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Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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3,163 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,163
Reviews: 376
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 881
Gots: 1,001 | FT: 141
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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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Photo of freewill35
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tripledbrew
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of daisyapplegirl
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Benesi88
4.96/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Budinetz
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured on tap in a teku glass at proletariat in NYC.

Pours a thick, dark, delicious looking coffee color with a tan head that dissipates moderately quickly. Visible lacing around the glass. Awesome bitterness on the finish. Amazing beer. Get here

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VBWharfRat
4.91/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zhillsgator
4.02/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wstitzel
4.17/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shogun250
4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uvachief
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter glass. It is allegedly the Pirate bomb aged in rum casks. Definitely looks aged. Smells of espresso beans, chocolate with vanilla and coconut. Still pours dark black but I was in a bar so lighting is poor. Thick flavor of espresso followed by the chocolate, vanilla and coconut. . Thick and chewy in the mouth as well. Goes down more like espresso than rum. The rum is hidden very well but you can detect it. Liked it a lot. High ABV though so beware.

Photo of Bonna
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TimG_0913
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very well balanced. Would drink again

Photo of KillerWhale
4.91/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Blanco
4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of parris
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tmclain
4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SP1_FLA
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of c00ller
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wordemupg
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle poured into tulip 10/1/15

A looks black enough, deep cola edge, two fingers of mocha head quickly cuts itself in half than retains fairly well leaving lots of random lace, some wide legs after a swirl once everything fell

S heavy on the chocolate and coco, faint vanilla, lots of coffee, more chocolate, I normally don't get much pepper in chilli stouts but I'm picking it up in this one, it is what it claims in a big way

T less chocolate and the coffee really come out to play, some char, faint licorice, not much vanilla, still has some chilli going on, burnt espresso rinds as it airs out, I have no idea where the 13% is hiding

M not as thick as I'd guess but there's enough bubbles to fluff it up a little, a little oily on the palate, very little heat for such a strong beer but some faint chilli heat, and heavy coffee and char linger strong for ages

O the hypes real with this one, the adjuncts they use are hard to miss and work well together and the booze is nearly invisible, fairly impressive for a biggin

I'm not sure if I want to age this on as its drinking great fresh, the coffee works well and I'm not sure if I'd want it to fade, not much booze fresh either, oh well I'll find out anyways because I'm stocking up

Photo of More_betterness
4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.45/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Beer Kitchen No. 1 in Kansas City, served in a snifter.

A: Arrived as a dark black brew capped with a relatively thin dark brown head. Left decent lacing on the glass.

S: Unfortunately, I was at a restaurant, which messes with my sense of smell. What I was able to detect was a serious dose of coffee, with spicy hot pepper notes.

T: Oddly, exactly as the aroma I was able to detect, more or less. Coffee strikes right up front and does not relent, a type that tastes like pure black, undiluted, super dark roast - like a shade darker than French roasts. Hot pepper spiciness rides alongside the coffee, eventually taking over near the finish to transform the flavor experience from coffee bitter to spicy heat. There are some vague hints of dark chocolate that manifest here and there, and the base malt taste is that of a charred-black roasted bill, which simply adds to the coffee bitter.

M: Heavy and thick, this is definitely an imperial stout.

O: Wildly unbalanced, at least to my tastes, as almost all I got was the double-hit of dark coffee and chiles. I can see where the infatuation with beers that feature one or two huge flavors to blow your face off gets this beer its high marks, but it's probably not a repeater for me.

Photo of ericat78
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cocoa followed by strong vanilla notes then punch of peppers great combo. Solid 5 for sure

Photo of dtm426
4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
99 out of 100 based on 3,163 ratings.