Christmas Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.13/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Christmas Bomb beer, which is an amazing base stout from Prairie Artisan Ales, is the best beer for this season! Left to age on espresso beans, vanilla beans, chocolate, featuring ancho chile peppers, and additional Christmas spices that bring a blast finish. Treat yourself with this popular holiday imperial stout!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 09-19-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,480
Reviews:
316
Ratings:
1,787
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
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95
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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Albsolutely beautiful beer! Pours rich dark brown and develops a creamy brown head that leaves beautiful curtain lacing.

Smell of chocolate and spice, these flavors follow into the taste. Coffee and vanilla comes as it warms. This stuff is smooth as silk. Very nice winter beer!

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beersampler6
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice deep dark black color with a little brown head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of chocolate, coffee, a little Mexican chili and some malt. Tastes of medium roast coffee, dark chocolate, malt, caramel, vanilla, chili, spice, nutmeg and clove. Also a few other holiday-themed spices that I can’t quite place. Flavors and aromas definitely intensify as the beer warms. Smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Not my favorite Prairie brew due to the overspiced nature of this beer.

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Photo of Tomesco
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gobuccos
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrookW
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlarmClock314
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, no legible date. Pours jet black with a small sized dark brown head. Smells of coffee, earthy hops, cocoa, chili peppers, vanilla, and subtle spice. The taste follows exactly with coffee, earthy hops, cocoa, chili peppers, vanilla, and spice. The spice is indistinct and hard to pinpoint. Above average body and medium carbonation with a smooth feel. Overall, it seems a little less loaded than Bomb and the spice profile is far too subtle. Still a big beer and very tasty.

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Photo of sbuck
3.51/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nrbw23
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mamaraza
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GarrettBoots
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of QuakeAttack
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2018 release, just got it into the shop last week.

Pours nearly black, with a nice quarter inch of frothy brown foam that settles into the glass with residual islands of tan bubbles floating on top.

Love these spiced Christmas stouts. The nose is bursting with nutmeg, milk chocolate, subtle roasty malts, vanilla, and a hint of chili spice. Every adjunct works so well together here, nothing overpowering another.

Vanilla and espresso hit you right away, smooth and balanced. Following up is that Chile pepper spice and nutmeg. I love the spiced follow up to the smooth, creamy, Mexican hot chocolate vibes you get out of the gate. UPDATE, I feel like it could have warmed better. The adjuncts start to fall off and create a bitter imbalance.

The mouthfeel is great on this as with pretty much all Prairie stouts. Creamy, smooth, warm. Subtly boozy, moreso as it warms. Sticky finish.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Christmas BOMB! is a beer I look forward to every year. From the subtle breakfast blend coffee notes to the peppermint stick-chili-hot chocolate-marshmallow, it's literally the best beer version of Christmas I've found. If your area gets Prairie distribution, stop passing it up. If your area doesn't, find a BA'er who will trade you for it. It's a fantastic example of how a holiday stout beer should be done.

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Photo of kitch
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date that has mostly been smudged off, but I do know that this is a 2017 vintage. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Black in colour with a half finger mocha brown colour that dissipated quickly to a ring around the glass, while leaving only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Spice strong with cinnamon, anise, nutmeg, roasty coffee, chocolate and a hint of dark fruity cherry.

Taste: Milk chocolate, roasted coffee, cinnamon, anise and nutmeg.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, light booze, full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: Christmas spices compliment the nice roasty coffee and chocolate with a very nice smooth and creamy feel.

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Photo of ImNoBetterThanU
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jayhunter357
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bylerteck
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 Vintage

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Photo of sunsjammer
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz'er on tap from the Craft Beer Hop Stop.

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Photo of DougT
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Christmas Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,787 ratings