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Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,122 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,122
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 763
Gots: 615 | FT: 92
Brewed by:
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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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coldriver

Texas

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-09-2014 02:07:48 | More by coldriver
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DSummers83074


5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-08-2014 22:59:03 | More by DSummers83074
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MrNate

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

02-08-2014 21:03:02 | More by MrNate
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-08-2014 20:44:37 | More by BlackBeerDown
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bmwats

Louisiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 03:47:12 | More by bmwats
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

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

P: Pitch black abyss with a deep espresso cap that hugs the edge of the glass. Phantom lacing.

S: First sip, rich caramel coffee syrup, eucalyptus leaves, roast chipotles, play dough, and vanilla cola. Aromas of latex paint, black strap molasses and columbian roast coffee. Rich and decadent but graced with natural aromas that balance this ticking time bomb.

T/M: Upfront carbonated water taste, follows by loads of velvety rich cocoa nibs and a slow building heat brings up the rear and tingles the inner mouth. Lots of earthy flavors, vegetation, roast chilies and medium toast oak. Booze becomes more assertive once warm and delivers dry smoky leftovers.

O: An explosive grand tasting brew by anyone's standards. I really appreciate the delicate balance that was achieved with so many variables that were in play. The heat from the chilies help the bourbon create a heating blanket inside your chest. Makes me proud to be a native Okie. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 03:45:06 | More by Hopswagger
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wogreen

Texas

5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-08-2014 03:40:55 | More by wogreen
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Justinlikesbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev -11.1%

02-07-2014 15:15:43 | More by Justinlikesbeer
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shadetree67

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle with Blue Gray wax

Appearance - Very dark and thick during the pour. 1 finger of head was a bit of a surprise given the high ABV. A ring of foam stuck around for the duration.

Smell - Tons of Milk chocolate, some coffee, and a hint of booze.

Taste - Milk chocolate, coffee (though not as much as the smell would indicate), bitter burnt malt, slight vanilla, and a hint of pepper. The pepper comes in at the end of each sip and becomes more apparent as the beer warms. Some beers are heavy handed with spice, but I feel the level of pepper is perfect here. This flavor profile is very complex and every drink leaves you searching to identify all the layers.

Mouthfeel - This is really thick and creamy - near perfect for this type of beer. It coats your mouth but not in a bad syrupy way. The high ABV isn't noticeable and the only tingle / burn is due to the pepper.

Overall - This is an excellent beer and dangerously drinkable at 14%. Would love to get my hands on more

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 02:20:46 | More by shadetree67
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Joecaddie

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-07-2014 00:52:39 | More by Joecaddie
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DrumKid003

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Black in appearance with very little dark brown showing around the edges.
S: Heavy chocolate with a little chilli pepper.
T: Taste follows the smell almost exactly with a little bit of caramel combined with the chocolate on the front followed by a slight bit of chilli pepper on the very end.
M: This is by far the smoothest beer I've ever had, even compared to the Pirate Bomb!, it's like drinking a milk chocolate candy bar. Very thick and creamy.
O: This is the beer that every other beer I drink will be compared against because this, to me at least, is the gold standard and deserves to be in the Top 10 on BA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2014 19:08:23 | More by DrumKid003
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YoudownwithABV

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-06-2014 05:24:27 | More by YoudownwithABV
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Danimal25

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

02-06-2014 04:24:26 | More by Danimal25
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BeerMeInStl

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

02-06-2014 02:05:43 | More by BeerMeInStl
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tpaetow

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-06-2014 00:00:03 | More by tpaetow
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Zimm

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-05-2014 14:45:28 | More by Zimm
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JulianC

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-04-2014 22:29:49 | More by JulianC
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Tom-Peters

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-04-2014 21:02:12 | More by Tom-Peters
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detrockcitey

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.1%

02-04-2014 20:47:36 | More by detrockcitey
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Charlie_Richardson

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-04-2014 15:22:58 | More by Charlie_Richardson
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AMG55

Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-04-2014 13:15:21 | More by AMG55
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zookerman182

Alabama

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

Pours a pitch black with a dark brown half finger head.
Aroma is coffee and chocolate with some hint of booze.
Flavor is coffee and chocolate with a touch of vanilla and booze.
I'm not picking up any of the chilies.
I keep licking my lips to get the flavor off, it's a good one.
Mouthfeel is actually kind of dry I think.
This is great when it warms up.
Super solid beer

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 02:49:07 | More by zookerman182
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Mersh

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-04-2014 02:38:36 | More by Mersh
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bmurray10

Texas

4.5/5  rDev 0%

02-04-2014 02:34:02 | More by bmurray10
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2beerdogs

California

4/5  rDev -11.1%

02-03-2014 06:46:46 | More by 2beerdogs
Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 2,122 ratings.