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Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Bomb!Bomb!
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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:
#99
Reviews:
947
Ratings:
6,024
pDev:
8.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,023
Gots:
2,671
Trade:
264
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,024 |  Reviews: 947
Photo of ICTguy21
4.52/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arthurry
3.29/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of RealDeal
4.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zbeattie6
4.16/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FirstInLine
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LeeeMare
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of osseo222000
4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.26/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

This monster stout carries a monster price that is difficult to justify, It's great but ...

It pours a beautiful black with lovely little bubbles. The aroma is a sweet malty smell with plenty of alcohol warning of its presence. The taste is a bit malty roasty bite. Huge. This is certainly a wonderful sipping stout. Not quite sublime, but wonderful.

Recommended if someone else is paying for it.

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Photo of AJmon13
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billydrinksbeer
4.52/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mando31
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hawkeyejam
4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Well done beer out of Prairie Artisans. What this has going for it is the smell. Rich cacao, vanilla, coffee. Taste is very similar with the bitterness of the cacao really pushing through. Can detect the presence at the end of the peppers but very smooth bite. Not overpowering. It's a well crafted beer. I do wish the vanilla shown through.

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Photo of JohnnyLarue
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oktoberfest
3.12/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark as pitch. High ABV. High rating on BA. $8.99 for a 12oz bottle. Lots of coffee, some chocolate, some heat from the chili peppers. I'm just not a huge fan. Disappointed.

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Photo of xyz_entropy
4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.67/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Finally got my hands on a bottle of the infamous Bomb! Consumed on my birthday.

Pours black as night with a tiny head. No lacing.

One of the best smelling beers I have ever come across. Raw coffee, vanilla, burnt caramel, butterscotch, cocoa and pepper skins. Absolutely beautiful with no alcohol detected. Opens up and intensifies as it warms.

Taste mimics the nose. Complex and deeply flavored. Well blended and freaking delicious. Finishes with a slight tickling on the back of the throat undoubtedly from the pepper.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin and the carbonation is low to non-existent. I wish this was thicker and fuller bodied. A bit more carbonation would be nice.

Glad I got to have this one. I can see why so many love this beer. It is special and well crafted. It has some minor flaws but still hits the mark. Highly recommend.

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I wonder what a BA version of this tastes like. I tried both the Nordaggios and the new version with Peruvian coffee. The ancho peppers stand out over everything else, in a good way. It's a good change of pace to the overly sweet stouts all over the market now. This is well rounded and the spiciness doesn't completely overpower. Great flavor.

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Photo of 00Sebby
4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Rich, malty, chocolatey goodness. None of the expected burn or booziness expected at 13% abv. Will have to pick up a few more to enjoy now and some to cellar.

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Photo of nmann08
4.17/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcooper0027
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 6,024 ratings
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