Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales
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4.51/5 rDev +0.2%
Picked up while in Texas for holidays - consumed on Dec. 22, 2013.
A - Super dark black body with a dark, dark brown head,
S - coffee, then some cocoa nibs, dark chocolate and some slight bursts of spice as it warmed
T - similar to smell though i picked up more of the vanilla as well as the peppers- wonderfully complex and smooth with no hints of booze
MF - thick and viscous (though not terribly so), little peppery tingles on the sides of the tongue.
O - my first from Prairie and what a way to start. While generally I am not a big fan of either coffee stouts or pepper beers surprisingly this gem won me over.
01-06-2014 01:51:46 | More by jwchestnut
3.7/5 rDev -17.8%
A huge thanks to Jeff for this one. 12oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Had alongside Pirate Bomb! and shared with schen9303.
Pours thick and pitch black. Slight mocha head with poor retention but super thick legs. Lacing is spotty and stringy with solid stick. A menacing looking brew!
Nose is robust and very thick. Chocolate, coffee, espresso, fudge and molasses. Smells like my kinda beer!
Opens chocolate, cocoa powder, and coffee. Dark chocolate, liquorice, and a slight hint of prunes and molasses in the middle. Ends boozy with hints of cocoa and bittersweet chocolate. Solid.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Foamy and slightly prickly in the mouth and goes down abrasive and a touch grainy. Finishes messy with a lingering aftertaste. A touch too carbonated which results in a body that's a bit thin for the style.
Overall a very solid beer but there's nothing here to suggest that this warrants the lofty ratings it gets. I've had far better (but much less limited) coffee based imperial stouts. Definitely worth trying but not deserving of the hype.
01-04-2014 04:05:09 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.66/5 rDev +3.6%
I got a bottle of this during the mad dash release in DFW. Glad I got a second to age to see what happens. Here goes from my notes:
A - motor oil like in color and in viscosity (natural not synthetic of course); a black, dark liquid that pours very nicely into my tulip glass.
S - the bourbon and coffee are very present on the nose, with just a hint of the cacao nibs; I also picked up a nice roasted malt note.
T - very complex, the coffee and bourbon notes are most present on the front of the palate; the cocoa and vanilla come in on at the start of the finish with the heat from the chili peppers ending on the palate. As the beer warms up, the individual notes become more present and it is easier to pick out each distinct flavor. This is a complex bomb, just like the name implies.
M - thick, but just right for the style.
O - I'm very glad I shelled out for this, and glad I got a second bottle to age, just to see what it does. This beer has a lot of complexity that really plays with your palate. Very well done.
12-31-2013 02:25:04 | More by TX-Badger
Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 2,331 ratings.