Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.5/5
World-Class
6,250 Ratings
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:
#106
Reviews:
1,006
Ratings:
6,250
pDev:
8.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,033
Gots:
2,732
Trade:
264
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Ratings: 6,250 |  Reviews: 1,006
Photo of Conradist
1/5  rDev -77.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Davidpreston11
1/5  rDev -77.8%

Photo of swaggtoater
1/5  rDev -77.8%

Photo of Nesvigthehophead
1.04/5  rDev -76.9%

Photo of Beerhunter247
1.2/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of PhillipMicupp
1.5/5  rDev -66.7%

Photo of kanether
1.96/5  rDev -56.4%

Photo of Edie
2/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of harrisonpainter
2/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sorry, I just don't get it. This tastes like chocolate flavored coffee grounds. Expensive too.

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Photo of Franch
2/5  rDev -55.6%

Photo of bolognasuave
2.17/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

The nose on this is enough to scare a lot of people off and away. If you can get past that, then it's not a bad beer. Could be much worse. Would be much better to cook with.

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Photo of YvesB
2.28/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TyFluth
2.41/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is perhaps THE most over-rated beer I have ever had. Incredibly pricey, and a mix of flavors that just doesn't work if you ask me. I couldn't even finish the expensive bottle I paid for...pours little to no head, looks really good, motor oil black, but taste and mouthfeel are not just poor - rather repulsive.

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Photo of GrizzlyMikesBrewing
2.41/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Daniel101
2.5/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of Brantonio
2.5/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of jw4free
2.51/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

L: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Weizen glass. Opaque black, No waterfall, very thin head fades to nothing, no lacing. S: over cooked green peas. Day old coffee grounds. T: dirt, with heat. F: stomach churn. Some body coating mouth. O: this imperial stout is so overrated or I got a bad one. It is terrible. I cannot even tell what the Brewer is going for. I finished it because I don't waste beer, and it was 13%.

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Photo of Laceyface
2.51/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

For me it was way too sweet, and bitter at the same time. Like you mixed 50% of the darkest espresso you've ever made with 50% ultra saccharine sugar. Maybe on day I'll be able to handle this, but today is not that day

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Photo of wolverine0712
2.52/5  rDev -44%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I wanted to try this, even though I'm not a stout fan. It looked and smelled pretty good, but I couldn't get past the taste. It's a shame that I don't like this style.

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Photo of BenHoppy
2.67/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

So the day I got this I was filled with big smiles and they stayed rolling as the beer poured into my snifter. Pours black with thin creamy head, but smells of nothing special. I don't pick up anything but some alcohol faintness and malt. So I take a sip and have to say where's all that chocolatey, vanilla, chilli pepper goodness? Sure the chilli peppers do shine on the throat slightly but I do not pick up any chocolate or vanilla. The alcohol is a bit hidden on the taste for a 13% beer but I've had many better stouts of similar caliber. This to me is nothing special, wouldn't call it world class, and definitely doesn't belong on top 250. It can be found everywhere near me and sits in shops as a shelf turd. For $8 a bottle, I would say there is plenty of better beers out in the world.

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2.75/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of Jauntsun
2.87/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Honestly, I think this beer is overrated. The overall flavor lacks balance: overly sweet...marshmallow, vanilla cake, coffee. It's interesting, strong, and probably worth trying, but definitely not balanced IMHO.

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Photo of AngryDutchman
2.9/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark. Minimal head that dissipated quickly, no lacing. A bit of an orange-ish halo when held to the light.
Aroma of sour stout. Nothing much that suggests coffee or vanilla.
Flavor shows some coffee but not as much as expected. The high alcohol is evident as is the chili pepper when you walk away from it for a minute. General impression is that it is trying too hard to be too much of everything at once.
Mouthfeel generally flat, mostly triggers mid-central receptors of the tongue. Relatively clean aftertaste for a high abv brew.
Maybe I got an off bottle but just not excited at all about this. Maybe I've developed Imperial Stout fatigue...I would much prefer a 3.5-4.5% seasonable stout with some balance. This is too plum/alcohol for me.

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Photo of themanilow
2.96/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of brock125
3/5  rDev -33.3%

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Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 6,250 ratings