Deconstructed Bomb! Vanilla | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by billab914 on 12-14-2016

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Ranking:
#3,545
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
173
pDev:
6.27%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
22
Trade:
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Ratings: 173 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of petrusek23
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of ian_graf
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mschrei
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Last of the four. Dark, tanning lacy edges. Smell is roasty malt, sweet vanilla, hints of coffee and some nuttiness. Taste is strongly typical stout-roasty, malty, strong vanilla presence. Moderately boozy, bold, flavorful. Probably the third best in the series behind the coffee in second and the pepper first, which surprised the shit out of me. Would I buy the series again? Probably not at this price point. Probably wouldn't buy this one again.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black color with a bit of mocha foam. Aroma has sweet malt and vanilla, also a bit of creme brulee. Taste follows with roasted malt, a bit astringent and dry on the finish, bittersweet chocolate flavor throughout. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Quite nice but it lacks the complexity of the original.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, dating was smudged on the bottle so I can't read it but I'm pretty sure it's a 2018 release. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like vanilla, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and a bit of brown sugar. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some licorice and coffee flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's coating and a bit creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was good, although I like regular Bomb! better. Certainly worth picking up, bought this as part of the Deconstructed Bomb! 4 pack.

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Photo of BrewAskew
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

At the OKC Prairie taproom

Appearance
Opaque dark brown, thinnish tan head, decent lacing.

Aroma
Sweet chocolatey malts, moderate roast, strong, sweet alcohol and vanilla, low hops.

Flavor
Roasty chocolatey sweet malt upfront and vanilla and sweet, warming alcohol in finish. Not much in hop chatacter but it is there.

Mouthfeel
Full mouthfeel with alcohol warmth and lingering burn. CO2 is low and nominal for style.

Overall
A top notch imperial stout with a strong vanilla and spirits vibe. A smooth one for sure. A bit hot in the mouth like spices which I did not expect.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wvsabbath
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a red wine glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Thick deep almost black body with a heavy tinted dark tan head rising roughly maybe quarter of an inch. Drops to almost nothing after two to three sips. no stickiness to the glass.

Smell: Alcohol aroma which comes off light with a warm caramel note to go with.

Taste: Light creamy coffee, warm brown sugar and vanilla bean in one shot. Its a touch sweet but well offset with smooth bitterness. Sweet brown sugar hits you just right.

Mouth: Sticky beer with semi thick body and medium carbonation. Feels a bit chocolatey at the end with a sweet vanilla finish sticking with you.

Overall: Good brew, definitely would like to get it again but I have only seen this for sale within the dour-pack. Well worth it and you shouldn't hesitate if it crosses your eyes. Salud!

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Photo of jmckevitt111
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmh21
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Dark pour, almost black with a good looking weight to it and a tan head of foam that sits comfortable on top and settles quickly. No noticeable lace at first.

Subtle but an undeniable sweet vanilla comes through right away. A little bitterness on the back of the nose that’s a little off that develops into a roasty, boozy quality. Not awful but I preferred that initial sweet vanilla.

All of these bombs are just so subtle. This one is my favorite of the four but it’s still got a mildness that leaves me wanting more. The vanilla returns, stops in for a quick hello, then steps aside for a predominance of roasty malts that remain a little overly bitter.

Smooth, soft quality to the weight of this beer. Slightly sticky, warm booze down the hatch.

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Photo of curlybird
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timmy2b
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vanilla is subtle which for me is good, but I miss the chili heat. Bomb base is very present in both the scent and aftertaste. Small amount of cocoa still present. Vanilla does leave my tongue with a slight numbness after each sip for a minute or so.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJSFS
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Deconstructed Bomb! Vanilla from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 173 ratings