Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Bomb!Bomb!
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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
Ranking:
#149
Reviews:
1,022
Ratings:
6,309
pDev:
8.22%
 
 
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1,037
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2,754
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Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
4.52/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of santig0nzalez
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Frankiefiggs
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersampler6
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another amazing imperial stout from this incredible brewery. Really competes well with their Birthday Bomb, as well as Founders’ KBS. Dark black color with some mild lingering tan head and some spotty lingering lacing. Smells of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee and molasses. Tastes of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses, raisin, currant, caramel and a great malt backbone. Very smooth, slightly creamy with quite a thick mouthfeel. Great amount of carbonation. As with their Birthday Stout, this was a very high ABV beer but I tasted very little strong alcohol flavor. I would love to see an outstanding beer like this aged in bourbon barrels - it’s so good and so tasty and just so damn smooth. Well done!

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Photo of Msussman328
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WanderingFool
4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zbelair
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damasen
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell is chocolate and vanilla with some spice. taste follows, cocoa at the start then pretty big balanced vanilla then finishes with a touch of spice. overall a good balanced stout

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Photo of npolachek
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic Beer!!

Color: Dark Black with amazing dark reddish head.
Feel: Absolutely divine - one the the best beers I've ever had.
Smell: coffee, molasses, chocolate
Taste: Great balance with the mild chillis

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3.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours jet black, but if you hold a thinner layer to the light you catch a red-brown glow. Dark brown head with short retention. I don't care about lacing. Am I really supposed to?
The aroma comes through with roast coffee, burnt molasses, a bit of dark chocolate, some raisins and plums, bourbon. On the palate, roasted dark espresso beans and some bitter coffee grinds punch through sticky molasses, chocolate, vanilla, spice, bittersweet orange marmalade, and bourbon. I don't taste the chilis. A somewhat syrupy medium body stands up well to the 13.5% ABV. Carbonation is pretty low. Though I'd prefer it to be a bit creamier, fuller bodied and slightly sweeter, it is rich in flavor and well balanced.

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4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Looks like a March or a January 2017 bottling date, as stamped on bottle neck (03171).
Black colored body, with slight mahogany back lit highlights. Not much of a head upon initial pouring but stays around as interrupted cap and ring. Quite a bit of spotting patterns left behind.
Chiles are still present in the aroma, along with roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla.
Taste has dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Quite well balanced.
Mouth feel is medium to thick. Okay carbonation.
Beer has maintained its main advertised features for a term of 1-1/2 years in the bottle. Overall a very well balanced and taste nuanced beer.

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Photo of jbclib7285
4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greene94
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DavidST
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shy_Traveler45
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
4.08/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pitch black. Small tan head.
Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, with a bit of pepper.
Coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla taste. Warmth from the chilis.
Perfect mouthfeel. All the ingredients played well together.

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Photo of CollinaTiger
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drrone
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Claytonham34
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kobo
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GarrettBoots
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopsputin
4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: silky jet black color with a thin tan film for a head

S: roasted malt, dark chocolate, a nice kick of chilli upfront. Smooth vanilla and baking chocolate behind that. Some roasted wood, and raw coffee beans to finish. Real rich smelling

T: roasted malt, chilli peppers, cola, and sweet malts. Big vanilla extract and dark chocolate in there as well. Some sweet malt to balance it out, and some spicy chilli at the end for a nice kick. Mild coffee beans in here as well

M: heavy mouthfeel with mid carbonation

O: very well made stout with nicely harmonized flavors. Definitely a chilli kick in here for sure. You taste it and feel it on the lips

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Photo of tatecarson
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of guild337
4.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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