Deconstructed Bomb! Vanilla
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,241
Ranked #4,905
4.14 | pDev: 6.52%
Mar 01, 2022
Dec 14, 2016
Deconstructed Bomb! VanillaDeconstructed Bomb! Vanilla
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4 by imperialking from Illinois on Mar 01, 2022
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Dark brown pour with caramel colored lacing

S - Light chocolate and vanilla.

T - Subdued chocolate and vanilla on the backside.

M - Big medium body.

O - This is my fault for sitting on these bottles. Lessons learned and never again.

Jan 18, 2022
4.03 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jan 18, 2022
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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by buschbeer from Ohio

12Fl Oz bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black and is topped with a fleeting tan head.

Nice vanilla aroma. I get some milk chocolate.

The taste follows the aroma. I get a good amount of vanilla. I get milk chocolate. Hints of coffee in the finish.

Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel

Pretty good start to this deconstructed thing. Very tasty stout.

Jan 17, 2022
4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 03, 2021
4.47 by Mastercamo from Georgia on Nov 29, 2021
4.15 by craigbelly from Iowa on Feb 15, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pathman from Ohio

12/20/20 bottle @ home

Dec 20, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by sjrider from California

Poured from a bottle - dark as night with minimal milk chocolate head leaving a persistent ring of micro bubbles and scant lacing. Nose is muted roasty malt with hints of sweetness. Taste is velvety vanilla with a very mild roasty malt and coffee aftertaste. Finishes smooth and woody - really delightful.

Jul 26, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by neenerzig from Ohio

I've had this 12 oz. bottle at least 2, maybe 3 years now. Poured into my snifter glass, this beer pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a dark tan, silky, creamy looking head that's an inc thick when first poured. Settles eventually to a very thick ring lining the inside of the glass and a big cluster swirl of a film layer of foam. Aromas of dark roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, and certainly some booze that rounded out with a bit of earthy, just slightly floral hop notes. A very similar flavor profile, with the aforementioned dark roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, and a bit of anise. Also some booze, as this is an 11.8% beer. Rounded out with hints of black coffee bitterness and a hint of earthy and slightly floral hops. Good balance of flavors here. Really, a very nice flavor profile indeed! Has a crisp, just slightly oily and chewy, also smooth, creamy, full bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. All of the flavors linger on the palate in the aftertaste nicely after each sip. A damn good beer here.


Mar 26, 2020
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours black with nearly a finger of caramel head on top. Head retention is okay. Aroma is roasty, toasty, earthy malts with a kiss of vanilla bean. It smells authentic, not faux vanilla. Flavor profile is roasty, toasty and caramely malts with vanilla bean sprinkled over the top. Light sweetness with the roasty and toasty malts forming the bulk of the profile. Mouth feel is thick with a smooth, uneventful texture. Overall, big stout with a little vanilla sprinkled over the top. Balance is fine.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 12oz bottle.

Mar 22, 2020
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4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by CHickman from New York

This is a robust vanilla stout on it’s own accord that is full of flavor with strong vanilla, smoked grains, dark chocolate, roasty notes, molasses, faint pest moss, light piney notes, cocoa powder and chocolate milk. Compared to the original BOMB! it seems less complex, but it still a really tasty imperial stout.

“The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts.” -Aristotle

Feb 10, 2020
4.25 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Feb 06, 2020
4.25 by csfcmitchell from Texas on Oct 27, 2019
4.04 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Oct 10, 2019
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4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

12oz bottle. No dating information found. Of the four beers in this collection, only one was stamped with dating.
Black colored body, with the tiniest of red oak back lit edging. Hard pour resulted in a thin tan colored cap. Leaves behind a small spot pattern of lacing.
Aroma has lots of dark roasted malts, with a definite vanilla note.
Taste is a little sweet from the vanilla. Dark roasted malts form the base. Has a touch of sour that emerges at the end, but the after taste brings back the sweet vanilla.
Medium mouth feel. Okay carbonation.
I liked this the least of the four deconstructs. Vanilla is more of a supported player and the beer expresses too sweet when not joined by coffee, cocoa, or chili.

Oct 06, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

Bottle aged 18 months.

L: Dark espresso brown to black. With a short head fading instantly to a long lasting tan ring and no lacing.

S: Vanilla upfront with the roasted malt and cocoa nib aromas of the base beer we are used to.

T: Unfortunately the vanilla is not a mellowing quality - it reminds me of extract so a touch of sting there. The beer is otherwise sweet and has some soy sauce quality. The after taste is not pleasant - bitter on sides of tongue with bad soysauce and cheap sweet presence.

F: Thinner than the traditional BOMB!, that said I've never aged those this long. Carbonation is good but mouthfeel leaves a lot to be desired. Feels like drinking coldbrew coffee over beer.

O: Stick to the balance of BOMB! or the BA version. It's just drinkable for me.

Sep 17, 2019
4.18 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Aug 16, 2019
4.18 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Aug 10, 2019
4 by Mikexw from New York on Jul 30, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
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 nice little brew pours a
sturdy pitch black with a nice had of tan foam that dissipates to
a thin ring, light thin layer, and shows nice lacing. Nose of dark
bakers cocoa, rich vanilla, fudge, coffee, char, and strong booze.
Flavors surpass the nose with char laced fudge and bakers cocoa
that is touched with anise and brulee. Touches of dark fruit arise
with warmth that is encircled by heavy dark coffee and a light touch
of cream. Nice mouth feel; smooth, rich, warming,. light carbonation,
and a dark bitter malt and vanilla touched finish.

Overall this is one darn fine brew from a fantastic brewery!


Jul 06, 2019
4.06 by samEBC from Belgium on May 21, 2019
4.17 by BeerBeast from Florida on Apr 24, 2019
4.25 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Apr 15, 2019
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up the deconstructed pack in October 2018 for $34. No bottling date; consumed on 4-11-19.

Beer poured black with a decent tan head that has some minimal hang time.

Nose is rich with mildly roasted malts and hints of vanilla.

Taste is light vanilla over a chocolate and mildly roasted malt base. Hopping is adequate which is surprising since most Prairie beers are overly sweet.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall a good beer, nothing great.

Apr 12, 2019
4.23 by TangoJuliet from New York on Mar 25, 2019
4.25 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Mar 14, 2019
3.73 by jakecattleco from California on Feb 24, 2019
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4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Poured from a growler to a snifter glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A big, strong aroma of booze, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of vanilla (present throughout), lots of chocolate (also a large component), some roasted malt, a bit of booze, and a tinge of coffee. This is a big, aggressive flavor that gets better as you go along. It's not quite as boozy as I expected, but it still packs a wallop. It's maltier than you would think, but still quite sweet.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not necessarily my favorite Prairie beer, but solid nonetheless. Worth a look.

Feb 22, 2019
4.33 by stephenlee from England on Feb 19, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by EMH73 from New York

Pours black with a thin tan head that dissipated quickly and left minimal lacing. Smells and tastes of roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate and cocoa. Medium to heavy bodied, light carbonation, creamy mouth feel and a slightly dry finish.

Feb 18, 2019
4.17 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia on Feb 12, 2019
4.23 by BeerGlassesCollector from Cyprus on Feb 11, 2019
3.77 by Purp1eOne from Illinois on Feb 03, 2019
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2.59/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25
by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

Part of an infected Deconstructed six-packs. Sorry, but we had a Prairie fest share and had a number of bad/drain pour beers. I hope to try again...but, I'll be olive juice, virtually no vanilla.

Feb 02, 2019
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4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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: Dark dark brown to black in colour with a half finger mocha brown head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and a light nuttiness.

Taste: Similar to the aroma, with roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and light coffee.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall: This was good, but perhaps the only reason I preferred the Coffee version over Vanilla was because this was slightly too sweet for my palate. In the end though, the original was better than any of the deconstructed versions.

Jan 29, 2019
4.21 by JdubsNY from New York on Jan 27, 2019
4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona on Jan 25, 2019
3.89 by petrusek23 from Ohio on Jan 11, 2019
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4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

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

S - Aroma is vanilla and dark chocolate.

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

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

O - Tasty imperial stout. The vanilla adds a nice sweetness to the rich dark flavors.

Jan 11, 2019
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