Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
6,030 Ratings

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 6,030 |  Reviews: 948
Photo of Darwood77
4.93/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of _Adam_
4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beermanben
4.87/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ejohnson654
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RMW66
4.5/5  rDev 0%
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!!

 168 characters

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.67/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of edisacoolcat
4.59/5  rDev +2%
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.

 566 characters

Photo of DavidR_9
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

 968 characters

Photo of nnk8216
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lr300
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluepitt1010
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DougT
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ClePaul
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a ring of dark tan head that leaves no lacing. Smells and tastes of milk chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and pepper, with a very mild heat to the finish. Smooth and creamy mouth feel, very lightly carbonated, finishes slightly dry. Fantastic stout.

 275 characters

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

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep black topped by a finger of dense tan head that fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with no lacing
S: Smells of chocolate and coffee with some peppery heat along with some roasted malts and light vanilla
T: Taste is roasted malts up front with sweet milk chocolate, coffee, and smooth vanilla leading the charge with some peppery heat coming in at times and towards the end. Swallow is more peppery heat, vanilla, coffee and chocolate with some lingering heat and roasted malts.
M: This beer has a thick and velvety mouthfeel with soft carbonation. The beer finishes on the dry side of things as well.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer with some great flavors and complexity. The addition of the peppers really makes this one interesting and provides the flavors that so many have tried to emulate. Definitely worth a try because this one is often imitated but never duplicated.

 947 characters

Photo of HattedClassic
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a very nice looking cocoa brown head that dissipates very quickly while the beer itself is an opaque black with a nice and slightly syrupy texture that looks very nice.

The smell and taste are pretty good but the taste is better on the grounds that i is more complex. The smell seems to be dominated by various notes such as vanilla beans and the ancho peppers. The peppers are slightly hot (but not burning) and give a good and interesting contrast to the other notes. The chocolate is more of a sweet powdered cocoa that gets lost among the other notes and comes off as a sweet chocolate syrup. The taste is pretty good and fairly interesting and a bit complex. The vanilla notes and chocolate syrup note are the dominant ones with a pepper undertone that adds a nice sweetness to it. It's definitely got some very interesting note.

The feel is pretty good. It's a heavy bodied beer but is pretty smooth and slightly creamy. The pepper gives it a nice burn and the carbonation enhances it slightly.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer and worth getting when possible. The beer's complexity works well as the different notes work together to create an interesting note.

 1,186 characters

Photo of hoponit
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mnj21655
4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a viscous black in color with maybe an eighth of an inch of short lived brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, vanilla, some coffee, and a peppery heat with the chocolate being the dominant note. Taste is very heavy on the milk chocolate with a moderate seeetness upfront then adds a touch of vanilla before the chile pepper heat takes over. Medium body with low+ carbonation that is somewhow a touch viscous. Overall this definitely grew on me, at first I didn't really get it but after a few sips the flavors came together and made for an interesting drinking experience.

 577 characters

Photo of UncleJesse1979
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shaneo42
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of NodakEric
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

 218 characters

Photo of Nate2034
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 6,030 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.