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:
5,916
Reviews:
925
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
8.26%
 
 
Wants:
1,020
Gots:
2,649
For Trade:
271
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Photo of fsckewe
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Saviorself
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

8 ounce pour - $6.50 at Argosy in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Dark brown, near black body with a frothed up, dark beige-hued head.

Smell: Blackened brackish roasted maltiness, dark chocolate powder. Dark fruits. The vegetal tones from the chiles is noted, as is the solvent alcohol quality.

Taste: Sugar infused chocolate, with harsh, ashen coffee, black molasses, and a little soft touch of vanilla. Dark fruitiness. A 'pop' of accumulating chile pepper heat. Hard roastiness on the chile-touched, hot finish with the spiciness (and alcohol) lingering into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Near full body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: The bomb isn't a dud, but, frankly, I was surprised at its overwhelming reception online. Really, I was thankful it was only eight ounces. Though, that's just one beer monkey's opinion, which is in the minority.

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Photo of smithj2154
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Farnswurth
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of lucas1801
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of halo3one
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Lifeat_60fps
3.52/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of nograz
3.53/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TMoney2591
3.53/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a wedding snifter.

You know you're conflicted when you want to drop this bottle (due to the name), but you also know that doing so would waste a potentially great beer. ... Anyway, this stuff pours a very dark black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises dark and lightly-acrid coffee, vanilla bean, light oak, and a good helping of earthy greens. The taste holds notes of earthy coffee, roasted malts, and light dark chocolate powder. The body is a hefty-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I don't get the love professed for this beer. It's fairly boring in terms of spiced-stout characteristics, and the peppers are really nowhere to be seen (save in adding some green earthiness to the proceedings). No real complexity is to be found. Nothing about this beer brings much in the way of comparisons to Hunahpu (which I'm not even the biggest fanboy of) and its ilk. I mean, it's not a bad beer, in all honesty, but it's nowhere near as good as I've been hearing. I just don't get it...

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Photo of Tbone
3.53/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Opened with a silent lack of resistance, foreshadowing the total lack of carbonation within. Smell and taste were weak and potentially oxidized. Mouthfeel was viscous like I prefer with a Imperial stout, but the lack of carbonation was problematic. Packaging is a huge part of being a good brewery, so the rating should reflect the fact that I got a poorly packaged product.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.54/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours black, maybe a little bit of mahogany on the edges. a small tan head that fades pretty quickly and leaves nothing behind. completely dark and opaque.

Smell: huge coffee flavor that either mixes with or comes off a bit like the peppers. strong chocolate-y fudge. very faint vanilla. peppers return in the finish.

Taste: opens with a little bit of chocolate that gives off strong fudge like notes. strong pepper heat comes in and mixes with coffee. some roastiness barely makes it through along with a touch of vanilla bean. more pepper heat and taste near the end.

Mouthfeel: nice thick and a bit chewy. heat leave is good and not to strong. a little deceiving for 13%

Overall: the coffee flavor adds complexity to the pepper flavor which I can see being a good thing but I just can't come around to the taste. I do really like the fudgey body and like the level that the heat comes in. could pack a bit more alcohol punch though.

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Photo of rugyrl04
3.54/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 5Barrels
3.55/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Could have gone to sbux if I really wanted coffee with vanilla. The chili is very subtle (was able to smell the aroma of it once I popped the bottlecap and took my first whiff), and I would say that the chili is there as the 'kick' for every sip.

Light-tasting for a 13%.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.55/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange wax poured into tulip glass. Alright, nothing great. Heavy pepper taste which I normally like but not digging here

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Photo of kash2112
3.56/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of king75
3.57/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Didn't live up to the hype for me. Unsure if I got an old or off bottle but had a very astringent flavor that was off putting

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Photo of KingCobra686
3.58/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heresy22
3.58/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rihup
3.58/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vincea
3.6/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Decker
3.6/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
3.6/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very good but heavy on the Vanilla and Chili.

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Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.48 out of 5 based on 5,916 ratings.
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