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BOMB! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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623 Reviews
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Reviews: 623
Hads: 4,592
Avg: 4.49
pDev: 22.72%
Wants: 942
Gots: 1,916 | FT: 247
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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 alaimoa
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jet black pour and a bit browner head vs Mex Cake. Smells of coffee grinds and earthy hay. Not blown away on smell but made up for on mouthfeel and flavor. not sticky but coating and better as it warms. Flavor was slightly nutty, semi bitter with roasted coffee. Really enjoyed as it warmed to room temp

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Photo of JohnG190
4.84/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served from a 12 oz blue waxed bottle,it pours out pitch black and rests in the glass with a thick tan head. Head dissipates to a thin frothy cap with lots of lacing. Lots of roasted coffee, vanilla, and chocolate on the nose with a hint of chili pepper on the back end. Outstanding aroma. Lots of coffee and chocolate on the front of the palate. The chili becomes more prominent as it warmed leaving some tingling at the back of the throat. The back of the palate brings vanilla and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is amazing, velvety smooth and rich, it has a full body with faint carbonation. Overall, this is the finest example of Imperial Stout I've had to date, I'll be seeking out more of this!

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Batch 1 (gold wax).

Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, vanilla, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and very slight chile pepper aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder and dark chocolate flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip, but I am not getting any chile heat in the throat. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a fantastic set of aromas and a nice chocolate forward taste.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured at a bar and arrived black in the glass with a thin tanned head that sticks to the glass leaving lace and some leg action. Kind of impressive for such a huge beer.

Huge chocolate notes pop immediately as I dip my nose in the glass. Big ol' fudge to it. Sweetness. Roasted malt hangs in behind those bold aromas. Not any discernible pepper which is surprising when compared to tasting the beer.

The pepper pops so much more in the taste. Sort of helps with the huge chocolate and vanilla sweetness that permeates the beer. The heat lingers on the tongue but is done perfectly. Roasted coffee and malts. All the ingredients play nicely together.

Carbonation is fairly big making this beer drink dangerously easy. Doesn't feel like 14%. Super smooth.

This is deserving of all it's praise.

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Photo of 22Blue
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle with gold wax at a bar in Tulsa.

Prairie Bomb pours almost black with a small tan head.

Rich smell of coffee and chocolate, not overpowering, but close.

Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, and chilis. Hides the 14% very well.

Smooth and creamy with a somewhat slick feel.

Was shocked at how good this was. The chilis did not overpower as I was expecting. Can't wait to see how this ages. I am not a coffee drinker but still find this beer amazing.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A huge, huge want for a while. Major thanks to my friend, Eddie, for hooking me up with a bottle.

A: Black with a really nice two finger mocha colored head. Given the ABV, I wasn't expecting much from the appearance, but this is a looker. Tons of lace coats the glass after each sip.

S: An absolutely fantastic blend of vanilla, freshly roasted coffee and chili. The vanilla is rich, almost custard like. I don't know that I've ever come across this much vanilla in a beer before. The coffee isn't overpowering, but complements the vanilla really well. And the chili smells like roasted ancho, very smoky and dark. Together, these are incredible.

T: Layers upon layers of mouth coating vanilla and chocolate. Mocha and chili round it out with just a hint of a burn from the peppers on the finish. Powdery cocoa, dark chocolate, fudge and some marshmallow. Finish has some light char, earthy pepper notes and just that little hint of heat. Tastes about 5%. I can't believe this is 14. Bravo, Prairie.

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

Thanks to Schalis for this.

A - Pitch black with one and a half finger brown head that fades quickly.

S - Baker's chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, caramel, marshmallow.

T - Starts out with a smooth chocolate cocoa flavor with a wave of coffee through the middle and then finishes with the slight heat of the chili peppers.

M - Medium to thick body with slight spicy hot finish.

O - My first brew from Krebs and I think I'm spoiled already! This beer is excellently crafted with waves of flavor and its spicy, lingering finish draws you back for another sip.

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Photo of jlindros
4.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to rudzud for sharing.

very dark almost black creamy small head, very little lacing, huge legs, pretty thick like motor oil. Head builds as well as lacing and legs!

Nose is ridiculous, so much awesome coffee, fresh roasted great smooth coffee, freshly brewed too, that just takes over and it takes deep nosing to get past, then a dark malt, chocolate, cocoa, dark choc, a very nice fresh smooth vanilla, then a nice ancho chili, the coffee is sooo good!

Taste wow, starts with a huge vanilla kick, so much great vanilla, then cocoa, dark choc and bakers, hot cocoa and etc. Then a great coffee again, freshly brewed and roasted smooth rich coffee, mild roast and very tasty, light bitterness. In the background, a nice ancho chili comes with a good ancho, nice light smoky character and earthy character from the ancho. Very little booze, all blended together nicely and balanced. So delicious! Finish is long, very little booze warmth, little chili pepper heat and little smoke character, nice long chocolate dark choc, little coffee and some vanilla lingering, so much awesome.

Mouth is heavy thick and rich, long mouth coating, little booze warmth and pepper tingle, decent carb.

Overall, guuuh! this beer is friggen amazing!

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a blue wax bottle into a snifter. Thanks to Gunch52 for this one.

Appearance- Pours a rich dark ebony brown, not too heavy looking. A big fizz up in the snifter that yields to some agitated bubbles underneath, with a smooth 1/8 inch of soft head on top. A little leggy lacing on the glass, but not significant.

Smell- This smells amazing. Nice roasty grain bouquet dominated by single origin cacao, madagascar vanilla bean, charred butterscotch toffee, demerara sugar, smooth roasted coffee notes, and only a hint of peppery heat. Everything here is super well balanced. A nose in perfect harmony.

Taste- Acidic bitter espresso, robust vanilla, bitter chocolate, burnt creme brûlée. A touch- and i mean a tiny little subtle touch of pepper comes through on the finish. Strong flavors at work here- but not rich and complex. Very straightforward, and even a bit thin. A super flavorful big stout without being rich, dense, and mouth-coating. If there is a flaw- it's here, where others of the style are a bit more rich.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, even a bit fizzy, and surprisingly thin for the style. Not at all oily and overpowering. Like the taste, the mouthfeel is fitting. Drinks like its a lot less powerful. Quite refreshing for the style, in that it is not a big, slick dense feel. No issues with this given its straightforward flavor profile. Smooth like a stout should be.

Overall- Very well done. A stout that packs a ton of flavor, with some great ingredients, that does not come across as overly thick, dense, or overpowering. This is a very accessible stout- even for people leary of "heavy" beers. Proof that stouts can be packed with flavor and not super-dense. Well done Prairie.


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Photo of Rutager
4.26/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Happy international stout day!! A very special thank you to Steasy66 for this big want. Blue wax with SPARKLES!!!

Appearance. Pours black with a thin espresso foam head.

Smell. Dark roast coffee and cocoa powder, spicy hot peppers, some dark roasted malts, molasses, and a light woodiness though I don't think this is barrel aged.

Taste. Dark roast coffee and vanilla, dark chocolate ...the kind that's almost all cocoa, bitter and not sweet. The chillies make an appearance in the finish but the alcohol is dangerously well hidden.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with lowish carbonation. Seems like there should be a little more body here.

Overall. Great stuff, and a good choice for a breakfast beer. Not sure how the rest of the day is going to go, but I'm sure it will involve a nap despite the strong coffee in this. Thanks again Steasy66.

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Photo of macher0
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Red wax. Bottle to snifter.

A. Poured a very dark brown with a frothy amber head that very slowly retreats to a rim of similar characteristics.

S. Wow. Lots going on here. Certainly heavy on the dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, and yes, a noticeable pepper note. Minor hints of marshmallow, hops, straw, and grain. Moderately fragrant.

T. Wow (x2) The taste has major notes of bitter chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malts and hints of vanilla, toffee, and yes red pepper. A lingering aftertaste of bitter coco and red pepper.

M. Light but fine carbonation. Fairly smooth. Full bodied. A silky texture. Highly viscous.

O. This is a great stout with lots of flavor, but maintains strong RIS characteristics. The booze is well hidden and the red pepper is just right, which is very surprisingly. Putting red pepper in beer seems like a dumpster fire in the making, but they pulled it off. The flagship ale from this wonderful brewery.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

unprecedented and miraculous. turns out bourbon barrels aren't required to make excellent stout!? attention beer advocate, this is a public service announcement! rich and elegant as they come, flavorful as any beer out there, cant taste the booze, its close to perfect. motor oil consistency to this one, thick and syrupy and luscious. the color is like good dark coffee, close to black but still showing brown. patchy airy lazy caramel colored head appears. nose is huge, tons of roasty chocolate malt, plenty sweet, fresh and well toasted. the cocoa nibs add a lot aromatically speaking. they give it a buttery vibe and an earthy quality, while the contribution of the vanilla beans in obvious. the chilies are no robust in the nose. the first sip floors me, the texture if this beer is perfect. its so smooth, so soft, so delicate. its abv is impossible to guess, and it finishes long and warm. lots of milk chocolate flavors, and the chili is there just a little. like those good dark chocolate bars with pepper in them, this has that level of refinement as well. vanilla is sweet and dense, but not like the bourbon beers, its less caustic, less charcoal, and even more smoothed out. I cant say enough about this really. its beer drinkers beer, just wish it was more readily available. expect this stuff to blow up to whale status before long, its that good.

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

pour from bottle into a Russian river glass
pour was pretty dark no head and very little lacing on way down if any
heavy roasty and great coffee flavor
slight chocolate
did not pick up the pepper taste either too little or had faded nothing like Mexican cake lol
overall an excellent beer and great flavor although for the price wish it was a bigger bottle
would tend to think it is a not the greatest value for your buck at such a small bottle
but would drink again if given the opportunity just would proabably not purchase

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

Blue wax which I believe is batch 3

Pour dark brown with a thin reddish town head. Thick and viscous with solid carbonation. Smelled of espresso and dark chocolate. The taste has pepper up front along with tobacco and espresso. There is a hint of toasted marshmallow. Really solid mouthfeel. Heavy with solid carbonation. Good beer, as a base this could really grow into something amazed when put in a barrel.


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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So so disappointed. And with so much praise that Bomb! has, I'm thinking that it must be skunked. I don't know, Raul is so damn confounded right now!


Smell: Excellence. Like when my baby mama hops fresh out of the shower after using Clinique body wash. I mean, the scent from this doggone sucker is near perfection. Coffee, bitter dark chocolate, a roast quality…

Taste: Ay wey. This is where the letdown comes in like your cousin that you didn't wish was your cousin. A bit sour…initial taste is like in the 7th grade when the Heinz bottle lands on that one girl that no one wants to kiss. Ay mami!

Mouthfeel: If Natalie Portman were auditioning for Black Swan Two, this would be it. Thin! Thin! Thin! Way too thin!

Something must be wrong here, my children. Something must be seriously wrong.


About 8 months later and Raul finally got himself another (sans wax :*(

Damn. Something was wrong last time because this bad boy is all right. Not "alright," ALL RIGHT. Like, everything done right like the Dodgers in '88. I wish I could bottle the smell...wait, it comes in a bottle. Ok... But those things that Raul wasn't feelin' before are basically gone (that nasty sweetness, mainly). Still a tad thin, but overall all kinds of smooth like LAX with a fresh tar job.


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Photo of Jfriz25
4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance- Pours black with a thin brown head that dissipates to a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Some floaters visible at the bottom of the glass.

Smell- Pure stale coffee and sweet vanilla. This is the second time I've had this and didn't notice the vanilla the first time but it really makes a difference.

Taste- So much going on but even at 14% there is no hint of booze. It starts off with a good mix of bitter chocolate and the same stale coffee on the nose. Next up is the vanilla and then the chili comes at the end washing everything away leaving a small tingle in the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel- Thick and full but leaves a bitter mouth coating aftertaste which is probably my least favorite part of this.

Overall- I've had this twice now, the first time was more vanilla forward but this bottle seemed a little chili heavy. Both were very good and this is an excellent beer overall. Made a perfectly timed trip to Oklahoma and scored 3 bottles, hopefully Ill be able to pick up a couple more in the future.

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

Bottle opened on 10.161.3

A - Pours a very dark brown with a brown foamy head that fades fast to the edges.

S - Strong coffee, then cacao and chili peppers.

T - Strong coffee, then vanilla, chocolate and some heat from the peppers - mild.

D - Good carbonation with a heavy body.

O - As advertised, very good stout and nice subtle heat.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of maximum12
3.84/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Many thanks to damienblack for both sending a bunch of Lawson's north as well as this well anticipated extra. Stubby bottle that didn't develop fully with gold wax, 12 ounces.

First, the damn wax is a pain in the arse to get off, there seems to be a weird semi-lip that I have to pry off to get the bottle opener underneath the cap. That Maginot Line breached, the liquid that comes out is black, mildly carbonated. The nose ratchets up the anticipation with a fire hose of chocolate & coffee, with a detectable level of vanilla underneath. One of the most aggressive smelling beers I've had in some time.

Prairie Bomb! is a bit like getting a chile jolt from the electric chair. Chile heat is the first & most noticeable component, a low simmer that sets up camp in the base of my throat & belly...but it really obliterates the other ingredients. I can detect the chocolate & vanilla if I try hard enough, but they're refugees in a sea of chile. The coffee so prominent in the nose is tied off to a slightly roasted edge. Good to drink, but I can sense the 3:30 AM acid reflux already. Should have split this with my wife.

In retrospect, this needs some time for my palate. The wonderful nose promises that as the chile dies back, there are going to be lovely complexities to the taste. Right now? Close to a one-note Charlie. Still good, but is going to be great (I think) in 6-12 months.

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

Oh my God....I had my wife taste & smell this beer just to confirm what I had experienced. She says she smells, coffee, chocolate and green olives...and tastes all three...I agree with all but the olives....mouth feel is full and chewy....my new all time favorite Imperial Stout...nothing else even come close.

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Photo of kevanb
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

10oz pour on tap at Local Option, poured into a snifter. Enjoyed on 10/25/13, reviewed from notes.

The beer pours a jet black color, opaque and thick, about a finger of khaki head that has good retention and leaves one or two spots of lace behind. The aroma is very pleasant, lots of complexity, chocolate hits straight away, quite rich, big roasted coffee presence behind it, a bit of vanilla comes through but it's masked by the richness of the chocolate and sweet grain. The pepper comes through nicely, subtle heat but a very dominant vegetal quality that clashes a bit with the other components. The flavors read much like the nose, lots of chocolate quality, smooth, rich, decadent, roasted coffee is right behind, the vanilla doesn't quite comes across this time, but the sweetness of the beer makes up for it. Again, the pepper is nicely integrated, subtle heat that lingers well with a mild vegetal flavor, true to the pepper itself without getting oniony. The true wonder of this beer is how artfully the alcohol is hidden. The mouthfeel is great, luscious, rich, coats the mouth well, low carbonation with just enough zip that finishes smoothly and easily with just a touch of peppery bite.

Verdict: A really fine stout from Prairie and one that uses all the adjuncts well. The vanilla could probably stand out a bit more, but honestly, there is enough going on in this beer to satisfy. The alcohol is hidden perfectly and the balance is quite nice, a definite success.

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Photo of josephwa
4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Decent head on this, light brown head. Beer is mahogany in color, appears to be medium in body.

S - I get some nice coffee, chilies, and malt on the nose. Really nice coffee smell.

T - Wow, this tastes amazing. The coffee is really sharp and the chilies compliment it so well. The malt is rich goodness. I'm not a spice fan and this has rocked my world. The spice is at the perfect strength to compliment this one. They must've used a very high quality coffee in this. Amazing.

M - I love the tingle that I get from the spicyness. Decent body. Well carbonated.

O - Overall this is a winner! Best spiced stout I've had to date. Prairie really did a nice job with this one. My hat is off to them!

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Paccamacca for this beer!

12oz stubby bottle pressure cap coated with red wax.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: dark black bodied beer with 1 full finger of medium brown head. Drops down to a thin cap and eventually a thick ring around the glass. This beer has a little bit of legs on the side of the glass and does stain the glass a little bit.

Smell: Big roasty malts kick things of with chili peppers in a very close second. Hint of cocoa powder that smells dry. A slight vanilla note adding some sweetness to the stout, but you really gotta search for it.

Taste: Quick snap of vanilla sweetness, huge roasty coffee, and then earthy chili's that match the intensity of the roasty coffee and dark malts! The chili's provide a nice level of heat so you know this beer is brewed with peppers! The best part is that it the peppers do not cover up all the other flavors in this beer. The peppers heat does seem to build up a little bit as you sip on this beer, but peppers dont get too hot. Complex finish filled with roast notes, molasses, light tobacco note, hint of vanilla, moderate peppers and cocoa powder, finally a touch of spicy booze that seems to play off the peppers earthiness and heat. This is awesome. As it warms up you get this great vanilla marshmellowy sweetness that melds into the peppers flavors nicely... never tasted anything like that, but I am a fan!

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with carbonation levels that are on the high end of low carbonation. Its almost moderately carbonated, but not quite all the way to moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth beer at 14%. Its like the heat of the peppers hides the booze in this beer. The beer feels slightly viscous and oily with a little silky creaminess to it.

Overall: This is probably the best stout to come out of the state of Oklahoma! I cant wait to try Pirate bomb! Really take your time with this beer and just sip on it. It is a stout worthy of savoring. I thought that this would be just like CBB Huna, but it seems to have something different about it that I cant put my finger on what it is. Almost all the same ingredients as Huna, but a little bit of a different animal than Huna because it not brewed with cinnamon. I was going to call this "Huna from the Prairie" in my review, but I am not sure that is what this beer is... Its got it own identity.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz stout-shaped bottle, blue wax sealed, and procured at Tipsy's Liquor World in suburban Denver a few weeks ago.

This beer pours a solid, abysmal black, with only the slightest hints of basal cola edges, and two fingers of puffy, silky, and tightly foamy mocha head, which leaves a large swath of spooky webbed lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of bitter dark roast coffee, medium baker's chocolate, earthy vanilla pods, an obfuscated caramel/toffee malt, and some musty, dusty weedy hops. The taste is more bitter cafe-au-lait, tending more to the former, dry powdery cocoa, bready, somewhat grainy caramel malt, a touch of astringent wood, a slight, slowly building red spicy warmth, one which hides any alcohol edge that must be brewing, and a mild green vegetal hoppiness.

The bubbles are quite understated, barely generating a wee frothiness, the body a sturdy medium weight, and mostly smooth, but for a growing spice and alcohol insurgency. It finishes surprisingly off-dry, the sweetness of the malt and cocoa wresting a bit of the floor away from the coffee and spice guests.

Woooweee. One deliciously complex, and well-integrated imperial stout. Not too sweet, not too spicy, and definitely not too boozy (in the external sense, at least), rather, a deft blend of all these things, so much so, that this drinks like a regular, if still coffee and chili infused, dry stout. That said, I did my best to slow down and enjoy this, for I won't be able to get my hands on another bottle anytime soon, and of course, the more obvious reason - the 28-proof alcohol. Again, wow.

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Photo of corby112
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark chocolate brown, almost black, color with mahogany edges and a half finger mocha head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Sweet robust malt aroma with lots of dessert-like chocolate notes along with subtle cinnamon spice and hot peppers. Strong chocolate sweetness with tootsie roll flavor, subtle vanilla bean and zesty spice. Decent amount of toast but boy acrid or burnt. Some silky lactose sugar giving it a Chocolate milkshake character. Peppers and cinnamon stand out as it warms.

Full body with silky, viscous mouthfeel. Palate is dominated by sweet decadent chocolate, roasted dark malts and spicy chilies. desert like chocolate malt sweetness with hints of tootsie roll, lactose, vanilla bean and bitter dark chocolate. Good balance of sweet and toast with bakers chocolate and gooey fudge countered by burnt toast, coffee bean and oatmeal. Spice presence opens up as it warns with strong cinnamon and roasted pepper flavor. The heat and spice are well integrated resulting in a mole like combination of flavors. and nice balanced with desert like. Complex with a well masked ABV making it deceptively drinkable.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Another surprise (rolling eyes) pours dark and leaves a light toffee colored ring.

S - Lots of aggressive smelling dark chocolate roast and coffee and some lightly sweet vanilla.

T - Total wow factor on the palate. Light alcohol, dark chocolate malt roast, light oak, cocoa, and very slight ring on the way down.

M - Velvet smooth.

O - An amazing beer and worthy of the score, no hype.

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BOMB! from Prairie Artisan Ales
99 out of 100 based on 623 ratings.