Pirate Bomb!
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #55
Ranked #162
4.51 | pDev: 7.32%
Mar 06, 2022
Oct 19, 2013
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Notes: 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!
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4.46 by SFNC from North Carolina on Mar 06, 2022
4.25 by dan_amdg from Illinois on Feb 12, 2022
4.62 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 18, 2022
4.53 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio on Sep 14, 2021
4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio on Aug 24, 2021
5 by kblomseth from California on Aug 19, 2021
4.54 by peabody from Kentucky on Jun 28, 2021
3.5 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
4.05 by CarpeDiem33 from Minnesota on Jun 16, 2021
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4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Black in color with no penetration to light. There’s a fingernail of brown around the rim and and covering a third of the top. The aroma is of chilies, rum, and coffee. I’m tasting chilies, vanilla, cacao, and rum. The mouth is warm from the chilies and otherwise chewy.

Jun 05, 2021
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3.61/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by HardTarget from Texas

12 oz. bottle, marked 07/27/19, sampled 05/09/21. A little long to wait, bought it off the shelf 3 weeks ago, so the brewer takes any hits on aging, they left it there for purchase.

Appearance: Black glass, thin halo of tan bubbles, no lacing.

Aroma: Heavy vegetative chili note, burned barrel, some underlying malt sweetness.

Taste: Medicinal alcohol, green pepper, some sweetness comes in deep into the taste, a little coffee in the finish. Hard to get many "beer" flavors out of this, even imperial stout flavors. Some pepper burn long after the swallow that builds a bit.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy body, low, almost flat carbonation, little oily in the finish but pretty clean.

Overall: I love Prairie bombs, I've enjoyed a lot of the variations, this one not so much. I think all the additions overwhelm the yummy base beer, and it just comes across as a little gimmicky. The vegetable note really throws me. Maybe this one sat too long, the date code is all but invisible on the bottle.

May 09, 2021
4.6 by Jlee0810 from Indiana on May 09, 2021
4.52 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
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4.99/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by jb_4226 from Texas

Fantastic! The rum taste really comes thru.

May 05, 2021
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4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Sigmund from Norway

On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Pitch black colour, low tan head. Aroma first of fusel alcohols, then molasses, rum oak cask, vanilla, coconut, chocolate and roast malts. Rich and warming mouthfeel. Outstanding flavour, medium sweet and roasty, no sign of fusel, otherwise all the delicious notes from the aroma are repeated and strengthened here. Nice chili heat in the finish. Perfect!

Apr 23, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Antg8989 from New Jersey

Pours black. Brown head. Aroma is a combination of vanilla bean and Chile pepper coffee. Taste is the same. Silky smooth. Rum barrels round everything out. Overall delicious with that spicy punch.

Apr 23, 2021
4.5 by Pinz412 from Pennsylvania on Mar 16, 2021
4.34 by TimG_0913 from Delaware on Mar 07, 2021
3.93 by JAWS from New York on Mar 02, 2021
4.75 by AshBlackstone from Florida on Feb 20, 2021
4.44 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 03, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GaryM6 from New York

Good. But not as good as bourbon paradise

Jan 28, 2021
4.26 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania on Jan 26, 2021
4.42 by WormGod from New York on Jan 25, 2021
4.39 by Mastercamo from Georgia on Jan 25, 2021
4.34 by Cmm1985 from Nebraska on Jan 21, 2021
5 by Ziosa from Missouri on Jan 06, 2021
3.08 by TheGent from New Jersey on Dec 30, 2020
4.11 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on Dec 24, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jwp777 from Oklahoma

On tap - this is the July 2019 batch, so 15 months old.

Pours jet black with a super thin tan head around the circumference of the glass. No lacing.

Smell is rum and chocolate upfront, with coffee kicking in just a little bit after. The booze is strong on the nose, but a bit of vanilla is there to balance it.

Taste follows the nose. The booze sting is minimal considering the ABV. Good balance between the sweet vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. The spices and coffee combine for an earthy finish that doesn’t last longer than it should.

Feel is full bodied with low to medium carbonation. It doesn’t stick much or leave a thick residue on the tongue, which for me sets it apart a bit from other Prairie stouts.

Overall, quite good. I had a tough time assigning numbers to this one, so I looked back through my previous ratings on various stouts, and eventually decided that I had to give this one 4.25 straight through. It’s not the best, but far from the worst, and very consistent across the board.

Oct 15, 2020
4.25 by PvtSnowball from Florida on Oct 10, 2020
4.4 by 11-52_4hops from Virginia on Sep 25, 2020
4.46 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania on Sep 20, 2020
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4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Didn’t get near as much chili in this one as the original bomb which made me enjoy it more. I really enjoyed the rum finish

Sep 19, 2020
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4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by q33jeff from New Jersey


Bottle to snifter. Bottled in July 2019, so about 13-14 months old.

Labor Day weekend picnic.

LOOK: thick oily black, small medium brown head.
AROMA: coffee, cocoa, rum and vanilla very nice.
TASTE: cocoa. Coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper kick is just right. Very tasty.
FEEL: full bodied, light carbonation, sticky on the tongue which allows the pepper to linger just nice.

Very special stout. Glad I have 2 more of these to age since in general I've found rum BA to need a bit more time than Bourbon BA to mellow out.

Probably my favorite Prairie now.


Sep 06, 2020
4.5 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia on Aug 24, 2020
3.74 by Mebuzzard from Colorado on Jul 30, 2020
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4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Gose_Luxemburg from Georgia

Bottled 2018 (couldn't find date)
Poured from 12oz bottle to modified tulip

Excellently done, I'd previously enjoyed a 14% version (2019 if I'm not mistaken) of this brew on tap, and had found it enjoyable. I find this bottled version (15%) with slight age to be even greater than the first; the chillies are more prominent, but the body still packs plenty of rich chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. The chillies generally save their heat until the finish; while the rum notes come to increased prominence over the chocolate as the brew warms. The mouthfeel I find to be moderately thicc, though not as much as one might expect from a such a high gravity stout; present but not in a weighty manner. Overall the flavor is reminiscent of a a delicious & spicy chocolate sweet bread enjoyed alongside coffee heartily spiked with rum. Cheers!

Jul 28, 2020
5 by Pchop18 from Kentucky on Jul 27, 2020
5 by Amb3do from Mississippi on Jul 19, 2020
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