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:
#94
Reviews:
271
Ratings:
2,246
pDev:
7.3%
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Photo of Bmoore2621
4.82/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of anteatr23
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Epopt
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Starts out hot, mellows to coffee vanilla Stout. Not much Chile in the taste but it shows in the nose. Wonderful blend of adjuncts pushing about, fighting for notice but not disjointed. ABV is a bear

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

Photo of TychoNDC
4.7/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buking21
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BennyDaBeerDrinker
4.22/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mealhouse
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Robomunky
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of varian7
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Kontraband
3.88/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gcamparone
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Prairie golden dino taster glass. Thanks Ryan for giving me this bottle, been looking for a while!

Pours a pitch black, oily body with a brown one finger head that reduces to leave a ring of foam and little lacing.

Aromas are sweet with lots of vanilla and chocolate, bourbon, light chili peppers, maybe a hint of booze but it's surprisingly tame for being 15%.

On the tongue.. it starts out with sweet fudgy chocolate, spiced rum, vanilla and caramel, coconut and chocolate cake, followed by roasty coffee and charred malt on the finish. Not hot at all for 15%, this is very easy to drink. Smooth and velvety yet rich and flavorful. Low carbonation.

Overall a fantastic beer - super balance and extremely drinkable for the high abv. So much flavor here.

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

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

12 oz. Bottle

Poured into a chalice a very nice black color, pretty nice carbonation, with a quick fizzy tan head, which leaves a nice oil slick and some minimal sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with lot of chocolate/toffee, coffee, vanilla, and a very nice touch of peppers. The taste is very nice, malty, very nice touch of chocolate/toffee/coffee, vanilla, and some peppers. The peppers give it another dimension. Full body, ABV is hidden very well, definitely a sipper. Overall, this is one fine brew, Recommended!

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Inky, oily black like always. Almost zero head but a small finger nail of beige develops.

Aroma : Hot fudge, chocolate, booze, spiced rum, chiles, tobacco, and coffee. Whew.

Taste : Another dead-ass knock out. Prairie keeps solidifying the fact that they're the masters of the stout. Boozy burn to start, followed by spicy hot fudge, acidic coffee, pepper, anise, caramel, rich rum, and a vanilla cookie finish.

Feel : Thick, chewy, hot, screaming. Boozy dry finish. Carbonation is moderate.

Overall : Pirate Bomb is no joke. Prairie makes the best stouts in the entire world, and this is just another example of their excellence.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.41/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pitch black with no head.
Smell: Fudge, vanilla, coconut, peanut butter, and a little espresso.
Taste: Rich dark chocolate, vanilla, espresso, sugar, and oak.
Mouthfeel: Thick and complex.
Overall: A big beer. This is my favorite bomb variant. It's less boozy than the rest of them.

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Photo of khargro2
4.17/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle I think dated Feb, 2016:
Pours thinner than I recall other Bombs I've had, but still full-looking. Black that struggles to priduce any head, happy to just have a thin ring of bubbles hang around the rim.

Nose is bursting with deep roasted coffee easily recognizable. A nice chocolate scent seems to bubble from this. There is an air of sweetness, molasses-like that covers this all. Reminds me a tad of Sunday Morning Stout.

Taste starts of with a tingle before a sugary sweet coffee roast rises on the front of my tongue. It almost seems too sweet, but the roasted notes turn chocolatey on the middle of the tongue, making the sweetness seem ok. A little prick here and there breaks through the creamy thick smooth beer. Then as the beer consumes my tongue, the more obvious signs of pepper gains my attention. There's a very little hint of the pepper meat, as well.

The completely bearable heat is what takes this beer up a notch. It distracts a bit from the sweetness and lightens the fairly heavy feel just a tad. The rum barrel influence might come in the sweetness and a little alcohol heat that leads to the peppery heat. There is also a very light lingering woody impression, but otherwise is thankfully (in my case) not a big component of the beer.

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Photo of Jangoon24
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of g45215
4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Samdaddy
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pirate Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 2,246 ratings