Pirate Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.52/5
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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:
#94
Reviews:
275
Ratings:
2,257
pDev:
7.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of mschrei
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark with mild lacing and slight oiliness. Smell is roasty malt, sweet chocolate and vanilla, and boozy rum. Taste is the typical Bomb!-sweet cocoa and vanilla hits first with hot pepper backing that up over a constant roasty malt, but the boozy rum barrel giving it a woody, fruity, tang and plenty of alcohol burn. Easily understood why this rates so highly.

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

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.99/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.07/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rooshops
4.62/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

Photo of Seeker_11
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty solid beer. I have only tried it once and have been looking for it ever since.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomb is good but the this is one of the beers that I think improves the most with barrel aging. The peppers in the non barrel aged version can taste over the top, but with the adding like ageing it really makes well with the bourbon and oak.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look - I kept it in the bottle because I didn’t have a good glass to pour it in while rving.
Smell - dark chocolate vanilla covered coffee beans in a wooden rum barrel
Taste - honestly dead on with the smell. Not that boozy for being 15% and not to sweet.
Feel - medium smooth creamy body with a tingling light carbonation
Overall - fantastic well done imperial stout!

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Photo of tsgooch79
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Damian
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12 fl oz. bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
2017 vintage
Served in a snifter

Review #1550

Somewhat murky, dark brown appearance. The medium viscosity body was topped by a small, bubbly, tan colored crown that quickly fell to a thin collar. Minimal spotty lacing stuck along the glass.

Really interesting aroma. The first thing that stood out were strong vegetal notes, perhaps from the chilis. A bit green pepper-like too. Loads of rich, smooth, dark chocolate. Chocolate syrup or chocolate fudge came to mind. Fairly boozy but not overly so. Subtle vanilla notes were also detectable. As the beer sat, the nose intensified and smoothed out. The chili spice also took a backseat to the dark chocolate notes. Vanilla really came forth. More booziness too. I probably would not peg this for being rum barrel aged however but maybe bourbon.

Like the nose, the flavor was rich and surprisingly savory. Malty and robust up front. Moderately roasty. Bakers chocolate appeared mid palate. Chili spice notes were noticeable as well and crescendoed as the beer moved along the palate. Bit of a vegetal-like quality. Loads of chili spice in the finish. This was definitely one of the spiciest beers I have ever tried. Roast, booze, charred wood and more chili heat lingered after the swallow.

Medium bodied mouthfeel. Not quite as rich or as thick as I was anticipating. The liquid contained a subtle, finely beaded effervescence that fluffed up beautifully when it hit the palate. Super creamy, slick and smooth.

Pirate Bomb! is an interesting beer that was far more spicy and savory than I anticipated. My one big gripe was that it lacked any discernible coffee notes. This is an interesting variation in the Bomb! series, but it is definitely not a beer that I would go to great lengths to procure again.

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

Photo of jrc1093
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in 2017 (month unknown)

Pours a jet-black with a short, cola-like head

Immediately releases huge notes of dark chocolate brownie topped with a sprinkle of confectionery sugar on a toasty oak background

A wave of supremely creamy milk chocolate leave bits of burnt sugar and charred coconut carries the inevitable chilied rum barrel burn in its wake

Heavy flavors feeling creamy and thick while leaving the mouth feeling pleasantly coated

This is a spectacular dessert beer in about every sense. Not too cloying while still going down like a rum-soaked chocolate brownie. I can't say I'd reach for this one often with flavor so pronounced and intense, but when the mood strikes, this is a deliberate and satisfying drink.

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Photo of Juggerr
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eldyr
3.27/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pretty average at best and I think a poorly crafted beer to be honest. I love Prairie Bomb! and think they did an excellent job on the original....everything else I've have from them is at best average and sometimes undrinkable.

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Photo of goblue30
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Felgenlager
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Incredible. I tasted this side by side with KBS, BCBS, and Parabola and this was the clear favorite and winner. It plays hide and go seek with its 15% ABV, I’m still searching for it. The best of the Bomb series!

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Photo of oldmankoch
4.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pour: Pitch black (used motor oil) with a thin tan head that rings over time.

Nose: Fudge Brownie/Meets a dark and stormy.

Taste: Warm walnut brownie with baileys fudge topping. Simply outstanding....the cellar really paid off here mellowing out the rum & chili pepper heat.

Mouthfeel: One of the best. Very viscous.

Overall: Pure Excellence in a glass. Need more rum barrels in my life.

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

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Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 2,257 ratings