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Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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2,978 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,978
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 863
Gots: 882 | FT: 136
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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Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is jet black, with a frothy, small bubbled, foamy, light tan head that quickly settles out into a halo. Strings of carbonation bubbling throughout the body. Aromas of rich roasted coffee, butter cocoa nibs, subtle pepper spice, smoke and tobacco highlights, woody highlights, and hints of molasses. The smoke and tobacco build the more you dig in. Flavors are coffee and chocolate forward, like a mocha fist to your taste buds. Wow...perfectly balanced and flavorful. The pepper notes are very subtle, but you begin to notice a building warmth in the backbone of this brew. Woody and vanilla notes flit in and out to accent, but never draw attention away from the beer as a whole. The body is smooth and big, yet light, as well, thanks to the carbonation. A coffee heavy aftertaste, with an overall roasted feel. The finish is slick, smooth, and light, with a subtle warmth and bitter linger. This is a great beer. Big characteristics all around, but amazingly drinkable!

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12oz bottle into a snifter
no bottling dates

Thanks to Narthax for sending this one over in a trade!

A: Pours an opaque jet black with 1 fingers width of dense, dark mocha colored head. Head dissipates down at a moderate rate.

S: Big coffee upfront paired with an equally big peppery heat are the first aromas I get. This is followed by roasted malt, subtle vanilla, and a burnt plastic-like aroma. I dont get much cocoa/chocolate at all, and probably wouldnt have even noticed it if it wasnt listed on the bottle.

T: Roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee are the first flavors I get. Cocoa is more prevalent in the taste than in the aroma. Chili peppers are noticeable but pretty subtle. Not nearly as much heat as a few other pepper stouts Ive had. Good but pretty one dimensional is that its so roasted flavors forward, and IMO it would benefit from a bigger pepper kick.

M/D: Full body but not thick, pretty smooth, drinkability is good, ABV is very well masked.

O: Very good, but I expected more. There are other chili stouts I prefer to this one like Huna, Mexican Cake and Lucador to name a few. Certainly worth a try though.

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Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 2,978 ratings.