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

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Added by billab914 on 12-14-2016

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Ranking:
#5,830
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
145
pDev:
6.14%
 
 
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of andyjeigh
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wvsabbath
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryanflc
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a red wine glass.

Appearance: Very dark black color with deep brown notes, medium bubbles to the body creating a dark tan head rising roughly one finger's length off the body.

Smell: Mocha scent infused with coffee, strong and lingering aroma especially after the beer warms a bit.

Taste: Complex and sweet, you can barely taste the alcohol which is a very good thing. It consists of coffee sweetened with nestle quick if you are trying to create a palate.

Mouth: Medium carbonation with a sticky milk chocolate note.

Overall: This might be Devil's food cake in a glass but still worthy of being a classic. Awesome beer and the rating could be a little higher but the little extra chocolate was a little too dessert for me taste, doesn't mean the beer isn't good. It f'n great. Salud!

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Photo of HardTarget
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Black glass has a dark tan halo of foam that doesn't lace. Opaque.

Aroma: Malty, with roasted barley. Pretty clean, with a hint of pepper.

Taste: Malty, very malty, with a ribbon of chocolate, some roasted barley/coffee, with a light woody note in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Heavy, with a chew. Oily, low carbonation.

Overall: Very tasty. Big malt bomb with enough hops and other flavors to keep it interesting and drinkable. Big price tag, but they didn't go light on ingredients. Worth the trade, but it's a special occasion beer.

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Photo of jmckevitt111
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a MadTree Teku. The pour is very black and somewhat viscous. It sports a half finger of tan head with average retention. On the nose I get roasted malt, toffee, cocoa powder, and slight hints of vanilla.

Full body, very firm feel, and a balanced flavor. Up front I get some roasted malt and sweet toffee, then sharp cocoa flavors enter and add even more roast to the profile to help combat the sweet toffee. The beer is very well-balanced, but leans more towards the roasty side. At mid-palate I get some vanilla and a little bit of sarsaparilla, which make it to the finish and mix with the roast to give a molasses-like flavor.

I have had the good fortune to get to try all four of the "deconstructed bomb" beers Prairie is marketing and this one was by far my favorite. It's roasty, but not too roasty, and reminds me a lot of The Abyss. When I had this on tap I thought it was more cocoa-forward than this bottled specimen. Perhaps the cocoa simply fades a bit after sitting in the bottle a while. Nevertheless, I suspect this beer would make a good candidate for barrel-aging.

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Photo of mschrei
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Definitely chocolate on the taste. Not much in the way of smell. Medium feel, not oily, not too rich. Good booze presence. Pretty mild in terms of an individual flavored beer, but not bad.

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Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

We let these Deconstructed kegs sit for about 6 months before the tap takeover, looking forward to see how they’re tasting. Prairie Tap Takeover, Loosa Brews, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Pour dark, nearly black with a medium weight and not much head to speak of. A small amount of tan head sits on top, but doesn’t leave hardly any lacing.

The nose on this starts really great, sweet chocolate and hints of vanilla. As it fades however, there’s trace amounts of an oxidized aroma, almost ethanol-like esters, but mild. It’s not a dealbreaker, but it’s definitely a little off.

Still getting some off metallic oxidation flavors, but it’s mild and just linger a little bit. Mostly I’m getting just sweet chocolate and roasted malts. A little bitter, and the flavors are a little thin, but the right components are there. It doesn’t, however, warm too well.

The thinnest of the Deconstructed Bombs I’ve had, and between that and the quickly fading flavors, the mouthfeel could be better. Still warm, still smooth, sticky finish.

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Photo of jmh21
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stakem
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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