Barrel Aged 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): 11.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel Aged Bomb! is the result of our world famous imperial stout, Bomb!, that was tucked away in wooden barrels for several months. Vanilla and caramel notes balance the big flavors from the whiskey barrels and come together for an extremely complex yet balanced experience.

ABV varies from batch to batch.

Added by tylerstravis on 10-03-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#139
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
1,160
pDev:
6.01%
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Reviewed on 4/29/16, from notes

L - Pours oily black no head.
S - I get lots of chocolate and vanilla with a slight whiskey smell.
T - Bomb, but tangy? Maybe it's the booziness coming through. A little bitter sweet finish.
F - Not quite as mouthy as bomb. A little thin.
O - Not better than the base beer.

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4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great mouth feel. Nice smell of booze and chocolate. Pours a nice dark black, very viscous. Mouth feel is nice and smooth. Chile and vanilla comes through nicely at the end.

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8/19/2017 Whale Event/Bottle Share @ Shelton Bros. Festival - Atlanta

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4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
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Smell: Initially I get a good amount of spicy green chillies. a lot of chocolate. Dark Chocolate, milk chocolate. You get some Barrel notes, Sweet vanilla, toasted coconut, smooth whiskey with a hint of oak. Also get some caramel and dark malts that come through as well.

Taste: This is a lot sweeter and Maltier on the palate. Right upfront I get massive amount of butterscotch, carmel, and chocolate syrup. The sweetness from the chocolate and malt carry through the beer. In the mid palate you get milk chocolate, sweet vanilla, dark chocolate, and smooth medium roast coffee, almost like a cold brewed coffee in the way that it's not very roasty and it is extremely smooth. The beer finishes with a hint of green pepper spice, whiskey, toasted coconut, a kiss of oak and more of that Hershey chocolate syrup. As I mentioned the beer is sweeter on the plate which is really nice. The malty butterscotch sweetness lingers on in the after taste as you feel a nice lingering warmth in your chest. The beer also has a ton of chocolate which is awesome.

Feel: Medium bodied. A really nice creaminess, a perfect amount of carbonation, which helps the beer feel a little fuller, which is a good thing because the beer is on the thinner side for a Barrel Aged Stout. Still the carbonation and creaminess makes the beer just glide across your palete, which in turn makes this way easier drinking then it should be.

Overall: An awesome beer that really held up great to the Barrel aging process. The Barrel adds a big sweetness and nice boozy presence. In the end though This is only slightly better then the none Barrel Aged version, I would say there almost equal, which is ok because both the BA and non BA version are top notch world class offerings. Don't worry if you can't get your hands on the BA version, because the regular will do just fine.

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Barrel Aged Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 1,160 ratings