Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Bomb!Bomb!
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:
#106
Reviews:
1,006
Ratings:
6,252
pDev:
8.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of BearBeerReviews
4.52/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Seriously good right here.

Pours black, with hints of ruby around the edge. Head stuck around for longer than I expected for 13%

Aroma was mainly sweet vanilla and chocolate and some milky coffee, but very pungent and filled the room with the aroma.

Taste wise: Perfect balance between all the ingredients. Smooth, sweet, chocolatey, spicy, grassy coffee. Tons of body to go with it, and a nice silky smooth carbonation.

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Photo of el_michoacano
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drink1121
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pstam87
4.99/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Muddy black with a little brown head that dissipates quickly
S: Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and a touch of pepper. Fantastic smelling beer
T: Very balanced taste of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla sweetness and a touch of heat from the peppers
M: Full body with good carbonation
O:Amazing stout that blends all the different flavors together wonderfully with very little alcohol presence

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Photo of Moncla
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maltster85
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottr4073
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of HopHunter19
4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - pitch black beer with a nice mocha head, dissipates quick though.
S - big dark malts, dark chocolate, coffee, hot pepper, milk chocolate, vanilla
T - dark chocolate, roasted dark malts, burnt marshmallow, coffee, hot peppers, milk chocolate, vanilla
M - thick, alcohol covered surprisingly, aftertaste is coffee, dark chocolate, mild hot pepper
O - this is better more than 6 mo old

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

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark black. Not much head, brownish tan. Settles, leaving lacing down the glass.

S: Chillies, coffee, dark chocolate.

T: Follows nose. Packs some heat from the alcohol and chillies. Complements the dark chocolate and coffee.

F: Full bodied, some carbonation. Not as thick and creamy as other imperials, but still quite nice.

O; One of the best imperials. Chillies are great and not overpowering. Just the right touch. Look forward to it again next year despite its price.

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Photo of BryanCDM
4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRPunk
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Prairie Bomb!
12 oz. bottle from Copper Vine ($8.59) poured into a Stone snifter.

A- Cool label art, and a funky catfish on the cap. A 1-finger, brown head is created with a normal pour. The body is jet black, showing very dark brown/red edges when held to light. The head settles to a thin film, and there are rings left on the glass from just a swirl, even more so with a sip.

S- It's straight up chocolate on first inspection. Coffee is another dominant trait. With some warmth, I get a distinct, vanilla sweetness and a hint of heat from the peppers. Some warmth and there is an impression that this packs a serious ABV punch. In the end, it all gets very bold without overwhelming the senses.

T- Oh, that's nice! Bold and complex. I get a lot of coffee and semi-sweet chocolate, much like a chocolate flavored coffee my wife used to keep stocked for weekend brewing. The chili peppers play a supportive role, and do a great job through the finish. It all comes together nicely, with no element dominating. I wouldn't mind just a little more heat on the back end. Though my wife said it was "a lot of chili pepper," to each his/her own. With a little warmth, everything gets amplified, without changing any of the balance, maybe stepping up the vanilla and peppers more so.

M- Full bodied and viscous. There's a little alcohol warmth and a little bite from the peppers. A little long in the finish, perhaps.

O- At the pricing point, it's a special treat for sure. That said, I'm glad I listened to my "beer guy, Jim" and pulled the trigger. I would definitely buy a couple more to hold onto for a special occasion. It's difficult to find many faults in this beer.

4.25 5 4.5 4 4.5

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

Photo of omolemio
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RiverCityBeerGuy
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Glustick
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great! Not too spicy, not too sweet. Must get more

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Photo of brentusaurus
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masonz223
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: dark black with a cinnamon colored head
Smell: fresh ground coffe milk chocolate cacao vanilla
Taste: upfront you get vanilla milk chocolate. Middle of the mouth fresh medium roast coffe cacao more milk chocolate a slight hint of dark chocolate some chilli pepper. the finish is really when you get the heat from the chili pepper vanilla sweet hot chocolate.
Feel: vey smooth and creamy a big bodied beer With a dry finish.
Overall: this beer is very complex. At 13% abv you don't even taste the alchool very easy drinking for how high the abv is. The chilli pepper really comes through in the finish and warms the chest. It adds a whole new character to this beer. Please try this beer you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of Run4theRoses
4.77/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zimm421
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nearly solid black with a nice brown head. The nose has obvious notes of spice, along with roasted malts, sweet chocolate and vanilla. The taste is slightly spicy, but doesn't have a lot of heat and is fairly one-note. The sweet chocolate holds up the back-end. The mouthfeel is the most impressive part, as it is extremely smooth, creamy and thick. Overall, a very enjoyable stout, but I was hoping for a bit more out of the spices here.

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Photo of donovanneb
3.62/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Vanilla bomb terrible

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Photo of Bpc24
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 6,252 ratings