1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

Not Rated.
Prairie Bomb!Prairie Bomb!

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,331 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,331
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 794
Gots: 691 | FT: 99
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Prairie Bomb! Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,331 | Reviews: 278 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BeRanger
BeRanger

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

01-06-2014 14:00:23 | More by BeRanger
Photo of falc0n2600
falc0n2600

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-06-2014 03:52:31 | More by falc0n2600
Photo of jwchestnut
jwchestnut

Massachusetts

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
Photo of htdoerge
htdoerge

Texas

5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-06-2014 01:02:45 | More by htdoerge
Photo of basickness
basickness

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.1%

01-05-2014 23:35:53 | More by basickness
Photo of LoveStout
LoveStout

New York

4/5  rDev -11.1%

01-05-2014 18:22:54 | More by LoveStout
Photo of Soneast
Soneast

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

01-05-2014 01:31:38 | More by Soneast
Photo of dataylor21
dataylor21

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-04-2014 18:56:35 | More by dataylor21
Photo of SpeedwayJim
SpeedwayJim

New York

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
Photo of bsnone
bsnone

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-04-2014 02:50:24 | More by bsnone
Photo of musicman7070
musicman7070

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-04-2014 01:29:52 | More by musicman7070
Photo of JMBSH
JMBSH

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-04-2014 00:12:10 | More by JMBSH
Photo of myersk27
myersk27

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-03-2014 17:26:16 | More by myersk27
Photo of fiver29
fiver29

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

01-03-2014 15:01:12 | More by fiver29
Photo of garthdreese
garthdreese

Washington

5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-02-2014 20:05:08 | More by garthdreese
Photo of tinypyramids
tinypyramids

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.1%

01-02-2014 04:06:24 | More by tinypyramids
Photo of Cory-WC
Cory-WC

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-01-2014 23:34:56 | More by Cory-WC
Photo of Ben7773
Ben7773

Texas

4/5  rDev -11.1%

01-01-2014 22:04:18 | More by Ben7773
Photo of Kirk
Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

01-01-2014 08:46:02 | More by Kirk
Photo of jacobbocce72
jacobbocce72

Texas

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-31-2013 16:10:17 | More by jacobbocce72
Photo of rstenson
rstenson

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-31-2013 08:02:36 | More by rstenson
Photo of facesnorth
facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.1%

12-31-2013 04:39:40 | More by facesnorth
Photo of rorjets
rorjets

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-31-2013 03:01:33 | More by rorjets
Photo of TX-Badger
TX-Badger

Texas

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
Photo of Tiernan
Tiernan

Texas

5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-31-2013 01:19:23 | More by Tiernan
Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 2,331 ratings.