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Prairie Bomb! - Prairie Artisan Ales

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2,429 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,429
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 815
Gots: 702 | FT: 104
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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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

mrkdwrds, May 26, 2014
Photo of Lance87
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was very lucky to get not just one bottle of the Bomb but two yesterday afternoon. After letting it cool down for a full day and also chilling a tulip glass in the freezer, I decided to open it up. After pouring the Bomb into the glass I could instantly smell the rich notes of the stout itself. Gorgeous, dark brown head. The first taste was absolutely incredible. The vanilla beans really came out, but only for a short second followed by the chili pepper. The instant decline of the chili pepper rounded everything out perfectly, making me want that second taste immediately. I can tell certain little other notes and the full taste if I actually burp a little after I've drank it for a while(sound nasty but you get a whole new taste). The chili pepper really came out heavy, but amazing at the same time.

I've had literally hundreds of stouts from around the world and this one is hands down top on my list. The appearance is beautiful, the smell is rich, the taste is out of this world and the mouthfeel really sets a high standard for any other stout I might want to try out in the future.

Lance87, May 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

loboD113, May 26, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a hyped beer that clearly has earned its praise. Pours a pitch black color with a mocha brown head, and barely any head ever accumulates. Smell is muted at first, but as it warms up milk chocolate bursts onto the noise with some coffee as well. First sip is creamy and smooth with vanilla and sweet chocolate melting on the tongue. Then as the sip settles a strong coffee bitterness pops and brings the roasty malts along with a tiny bit of that pepper. Also, at 13% there is hardly any alcohol presence to speak of, to the point where I almost forgot to even mention it here. Mouthfeel is creamy and sticky as it warms up. Full body and barely carbonated. Overall, this is an incredible beer and I highly recommend seeking it out. Im not usually the biggest fan of coffee forward stouts, but the smooth vanilla/milk chocolate superbly balances the coffee bitterness and roasted malts.And for reference this was fresh, so It'd be interesting to see how this ages. (96/100)

CTbrew32, May 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

dailyminefield, May 25, 2014
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4.91/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Beaitiful rich brown head that stretches over two fin guts pouring down the middle. Jet black with decent carbonation that leaves a very thi. Tipping over the beer as it sits next to me.

Smell: Roasted malts and coffee hit first. milk chocolate like quality to it as well, sensing it's richness of the smell. But after that you get a dry finish that starts to show you there are indeed peppers in this beer.

Taste: light coffee and cocoa lead. You get a sense of the vanilla afterwards but it's a nuance and I might not know it was there if I hadn't read it on the label. Certainly a secondary ingrediant. Finishes dry and balanced.

Mouthfeel: Not sure if it's that the beer is perfectly carbonated or if the mouthfeel is a tad light for the style. Either way I think it works very well. Carbonation moves the beer around well. Pepper leaves a drying quality that gets you ready for another sip

Overall: Might be the best non barrel aged beer I've reviewed. Bible Belt will be reviewed soon. BOMB! is awesome an I'm glad I have friends in Oklahoma. Well done to Prairie Artisan Ales.

beardown2489, May 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Dillonlarsen1992, May 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Brob245, May 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Bubbles, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

jaydoc, May 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

Vinyl_on_Tap, May 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

HoppySeb, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

browniewithnuts, May 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

sarick84, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

NJB145, May 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

ILikeGoodCider, May 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

Sean32, May 23, 2014
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4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark espresso brown
S: Espresso and dark chocolate, with vanilla hints
T: What a joy! This beer was worth the trade I made to get it (LOL, it was actually not too bad of a trade :)
M: Full-bodied, the espresso is evident, but not overwhelming.
D: You can drink this bad boy any time, except bedtime, since it will give you an energy jolt!

Overall: A-

prtwin2a, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

MeisterSmudge, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

ColonelHopslam, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

maDUECEgunner, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

POTABLE83, May 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

tclipse, May 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my absolute gold standards for stouts. Poured from a yellow wax bottle into a tulip glass. Poured a thin, caramel head. Aromas of vanilla, roasted malt, coco, and coffee. Taste is so sweet and pleasant with ample vanilla to balance the roasted malt and coffee flavors. Unbelievably smooth with just a minor hint of chile flavor and virtually no residual heat. I could drink this all day/night/day...!

Dawgboned37, May 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

PaulsBrew, May 20, 2014
Prairie Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 2,429 ratings.