Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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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

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Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ryancl
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bum4ever
4.86/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Pitch black with a small dark head.
S: Coffee and chocolate followed by spice and vanilla
T: Wow this is awesome with all the smells present in the flavor, nothing over powering but everything is there.
F: Thick, solid and very smooth.
O: Wow this was a treat, totally great beer with a lot of great flavors represented and also very drinkable at 13%. If I find it again I will be buying it.

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Photo of BurghFan16
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Larueminati
4.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

A 12 oz. bottle (no date) poured into a Wicked Weed snifter.

Look- Almost a solid black with half a finger of foamy dark head. Started with some lacing but fades as the drink went down.

Smell- Lots of coffee with a hint of chocolate coming through. I am not a coffee person and it was too much for me. If you like coffee, I am certain you will rate this higher.

Taste- Lots more chocolate than I expected. The coffee was still there but not like I expected. The chocolate really gave it a nice sweet taste seemed like more than enough for this style. The real kicker was the chili pepper finish. Spicy is awesome.

Mouthfeel- Definitely a thick brew with a nice dry sort of finish.

Overall- I was looking for a nice strong beer on a cold night. Just sipped on this forever and the high ABV started to kick in. The peppers really set this one aside with the blended chocolate flavors. Great stout.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tjwarren
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Seductive look pure blackness no hint of anything else. Smell is mostly chocolate. Was fearful it might be to sweet. Taste hits with coffee upfront then the chocolate then the lingering warmth of the chili pepper. Best part of the beer is the chili pepper. A little too much chocolate but that is a preference thing. As you can guess the mouthfeel is slick. I enjoyed it nearly as much as Jackie O's Oro Negro and am glad I tried it.

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Photo of Kbrady10
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Right on the nose you get chocolate, vanilla, and chili peppers. The only smell that seemed lacking was the coffee. Was expecting a little more on that front, but the flavors that come through are fantastic.

It tastes like it smells, and I mean that in the best way. I get a little coffee but chocolate, vanilla and the chili peppers (which make this beer stand out from the rest) take the main seat. Wasn't sure how i felt about the chili peppers, but as this beer warmed up, I found that it shined.

In an age where BA Bourbon stouts seem to be king, the lack of bourbon is kind of refreshing. I appreciate it in the same way I appreciate Double shot. Be careful though, this beer does not taste like a 13%.

It's amazing that such a great beer is this easily accessible.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nightswatch
4.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Placeholder review for now. But MY GOD, this is one of the best beers ever created. The amount of flavor is just over the top, and unexpected in many ways. For those used to stouts with huge malt and booze from bourbon barrels, the nuance in this one might knock your taste buds around. So delicious, so good, grab every bottle you see (even at ~$10 for a single 10 oz)!

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

Photo of Jacob17
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

12oz draft pour into a snifter shows a very dark brown with 1/8in dark tan head that disappeared to an edge hugging ring. Spotted lacing.
Aroma has more coffee than the flavor, but there is also roast malt and cacao.
Flavors are a complex combination of vanilla, roast malt, cacao, pepper, and coffee.
Mouthfeel is a very enjoyable silky smooth with a lingering cling while still being clean. Medium-full without being heavy.
A winner for sure.

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Photo of h0wdy
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look- Poured a black beer with no visible brown to it in my average every night beer drinking session with one dim light.

Smell- A soft vanilla smell that doesn't really stick to my nose. There is also a subtle hint of alcohol behind the initial smells.

Taste- More coffee that replaces the vanilla as the primary taste and the vanilla covers up over the smell of alcohol.

Feeling- A noticeable kick from the alcohol content in this and there is a little bit of carbonation with only a little tickle to it.

Overall- Very highly rated drink in my opinion.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.93/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appropriate color, very thin head & lacing. Aroma is a fairly pleasant mixture of mild coffee, semi-bitter cacao and chille pepper, though the pepper begins to dominate as it opens up which was disappointing after the initial quaff. Touch of medium South American coffee upfront with some verdant pepper underneath (though less noticeable than on the nose). Mid-palate really shifts more towards the semi-bitter chocolate though the vanilla helps masks it a little & leaves more of a residual milk chocolate. Coffee and pepper are still there but nicely joined with the other flavors, and the coffee pokes in at the end with a bitter wash. None of the flavors are too bombastic, and while I am not a pepper-in-beer guy this one is pretty tastey.

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Photo of durwood64
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmasher85
3.78/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I guess I don't gravitate towards spicy beverages, and this one is a bit more peppery than I'd prefer. The smell gives off a weird peppery Italian food scent, so I guess the red peppers come through strong. The flavor is vanilla, milk chocolate, and just a hint of chili, less strong than the smell implies. Also, it's crazy smooth for 13% abv. It's peculiar but tasty. I won't go out of my way for it, but I'll happily give it another shake.

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Photo of Michaelpro824
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DallasK
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.48 out of 5 based on 5,883 ratings.
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