Deconstructed Bomb! Vanilla | Prairie Artisan Ales

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Deconstructed Bomb! VanillaDeconstructed Bomb! Vanilla
BA SCORE
4.16/5
Exceptional
142 Ratings
Deconstructed Bomb! VanillaDeconstructed Bomb! Vanilla
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by billab914 on 12-14-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,697
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
142
pDev:
6.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of GreenBayBA
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer is still black, but there is at least the appearance of a head.
Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, and alcohol.
Mostly vanilla taste. Some chocolate. A little bit of bourbon.
Too much vanilla for me.

 202 characters

Photo of Mantooth
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From Boxbeers. In Teku glass. Playing Avadon 3. Not as vanilla-forward as its name could suggest, but a great imperial stout with the abv really well hidden and pleasant chocolatey notes. Low on foam

 199 characters

Photo of ONUMello
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter
A: Pitch black with a thin head that quickly settles
S: Cocoa, bourbon and a strong dose of vanilla
T: Matches the nose. The flavors complement each other nicely
M: Full-bodied, smooth, balanced
O: The vanilla in all of the Bomb! variations has been a nice component; it's even tastier when emphasized here

 340 characters

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OKCNittany
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of russpowell
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent ebony with a sliver of tan head. Viscious, zero head retention & lacing

S: Vanilla, dark chocolate, figs once warm

T: A little smokeyness, char,dryness, carob, dryness, boozeyness; just a hint of coffee and peppers. Coffee & charred grain, just a little boozeyness & vanilla once warm, plenty of dryness. Finishes with charred, grain, a little woody hop presence & Baker's Chocolate & just a little vanilla

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation, a little grainyness

Good, but not a good as the protype or some of its sexy spin-offs

 569 characters

Photo of Texasfan549
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Apellonious
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass, a small sliver of head immediately turns into nothing, pitch black. The initial aroma is booze and vanilla, with some roasted chocolate. Some dark fruit and almond notes also come out after a few, when the booze aroma burns off (almost raspberry-esque). The taste is layered roasted chocolate and vanilla, dark fruits (plum/fig), and even some blueberry/raspberry notes? I have to be imagining those from the aroma, because I don't recall these from the base beer. The mouthfeel is dense, and there is a low, but present amount of carbonation. Overall, I found this to be a very tasty stout, though maybe a touch overly sweet, and it was interesting to try this without the other items present to see what the vanilla beans bring to the table when unencumbered (new multi-variable word used in a beer review, check). Looking forward to the coffee version sitting in the fridge, and hopefully finding the other two somewhere. If you mix all four,will it taste like regular Bomb?

 1,025 characters

Photo of trygelski1
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 4/5/2018. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense and rocky tan head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, cream, marshmallow, fudge, 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 vanilla bean notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, cream, marshmallow, fudge, 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, vanilla, cream, marshmallow, fudge, 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 vanilla bean 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. Mildly increasing warmth of 11.8% after the finish. Overall this is an awesome flavored imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and vanilla bean 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 vanilla bean presence. Not overly bitter/charred on hops/malts. A really enjoyable offering.

 2,245 characters

Photo of jhlosito75
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eawolff99
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HardTarget
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black glass, thin ring of deep tan head. No lacing.

Aroma: Burnt grain, black strap, burnt coffee.

Taste: Well, I don't taste vanilla. I taste chocolate, coffee, I even get hints of pepper. All of that is on a big stouty stout.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, almost flat, medium heavy body, oily texture finishes fairly clean.

Overall: Big enjoyment, big flavor, not big vanilla, which, if you are going to go too big or too small there, go too small. Enjoy the series, but scratching my head on if the listed ingredient is highlighted or missing.

 560 characters

Photo of smithj4
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richter525
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerJ
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SpaethJam
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Deconstructed Bomb! Vanilla from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 142 ratings