Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: American 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:
#147
Reviews:
1,017
Ratings:
6,298
pDev:
8.22%
 
 
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1,039
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2,744
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Photo of EliseDonnes
4.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of willricewillsweep
4.26/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of jripley97
4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Ahypercube
4.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A single 12-oz bottle of this was $10. But, if you have the taste for it, this is worth the money.

L: Just a film of earthy brown head, with tendrils of richer reddish cacao color. It's funny. I thought all pitch black stouts were essentially the same color, but this one seems to be significantly less red at the edges when held to light; at least compared to most BA Coffee Stouts I have tried.

S: Upon going for a sniff, a sweet chocolate liquor presence is immediately interrupted by the onset of booze, followed by cooling vanilla and the heat from the chili peppers. Taking a deeper whiff, bourbon barrel and that coffee come out, but the coffee is mellow and nearly drowns in the syrupy chocolate aroma. A bit of a grassy pepper aroma, nutty oak, and a boozy bourbon note accent the finish.

T: Taste confirmed: this is the perfect amount of barrel. Semi-sweet chocolate is clearly the principal flavoring ingredient, as it appears first, and is the last thing on the finish. Heavy vanilla and buttery caramel and toffee appear alongside it, but the vanilla dissipates just after that touch of spicy starts to set in, at which point you do taste a distinct coffee acidity and roast character. Finally, a hot bourbon finish smoothed by semi-sweet chocolate.

F: I wish it were more carbonated, but BA brews never are. That noted, it could hardly be any smoother. Like velvet.

O: As it is what they are famous for, this is the first brew I have had from Prairie. This is also the first time in my life that I have wanted to pay a visit to Oklahoma.

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Photo of porters4life
4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Chackman151
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ACY73
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cgwami
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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Photo of justinv29
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dafla67
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbl_delta
4.18/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a very dark brown with an almost nonexistent head, even with an aggressive pour. Initial impression is dark chocolate, blackstrap molasses, vanilla beans, and booze. Oddly enough, I'm not getting much coffee. Mouthfeel is fairly thick - almost syrupy. There is just a hint of carbonation. Finish is boozy and somewhat sweet, with heat from the chili peppers. Overall, this is a thoroughly enjoyable Imperial Stout - not the best I've had, but it's up there.

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Photo of TheBen5
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jrc1093
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in 2017 (month unknown)

A truly brilliant balance of flavors. Equal attention is given to the smooth chocolate, bitter coffee, creamy vanilla while all being effectively backed by a chili spice which never becomes too overwhelming. The feel is slick and creamy, and the big ABV is masked entirely. All in all, an incredibly well-structured imperial stout, even if its core flavors felt less asserted; this, in retrospect, could very well be due to the at least 5 months since the bottling date. I'd love to try this fresh.

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

Photo of geryeb624
4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 6,298 ratings