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
Ratings:
2,052
Reviews:
230
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
7.35%
 
 
Wants:
954
Gots:
602
For Trade:
57
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Ratings: 2,052 |  Reviews: 230
Photo of Radcpa
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a quickly dissipating white to off white foamy head that quickly dissipated. The aroma had the big boozy goodness of the rum up front. Delicate woody to chocolate underneath. Sly vanilla. Subtle cinnamon. The flavor wraps all of the flavors of the aroma together. Cinnamon and vanilla bounce together in the aftertaste and departs nicely with a semi-sweet/spicy finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping quality about it. Spices hit nicely, not too harsh. Overall, loved it, but not exactly sure why I had it this time of the year. Would love to have it again but preferably in Winter.

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Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pezhead_79
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joberlander
4.12/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer but the applease brandy is definitely the best variant. Christmas bomb is the last one to try.

Lots of coffee and slight rum character. Great mouthfeel and you get some of the pepper on the end. The coffee takes it over a little which takes away from the other flavors.

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Photo of stortore
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Had 12/30/16.

Pours dark, near black, very oily looking and opaque, with no head, no lacing. Aromas of malt, chocolate, rum, cocoa, oak, vanilla, chilies. Just smells great. The taste pretty much follows along- malt, more cocoa than the nose, chocolate, rum, oak, chilies, vanilla, caramel, light alcohol. Tastes as good as it smells. Smooth, a great, full body, well carbonated, hides the high ABV well.

Like all the Bombs, it's fairly straightforward, but all of the add- ins are so distinct and intense- both in the flavor and aroma. The rum barrels are a top notch addition to this one. Well worth a purchase, but of course, it has a high price point.

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Photo of Risty
4.86/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of bauers
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeMarinello
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OB1Kubota
3.64/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Heard about this for the longest time and finally found two bottles at a stupid high price. Disappointing sharp flavors and way to much dry bitterness for me. Not my kind of stout. Keeping the second bottle for a couple years to see if it mellows

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Photo of cajzr8
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of donovansill
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Butchnasty
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TrilliumFan
4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of troupos40
4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sabtos
4.04/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pirate Bomb pours a watery, shiny dark brown with a bubbly, dark tan head--it's obvious it has thinned out.

When I was pouring this, I could smell the rum heat emanating off of the rim, then all of a sudden it was gone as I brought it to my nose, replaced by roasty coffee, caramel, nougat and wet cocoa.

Wow--sweet, round flavors of Tootsie Roll and fudge spoil the tongue, with caramel swirled coffee ice cream following right after. Actually, as I swirl it around my mouth, it almost tastes like a Butterfinger! There is some true gold spiced rum flavor without the heat, but there's not much coffee or Mexican spices to speak of. I can barely tell this was BOMB! A touch of wet cinnamon barely emerges as it warms, but there is more dry, aged dark oak barrel and walnut shell than cinnamon, and it's overall much sweeter than any of the other big name Prairie stouts I've had.

The body is much thinner than regular BOMB!, and it's bubbly, with a slick stickiness. Overall it is less complex and less intense than Pirate Noir.

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Photo of bpa112
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Egotist
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jacob17
4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pirate Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.49 out of 5 based on 2,052 ratings.
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