Barrel Aged Bomb!
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #90
Ranked #233
4.48 | pDev: 6.03%
Dec 24, 2022
Oct 03, 2014
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Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4.24 by GarrettBoots from Georgia

Dec 24, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by osseo222000 from Illinois

Dec 22, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by ear-bending from Texas

Dec 10, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by dontknojack from Louisiana

Nov 07, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2021 vint 12 oz bottle into an oversized cognac snifter.
Pitch black. Low foam, leaves a lil ring of oily film instead.
Smells of dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel and bourbon.
Taste follows - cleans up with a zap of alcohol.
Feel is heavy - a stout Stout. Low to no carbonation.
Overall - if you an adjunct Stout fan, you’ll do cartwheels over this.
Meaty beaty big and bouncy.,
Oct 12, 2022
Rated: 5 by mattycasey from Massachusetts

Aug 24, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jul 24, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by Chuckg93 from Oregon

Jun 13, 2022
Rated: 4.7 by JAWS from New York

Feb 12, 2022
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#104, solid but prefer the O.G.
Jan 23, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 12, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio

Dec 29, 2021
Rated: 3.74 by Filabee from Michigan

Dec 10, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Jun 30, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by PDinunzi from New Jersey

May 06, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Apr 25, 2021
Rated: 4.58 by jwerner23 from Minnesota

Apr 20, 2021
Rated: 5 by Ziosa from Missouri

Apr 20, 2021
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Reviewed by unclekeith from Alaska

3.9/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Opened with no hiss, completely still, no head. Jet black,
Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, some heat from the alcohol
Palate follows the nose, some hot peppers spice on the back end, lingering oak, bourbon
Relatively smooth but much thinner than expected.
The lack of carbonation isn't doing this any favors, guessing I'm missing out on the intended experience.
Apr 02, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by greenspointexas from Texas

Mar 09, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by goleeoh from Michigan

Mar 04, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by Bugsmcl from Ohio

Feb 12, 2021
Rated: 5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 09, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by AshBlackstone from Florida

Dec 21, 2020
Rated: 4.48 by corm44 from New York

Dec 10, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Nov 14, 2020
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Reviewed by ManlyWealth from Georgia

4.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Good runner up to the Original Prairie Bomb. Pours a very dark, opaque brown-black, with a thin tan head. This stout strikes with coffee first, then chocolate and boozy-vinalla. Less complex Taste than the original prairie bomb, with a thick full-bodied mouth feel. Disguise the booziness more and your Prairie Bombs will go straight to the top of the beer cult classic list
Sep 07, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

Jul 18, 2020
Rated: 4.54 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Jul 10, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by ChicagoNick from Illinois

Jun 15, 2020
Rated: 4.39 by impending from California

Jun 11, 2020
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by tmbgnicu from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2020
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Reviewed by 5toutman75 from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottled 2016 (I think? It’s hard to read)
Consumed 4/12/20

I’ve been waiting to have this guy for awhile as Bomb is one of my first strong stouts that I’ve ever loved. Some other Prairie stouts can have too many adjuncts for me to really love, but I’m hoping BA Bomb hits the ride balance. First thing I notice is that it seems thinner than other Prairie stouts I’m used to. There’s very little carbonation too, even for a stout. I wonder if the age has something to do with that. Some lacing does stay though after the pour. On the nose I am not getting a lot of barrel but some spice like a regular bomb. I taste a bit of the pepper but not a lot. I think that’s usually what goes after aging. It’s sweet but not overly so. There’s barrel flavor too. Chocolate and vanilla notes a prominent. The beer is great but I wish I had it fresh. I think the aging has muted some of the best components of the beer. The barrel is perfect though. Great beer and worth seeking out!
Apr 13, 2020
Rated: 4.57 by Hopelessly0 from California

Apr 11, 2020
Rated: 4.73 by Virby44 from Wisconsin

Apr 06, 2020
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Reviewed by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. No date on the bottle, but I know it is at least a few years old at this point.

A: Black pour. A little bit of a beige head struggles to form and ultimately fails. Little to no lacing. Not all that concerning for a barrel aged beer of its strength.

S: The chiles are much more forward on the nose than expected, and that’s the first whiff emanating from the glass. Heavy dose of roasty coffee next, followed by a fat fudgey chocolate smell. Chocolate sauce and German chocolate cake. Roasted malt. Oak and whiskey come out more as it warms.

T: In taste, it’s the massive tide of chocolate that hits first. Tons of hot fudge sauce, chocolate truffles, German chocolate cake, fatty nibs, etc. Lots of vanilla too, mingling for a malted milkshake impression. Nutty and roasty coffee brings in a mocha flavor. Lots of whole chile taste too. The heat is extremely mild, but the flavor is big and rides to the forefront for a bit. Oak and whiskey are actually the quietest component, surprisingly, but that sweet whiskey flavor does round things out nicely. Smokey coffee and a tingle of chile heat on the finish.

M: Rich in body with a bit of heft. Chewy and mouth-coating. Velvety. Low and gentle carbonation.

O: A bombastic beer overall, and a bit of a roller coaster ride. Rather than melding into a cohesive whole, each ingredient basically takes a turn reaching out and slapping you right in the palate. It’s big, sweet, and straightforward. Even a little busy, if I’m being honest. That’s not to say it isn’t good- on the contrary, I really did enjoy it. If you’re a person who likes a nice “pastry stout,” you’ll likely love it. I think it’s a solid enough beer, but its brutish approach and bold, hedonistic flavors that vie for attention rather than coalescing can’t touch the more carefully composed and elite barrel-aged stouts. Very good, but not great.
Apr 06, 2020
Barrel Aged Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 1254 ratings