Deconstructed Bomb! Chili | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Deconstructed Bomb! ChiliDeconstructed Bomb! Chili

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

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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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 40
Reviews by mothman:
Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Tan head. Black in color.

Typical prairie stout. Roasted malts, lots of chocolate, molasses, and fudge. The chili shows in the finish, but I wanted more. Very faint.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black color, small tan head.
Pleasant pepper aroma. Some chocolate and a bit of alcohol.
Subtle chili taste. Sweet chocolate. Bourbon.
This was nice, but I was expecting more of a chili pepper presence.

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Photo of Roguer
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I love Bomb!, but I had no idea what to expect from this brew going into it. In fact, I wasn't sure if the deconstructed variants feature or remove the advertised component! I decided the most honest way to review the beer was to let it speak for itself, and so I embarked on this little adventure somewhat blind.

Brew pours Jet black and beautiful, like ebony wood. The only hit to the appearance is the near-complete lack of any head production.

The nose is nowhere near as overpowering as the OG Bomb!, featuring a blend of sweet, thick chocolate and vegetal pepper notes.

The palate confirms that the deconstructed series is meant to feature a particular component - in this case, the ancho chili peppers. However, the most prominent flavor remains thick, sweet chocolate. Added to that is sweet red grape juice and a decent pepper flavor.

Super smooth, incredibly so for the ABV - a particular characteristic of Bomb!.

This was quite good, although perhaps not in the way I expected. It's more of a chocolate dessert stout. Gone are the prominent coffee and vanilla tones - as expected - but the focus on chili peppers did not bring them out as much as I would have liked, and there was no heat whatsoever.

When I first enjoyed Bomb! - back in the waxed cap days - it was never a particularly hot beer (this was no habanero Sculpin), but the peppers did add a certain heat. This is part of what made it stand out. It's disappointing to me that not only has the base beer seemingly lost that edge as production has ramped significantly up (along with losing some of the coffee prominence as well, in my opinion), but even the deconstructed version cannot seem to muster any heat.

It's a very good beer, but don't purchase a pour expecting chili pepper heat. At most, they add a nice subtle layer of depth to a thick, creamy, chocolate dessert beer.

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Photo of heddar33
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wolvmar
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Couldn’t find a bottled date. Poured into highball glass (best available). 12oz bottle. Bought from AJ’s market in Soquel CA. Drank in Michigan!

Pour: was splitting with friends so hard to say as pouts were small. But, dark brown, some head, lacing that lasted.

Nose: Not real pungent or in your face. Very subtle chilli.

Taste: great stout flavor with slight chilli burn on backend. Actually, surprisingly slight chilli relative to the constructed Bomb.

Mouthfeel: one of the better I’ve had or at least the best in recent memory. Rich, creamy, smooth. coats your tongue, oily, etc. Moderate carbonation that provides the beautiful head but still creamy. Like drinking a milkshake.

Overall: this beer is really good. Maybe a notch below constructed bomb and deconstructed over cocoa nibs but really good.

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Photo of Mastercamo
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenlee
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WickedBeer
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | 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.

Pours deep and dark, with a medium weight body and an ivory head of foam that sits softly on top. Some minimal spots of lace sit around the glass.

Fairly mild nose, with hints of malt and coffee balancing a clear presence of chili peppers. Time has bittered the nose slightly, but I’m not detecting any major off aromas.

It seems like a lot has faded in this beer over time.. again, earthy, roasty malts and coffee initially, but not a lot happening on the tongue until the end. The chilis emerge, but only a subtle flavor to go along with a noticeable spice on the tail. It’s got a nice sweet-to-spicy feel to it, but overall unimpressed.

A nice mouthfeel, good weight. Creamy, sticky, warm. Slightly bitter, very subtle lingering spice.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent & ruddy mahogony with a sliver of fast-falling mocha colored head. Super viscious, not much head retention or lacing

S: Coffee, chiles, some dark fruit & a whisper of booze once warm, starts to take over a bit

T: Follows the nose, pepper heat asserts slight dominance over the coffee, a little dark chocolate as well up front. More dark chocolate, chili heat, slight smokeyness & a little chicory as this warms, plus dryness. Finishes a little dry with plent of heat & chocolate, just little coffee & smokeyness too

MF: Firm body, slight carbonation, chewiest of the 3 I have tried so far. Carbonation goes subtle as it warms

Good itteration of this stripped down take on a beer I truly love, the heat is present & accounted for. Much to like here Imp Stout fans! I am sure you could make a damn Mole' with this

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morimech
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is the third of the Deconstructed Bomb!s that I have tried. I can safely say the sum of its parts is better than any single one of them. I expected the solo ingredient to come out more playing its lone part, but it does not really do that. All have the same base stout flavor which is a nice stout, and then there is just a subtle chile flavor and heat. I could swear it was a stronger component in Bomb!. All well, it is a nice beer, and if they added more chile character, it could be an exceptional beer on its own.

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Photo of Acforster2
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a dark brown head. Smells of peppers, chocolate, and roastiness. Tastes of peppers, light sweet chocolate, and roasted malt. Medium-heavy body and medium-light carbonation. Overall an awesome version of Bomb that really lets the peppers shine.

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Photo of metter98
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high dense tan head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of dark chocolate malts are present in the nose along with notes of chili peppers.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of chocolate malts with notes of chili peppers and hints of roasted malts. The chili is mostly in the finish and is more of a pepper-like flavor than something that is very spicy.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation with some heat in the finish from the chili peppers.
O: This stout drinks remarkably well for a beer that is 13% abv as just about all traces of alcohol are hidden from the taste. I liked how the chili peppers were noticeable in the taste, but in no way too strong or overpowering, which kept this quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like the dark beers. Prairie predudiced. They make fantastic brews. No head. Not really strong on aroma. The chili is good but not as fabulous without the other ingredients. It's the chili kick I love about Bomb. Has a nice smooth mouthfeel with a touch of heat. Some beers I think could use a touch of heat that works so well with the Bomb. I like this beer but it's incomplete.
On draft at Meddlesome Moth Dallas.

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

Photo of GarrettBoots
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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