Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Bomb!Bomb!
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
Ranking:
#109
Reviews:
1,014
Ratings:
6,277
pDev:
8.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,035
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2,743
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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Insanely smooth and without the tiniest hint of alcohol despite the very high ABV. Lots of coffee and dark chocolate but I cannot detect any chilies. Thick, and full of flavor this is one insanely good American Imperial Stout!

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Photo of ChilliHeights
4.07/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great color but I found the peppers over powering. But the stout was still excellent. Very strong so 12 pz. was hard to drink in one sitting, need to share with others. Good coffee and cacao flavors.

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

Photo of Gajo74
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I’ve walked past this one several times and balked at the price. I finally decided to treat myself.
Pours a viscous engine oil looking dark brown/black liquid. Due to the high ABV, there is no head, instead, a minimalist creamy tan film and thin lacing throughout.
Lovely aroma that highlights cocoa, vanilla, coffee, and chocolate. A spicy chili pepper aroma more pronounced throughout.
The taste opens sweetly, with decadent flavors of chocolate, dark caramel, brown sugar, vanilla and dessert liqueur. Minimal perception of hops bitterness, instead, an espresso like roasted malt flavor is subtly perceptible amidst the sweetness and spices. Speaking of spice, the chili pepper spice is the centerpiece and what truly sets this imperial stout apart. It starts off slightly perceptible in the finish. However, it gradually develops in the middle palate, heating up the mouth and throat, never overwhelming and balancing beautifully with the chocolate cake sweetness.
Full bodied, viscous, rich and robust. Amazing balance between sweet and spicy. Alcohol is beautifully hidden and drinks dangerously well.
So worth it! A true wow beer! Delicious!

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Photo of Jimmys
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pour is jet black practically. A big warming coffee, dark chocolate, and minor cinnamon filled aroma. The coffee in the nose is probably the boldest aroma and it is fantastic. And I think you can smell a little chili pepper in there. Roasty flavor is quickly sweetened by milk chocolate notes which then transition to a mild warming burn from the pepper. That note really lingers long past the finish. You can tell this thing is big, but not 13% big. Price tag was steep, but if you can get by that I’d say it is worth trying.

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Photo of Jmtbuckeye
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 505beergeek
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of sulldaddy
4.52/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. THere is no dating on the label or bottle. Ive had it for about a year in my cellar but received in a trade where it was a vintage bottle from partner cellar. So I dont know what year this is.
The beer pours a dark cola brown with a dense creamy tan head of 1.5 cm that fades quickly to a sturdy edge layer. the foam lingers on the edge until the glass is empty. Very active fine carbonation streams rising to the surface of my glass based on the surface spiral movements, which is a cool impact.

Lots of roasted malt and dark chocolate on the nose, also with some coffee ground and a bit of spicy peppery notes. Vegetal pepper not the black pepper spice that can be attached to ethanol notes. No hop presence on this big stout at the aroma.
First sip reveals a silky textured beer with average body and fine gentle carbonation. thought it may be a little thicker based on the pour, but this is good so far. I get milk chocolate and darker bittersweet chocolate notes up front, with a dose of roasted malt and coffee grounds in the middle which is followed by lingering brown sugar and some spicy pepper note. The pepper is still tingly long after each swallow.
I never get any hint of the 13% which is pretty amazing considering the booze in this bottle. COuld make it a little dangerous. I wonder if the spicy pepper note would disappear if cooking with this beer.....it could be the ultimate chilli beer I think. But it is also very enjoyable to drink, so I understand not going the cooking route. Glad to have tried this one in a bottle as Ive only had draft prior to tonight.

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

Photo of Willmagz
4.12/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Here is to wishing all stouts looked and tasted like this, and to wishing more American breweries took chances on truely distinctive, but well conceived brews like Prairie Bomb. It is a meal and dessert! But if you are up for the challenge it might change the way you think about beer forever after!

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Photo of Slim_720
3.27/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dudd
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dextermcgurk
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a super dark brown that is almost black. The head is also very dark - like a chocolate cappuccino color. The nose has plenty of roast along with a touch of heat. The flavor is less roasty than the nose might indicate but the roast is still very forward along with some residual chocolate sweetness. The heat comes along on the finish and is on the verge of overly done. The body is adequate for the style but I was expecting something thicker (for some reason).

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

Photo of trdtercel92
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

The standard for a good tasting stout. Do yourself a favor and get ahold of any of their barrel-aged variants. They taste even better.

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Photo of Joenap419
4.77/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mgroner
4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Patlee3324
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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