Deconstructed Bomb! Chocolate/Cocoa Nibs | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Deconstructed Bomb! Chocolate/Cocoa NibsDeconstructed Bomb! Chocolate/Cocoa Nibs
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by billab914 on 12-14-2016

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#5,575
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
129
pDev:
6.39%
 
 
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Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep black beer topped by half a finger of dark tan head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing.
S: Smells of intense chocolate and roasted malts.
T: Taste is cereal grains with some nice milk and dark chocolate notes. Really intense chocolate flavors with some slight roasted malts. Swallow is more chocolate with some additional roasted malts and slight coffee. Hints of smoke and charred wood with a little toasted marshmallow as well but a lot of chocolate.
M: This beer has a fairly full body with a slightly velvety mouthfeel. Carbonation is adequate for the style and is low while keeping the beer from feeling flat. The beer has a slightly drying finish but it isn't extremely drying.
O: Overall this was an interesting experiment. This beer is very chocolate forward and is better than a lot of chocolate stouts that I have drank in the past. It isn't extremely complex but it's really delicious. Worth a try if you can find it.

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Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of izzyismyrott
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black with a medium-sized tan head.
Strong chocolate aroma. Some vanilla, some alcohol.
Chocolate taste all the way, starting out as some sweet cocoa and finishing a dark chocolate. Bourbon.
Sweet and thick in the mouth.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Boxbeers. In Teku glass. Playing Avadon 3. Fine, but below the other deconstructions. The cacao is too soft, not giving it a more chocolatey profile, and has some metallic notes

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Photo of russpowell
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent ebony with a thumb+ of mocha coored head. Viscious, minimal head retention & lacing

S: Slight smokeyness, faint cocoa notes, boozey once warm

T: Follows the nose, dryness, a little dark fruit as well, some booze presence & a little pine bitterness up front. More smokeyness, boozeyness & some carob & a touch of red grape as this warms, woody notes as well, just a little Baker's Chocolate as well. Finishes smokey, a little boozey, dry with some carob

MF: Fairly chewy, semi-firm carbonation

Not a bad take on this, but probably #3 outta 4 for me in this series & 4 of 4 flavor-wise

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Photo of ChilliHeights
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong stout with nice cocoa flavor. I am more of an IPA guy so this did not hit the perfect cord. But it is a good stout with high ABV. Glad I tried it.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ONUMello
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter
A: Pitch black with a thin head that quickly settles
S: Cocoa, bourbon, vanilla then another round of cocoa
T: Matches the nose. Tons of cocoa top to bottom. Also a fair amount of cocoa bitterness
M: Full-bodied, again bitter enough to make my tongue dry up a bit
O: Decent overall and I get that cocoa is by definition bitter but this is almost too much

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Photo of OKCNittany
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pt. 3.
Come on, bring the chocolate. Pouring from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. This beer pours out a nice shade of black with some medium brown coffee like highlights around the top. Formed a thin crown, caramel in color, that dissipated leaving only an outer ring. The smell is prominent with layers of sweetness. It's bringing bitter chocolate, thick fudge, roasty grains, and maybe even some slight molasses. The taste proves to you that sweetness is there, bringing the same layers but having that bitter chocolate being the most prominent. It might be because of the bitterness in the chocolate, but this is the first one so far that I have felt a hop presence in. From the smell to the taste. I'm liking the complex layers this one is bringing, even for being so simple. It's making it very enjoyable. The fudge notes are most prominent in the mouthfeel, coating the whole mouth with flavor the whole way through. It finishes leaving the roastiness and bitterness lingering in the mouth for a little longer. Overall, this is a tough call between this and coffee so far, but I think this is edging coffee out slightly. I like it!

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Photo of CaptainHate
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Lost Abbey long stemmed tulip. Small dark tan head over a dark brown body. Smell was very chocolate malty with a small booze burn. Taste replicated the smell with everything in balance. Mouthfeel was very pleasant as each sip slides nicely down. As an aside, I've been battling either a seasonal allergy or small cold throat irritation and this was very soothing.

This was the third of a four pack of the deconstructed Bomb!, each of which has successfully replicated the superb balance of the original while concentrating on one of the components. Because of the $33/4 pack price, this sat on the shelf of the local grocery store far longer than any recent other offering. It's too bad that the price prohibits more people from experiencing this.

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Photo of trygelski1
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 4/1/2018. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a small dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, molasses, nuttiness, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, prune, cherry, date, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and cocoa nib notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, molasses, nuttiness, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, prune, cherry, date, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal, roast, char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, molasses, nuttiness, toasted dark bread, licorice, dark fruit, light smoke/char, leather, tobacco, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and cocoa nib flavors; with a great hop/roast bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lightly slick/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 11.8%. Overall this is an awesome flavored imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and cocoa nib flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Really well done as expected, but not anywhere near as amazing and rich as the base beer. Awesome rich imperial stout malt complexity and balanced cocoa nib presence. Not overly bitter/charred on hops/malts. A really enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I think the Deconstructed Bomb!Chocolate/Cocoa Nibs was delicious.


Look: black with a thin mocca head

Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate

Taste: roasted malts, syrup, lots of chocolate and raisins I think, maybe like liquid chocolate raisins. The alcohol is barely noticeable.

Feel: medium to full body

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Photo of eawolff99
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short tan colored head that faded away, leaving lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark malts and chocolate are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of dark and chocolatey malts. Only a faint amount of bitterness is perceptible, and the underlying hops mostly serve to mask any apparent sweetness.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a touch of dryness in the finish from the roasted malts.
O: This beer is incredibly drinkable considering its strength as it manages to mask any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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