Birthday 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): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Prairie is pleased to announce and celebrate the 3rd birthday of our most popular, well known, and voted most likely to succeed beer we produce, Prairie Bomb! Join our celebration for the beer that changed it all. We did everything but hang up streamers.

What’s the buzz about anyway? Bomb! was a mad creation in response to the many complicated brews that required an interpreter to approach. The path to creating this ultimate beer that never planned on taking itself seriously led to many unexpected revelations. It contained almost every ingredient imaginable. It was difficult. It was delicious. It was a free spirit, complex but lending itself to endless possibilities. It became a much loved member of the family, and a representation of our brewing style and how it has evolved. In its original form Bomb! comes close to being a heady, strong dessert in itself. This led to the conclusion that we had exponential possibilities with flavor profiles and aging processes.

Because of this, Birthday Bomb! was conceived to celebrate three wonderful years of experimentation and fun loving flavors like the current incarnation with caramel sauce. Made in house by our brewers with nothing but black gloves and a propane tank. The rest is the complex mix of hops and malt with a healthy dose of the signature coffee and spices.

Added by Dicers on 03-23-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#345
Reviews:
230
Ratings:
1,147
pDev:
7.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
338
Trade:
40
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Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

5/19/18 bottle

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Photo of josanguapo
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From Cervezalandia. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 2. Everything very well balanced and soft, specially the chilly peppers which are really soft but noticeable. Abv totally hidden in flavors. No foam at all

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 11/7/2017
Look: Pours deep brown, near black. Nice viscosity to the pour. Practically no head formation, with no lacing.
Smell: Warm roasty malts and coffee, with pepper heat and vanilla. Alcohol evident on the nose as well. A little more chocolate and coffee as it warms, which pairs nicely with the vanilla. Pepper presence is very strong on this, but not overly done.
Taste: Follows the nose, with a little more emphasis on the vanilla and coffee. Nice subtle pepper warmth with slight heat from the booze. There is a chocolatey sweet aftertaste on the finish which is pleasant. I really am enjoying the vanilla in this as well. Coffee is present but not overpowering.
Feel: Medium in body, and light to medium in weight. Carbonation is medium for the style. Mild fizz aspect on the tongue, with slick property.
Overall: Another stellar stout from Prairie. I like how all the flavors work well with each other, especially as the beer warms. For the abv, it is well hidden. I am grateful to have tried, and look forward to this years edition. Maybe I will try when it is fresher to see if the coffee is brought out more. Cheers!

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Photo of mamaraza
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wolvmar
4.01/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Purchased at AJs in Soquel, CA. Poured into hotel room tall glass.

Pour: dark brown/black with very little head. Slight ring faded quickly. Minimal lacing. Ok but not impressive, especially relative to the Deconstructed Bombs I had last night.

Nose: dark fruits, caramel, bready, slight pepper.

Taste: dark fruits, brown sugar, slight hint of vanilla, plenty of chilli pepper but not hot, just peppery. Some hops bitterness mixed in as well. Nicely done.

Mouthfeel: a bit thin but still good body. Moderate+ carbonation. You feel the chili’s on the backend.

Overall: this is good but lacks the presentation and mouthfeel of other Prairie AAs I’ve had. More pepper than regular Bomb, but may just be my faulty memory. Not really sure what is supposed to distinguish this from the regular Bomb but mouthfeel, more pepper are what come to mind.

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Photo of Chuckles21
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sandstd1
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: very thin head of cola bubbles dissipated immediately.
S: ok chocolate stout smell, light aroma
T: strongest point for this beer. Sweet chocolate vanilla stout
F: very thin for an IS
O: not a bad beer, but disappointed by the look and feel.

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Photo of Crzyrdr52
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Astor31
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Thin layer of head on a very dark brown clear body.

Aroma – Dark chocolate, vanilla, light roasted malts, almost like a candy bar.

Taste – Roasted malt, cacao nibs, chili pepper flavor but no heat. Vanilla and roasted coffee aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – Viscous and heavy to hold the flavors. Balanced.

Overall – A very good beer that hides its ABV well. Would have again.

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Photo of TCOlson
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peterpunk15
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steverx8
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grapeshops
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mastercamo
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmsfish
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrinkRinseRepeat
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moestavern
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Birthday Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 1,147 ratings