Pirate Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#122
Reviews:
284
Ratings:
2,289
pDev:
7.3%
 
 
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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a very thick pitch black color. Looks like motor oil. The head is 1 finger, brown, and, for the ABV, has decent retention.
The nose is rich with coffee, a bit of vanilla, some chocolate, and rounded out with a nice spicy aroma. The spice isn't overwhelming, but there and ties the other aromas together.
Taste - Oh, wow! The vanilla, chocolate and coffee is up front. The flavors are backed up with a nice warming from the chilies. The spice isn't strong - though I'm a very bad judge when it comes to heat - but it's there and really ties everything together.
The body is very thick. There is a slight burn from the chilies, and it's quite pleasing. Not much of an alcohol burn which is amazing with such a high ABV beer. Somewhat of a smooth feeling going down until the chilies hit.
This is a very solid, well rounded, hard hitting beer. If you're not into chilies, even though it's not too strong, you might want to avoid it. I am a chili head, so I'm diving right in and enjoying it for all it's worth.

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Photo of Vade281
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of pavpav12
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JellybonesElmer
4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nguasta2
4.99/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of illtexzona
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of PDinunzi
4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zach_Attack
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

08/2014 - Wow, this is amazeballs. Coffee, vanilla, and mild cocoa going strong up front, rum and spice on the tail end; viscous, not too boozy, sweet, coffee abound amidst the palate, plus a touch of spice, vanilla coming through in the end . Superb!

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Photo of Nmgreen
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SayBoom
4.82/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of greene94
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of peterpunk15
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Aged for two years.

L -- Pours black as motor oil with practically no head produced with well aerated pour. Some brown sudsiness
S -- Rich fudge, coconut, vanilla, dark fruit, rum sweetness, espresso, caramel, hint of umami
T -- Flavors come in waves, which is pretty cool. At first it's mostly roast, bittersweet chocolate, and turbinado sugar. Then the chili heat kicks in along with some rum barrel character. Finishes with dried stone fruit, booze, and medium roast coffee
F -- Surprisingly low viscosity and velvetiness for the ABV. Still has a huge mouthfeel. Medium- carb.
O -- I love regular Bomb and this is a definite improvement. Maybe not worth the relative money and effort to obtain, though, given the accessibility of Bomb these days

87/100

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Served in a Bottle Logic Fundamental Observation stout glass. This is my first time trying, and I am beyond excited. Let's see how it stacks up.
L: Pours thick, like oil or syrup. Pitch black in body color with a thin tan head. Not much of a head on this beer, even after swirling in the glass. Glass lacing is bar-none as well.
S: Full of chocolate and vanilla aroma, with a healthy dose of pepper. Man, this is great smelling. Chocolate is bitter yet sweet, and the vanilla follows closely. Not much rum on the nose, but the pepper is definitely present. This is both appetizing and unique smelling. The chocolate smell is dominant by far. Delicious.
T: Follows the nose. Upfront, bitter chocolate and hints of natural vanilla. There is a roasty flavor from the coffee also detectible from the taste. Chocolate and vanilla really take hold. But wait, don't forget about the chili pepper. Man, this thing might be the most pepper-heavy stout I've had yet, and I mean it in the best way possible. The way the chocolate, vanilla and chili pepper mingles is pretty ridiculous. This really is one of a kind. Rum present isn't overpowering, but it is noticeable on the finish. Slight booze feel as I swallow, compiled with the warmth from the chili. The cacao becomes even more dominant as it warms. Damn this is good.
F: Medium in body but heavy in weight. There is a chalkyness to the feel that most likely is from the cacao. Carbonation is mild, but perfectly implemented in this stout. Chase Healey knows what to do with his stouts.
O: I was super excited to try this, and expectations were exceeded with this stout. The pepper flavor is more than I have ever had in another stout, but it is inviting. Every attribute of this beer is executed perfectly, and I would definitely revisit this. For 15% abv, it does not drink boozy. Man this is dangerously enjoyable. I am very grateful to have tried. Cheers!

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

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a red wine glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Deep dark chocolate syrup, has a thick body and a dark tn head which initially rose half a finger's length after a heard pour. Settles with little to no stickiness to the glass after two or three sips.

Smell: Okay you feel mocha and vanilla bean, the next dose of light espresso which is slightly overhwlemed by the feel of liquor. Rum sugar tone which might be a tad strong but smooth all at once.

Taste: Alright this might be one of this complex tasting beers i have had in a very long time, you have chocolate with doses and doses of vanilla. Sweet and lightly bitter and has habañero or chili pepper note which sticks to you like glue. Spicy and sweet all at once.

Mouth: Sticky brew, has a peppery finish and rum note which gives it a special sweet feel.

Overall: Fine beer, absolutely fine beer. Comes at you like a hot knife through butter with intense palate crushing feel. If i see it again...trust me I will but at the very minimum two more. Salud!

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Photo of BSecaida
4.12/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucoli
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pouring from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. This beer pours out a dark chocolate color with a half finger of caramel colored crown that keeps regenerating bubbles from the bottom. The smell is fudgey with chocolate and a slight burning in the nose, but overall more muted than expected. The taste has quite a bit of fruitiness that comes through from the rum. That mixing with the chocolate is pretty enjoyable. Just as the barrel aged bomb! It pretty much mutes out everything but the chocolate though, which is one aspect I don't care for. Overall, this was good to have but I wouldn't chase it again. And once again, give me a regular bomb and I would be fine.

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

Photo of Winston3737
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 505beergeek
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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