Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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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 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.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
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.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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

Photo of mnj21655
4.37/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of UncleJesse1979
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shaneo42
4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anvindr
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NodakEric
4.85/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Laceyface
2.51/5  rDev -44%
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 Nate2034
4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GeoffAnton2637
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Blackop555
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown. Thick, short, light brown head that lasts A while.

Smells chocolate, coffee, light vanilla and fresh peppers.

Tastes dark chocolate, coffee and light peppers. Followed by light vanilla, cocoa powder and light pepper heat. Finish is Semi dry with coffee linger. Full body and fizzy lower carbonation.

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

Photo of B302
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JustinSparks
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Juggerr
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Blazer22
4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Worthy.

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Photo of Cincy_Beer_Fan
4.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of KAP1356
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dsa7783
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Growler USA in Phoenix. Pours a jet black ebony hue with ample frothing. Pungent aroma replete with hints of chocolate and molasses. Sweet flavor. Alcohol well masked. Good stuff.

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Photo of stevepat
4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Holy crap, the stout of stouts. This baby pours a deep dark obsidian with a thick root beer float colored head that persists very well. The smell is huge, chocolate and coffee notes, rich maltiness, toasted marshmallow, and all that stouty goodness. It's one downside is a hint of booziness. The taste delivers on the promise of the nose, chocolate and coffee are prominent and in your face. There are caramel notes, burnt marshmallow notes, not as much booze as in the nose, and a nice bitterness that keeps it from coating your tongue. And coat your tongue it does not, rich and robust bodied, it fills your mouth but leaves just the slightest residue on the tongue, just enough to remind you for minutes afterwards how badly you want another sip. Overall it definitely lives up to the hype, truly a stout to remember. The first reason I've heard in a long time to visit Oklahoma.

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