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:
2,178
pDev:
7.3%
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4.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MusicBeer_1961
4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2016 vintage, 12oz bottle poured into a snifter..

The appearance is a beautiful jet black with a quickly disappearing mocha head.. the smell is fantastic- Rum leads the way.. followed closely by coffee, chocolate and a vanilla/coconut sweetness- Perfect!..

The taste steals the show as it is not only a carbon copy of the smell, but sits beautifully on the palate and lingers with a long finish.. I want to drink this beer ALL the time.. in fact, I'd like to brush my teeth with it!..

One of the finest barrel aged Imperial Stouts you will ever drink. If you're lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time, snatch this one up.. Quickly!..

Cheers!...

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

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4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UGA45211
4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robertm2152
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beast464
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

Photo of tvaughan32
4.93/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JamesStreet
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a 9 oz Libby Embassy snifter.

Appearance: Deep, dark coffee brown with a light brown foamy heady. A good fringe of foam lingers and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Rich dark coffee, chocolate, molasses and roasted malts. Hints of oak and alcohol and nice chili spice.

Taste: Rich, roasted and sweet with plenty of roasted coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Chili spice keeps the sweetness balances along with nice oak barrel and boozy notes from the rum barrels.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, velvety smooth with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Much like the original Bomb! - full flavored and complex with added coffee, spice and barrel notes elevating a strong stout base. Rum barrel aging is subtle with a little extra oak and booze peeking through.

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4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

12oz bottle courtesy of Darrell. Black pour, small tan head. Robust heady RIS aromas; chocolate, roast malts, molasses, booze, wood, vanilla. Taste piles on with all of these, one flavor blending into the next, some coffee too. Damn tasty.

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4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | 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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4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Prairie's Pirate BOMB!, imperial stout aged in rum barrels with coffee cacao nibs, vanilla beans and "chillies" (I just realized that's misspelled) added. 15% ABV.

A: Nice cocoa cereal colored head; about a finger. Quickly dissolves to just a thin, lopsided ring. Black in the glass; very dark brown in the dimple, with red-brown edge. Solid sheeting. Very thin lines of lacing. Slight inkiness.

S: Much darker aroma than I'd expected. Heavily charred oak barrels, or maybe just rum made from black strap. Very dark chocolate cake; like, nearly burned. Dark caramel. Light amount of dark roast coffee. Charred wood, like from a campfire. Light graphite.

T/MF: Oh! It starts off sweet, but not overly so, with darker flavors. Char with a sweet edge, medium coffee, bittersweet chocolate, rum raisin, slight cookie spice, slight oatmeal, wood smoke. Then, there is a sudden burst of sticky sweetness. Maple syrup. Raisin and chocolate coated fig. Honey.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Pirate Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 2,178 ratings