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Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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3,181 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,181
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 886
Gots: 1,015 | FT: 144
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:
Beer added by: MinorThreat on 05-29-2013

Imperial stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and ancho chili peppers.

ABV varies by batch.
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.06/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lots of coffee, which is great, but the coffee itself is not great. Bitterness in the range of an espresso shot of burned coffee beans. Coffee is nothing near was BCBCS has.

Peppers are very present. Gives the beer an interesting finish and warmth. Not super pleasant, not unpleasant, just very unique. Not usually a huge fan of beers with chile peppers, but this is very well balanced.

Glad I got to try a bottle of this. I would buy again, but probably not seek out again.

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4.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into stone snifter.

Pours black, big charred brown head that settles a good ring. Lacing is minimal.

Flavors of coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla, the charred exterior of a toasted marshmallow, roasted peanut, and subtle spice in the form of cinnamon and old cayenne.

Mouthfeel is medium with carbonation like that of a porter. A little slick yet a bit watery.

Overall the beer displays solid flavors and appearance but falls short in the mouthfeel and smell department. It's not a Huna or Abraxas.

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4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured in snifter.

A-Dark brown that left a nice head.

S-WOW, strong coffee smell, you get the roasty malt as well as a little of the peppers.

T-This is certainly a bold beer, a taste I will not soon forget.

M-Full bodied, became more drinkable with every sip I took.

O-Overall I enjoyed this beer a lot, I was waiting to see what the hype was all about and it certainly lived up to it.

Cheers to @shaneshort

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4.62/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pink wax - Poured into a Westbrook snifter

A - Pours bitch black and settles quickly with little head retention to a light khaki ring around the glass. The lacing is slippery and it displays a decent amount of carbonation around the outside of the glass. I can't wait to dive in!

S - The aroma is of dark roasted coffee and spices. There is no mistaking that there are chilies in this beer. Almost remind me of Abraxas (I hope I win the lottery for Ba Abraxas...lol). You can also detect subtle hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. There is maybe the tiniest bit of vanilla, but nothing overwhelming. Enough is enough...let's drink it!

T - The first flavor that hits my palate is coffee. It almost is reminiscent of BCBCS, but then the spiciness of the chillies kick in. Like the nose, there is a faint amount of vanilla and a hint of cinnamon that make themselves know on the back end. The spice of this beer covers them up. There is a touch of dark chocolate, but there is mostly coffee in this one. Trust me, there is nothing disappointing here.

M - Perfect balance of carbonation bite, spiciness, and depth of flavors. Medium to full bodied, mouth coating with a long finish.

O - This is one beer that is hard to criticize. What else is there to say about this that hasn't been said already. I am glad that I have another in the cellar. This one seems like it can go another 6mo.- 1yr, but it probably won't make it that long. I would be more inclined to drink this fresh as to get all it has to offer before it fades away. Buy/trade for one if you haven't had it! I promise you won't be disappointed.

Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
99 out of 100 based on 3,181 ratings.