Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#156
Reviews:
1,035
Ratings:
6,368
pDev:
8.22%
 
 
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Photo of BennyProfane
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moltch
4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kinnick21
3.63/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jimmyd3
3.84/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaximalC
3.82/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours seal brown with a paltry skim of khaki foam. Aroma is positively rife with dark chocolate, accented by toffee, chili peppers, coffee, and roasted malt.

The taste features a melange of roasted malt, coffee, chilis, marshmallow, and brown sugar up front, augmented by earthy hops that settle in behind the more overt spiciness of the chilis. Warming coaxes out notes of dark chocolate and vanilla while invigorating the chili spice. Hefty body and moderate carbonation make for a full, substantive mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a beefy, flavorful stout that may have a little too much going on for its own good. I've never been a big believer in chili peppers in beer, and while these ones don't exactly run roughshod over the other ingredients, they clearly hold more sway, quite possibly to its detriment. Nevertheless, it remains a robust, warming offering on a cold winter's night.

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Photo of Curt2969
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not the best imperial stout I've had, but definitely top 3 or 4. I like the heat, but I think it should be dialed down SLIGHTLY to emphasize more of the cocoa nibs and coffee. Absolutely delicious, though and I wish I could rate into the tenths better on this app. Overall, I feel it handsomely earns it's rating. Must have!

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Photo of Jangoon24
3.82/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jrosso
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mholdefer
4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JdubsNY
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Perfection in a glass.

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Photo of Nurt20
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of ECOBOOSTINST
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dardel
1/5  rDev -77.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epercuoco
4.52/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmoore9363
4.14/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacStinson
4.22/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gasc0igne
4.23/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

(12 oz bottle, no dating, 13% abv... poured into a fat tulip)

L: dark brown, almost black liquid; med-dark brown foam, inch+ high on pour, recedes rather quick, losing a shade or two of darkness in the process... no lacing

S: chilies and cocoa powder straight away, with ground espresso slowly emerging; the vanilla isn't overt, but certainly colors the overall smell... little hint of booze of which its spice may or may not be accented by the chilies... nice aromas, but overall intensity curiously restrained

T: rather busy blend of the constituent flavors up front, with a boozy, roasty coffee tone in the finish; burnt raisin and malty espresso lingering in the aftertaste, subtle peppery spice clinging to the back of the palate; soft essence of vanilla (extract) slowly emerging back up the throat to the front of the palate... underlying malt milk washes through the bottom with each sip with the spice static cleaved atop; nice degree of dryness, avoids reaching syrupy sweetness

F: medium malty body, with some subtle satiny/oily viscosity trailing back in the finish... the chili spice and booze heat a rather mellow, comfortable warmth and tingle - more like a heating pad on low than a flame heat... by the end, its balance of smoothness and glow deserves applause

O: flavors are a bit muddled, but their chord has a pleasant, soothing timbre; its spice/heat is expertly measured... grows on ya... certainly do-able solo, but better off shared

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Photo of Alexrdvz
3.83/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 6,368 ratings