Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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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): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and ancho chili peppers.

ABV varies by batch.

Added by MinorThreat on 05-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,886
Reviews:
914
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
8.26%
 
 
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Photo of Mikey2333
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dream
4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MatthewHopHead
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZachMayer14
3.81/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of raspy22
4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of heddar33
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thingstead
4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdFed
4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brunsojw
4.94/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious

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Photo of Vidblain
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz short bottle into Spiegelau Stout glass. Bottled on March 9th 2017.

L: Completely opaque black, three fourths of a finger width beige head recedes after a short time but leaves a good ring.

S: Espresso beans, with coffee, cocoa, some faint vanilla and the chili peppers bringing up the rear and nicely not overpowering.

T: Nice roasted flavor of coffee and espresso, good vanilla note in the middle ground that blends nicely into some milk chocolate flavors. The chili peppers are subtle enough to allow the other flavors to shine while maintaining a low amount of heat. Well done.

F: Medium body, lower carbonation, smooth and creamy.

O: An outstanding Imperial Stout and an excellent beer. Only thing that might make this tastier is a little BBA.

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Photo of JJuva13
3.64/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenK34
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trmiller24
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DropD
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nrod
4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ltdsaint
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter with a opaque black color and a creamy head with webby lacing. Head does not last very long, but tries to cling to the side of the glass. Smells of sweet expresso mixed with a dark coffee aroma, I also smell some spice which must be the peppers. Taste is extremely smooth, the cocoa as well as the strong dark malt is found quickly, the vanilla is clearly not an adjuct, but a serious ingredient. Everything seems to be blended excellently together engulfing the booziness into one of the last things that I notice.The peppers come off my breath slowly with ever sip. Very well done stout!

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Photo of brandalf
4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mrnickatnite
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Was referred to this beer from the beer vendor at my local HEB Central Market. He held it in high regards so I figured it was worth a try. Looks dark with little head when poured. Smells like a typical breakfast stout. Great smell. Taste is thick! Chocolate notes all around, but still subtle. Prefer the taste of Founders Breakfast Stout but it is not near as strong as bomb. Smooth as could be for 13% .. All around great beer. Will try again.

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Photo of FyreStorm
4.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EamonnB
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.84/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The appearance was a jet black color with a one finger white foamy head that dies immediately. Nice adequate slightly foamy lacing trying to cling to the glass, but spider webs for the most part. The smell had an espresso up front in a nice roasty sort of way backed up by some sweet milk chocolate and with a decent vanilla bean setting pervading my nose. The taste was mainly sweet that ends up leading to a decent balanced roasty sort of effect of a coffee grounds taste but not too bitter or bland as its spectacular and inviting. The aftertaste is basically a combined chocolatey/coffee flavoring with a quick dry finish. On the palate, well this one sits about a medium on the body that makes me want to sip this the more I taste it. Carbonation is good for the style as its fairly smooth and balanced to lead my mouth and tongue into a delicate sticky sweetness. Overall, though I don’t get the "peppery hotness" others do, I say, this is a pretty good brew well worthy of coming back.

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Photo of CayseyW
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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