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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): 14.00%

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:
#92
Reviews:
236
Ratings:
2,091
pDev:
7.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
961
Gots:
596
Trade:
56
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Photo of cpetrone84
1.59/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Pour is black with a tan bubbly head. Nose is heavy rum and ashy malt, hints of cake malt when swirled, but faint and overshadowed by ash. Flavor is worse than it smells, overly sweet and ashy, metallic note, faint malt but very little. Soft feel, full bodied, light carb.

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Photo of PhillipMicupp
2/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of Phil_H
2.5/5  rDev -44.7%

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
2.76/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very dark in color with absolutely no head on top. The smell is very chocolatey and boozy. Taste is very sweet thanks to the vanilla and rum. The rum is too overpowering.

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Photo of Beersmuggler
2.94/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This was hugely disappointing for me. I expected a lot out of this because I love prairie artisan ales bomb! but this was not good at all. I am not a huge fan of rum so maybe I shouldn't have been surprised.

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Photo of bum732
3/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of Keeling
3/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vissai
3/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of hopkrid
3.2/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Techichi
3.25/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of grze
3.25/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of russwbeck
3.36/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Like Prairie Bomb, this pours out thick as sludge. It differs in that this actually retains its brown head for a decent amount of time and laces somewhat down the side of the glass. 4

S: The rum barrel aging has certainly changed this beer. The aroma is much more sweet. Spiced rum definitely takes over, with notes of vanilla, caramel, booze, and (strangely only once agitated) wood. It seems to be a bit disjointed. 3

T: My first question is...where did the peppers go? All of the balance that Prairie Bomb! offered is gone because the heat is non-existent, except for the moment that you swallow the beer. The taste is very much focused on the rum, which allows for the sweetness to take over. Chocolate, roast, and slight vanilla mostly. 3.5

MF: The body is roughly as thick as Prairie Bomb!, but the increased amount of booze and negatively impacted balance makes for a minus in the drinkability category. 4

Value: At $15 for this 12oz bottle, I'd say it was too much for its worth. Pay less and get a better beer for Prairie Bomb!. 3

O: This was a pretty big disappointment. I really loved the base beer for this, and thought that it could only get better. The barrel aging muted the base, bringing it back to the pack. It amazes me that Pirate Bomb! has a better trading value than Prairie Bomb!, because anyone who has tried both should be able to attest to the fact that Prairie Bomb! blows it out of the water. I'm sad to think that there could be this much more Prairie Bomb! on the market, because I want to drink it all. 3

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Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
3.37/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Definitely in the minority with yet another BA Prairie stout. Going off the description, I was expecting this to be rich and complex. Unfortunately I mostly got peppers in both the flavor and aroma. Absolutely no rum or barrel character. Not impressed. Bummer

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Photo of Desp59
3.42/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Stouts are generally not my thing but this was surprisingly good.

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Photo of timc100
3.44/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had along side RareR DOS and BA Café Americano. This was the weakest by far.

Odd as it may sound, it smelled like a hotel lobby and stale coffee. The adjuncts were not popping out, most all were lost but a little cinnamon and vegetal pepper, coffee was stale. Not horrible by any means, but not very good.

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Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This is a smooth beer and the vanilla, rum and chiles are all there. However, the chile flavor is a bit overpowering, if it was only a touch I would have rated it higher.

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Photo of danh53
3.46/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm not a fan of bomb due to the green pepper flavor so I didn't care for this. That said, it is a well made beer. It has a smooth, silky mouth feel and you don't taste the alcohol. The taste is chocolate fudge with coffee and rum but the rum is subtle. Would be really nice if not for the green vegetable flavor.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
3.47/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedore
3.47/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, green wax. Split with Doug, side-by-side with a red wax Bomb. Poured into an Toppling Goliath snifter today, 10/6/2013.

Looks just like regular Bomb. Pitch black, opaque body with a nice 1cm fluffy brown head with good retention. It finally drops into the beer after a while; leaving a placid looking stout.

Now this beer smells a lot like regular Bomb, except I can't get as much of the adjuncts. There is some coffee and some roastiness, but its mostly dominated by sweet rum. In my opinion, the rum really detracts from the rich nose of the regular Bomb.. in fact, I'd go as far as to say that it really is neutered by the rum.

Flavour profile is no different.. it's like regular Bomb except muted, covered up by the sweet rum. Not a lot of oak or vanilla either; it's mostly just sweet rum. I really feel that the rum aging didn't really help this beer a lot. Regular Bomb is fantastic and it was done a disservice with rum aging.

Creamy, full-bodied, even more so than regular Bomb. Heat is ever present, from the rum.

Yep, the barrel-aging kind of didn't do right by this base beer. The base beer is drinking fantastic still, with a lot of complexity and great mouthfeel but barrel-aging it just gave it more rum character that overpowers everything else and adds some additional heat, which finally reminds me that it is a 14% beer. Regular Bomb doesn't have the heat, but this one reminds you there is 14% alcohol. I don't really like this version of Bomb and wouldn't recommend giving up the farm for it.

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3.48/5  rDev -23%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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