Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.5/5
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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:
#100
Reviews:
979
Ratings:
6,152
pDev:
8.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,033
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Ratings: 6,152 |  Reviews: 979
Photo of enrique_m
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look pitch black, chocolate head, and short lived lacing.
Smell coffee
Taste chile Poblano with no burn at all with coffee.
Feel smooth full bodied brew with a chile coffee treat
Overall pretty tasty

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Photo of burns3y
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

coffee coffee coffee. By far one of my favoritae Stouts right behind Good Morning.

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Photo of dshansen1184
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of matcris
4.97/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

LOOKS: Black, up to the light, a light brown around the edges. Plenty of small bubble carbonation rising. Pours no real head, but the thin layer on top of the beer is dark tan, and creamy/frothy. The residue of that head kind of slides down the sides of the glass like molten lava.
AROMA: First, sweetness overall. Then VERY dark roasted coffee, dark bittersweet chocolate, roasted jalapeno pepper, and the vanilla is definitely there, as well. Smells phenomenal!
TASTE: Wow, just almost overwhelming big flavors thrown at you... almost all at once. Very hard to describe the order. Sweetness, bitter, coffee, chocolate, peppers and vanilla. Then the peppers linger afterwards, nicely. There is a cool astringency in the back of the palate/tongue, but not harsh. Just like it's saying, Hey!, I'm back here too, Dude!
FEEL: Plenty of carbonation, texture is a little prickly on the tongue, but I think that really gets the flavors moving around a bit. Body is medium full to full and a bit sticky.
OVERALL: Explosion of flavors here. So much so that i really didn't notice any alcohol in the aroma or taste. Aroma alone is worth the price, IMHO. Flavors back it up.

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Photo of PaulyB83
4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a snifter. Bottled on the 338th day of 2015.

L- Dark, some light comes through on the pour but not much in the glass, half finger of medium brown head that dissipated to a ring.

S- Some dark fruits, dark chocolate, light amount of that green pepper coffee aroma, little bit of vanilla, not much pepper maybe a little, some alcohol is noticeable but not a lot.

T- Similar to aroma, chocolate is the biggest flavor, very smooth for 13%, getting more coffee on the end, medium roasted notes, not too sweet, some vanilla and pepper but not really as much as expected.

F- Great, full, silky.

O- This is a great beer that I'm glad to see now available in Michigan, the flavors are big and balanced and it's one of the smoothest high abv beers I've had. Only complaint is that it is expensive which will probably keep me from buying it on a regular basis.

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Photo of cubbyZilla
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sneaks2210
4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Reno9
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joh02034
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of luke12345
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PDXAmbassador
3.93/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After paying $10 for a 12oz bottle, I went in with high expectations.

Beautiful dark color, thick mouthfeel, some chili burn mixed in with pleasant alcohol heat. Balanced sweetness and bitterness. Enjoyable.

Enjoyed this as a non-BA stout, but doesn't hold up to BA counterparts. Certainly not for the price.

Still a great shelfy to have around in the wintertime.

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Photo of Sir_Whats-his-face
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I don't usually go out of my way to comment on the smell of a beer, but god damn does this beer smell great. The taste is likewise excellent; this is the third Mexican Chocolate-esque imperial stout I've had thus far (the other two being Abraxas and Xocoveza), and it's undoubtedly the best. It has more in common with Xocoveza than Abraxas, both in texture and the emphasis on dark chocolate as opposed to the thinner, more cinnamon-forward Abraxas. Paradoxically, the chocolate notes BOMB! are both richer and less sweet than in Xocoveza, which I like. If only this were distributed to my state and at a comparable price to Stone's offering.

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Photo of aaron3
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fabulous. One of the best beers I've ever had. Possibly bests North Coast Rasputin and Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. Only drawback was its priciness where I had it.

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Photo of Angerhaus
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tfrog3030
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BruceHartford3
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mcheek24
4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Izic27
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tone77
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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Photo of lanegan94
4.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of edraz1224
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of peteygees
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of LanceH
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 6,152 ratings