Deconstructed Bomb! Chocolate/Cocoa Nibs
Prairie Artisan Ales

Deconstructed Bomb! Chocolate/Cocoa NibsDeconstructed Bomb! Chocolate/Cocoa Nibs
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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,588
ABV:
13%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,793
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 6.39%
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
189
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 12, 2024
Added:
Dec 14, 2016
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  22
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Ratings by petewheeler:
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Rated by petewheeler from Maryland

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

Dec 29, 2018
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Rated: 4.08 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Feb 12, 2024
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.19/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Look - dark brown ncie rimming
Smell and taste -really lost the cocoa, just roasy malts
Feel - medium full body light carb
Overall - didn't keep the adjunct
Dec 03, 2023
 
Rated: 4.1 by imperialking from Illinois

Mar 01, 2022
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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.
Jan 20, 2022
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Jan 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jan 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.57 by Mastercamo from Georgia

Nov 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by craigbelly from Iowa

Feb 15, 2021
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12/13/20 bottle @ home
Dec 13, 2020
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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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Rated by iheartmyTHO from Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
I get some chocolate but just too malty for my palate.
Nov 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Oct 27, 2019
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Reviewed by lucius10 from California

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
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Reviewed by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.9 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Aug 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by Mikexw from New York

Jul 29, 2019
Deconstructed Bomb! Chocolate/Cocoa Nibs from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 189 ratings