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:
5,942
Reviews:
934
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
8.26%
 
 
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1,020
Gots:
2,658
For Trade:
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Photo of fjdelvalle
4.84/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tomesco
4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L-Dark, dark look, barely any head. Almost a soy sauce look. Slight a dark red look as you twirl it around.
S- Sweet dark fruit, coffee, dark chocolate, pepper, vanilla.
T- Sweet, spicy, and whole. I pick up notes of dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, pepper, vanilla,
F- Thick and sticky.
O- Superior beer. Delicious.

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Photo of FCal79
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jadler16
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alexcortez426
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rristow
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from bottle. Pours black with a very thin tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and a little pepper. Not a huge robust aroma. Taste is big time cocoa, coffee, vanilla, pepper, caramel. Excellent flavor. Overall an incredibly well done imperial stout.

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Photo of Scooter1027
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of OldeGolde
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite part: the heat on the back end, both boozy and peppers, which is surfing on a sea of sweet and bitter chocolate. Overall - you GOTTA say that this one is smooth. You are not dreading what it will feel like at all. Full 5 for the mouth feel. Taste is super balanced - sweet first, then bitter, then hot, but the overall experience is smooth and creamy.

Pairs well with Bodacious Onion Helluva Good dip and Aldi Vegetable chips.

Friend Math's Quick Sip: "flushed with flavor, tasty, spicy greatness"

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Photo of Griphon
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkblr
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottled 1/17/17 poured into a snifter at fridge temp 13% ABV. Spaceship Earth coffee edition. The beer pours a cola like color with no highlights and a fleeting chocolate colored fizzy head. No lacing, no residual head. The aroma is coffee and some muted sweetness. Taste is semisweet chocolate and coffee first giving way to some subtle pepper heat and vanilla. Mouthfeel is full bodied, softly carbonated and undry. It's not cloying, in any way, but coats the tongue with flavors and hangs around. Bitterness is minimal as the pepper heat is used to balance the sweet malt, cocoa and vanilla. Overall, excellent. My only fault is in appearance as I wish this had head and lacing as beautiful as the rest of the beer.

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Photo of Darwood77
4.93/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of _Adam_
4.61/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beermanben
4.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ejohnson654
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RMW66
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap and tasted alongside KBS at Brewski in Brisbane. Both excellent, but I slightly preferred Priarie Bomb. I hope I have the pleasure of tasting both on tap again!!

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.67/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of edisacoolcat
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: deep and dark brown completely opaque. No head and very light carbonation.

A: coffee vanilla and coco hit the nose upon pouring. Coconut and chocolate with roasty malts and much more coffee fill the glass.

F: iced mocha coffee beverage with lots of roasted malts, vanilla and hit of chili shows though. Very nice and in a class of its own.

M: full body and very smooth. Perfect! Lingering coffee coco and vanilla. No harshness at all for the abv.

O: exceptional. Extremely drinkable and enjoyable. I feel like it's a mochachino on steroids in a good way.

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Photo of DavidR_9
4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Prairie Bomb! With Spaceship Earth coffee. 12 oz undated bottle poured into snifter 8/2/17. But please guys.. once again no bottling date to be found.

Oh my, this is a tasty one! Heavily poured for a half finger of dark tan bubbly head that quickly dissipates to the outer rim of the black opaque body. Tons of coacoa nib on the nose, lots of deep-dark sweet coffee notes, traces of coconut, and the slight tickle of chili pepper. The vanilla seems pretty restrained here.
The taste is HUGE! Chocolatey, caramel, real roasty, sweetness from the milk chocolatey flavors and some reserved heat on the back from the chili peppers. It's oh so balanced, I don't feel that 13%abv heat at all. This brew has some nice prickly carbonation on the sides of the tongue accompanying the thick viscous onslaught of roasty coffee chocolate sweetness sip after sip.
This well met my expectations. Will seek it out again. I'll definitely be looking for the Pirate Bomb! if possible.

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Photo of nnk8216
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lr300
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluepitt1010
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DougT
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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