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Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Bomb!Prairie Bomb!

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3,174 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,174
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 883
Gots: 1,008 | FT: 142
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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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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a pitch black color with a dark brown coffee ring of a head.

The aroma has sweet chocolate in the front, almost like Southern Tier Choklat. Then onto fresh roasted coffee, sweet vanilla, and ripe fresh green pepper and capsaicin spice.

The flavor follows with roasted coffee in the front. Then onto big Choklat notes against of chocolate brownie and sweet chocolate. The middle hits of roasted coffee. Vanilla is generally a complimentary flavor in beer and this is true here. It pairs with the coffee and chocolate notes.

The spice is really interesting as it hits on different fronts, although in a medium to light manner as this is not a very spicy beer. It hits in the front brightly and then attacks again in the back of fresh pepper. It changes on each sip.

The beer finishes as the spice flows away with roasted coffee lingering. There is no sense of alcohol as this beer drinks like a 9-10% ABV imperial stout. The base beer definitely adds chocolate flavors, but hides as the adjuncts shine through.

The body is medium full and not very viscous.

I preferred Mexican Cake, though it is definitely better than Abraxas. I do wish the beer was more aggressively spicy and maybe had a bigger mouthfeel.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

From notes:

A: Black. Thin foam cap. Tan head. Stellar lacing.

S: Spicy chile, milk chocolate, big vanilla, subdued coffee.

T: Chile throughout the experience. Meld beautifully with the chocolate and coffee. Vanilla sweetness is a great balance to the spicy/smoky pepper notes.

M: Light for the style. Small bit of carbonation.

O: Amazing flavors. My buddy wasn't as big a fan as I was. The chile peppers detracted from his experience. However, for me, they were a perfect counterpoint to the rich and decadent chocolate and vanilla notes. I only wish this beer were fuller bodied. It felt a bit thin in the mouth. Overall, though, I consider this an absolutely stellar beer and rank it as my number 1 non barrel aged stout.

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

12 oz bottle pours a rich black color with a massive cap of brown head. Excellent retention and lace. A good looker.

Nose is roast, cayenne, chocolate and mild wood. Secondary aromas of marshmallows and vanilla. Well rounded and quite nice.

This is 14%?? Really? Holy balls this is smooth as hell with the oatmeal giving it a velvety texture. Im glad the pepper fades for the most part, though it compliments well enough....something I rarely find works for me in a stout. Its like a s'mores with cayenne. I would assume to add alcohol to that, but the ABV is ridiculously integrated to where it tastes more like a Convict Hill than a BCBS. This is my first Bomb, and I was skeptical of the high ratings and the red pepper...but this is one of the best high ABV stouts I have ever had. It is not as complex and fruity as a BCBS, and likely wont develop as much with age, but right now, this is a phenomenal beer.

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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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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-dark brown black color with a smallish tan head and good lacing

S-dark malt, cocoa, vanilla, spice, coffee, little molasses

T-dark roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, pepper, vanilla, light molasses

F- full body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-great stout, flavors are very complex and well-integrated

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
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