Deconstructed Bomb! Chocolate/Cocoa Nibs
Prairie Artisan Ales

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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,504
ABV:
13%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,983
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 6.14%
Ratings:
187
Status:
Active
Rated:
Thursday at 07:43 AM
Added:
Dec 14, 2016
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  24
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Deconstructed Bomb! Chocolate/Cocoa NibsDeconstructed Bomb! Chocolate/Cocoa Nibs
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Photo of buschbeer
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by buschbeer from Ohio

12 Fl Oz bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black and is topped with little head.

I get anise and dark chocolate. Hints of coffee

The taste is similar to the aroma. I get anise and chocolate. Some roasted malt in the finish.

Full bodied with a smooth mouthfeel

Vanilla is still my favorite of the deconstructed beers.

Thursday at 07:43 AM
Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Black pour with thin caramel lacing and light carbonation.

S - Subdued chocolate and cocoa aroma.

T - Delicate faded chocolate and cocoa followed with alchohol with an underlying licorice.

M - Big body that's silky smooth.

O - I let this bottle sit too long.

Tuesday at 03:00 AM
 
3.94 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Tuesday at 02:18 AM
 
4.15 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 03, 2021
 
4.57 by Mastercamo from Georgia on Nov 29, 2021
 
4.09 by craigbelly from Iowa on Feb 15, 2021
Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pathman from Ohio

12/13/20 bottle @ home

Dec 13, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by sjrider from California

Poured from a bottle - dark as night with thin khaki head leaving a minimal ring of bubbles and almost no lacing. Nose is roasty malt and mild cocoa sweetness. Taste follows more or less ,very mild. Finish is smooth and almost creamy with a slight woodiness.

Jul 12, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by CHickman from New York

Bottle from late 2018: Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger thick head that made crackling sounds as it faded on the fast side but then leveled to a slow pace after the head dissipated to around a quarter inch thick. It leaves minimal spotty lacing after each sip, no real legs.

Smells like Hershey’s chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, toffee, molasses, coffee grinds, dark fruit, metallic notes and more chocolate. Some malty aromas throughout, but this was mostly dominated by the chocolate aspects. A lot sweeter smelling than the regular BOMB!

Taste is where it jumps the shark as to me it was cloyingly sweet. The cocoa and chocolate are excellent complimentary flavors, but just too strong in this brew which misses the chili peppers and coffee in the blend. The second half had Hershey’s chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, toffee, molasses, smoked malts, brown sugar, dark fruit, bakers chocolate, metallic notes and then more chocolate. Without the peppery spices and heat as well as the coffee bitterness, this comes off and way too chocolate-y. I wish that the beer had some more malty and/or bakers chocolate components to help bring some balance, but it didn’t so it’ll go down in my book as a lesser version of the original version of BOMB!

Jan 27, 2020
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3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by iheartmyTHO from Georgia

I get some chocolate but just too malty for my palate.

Nov 17, 2019
 
4 by csfcmitchell from Texas on Oct 27, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by lucius10 from California

Salty sweet and heavy chocolate nose on this one! Taste follows with a prominent chocolate finish. There is some hint of dark chocolate bitterness on the swallow. It is a little thin for imperial stout, but good!

Oct 06, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

12oz bottle. Stamped on bottling date is '072 18'.
Black colored body, with a slight mahogany colored back lit edge. Tiny bubble tan head stays around. Some scattered strings of lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, creamy chocolate, slight coffee and vanilla.
Taste of big chocolate fudge, smooth roasted malt, dark cherry fruit, and touches of creamed coffee and vanilla.
Medium mouth feel, with a very smooth texture. The higher ABV% shows up as a mild burn. Good carbonation.
Less sweet than the coffee and chili versions, and includes more dark fruit flavor. The chocolate flavor is not bitter however.

Oct 03, 2019
Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

L: Dark espresso brown to black. With a one finger dark tan head fading more slowly to a cap with little lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt and cocoa, but more muted than the other variants.

T: The cocoa is there but more as hot chocolate than the bitter backbone of cocoa nibs. There is a sweet burnt sugar quality as well. Otherwise similar to the standard BOMB!

F: Much thinner than the traditional BOMB!, that said I've never aged those this long. Carbonation is okay.

O: An okay beer, but I'd stick to BOMB! or the BA version.

Sep 19, 2019
 
3.9 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Aug 10, 2019
 
3.98 by Mikexw from New York on Jul 29, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This mighty fine brew pours a
rich obsidian with a decent head of tan foam that settles to a thin
ring, thin light layer, and shows decent light lacing. Nose of mellow
cocoa nibs, subtle cream brulee, mild coffee, light char and roast, with
very subtle booze. Flavors again hit the WOW factor with sweet and
mellow cocoa nibs with light touches of vanilla and mild coffee with
again some dark fruit notes showing touches of blackberry and blueberry
amongst light touches of char and roast. Very nice mouth feel; full body, smooth
slick, coating, rich, lightly warming, low carbonation, and a rich full cocoa
and light vanilla finish.

Another great one from a great brewery

Cheers

Jul 07, 2019
 
4.03 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Jun 06, 2019
 
4.13 by samEBC from Belgium on May 21, 2019
 
4.25 by bdiiorio from Connecticut on May 01, 2019
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4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Jet black color, almost no head, no visible carbonation.

S: Chocolate, sweet. Nice.

T: Chocolate, alcohol. Superb!

F: Medium bodied, dangerously drinkable for 13%!!!

O: Top notch imperial stout.

Apr 13, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Poured from a crowler to a pint glass. Had a deep, dark, coal black color and a thick, consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of chocolate, malt, vanilla, caramel, and booze.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of malt (present throughout), a hint of vanilla, some caramel (a nice addition), a slight woody quality, a definite booziness, and a good amount of chocolate. This is a pretty big and aggressive flavor. It's not as robust as some of Prairie's stouts, but it's still quite flavorful. It's fairly boozy, but not off-putting. Pretty tasty.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a warm, smooth finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

O: A solidly made stout. Worth a look.

Apr 13, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by WilliamD from Minnesota

In the view

Apr 13, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by omahawk from Nebraska

I’m torn on this beer - it’s potential unfulfilled. It pours a pitch black with no head or carbonation. The beer clings to the sides on my tulip glass when I swirl the beer. Smell is a really nice combination of chocolate, roast and slight hints of booze, leather and tobacco. Very nice aroma. Taste is decent - some chocolate, small amount of roast, and some boozy wine flavors of grape and raisin. The body on this is really flimsy - very watery. This seems like it’s close but not quite there. Not the best big Stout in the market.

Mar 18, 2019
 
4.25 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Mar 12, 2019
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3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Bottled 3/13/18; drank 4/15/18 @ the Yarchives.

Midnight black appearance.

A violent pour yielded a small, noisy dark tan head; minimal lace.

Tobacco, burnt caramel & faint raspberry notes in the nose.

Creamy, thick mouthfeel.

Burnt caramel, fresh tobacco & faint raspberry flavors up front; dark chocolate & faint raw wheat notes on the finish. No booze heat.

Can't say this screams "cacao nibs" to me, but it's a robust, tasty imperial stout. Not mind-blowing, but I'd have another...

Mar 04, 2019
 
4.25 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Mar 02, 2019
 
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Feb 27, 2019
 
4.17 by jakecattleco from California on Feb 24, 2019
 
4.46 by stephenlee from England on Feb 19, 2019
 
3.27 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota on Feb 02, 2019
Photo of kitch
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 12 fl. oz. bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: A dark dark brown to black in colour with a thin mocha brown head that disappeared almost immediately and left only sparse to no lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa and oak.

Taste: Similar to the aroma, there’s roasted malts, cocoa, chocolate, hints of vanilla and a boozy lightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall: Aroma was nice, but taste while not bad, was not as good as the Coffee or Vanilla versions. Having said that, the Original was definitely better than the Deconstructed versions.

Jan 28, 2019
 
4.13 by JdubsNY from New York on Jan 27, 2019
 
3.75 by t2grogan from Arizona on Jan 25, 2019
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4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
by jngrizzaffi from Texas

Well, I have a growler of this from 12/27/18. The canned was damaged, and all the carbonation is gone. Nevertheless, the beer retained its flavor and aroma. Pours a pitch black color with no head and no lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and cocoa. Spot on chocolate cocoa flavor with roasted malts on the end. Mild bitterness. Medium to heavy bodied. No carbonation, of course, but I won't hold that against it.

Jan 16, 2019
 
4.1 by ian_graf from Minnesota on Jan 16, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a 4 pack of the Deconstructed series from the Happy Valley BevMo on 10-3-18 for $8.50. Bottled on 3-12-18. ABV 11.8%

Beer poured black as night with a solid off white head that has some good hang time.

Nose is kind of odd, hints of cocoa nibs that comes off somewhat spoiled in a fashion that is hard to describe.

Taste is medium roasted malts with a strong dose of cocoa nibs. Finish is on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth. Expected more viscosity.

Overall not a bad beer but not a value play for the price. We'll see how the others in the series goes.

Jan 14, 2019
 
3.75 by petrusek23 from Ohio on Jan 11, 2019
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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

A - Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts.

T - The taste is dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and roasted malts.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Solid stout. The flavor is on point and the ABV is barely noticeable.

Jan 10, 2019
 
4.25 by petewheeler from Maryland on Dec 29, 2018
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