Deconstructed Bomb! Coffee | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by billab914 on 12-14-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,985
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
158
pDev:
5.67%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of Sauced4life
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarrettBoots
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stakem
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into Central Waters snifter.

Deep black thick pour with a nice beige head of 1/2 finger. It sticks around and recedes a little bit but mainly stays frothy and full.

Aroma is mostly of roasted malts and peppery coffee, with slight chocolate and vanilla. Faint caramel.

Flavor has a lot of cacao nibs/chocolate, followed by peppery coffee and rubbing alcohol. Faint oak and floral vanilla. Boozy burn and cheesy chocolate remain the palate. Comes off as incomplete or a not-yet-tweaked homebrew recipe.

Feel is heavy, creamy, and very burning. Nice parch on the finish.

Overall, not a fan. Last of the D/C BOMBs for me, and I gotta say the Chili was the best.

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

Photo of izzyismyrott
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 4/3/2018. Pours dense opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, licorice, raisin, date, smoke, char, tobacco, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, licorice, raisin, date, smoke, char, tobacco, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light roast/char and herbal/spicy hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, toasted dark bread, vanilla, light licorice/dark fruit, smoke, char, tobacco, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; with a fantastic roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety, and lightly slick/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mildly increasing warmth of 11.8% after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic flavored imperial stout! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the ABV, with the mildly bitter/drying finish. The clear winner of the deconstructed so far. This was more thick/rich than the others I've had. Only have the Chili left. Amazing balanced rich imperial stout malts and fruity/nutty coffee complexity; with light earthy hop balance against sweetness. Not overly bitter/charred on hops/malts. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer is black in color with an almost non-existent head.
Coffee is the first aroma to strike my nose, followed quickly by some chocolate. There is a hint of alcohol.
The taste followed the nose. Espresso coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and a touch of bourbon.
A very smooth, drinkable beer. It could stand alone. I was surprised at the level of chocolate in this version; it almost matched the coffee.

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Photo of dtm426
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of josanguapo
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From Boxbeers. In Teku glass. Playing Avadon 3. My favourite of the series, with a well adjusted coffee touch that is very noticiable yet delicious and nothing excessive

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

12oz bottle poured into a snifter
A: Pitch black, next to no head
S: Lots of coffee. Underneath cocoa, bourbon and vanilla
T: Matches the nose
M: Full-bodied, the coffee adds a bitterness as well
O: A very nice stout, recommended if you enjoy coffee

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Photo of russpowell
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent & slightly murky mahogany with 2 fingers of mocha colored head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Coffee in spades, booze once warm

T: Follows the nose, some boozey notes along with some pepper spice, dryness & chocolate up front. More coffee, some charred grain & Baker's Chocolate as this warms, woody dryness as well. Plenty of coffee in the finish along with dryness

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation, that 2% less abv from the regular Bomb! is making me perceive this as thinner

Pretty well put together take on an Imp Stout, coffee lovers will be very pleased, pretty darn drinakble

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Photo of OKCNittany
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pt. 1.
Pouring from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. This beer pours out looking like coffee in color, but a lot thicker. Has some lighter brown highlights while pouring, but not in the glass. It forms a thin caramel colored head with good retention. The smell is a huge cholately and roasty coffee. Then the taste brings layers of the same. For this being the coffee one and having chocolate as prominent as it is, I can't imagine what the cocoa nibs one is going to taste like. I really like it though and it's got some good balance while still being plentiful with flavor. The roastiness brings an almost tingling dry finish, while being just as warm as it should be for a 13% imperial stout but not going over the top. And brings that amazing fudge like thickness that I always love about Prairie stouts. Overall, this was a chocolatey, roasty coffee treat. If that sounds good to you, try it!

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Photo of Apellonious
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass, pitch black with a half finger of dark tan that retains for a minute or two before moving due to thin lace. The aroma is oddly (ha), coffee/cold brew and mild dark chocolate. A little bit of anise and dark fruit buried in there. The taste is right in line, with a slab of bitter coffee on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium full, with a low amount of carbonation. No increase in stickiness, which is low, as it warms. Overall, a very tasty, if one dimensional, imperial stout, with some great coffee notes.

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Photo of pkalix
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HardTarget
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black glass holds a thin halo of dark tan head that gives up a few spots of lace.

Aroma: Deep roasted barley, burnt coffee, nutty, burnt sugar.

Taste: Coffee flavor competes with the malt and roasted barley, all the flavor cushions the heavy sugary alcoholic slap in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body has a bit of chew, low carbonation, oily texture.

Overall: First of the deconstructed where I get the main flavor they are trying to show off (coffee). This is dark roasted everything, coffee, malt, they may have toasted the hops a bit. There's enough malty sugary base to make it all interesting rather than oppressive. Solid beer, worth the cost.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of eawolff99
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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