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:
#88
Reviews:
255
Ratings:
2,180
pDev:
7.3%
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4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maximum12
3.02/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Prairie? If you need a warehouse for your imperial stouts, I have a pretty big basement. Low, low, rent, & I don’t even take cash. Just beer. 12 oz. bottle while watching an appalling stream of lies coming out of CPAC.

The pour, it’s black, probably from the black chiles or black vanilla beans. The nose is a big dollop of chilies, vanilla, & rum. Not Huna, but not bad.

Pirate Bomb – does someone at Prairie think pirates used by nibble on ghost peppers for snacks? The chili peppers are just at the edge of too much, leaving a prescient glimpse of heartburn way, way down. Rum barrel is strong & second; these two characters really obscure the other flavors. And by obscure, I mean obliterate. No coffee, no cocoa nibs, no vanilla to speak of. Thick as always, but I’m going to split the rest of this with my wife. Six ounces, just fine.

Rum & chili peppers are fickle, & this beer proves why. Unbalanced, & not in a good way. Meh.

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4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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4.02/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Very early version of Pirate Bomb. Aged well

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

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

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3.85/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this at Sour Sunday, it was the toughest drink to get through, but that doesn't tell the whole story. Pours black with a super thin brown head in the 1/8" range. Aroma didn't really give off as much rum barrel as I thought, it was like equal parts a feeling of rum and whiskey.

The taste gave off more of the rum sweetness than the aroma did. It was nice. But it was also big in every way, massive body, roast, alcohol (although I must say it still did relatively good at making it drinkable at that high abv). A 4 oz pour lasted like 15-20 minutes. There was only very minimal vanilla and coconut despite the commercial tug job about it. I mean, it wasn't harsh, acrid or bitter, that is for sure. Perhaps it was just the right amount of coaxing those things out of the barrel that resulted in a smoother beer that didn't wade into the sweetness of those barrel influences.

Nonetheless, I can't see spending over $1 per oz of this for a bottle. Good, glad I tried it, but won't be scooping up bottles for $12-15 per 12oz. Regular bomb is better.

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3.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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Pirate Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 2,180 ratings