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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
Ranking:
#99
Reviews:
957
Ratings:
6,065
pDev:
8.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,025
Gots:
2,686
Trade:
265
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 6,065 |  Reviews: 957
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I love the nose on this one. Love it. Wads of coffee, cocoa, and chocolate. Flavor brings much of the same. Though the coffee is more tangy than I usually like and prefer. No matter though. It's an awesome beer.

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

Photo of Tone
4.51/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of coffee, chocolate, sweet malt, alcohol, slight roasted malt, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong caramel, sweet malt, roasted malt, chocolate, slight coffee, alcohol, and toffee. Overall, weak appearance, but great aroma, body, blend, and complexity. It is like drinking an alcoholic chocolate turtle!

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

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is jet black, with a frothy, small bubbled, foamy, light tan head that quickly settles out into a halo. Strings of carbonation bubbling throughout the body. Aromas of rich roasted coffee, butter cocoa nibs, subtle pepper spice, smoke and tobacco highlights, woody highlights, and hints of molasses. The smoke and tobacco build the more you dig in. Flavors are coffee and chocolate forward, like a mocha fist to your taste buds. Wow...perfectly balanced and flavorful. The pepper notes are very subtle, but you begin to notice a building warmth in the backbone of this brew. Woody and vanilla notes flit in and out to accent, but never draw attention away from the beer as a whole. The body is smooth and big, yet light, as well, thanks to the carbonation. A coffee heavy aftertaste, with an overall roasted feel. The finish is slick, smooth, and light, with a subtle warmth and bitter linger. This is a great beer. Big characteristics all around, but amazingly drinkable!

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of aasher
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was very pleased to see distribution of this in Indiana, albeit extremely limited. $8.99 per bottle.

Prairie Bomb pours a midnight black in color with maybe a quarter inch of dark mocha lacing. The pour was a little light in body for an imperial stout, especially for a beer of 14%. The nose features a healthy dose of cocoa, coffee, and vanilla yet they all team together to provide a soft and delicate dessert of a nose. The pepper is subtle. The flavors are smooth and chocolaty with a nice level of vanilla. The coffee is present but takes a backseat. The pepper is present more in the aftertaste than anywhere else and it does have the ability to linger for a few minutes, which is welcome. It's a nice amount of pepper. There could be more but it does possess more spice than most. It drinks light for the style and really doesn't give any indication of being 14%. This is an impressive beer, especially for the price. I'd compare it to a lighter version of Hunahpu, but with coffee.

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
4.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.72/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Firestone Walker snifter. Pours pitch black with very little visible carbonation. After the pour a tiny band of bubble visible around the glass. Aroma is a wow experience. Rich dark toasted malt, dark quality chocolate, vanilla and light coffee; at the end of the sniff, a slight pepper burn. All the ingredients are on display. Flavor is dark chocolate, sweet dark toasted malt, vanilla, molasses; finishes with an interesting dry toffee flavor melded to mild hot peppers, which leave a light burn in the aftertaste. Creamy medium to heavy bodied with light carbonation despite the lack of bubble in the glass. Very rich and decadent. In the flavor, like the aroma, all the ingredients are represented as clear notes, but all work well together. ABV dangerously covered, but this is so full of flavor, it is a slow sipper anyway. A world class chocolate and hot pepper stout. Really excellent. Now on my desert island list, this would make a boring day special.

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4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

12 oz. Bottle
2016 Vintage
Bottled On: 31 Aug 16

Poured into a chalice a very nice black color, pretty nice carbonation, with a quick fizzy tan head, which leaves a nice oil slick and some minimal sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with lot of chocolate/toffee, coffee, vanilla, and a very nice touch of peppers. The taste is very nice, malty, very nice touch of chocolate/toffee/coffee, vanilla, and some peppers. The peppers give it another dimension. Full body, ABV is hidden very well, definitely a sipper. Overall, this is one fine brew, Recommended!

12 oz. Bottle
2015 Vintage
Bottled On: 2 Sep 15

Poured into a chalice a very nice black color, nice carbonation, with a quick fizzy tan head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with lot of chocolate/toffee, coffee, vanilla, and a very nice touch of peppers. The taste is very nice, malty, very nice touch of chocolate/toffee/coffee, vanilla, and some peppers. The peppers give it another dimension. Full body, ABV is hidden very well. Overall, this is one fine brew, Recommended!

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4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MasterSki
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by someone - Jason perhaps? Served in a snifter.

A - Tan foam settles to a partial cap, thick collar, and specks of lace. Black body with a touch of lighter brown at the edges of the glass.

S - Huge roast, coffee, spicy chiles, vanilla, milled grains, semisweet chocolate, and no perceptible alcohol. Great balance and depth - pretty awesome.

T - The taste isn't quite as heavy on the chiles, but it's still quite enjoyable. Roasted malts, vanilla, cocoa, touch of coffee, and extremely well-hidden booze. Some chile spice and peppery notes late on the palate. Quite decadent.

M - Medium-full body, chewy, creamy, and soft texture, with lower carbonation. There's some heat, but I'm guessing it's from the chiles rather than the alcohol.

D - This is awesome stuff. Looking forward to grabbing a few bottles as well as the inevitable barrel-aged version(s). Really impressed and totally up my alley in the chile-stout flavor balance. Might be tough for me to drink mass quantities, but I'd love to try.

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3.73/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chili peppers, coffee. Taste has chili's up front, but not overly hot, coffee comes next, some subtle chocolate, alcohol is well hidden. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall I enjoyed this beer, but it did not live up to the hype.

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 6,065 ratings
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