Bomb! - Barrel-Aged - Fred's Blend
Prairie Artisan Ales

Bomb! - Barrel-Aged - Fred's BlendBomb! - Barrel-Aged - Fred's Blend
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
13%
Score:
99
Avg:
4.53 | pDev: 6.4%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
242
From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
99
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Bomb! - Barrel-Aged - Fred's BlendBomb! - Barrel-Aged - Fred's Blend
Notes: Fred’s Blend is a Blend of Port Barrel aged Bomb and Four Roses Barrel Aged Bomb aged in the barrels for 11 months.
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Reviews by cdean801:
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4.7/5  rDev +3.8%

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Photo of Intelbeerlord
5/5  rDev +10.4%

This is one of the best beers ever. It s so mellow> I didn't take notes on my first one, but I will edit this after I take notes on my second one. If you have the chance to get this, do it

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Photo of NHbeerguy
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to snifter

Poured black with a skim of mocha head. Head goes away immediately and leaves a thin line around the edge of the glass.

Smell was just what it is. Bomb with a slight barrel nose. You get the chocolate, vanilla, coffee, some barrel and slight pepper.

Taste was the same. Nice coffee and chocolate with a tiny bit of vanilla. The barrel wasn't over powering. Pepper was there but just enough to let you know.

mouthfeel was smooth, creamy and slight burn.

Overall this is another solid stout from Prairie. Very solid!!

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Photo of BEER88
4.27/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I don't know what it is, I'm not a fan of prairie beers. I keep trying them because everyone says they're great, but my palate doesn't enjoy them! So besides the taste, the look, smell, and feel were very good!

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pitch black, little to no head other than a thin ring around the edge. So thick and viscous looking.

S- Cocoa nibs and chilies picked up initially. Some lingering oak characteristics, but not over powering. Coffee if you dig deep. Quite similar to reg Bomb. So damn enticing.

T/M- Oh yeah...hot damn. Legit as expected. The usual suspects of roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla, spice galore, and plenty of bitterness. The barrel aging only adds some extra depth to this bad boy. Body is full, thick, silky, and downright awesome. Lingering heat lasts until the next sip.

O- Monster beer with big, bold flavors. So many complex flavors coming together in near perfect harmony. Right there with reg Bomb and maybe just a notch below Pirate in my opinion. Simply stunning.

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Photo of JoeyStats707
4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TGanyone
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Westyn
4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tylerstravis
4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Just for personal notes:

Bible Belt > Fresh Bomb > Fred's Blend > Aged Bomb > Christmas Bomb 2105 > Christmas Bomb 2014

I wish this came around again as it was glorious!

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Photo of SveNss0N
4.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TampaRainman
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Domvan
4.96/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of loverofthecraft
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Next to Pirate Bomb this is the best thing I have ever tasted by Prairie! Great Barrel notes here and tons of chocolate. This is one of their best and I hope they make it again!

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Photo of exl_90
4.74/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zack_B
4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of souredonbeer
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Narthax
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Nichols33
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.57/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brians52
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AmericaGWShark
4.84/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Brdlist
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Bomb! - Barrel-Aged - Fred's Blend from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 242 ratings