

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-15-2014 01:31:16 | More by DMaCATO
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BeerRunner

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-15-2014 01:23:05 | More by BeerRunner
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Brocklanders34

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-14-2014 22:47:37 | More by Brocklanders34
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-14-2014 22:36:18 | More by rkarimi
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farnold

New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-14-2014 19:47:46 | More by farnold
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_morandi_

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-14-2014 19:38:23 | More by _morandi_
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Seansmith299


4/5  rDev -11.1%

07-14-2014 17:47:44 | More by Seansmith299
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Brenden

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one looks to want to compete in the majors, and it starts off right. It's a thick, heavy and inky black brew with a medium-dark brown head that rises commandingly to two strong fingers of rocky cream. Retention is good, as it just sits there without losing any height for almost the entire session, and lacing clings plentifully to the glass in heavy patching most of the way down.
The aroma is big, if not huge, and it portends deliciousness to come. It's got all the roast expected from a big stout, the sweet vanilla and woody notes expected from barrel aging despite the fact that it isn't, including the alcoholic heat without the burn, there's a nice underlying smokiness, and there's some dark chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder in the mix for a further contribution both sweet and dry.
Huge, rich, robust, and massively flavorful, this beer rises to the upper echelon thanks to not only its overall fantastic flavor, but its depth and complexity as well as its ability to be massively strong while avoiding the pitfalls of excess or overbearing. While a very nice note similar to bourbon whisky comes through, it doesn't overtake the subtler (ironic, yes) aspects of the beer. The vanilla sweetness is ever-present with the roastiness, and a creamy blend of dark chocolate and milk chocolate glides over the tongue. More than most beers, even many barrel-aged stouts, there's a big, dry woody note that lends itself as much to the flavor as anything and becomes its strongest note without drowning out anything else. It works with just a hint of char, no acridity showing because of the sweetness countering and its easy smoothness as it works in the brew. The only thing that might throw one off is that, without knowing beforehand, I wouldn't immediately be able to say this was brewed with peppers but for an extremely subtle heat that doesn't build up.
The mouthfeel has all the trademarks of the style and its uniquely American nature: huge, rich robustness in a thick, extremely full body that isn't thinned by the alcohol and is velvety smooth on the tongue, rolling off just the right amount of carbonation and extremely creamy. The fluffiness building from the carbonation does give it a lighter feel in the middle into the smooth finish, but never much less than full.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 17:31:34 | More by Brenden
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-14-2014 15:08:30 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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davegray

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-14-2014 06:49:47 | More by davegray
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unclekeith

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-14-2014 04:46:46 | More by unclekeith
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TheMagnanimous

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-14-2014 02:31:30 | More by TheMagnanimous
Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 2,151 ratings.