Pirate Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pirate bomb is our beer Prairie Bomb! aged in rum casks. The flavor from the casks helps impart more vanilla and coconut flavors to the beer while helping to add more body and smoothness to the already explosive and expressive flavors of Bomb!

Added by Nuggetz on 10-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#97
Reviews:
265
Ratings:
2,228
pDev:
7.3%
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0
 
 
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Photo of gatornation
4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color with a thin brown head. Nose is superb. Coffee,cinnamon,nutmeg,peppers ,rum chocolate. Taste is also great but not as great as nose ,with all of the above smells lays a beautifully crafted stout, i love the rum barrel that permeates this. Mouth feel was a bit hot on the barrel but thepeppers and spice smoothed that out. Wish i had two of these.

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Photo of Joebooh2
4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ductape28
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Badger2121
4.89/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Slack
4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Prairie has done an excellent job balancing the rum barrel with the stout creating such an excellent beer that is worth sipping from cold to warm.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.42/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass can not read bottled on date, but I assume it's this years.

A: Nice dark rich body with pure obsidian color no light escapes. Athens beer had a nice chocolate mocha head that was medium bubbles, but it died quickly to a small film.

S: the chocolate, and vanilla dominate the nose with hints of peppers and cinnamon. Light hints of coffee but the barrel is well hidde, maybe a slight alcohol rum scent when breathed deep.

T: At first blush when you let it touch your tongue and breath in you get hit with a huge pepper taste, as it move through mid palate you get the chocolate and vanilla but the pepper flavor stays the alcohol us superbly well hidden. I am unfortunately picking up no rum characteristics. Mild heat from the peppers on the finish.

M: Medium bodied, lowish carbonation, slight slickness from the alcohol but no booziness.

O: Color me impressed. I would never have guessed the rum barrel aging, but the pepper flavor in the beer absolutely pops, the heat from the pepper not so much.

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4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - bottle absolutely explodes upon opening. Beer goes everywhere! Once persuaded into the glass, a 1-finger mocha head lies atop a pitch black body.

S - rum, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Smells like a boozy, demanding mistress.

T - booze-forward. Rum first, then everything else in the nose follows. Rather boozy, moderate sweetness, low bitterness.

F - full bodied with medium-low carb after the initial explosion out of the bottle.

O - A potent monster of a stout.

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Photo of Jlang2012
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.21/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesMantooth
4.32/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The nose is great. Tons of peppers with some coffee, cinnamon and nutmeg baking spices, molasses, and vanilla.

The rum flavor is noticeable, and a little hot, but it offers some molasses and vanilla sweetness to balance out the roasted char, slightly bitter chocolate, and chili pepper. I can really taste the pepper skin.

The body is silky and outstanding other than being a bit hot from the alcohol. The peppers offer some good heat too. Enough to make your lips tingle. I think you can definitely differentiate between the alcohol burn and the peppers though.

This is an outstanding beer and among the top 2-3 spiciest pepper beers I’ve had. I would be higher with my taste mark if the abv were dialed back a bit. Still drinks pretty nice for a 15% beer though

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Photo of grapeshops
4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Destiney
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.1/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spark3148857
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Emilean
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcb7472
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sonray61
4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of unclejazz
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just met the expectations. If I didn't know any better I would have guess that this beer was brewed in Florida. Know what I am saying? Glad this is an annual release.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of penguinBOMB
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurzman
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2017. Pours a jet black with a medium tight brown head on a heavy pour. Nose is of chocolate with light vanilla and a heavy chilie burn! I can tell this one will kick! First few sips at the beers coldest temp I get huge amounts of molasses and dry chalky chocolate. I was at first a bit taken back by the molasses. Wasn’t expecting it in this brew from reading the label but it was front and center. As the beer warmed the molasses faded to become non existent tho, the dry chalky chocolate perceived at colder temp transforms into a rich creamy decadent chocolate with hints of coffee and vanilla. Minimal light notes of coconut as well. Warming you get that rum burn and then the star of this beer shows up. Those chillie peppers!!! Had a few stouts with chilies recently and over the years and I cannot remember one being so pronounced and up front. Usually they are a subtle background flavor that adds just a minute touch of heat. The chilies in Pirate Bomb are the star tho! Delivering a smooth chilie burn that together with the rum burn really sets your palate searching for the next sip. There is enough creamy chocolate and vanilla notes tho to keep this beer in balance. Nothing really to say about the barrel character, it’s there but feeling the chilies and rum itself mute the barrel a bit. Full to medium body with a bit of that oiliness that coats the glass. Excellent beer.

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Pirate Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 2,228 ratings