Deconstructed Bomb! Vanilla | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.17/5
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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

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Added by billab914 on 12-14-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,032
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
98
pDev:
6.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Reviews by Thomas_Wikman:
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4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was sitting in my backyard, talking to my old dad, and drinking the Deconstructed Bomb, vanilla flavor. It is tasty and great for slow sipping. It is not really a hot weather beer but it is delicious.

Look: black with a thin mocca colored head

Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla

Taste: The flavor is roasted malts, sweet chocolate, and vanilla and it is creamy. It's like having a dessert in the hot desert.

Feel: full body, creamy.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kojevergas
3.04/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On-draught at Aces and Ales in Las Vegas. $10 per 8oz.

The vanilla is either too strong or too artificial, and it's too sweet overall. Thick and full-bodied with big bold flavours of heavy dark malt sweetness and ample specialty chocolate malt. A bit one-dimensional. Depth of flavour is subpar.

Lacks vivid expressive constituent flavours.

Not on par with the best of Prairie's BOMB! line, and frankly in terms of imperial stouts I'd sooner just buy Ole Raspy or even Great Divide Yeti over this. Overpriced for what it is. Not a bad little brew, but you have to bring more to the table to stand out in the imperial stout style.

It does hide its ABV well, to its credit.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morimech
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Has that distintive Bomb! aroma despite lacking some of the adjuncts. Not very interesting with just vanilla. Hot and boozy from the alcohol which is customary for Bomb!.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tourdot
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.92/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a pretty dark inky black, with a very small head, and no lacing.

This smells like boozy sugar, cloying vanilla, and chocolate syrup.

This is perplexing- it's way too sweet, as the vanilla just clashes with the already sweet base. It's clear that the other adjuncts really help Bomb from being a sugary diabeetus bomb. It's also astringently boozy, and just too sweet- it's not all that enjoyable.

This is syrupy and lightly carbonated, and with a low level of drinkability.

This is not the Prairie I'm used to. This is very weak.

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Photo of addicted2thebarrel
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a finger and a half of dense tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of vanilla and chocolate with some roasted malts and coffee
T: Taste is very sweet and vanilla forward with dark chocolate, charred wood, coffee and roasted malts. Swallow is more vanilla, chocolate, light char, and coffee with some slight burnt sugar
M: This beer is thick and slightly velvety on the palate with soft carbonation that is adequate for the style. The abv and style also ensure that this beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer with some solid vanilla notes. Flavors are bright and balanced as well which keeps this one from becoming a vanilla bomb. Definitely worth a try if you're into the style.

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Photo of ruzzal
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MelonLord
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the second of the four variants I'm trying. I'm a sucker for vanilla.

This was a lot like the cocoa nib variant, but as it warmed/opened up a bit; it developed this really nice soft kind of vanilla marshmallow vibe that really validated the price tag.

The booze is apparent on this one. Smells like the cocoa variant to me. Head is tan cocoa color and has that cool, swirling lingering head on top of the beer that a really dank barrel aged prairie beer gets when you let it sit.

Taste is great. Nowhere near vanilla noir though (my favorite beer ever). More fudge/cereal taste here. Not so much barrel specific flavor, but barrel-related flavors if that makes sense? Can't say this doesn't taste like vanilla.

Aftertaste is oily with a nice malty dry flavor. Vanilla doesn't linger like with the noir variant. Not sickly sweet even when it's very warm. Feel is soft, not an overly thick stout.

After finishing the beer to come back and add my final thoughts... Can't say that this beer is better than the very first time I tried Bomb! But this is a good stout. The local offerings in Indianapolis for barrel aged beer give this a run for its money.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This variation stood out as one of the better ones for me the aroma was pure Madagascar vanilla beans and the taste mended together the already Sweet base with these sweet beans so perfectly it reminded me of a more balanced and less sweet Southern Tier creme brulee. According to the chalkboard this one clocks in at 14% but I don't know how adding vanilla beans what increase the bass beers ethanol. One of the better vanilla based beers I've ever drank in my life.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrismattlin
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aufie
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atone315
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of krl2112
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Deconstructed Bomb! Vanilla from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 98 ratings