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Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 3,455
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 916
Gots: 1,194 | FT: 174
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 3,455 | Reviews: 427
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4.57/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with stillmatic2232, thanks man.

Pours a dark, deep black, with a very small half inch mocha head. Not much lacing.

The smell is of incredible rich chocolate, roasted malt, and chili peppers.

I'm surprised by how chocolate forward this beer is- and I love it. Tastes dark chocolate brownie batter, rich and thick. Quite roasty as well. As the beer warms, the vanilla becomes present and lends some creamy sweetness to the proceedings. At the end of each sip there's a pleasant slight pepper twang that builds up slightly sip after sip. There is some coffee noted as well, but it's mild compared to the heavy chocolate.

Full, thick mouthfeel, creamy and delicious. Very drinkable for the ABV. Low level of carbonation.

Chocolate, vanilla and chili peppers is a combination that is pure gold, and this goes for more a chocolate forward feel than some of its brethren.

Photo of DrZeus10
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz, orange waxed bottle poured into Cycle Brewing snifter.

Pitch black liquid, one-inch, thick mocha head dissipates after a few sips to a rim. Nice lacing coats the glass during the tasting.

Chocolate malt, char, light coffee and peppers. Not much vanilla, but the choc malt is heavenly.

The chocolate takes on a more fudge-like flavor and the coffee comes out. Nice, mellow pepper burn accentuates the flavors.

Medium-heavy body, well carbonated, alcohol well hidden by the peppers.

Another in a line of stouts brewed with cacao and chili peppers. Well done but not in the class of Huna.

Photo of gator79
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Evahflow
4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from an orange waxed 12 oz bottle into a Prairie Teku Glass

A- Darkest brown almost black. Slight Caramel colored bubbles on top that go away instantly.

S- Chocolate,fudgy,coffee, vanilla. Exactly as the label reads. They nailed it

T-Fudge,cocoa,coffee. Second sip I get a little vanilla as well. Third sip Im getting all that and a suble shot of heat rounding it out, chilli? chilli chocolate? I get no alcohol from this and at 14% thats a well crafted beer.I've never had anything like this!

M- Light and creamy, not watery but not thick at all. Perfect consistency to carry these flavors. Makes it intensely drinkable.

O-Overall I nee to first say that I don't drink stouts. I have tried a lot of them but Im just not a fan of them. This beer has changed that. I haven't ever had a stout that packs so much well blended flavor. This beer is so well balanced, every ingredient plays its role to a T. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this beer again hopefully. Try it if you can you won't regret it.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of tpgraham
4.92/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I am going to update my review here after having a few of these over the past 3 or 4 months. I can say with certainty that this is now my favorite non-bourbon barrel aged, flavored stout on the market. Prairie has really outdone themselves here and managed to create a cohesive, excellent beer that most other brewers would turn in to a mess.

I am reviewing an orange wax bottle that was release in early 2014.

A - Thick, viscous, pitch black pour with a tan head. Nice sticky lacing left by the receding one-finger head.

S - Roasted malt and coffee beans are present at first. Chocolate begins to show up as it warms and you can get your nose in the glass. Almost on par with Chokolat as far as the cocoa aroma goes.

T - Complex, multi-layered. Up front is roasted malt and coffee that give way to the cocoa and the heat from the chile peppers on the back end. The vanilla has faded with age on this bottle, which is to be expected. I cannot believe how they pulled this off. Ecellent.

M - Full bodied stout, like an imperial should be. Very smooth finish with no detectable heat even with the high 13% ABV.

O - Hands down the best flavored stout I have ever had.

Next time this releases I am going to try and get 3 or 4 more bottles.

Photo of 1jstafan
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of UcDru
3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Wayne17
4/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Saudereth
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Erick_G
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of bvdubn
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of cwguy5
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
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%

Photo of roger617
4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into snifter. There was a burnt orange wax covering the top.

A: Pours dark black with half a finger of mocha colored head. The beer appeared very thick during the pour, as expected for the style and ABV.
S: I get coffee and vanilla up front on this, with a lingering heat from the peppers. Not detecting hardly any chocolate. Clearly there's a lot going on with this.
T: Coffee comes first, however unlike the aroma, pepper is clearly the second most dominant flavor, followed by chocolate and lastly vanilla. As it warms up the pepper becomes more pronounced, but never over takes coffee for the lead. After-taste lingers with a bit of chocolate.
M: Velvety smooth, with an appropriate carb level.
O: To say this beer is well balanced doesn't begin to describe it. There's so much going on here that it's tough to believe its 13%. I didn't have many expectations for Bomb!, and I'm glad to say it took me by surprise.

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4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
99 out of 100 based on 3,455 ratings.