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:
5,850
Reviews:
908
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
8.26%
 
 
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1,018
Gots:
2,619
For Trade:
269
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Photo of futiledevices
3.98/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cnjosephson15
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phurley2
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alec_b_meyer
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of BB1313
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours black with a fluffy tan head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are very nice. Lots of milk chocolate with some hints of vanilla cream. Subtle hints of caramel. Cocoa malts are there. The coffee aromas are subtle. The flavors are very bold and rich. Lots of rich milk chocolate. The coffee becomes more alive in the flavor department. It finishes with a nice spice kick due to the chili peppers. Hints of vanilla in the mix. Solid cocoa malt backbone. It finishes slightly warm, mostly due to the peppers, but the alcohol is well hidden. It's dangerously drinkable. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's velvety and creamy without being super thick. Very smooth and fun to drink. Once again, this is dangerously drinkable. It doesn't drink like it's 13% abv at all.

This is a great imperial stout. Great aromas and flavors. All of the adjuncts blend well together. The craftsmanship is very impressive. It's a little pricey, but it's really good.

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Photo of Ben1313
4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.83/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle

Pours black with a creamy brown foam head. Smells like chocolate, creamy vanilla, coffee, some dark fruit, chili peppers, dark toasted bready malt, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like rich chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee, dark fruits, chili peppers, dark toasted bready malt, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice imperial stout with coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and chili peppers.

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Photo of MorpheusIPA
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andylw1983
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent beer. This is the best readily (somewhat) available stout that I can get my hands on. Thick and sweet. Like a fudge brownie in a glass.

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Photo of Markyg21
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ead73
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pitch black with a hair of ruby when held to the light. A half a finger of brown foam. No visible carbonation, crude oil in a glass.

Smells of vanilla, snow, cayenne, coffee, black liquorice, and a hint of tobacco.

Tastes of vanilla, snow, thick caramel, maple syrup, marshmallow, and coffee.

Thick like a milk shake, little carbonation, its marshmallow like going down, like the melted ones on top of hot chocolate!

Fantastic brew! Got this one at Wholefoods in Davis, California in September. Drinking it today in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The guy there told me it was the best on their shelves, and I'm so glad I got it and carried it half way around the world. Drinking it Feb 15th, 2017.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured this thick beast into a snifter. A small, late head fizzes up, then back down to the smallest of rings. A faint dust of lace. Black, black color.

Nose is roast, bitter cocoa, and a hint of chili. A vanilla sheen overlaps as well.

Cocoa roast, unbelievably smooth thanks to vanilla. Chili and cocoa bitterness linger on the end, with creamier chocolate notes.

Smooth as a silky viscous stout could be. A peppery finish suggests the chili, and leaves its heat in the back of the throat.

Probably the most celebrated craft beer from the Sooner State, and quite worthy of its praise. Bomb! is a stout's stout.

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Photo of Chris24tian
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Wrex68
4.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of moodyxc9
4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattsucks
4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan_Louvain
4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dadthew
4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow it's good!

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