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Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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2,415 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,415
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 813
Gots: 701 | FT: 102
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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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

dvsbizzyb, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

Satchboogie, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of Resuin
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. I don't see a bottle date.

Appearance: Pours an extremely dark brown/black and leaves a nice one-finger deep brown head. Extremely attractive imperial stout.

Smell: Huge coffee notes along with dark chocolate, figs, raisins, caramel, vanilla, malts, and some chili pepper spice at the end. Massive complex aroma, very pleasant.

Taste: Definitely dominated by the coffee, but there is also some figs, roasted malts, and vanilla upfront with it. A good balance between bitter and sweet - very interesting. A hint of chili spice at the end, but it is light and balanced. Alcohol is expertly masked by all the flavors.

Mouth-feel: Nice thick body with a good amount of carbonation. I wouldn't exactly call this creamy because of all the carbonation, but it definitely has a nice feel. Smooth finish.

Overall: This bomb has lots of flavor, especially coffee flavor, and it combines that with a nice heavy body. The alcohol is amazingly hidden. From the smell, I was hoping for a little more chocolate, vanilla and pepper in the flavor but it is still very nice, especially if you are a coffee lover.

Resuin, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%

Appearance is pitch black with brown head, lots of lacing and a collar of head left behind. Nose is vanilla forward paired with strong espresso and cacao. Smells bold and rich, not much pepper in the nose. Taste is smooth with heavy coffee and roast followed by a strong presence of vanilla which mellows the intensity of the roast. Right at the finish is when some heat begins and puts an exclamation on all the flavor. Delicious. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth wih mild carbonation. Overall, this draft version blows the bottled version I recently had out of the water. The bottle seemed thin, earthy, and forgettable whereas this glass pops with delicious flavors.

homebrew311, Sep 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

DNICE555, Sep 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

bradfordjohnson, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.94/5  rDev +9.8%

The beer is near black with a dense beige head. The aroma is silly good. Vanilla, chocolate, chiles, oak, roast, coffee beans. Seriously, this is amazing. What a complex and delicious beer. 14% abv hidden gracefully. There is so much going on in this beer that one gets new flavors with every sip. Aftertaste lingers for several minutes. I'm in awe. My absolute highest recommendation.

Huhzubendah, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Swongler
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%

Easily the best Stout I have ever had. The Peg's GOOD RareR DOS is close, but I prefer this beer's taste. I have had this beer from the bottle and from the tap. Each had a slightly different taste, but were just as good overall. Consumed from a snifter both times. 2013 vintage in both cases.

A - Dark, with a decent leathery head despite the 14% ABV. Refused to stick to the side of the glass when swirled. By the appearance, I did not expect what was coming next...

S - What is that? Freshly melted chocolate? Espresso grounds? A little sugar and cream. This smell is just short of euphoric. There it is! The alcohol. It took a minute to smell, but I spotted it.

T - Both the tap and bottle had chocolate syrup, coffee, vanilla. Slightly flowery and fruity. This is where the tap and bottle vary: almost no spice in the initial taste with the bottle, but it comes at the end and stays with you for a minute after you're done drinking; on tap, the spice is present from beginning to end. A bit of artisanal gourmet bacon-chili chocolate bar on the tongue. Incredibly easy to drink for 14%. Bourbon wood is present, but not obvious or overwhelming. This is how a chocolate vanilla imperial stout should taste.

M - Does not weigh down my tongue. Sticks in the mouth, like it does in the glass - leaves it coatless. Smooth swallow with well hidden ABV. No sting in this one.

O - My new favorite Stout. Sets the bar for all future stouts that I taste. Not enough to make other good stouts seem bad in comparison - just at the top of the game. I can't wait to find more of this in San Francisco. Big shout out to Øl in Walnut Creek for having this wonderful beer on tap.

Swongler, Sep 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

IPAyForHops, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

dubinsky, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

RyanTheLion13, Sep 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

danwho, Sep 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

DrewLikesBeer, Sep 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -55.6%

Franch, Sep 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

eawolff99, Sep 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

timc13, Sep 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

dalepryor, Sep 07, 2013
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

pawpaw, Sep 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -27.8%

mendvicdog, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

duceswild, Sep 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

mcc1654, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

MastaShonuf, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.68/5  rDev +4%

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice rich dark brown nearly black hue with a very nice one finger mocha head that simply does NOT go away. Nice creamy side lacing and a creamy blanket. Excellent retention.

S - Chili's are first and foremost here with some earthy smokey ancho chili goodness. Wonder what chili's they used...they actually overpower the coffee. I get nice chocolate and a lot of vanilla. Wish there was more coffee here but the prominent chili and vanilla make up for it.

T - Ah..okay, this is nice. First sip brings a smile to my lips. Lots of chocolate and earthy smoke to start, light sweetness, super delicious vanilla. The ancho chili lingers on the finish along with super, super faint bitter roast coffee. Nice dark bakers chocolate, sweet vanilla pods, getting no alcohol at all with this one. Delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is very, very nice for the style. Alcohol hidden wonderfully, very light carbonation. Would like it a bit more 'velvety' but yeah, well done.

O - Overall, this beer has been getting a TON of attention. I was very skeptical, but man oh man is this good. Its damn good, and that's without tossing this in a bourbon barrel! The faint (for me at least) lingering smoky ancho chili heat and vanilla wins this one for me. Very, very well done.

rudzud, Sep 06, 2013
Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
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