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Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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2,593 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,593
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 839
Gots: 754 | FT: 113
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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5/5  rDev +11.4%

solo103, Apr 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -22%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Jones153, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of mlhyatt
4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A- motor oil black with a brown head. The head is nice and thick and dissipates very quickly.

S- lots of burnt notes with delicious coffee blended in with chocolate and vanilla notes. I don't really smell any peppers in there at all.

T- damn, so good. Tons of chocolate and peppers up front with loads of REAL coffee taste. The peppers give minimal heat but really let there presence known on the swallow. It sits on the back part of your throat. The coffee stays on your tongue for a long time and its great.

M- thick and full bodied. Very silky and well blended.

O- an amazing beer. Everything about this beer is great and i would love to have tons more.

mlhyatt, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Roguer
4.6/5  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.

Roguer, Apr 20, 2014
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SStein, Apr 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

MrBuckHigh, Apr 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

oldmanscott, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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Nefarious, Apr 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

pk18, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

kevrice88, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

KevinGordon, Apr 18, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sent to my by Kreko7.

Minimal carbonation and lacing, no bottling date so don't know the age on this one. Smell is primarily coffee, with some vanilla sweetness and there is definitely evidence of the chili peppers. The taste parallels the nose, predominantly coffee, with hints of vanilla and chocolate, and then only a bit heat from the chili peppers on the finish. It is remarkable how well everything comes together in this beer. For as complex of a beer as this is, it is exceptionally smooth. A little too much dominance by coffee for my personal preference, but a highly recommended brew. Cheers

VeganUndead, Apr 18, 2014
4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really tried to pour this one with some vigor to achieve a substantial head but only got about an inch. It is quite attractive though looking like foamy thick milk chocolate. Body is pour ink black in color. No light getting through here at all.

Nose is beautiful mouthwatering mix of rich coffee and milk chocolate. This smell is a real treat in itself just delectable. So fully incomfrencing the nose right to the taste buds.

As I take first sip I really get hit with a tone of bitter, high quality dark chocolate. Brisk and attacking the tongue with long dry and complex tones. The coffee really plays well here but it also is very bitter and dark. The peppers only act to add a bit of a sour twinge on the back of the tongue. And I really search for the vanilla bean only to find it smoothing out this brew and adding a bit of residual sweetness on the back of the tongue and mouthfeel.

This is a stout for big stout lovers who like theirs on the dryer side. This beer would probably age well for a very long time.

SPLITGRIN, Apr 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Krafty34, Apr 18, 2014
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4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to bstyle for this!
12 oz bottle, orange wax, poured into a teku

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, hint of chili peppers, big, awesome balance.

T- Roasted coffee, cacao nibs, some vanilla, dark chocolate, nice chili pepper heat that is not too much, well balance.

M- Smooth, full body.

O- This beer is awesome, very happy that I saw able to try this. Alcohol is well hidden.

larryi86, Apr 18, 2014
Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
99 out of 100 based on 2,593 ratings.