Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

Bomb!Bomb!
BA SCORE
97.5%
Liked This Beer
4.5 w/ 5,970 ratings
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:
#99
Reviews:
940
Ratings:
5,970
Liked:
5,821
Avg:
4.5/5
pDev:
8.22%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,023
Gots:
2,662
Trade:
269
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,970 |  Reviews: 940
Photo of SRBush1974
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with light tan head about 2", good lacing head sticks around for awhile.
Smell is amazing the chili peppers come through strong as well as the coffee notes very warming to the nose slight chocolate as well.
Taste is the bomb chocolate goodness slight pepper taste not over powering you cannot tell this is a 13% abv brew. Once it warms you get a little of the booze.
Feel is very smooth medium body very slick going down, slight burn from the peppers and alcohol at the end.
Overall I love this beer I would love to see how this ages.

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Photo of jsf14
4.81/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KWhyte23
4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ttime3131
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodlavers
4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThomasJ25
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure what to put here that hasn't already been said. An absolutely delicious stout! Recently had Mexican cake and I enjoyed this just as much. If you ever come across this one, pick one up, or ten.

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Photo of avalon07
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of foamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Not a whole lot of lacing, though.

S: A warm, enticing aroma of coffee, malt, and a lot of chocolate.

T: A big flavor here, with a big shot of milk chocolate mingling with some coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, and chilis. A big, well-rounded taste that delivers fully. The ABV% is barely noticeable.

F: A good amount of carbonation with an incredibly silky smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: This is a rightfully praised stout. It is exactly what the style should be: Big, forceful, and powerful.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, julian date 16215 stamped on the bottle (June 11, 2015). Served in a Great Lakes snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like coffee, bittersweet and milk chocolate, chile peppers, and roasted malt. I think the taste is mostly like the aroma, but there's also some caramel and vanilla noticeable. I think the coffee, chocolate and roasty flavors are the strongest, but the ancho chile is a nice addition! Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. The 13% ABV is well hidden, it sure doesn't seem like I'm drinking something that strong. I thought this was pretty good, I'll have to buy some more the next time I see it! $8.99 a bottle.

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

Photo of timmy2b
4.94/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a wine style tumbler glass. Poured a very dark black with a tan head. Scent of Cocoa and Vanilla. The flavors of the cocoa, coffee and vanilla all mix very well. The Chili Peppers were not present while cold but slowly make an appearance as the beer warms. The high ABV was hidden very well in this beer. I would recommend pouring half into your glass, leaving the bottle out while drinking the first half, then drink the second after it has warmed in the bottle. Amazing Beer!

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Photo of abkayak
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of braker649er
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Xmas 2015 beer. Great flavors here. The cocoa and coffee and pepper were all subtler than a few others I've had (stone xocoveza comparisons arise, and I prefer that, though really they're slightly different, and I enjoyed both--this one is more boozy, more subdued on the pepper). Overall, the elements blend together well, with a bit of vanilla to perhaps soften and sweeten the alcohol heat. A winner for certain.

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Photo of Dr_Fox
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of derekgw123
3.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jw4free
2.51/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

L: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Weizen glass. Opaque black, No waterfall, very thin head fades to nothing, no lacing. S: over cooked green peas. Day old coffee grounds. T: dirt, with heat. F: stomach churn. Some body coating mouth. O: this imperial stout is so overrated or I got a bad one. It is terrible. I cannot even tell what the Brewer is going for. I finished it because I don't waste beer, and it was 13%.

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Photo of helpingphriendlybook
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dee4maine
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bombs away! Bombs away!
Tried this head to head with Stone Xocoveza. it mos def was better. mouthfeel is much richer. letting it warm will help a lot. great sipper.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.99/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of grahuba
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregf51
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of combatFlexo
4.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of clayrock81
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a black body with two finger khaki head and left no lace. While some roasted malts and hints of chili peppers come in, mostly I smell vanilla and dark chocolate. Smooth, almost milky slick mouthfeel, probably the smoothest and easiest drinking beer that I've ever had with double digit ABV (which is incredibly well hidden). The coffee and chili are noticeable on backend and help give beer another dimension as for most part it is real chocolaty and sweet (some vanilla in there but mostly chocolate). This is a beer that I could keep pounding b/c of my sweet tooth but I could see why some people don't like it as it very sweet and not for fans of only dry stouts.

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Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 97.5% out of 100 with 5,970 ratings
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