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:
2,065
Reviews:
234
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
7.35%
 
 
Wants:
954
Gots:
601
For Trade:
58
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Ratings: 2,065 |  Reviews: 234
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

Photo of BrewsNRecords
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vicjr85
4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of umichfan
4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid Imperial Stout and is a mastery of the style. Pours thick and dark with little head or carbonation. Had in a tulip glass near room temperature.

Nose is pretty stellar. Definitely pick up on some heavy spice notes, plenty of cocoa and some bourbon. It's been mentioned here already, but definitely more peppery in the nose than in the body, where it's nearly nonexistent. Get some heavy hints of coconut, which isn't normally my bag, but it works well with the rum flavors that are present. It's a heavy hitter, to be sure, with a fudgy feel that doesn't leave an overly dry finish. All in all, this is a solid do that I'd drink again if I can get my hands on a bottle.

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Photo of DraughtJunkie82
4.37/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bmoore2621
4.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of anteatr23
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Epopt
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
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 +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of buking21
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BennyDaBeerDrinker
4.22/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pirate Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.49 out of 5 based on 2,065 ratings.
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