Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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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
Ratings:
5,914
Reviews:
923
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
8.26%
 
 
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1,019
Gots:
2,649
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Photo of EamonnB
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.84/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The appearance was a jet black color with a one finger white foamy head that dies immediately. Nice adequate slightly foamy lacing trying to cling to the glass, but spider webs for the most part. The smell had an espresso up front in a nice roasty sort of way backed up by some sweet milk chocolate and with a decent vanilla bean setting pervading my nose. The taste was mainly sweet that ends up leading to a decent balanced roasty sort of effect of a coffee grounds taste but not too bitter or bland as its spectacular and inviting. The aftertaste is basically a combined chocolatey/coffee flavoring with a quick dry finish. On the palate, well this one sits about a medium on the body that makes me want to sip this the more I taste it. Carbonation is good for the style as its fairly smooth and balanced to lead my mouth and tongue into a delicate sticky sweetness. Overall, though I don’t get the "peppery hotness" others do, I say, this is a pretty good brew well worthy of coming back.

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Photo of CayseyW
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shabadoojr
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of yuno
4.32/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yogi_Sanandy
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedDiogenes
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: black as night
Smell: coffee, toasty and sweet malts
Taste: like drinking a melted bar of really high quality, not too sweet dark chocolate
Feel: very malty, like drinking a thick melted bar of chocolate

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Photo of bobrking
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

This one is truly is what is advertised. The coffee, the vanilla, the cocoa....then the spice. It's all perfect. It packs everything in there with a bow on top. Easy drinking to top it off. Love this brew.

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Photo of moysauce
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bauers
4.85/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Danmullens1
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of golf4collet
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doremite
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Warfarris
4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When I get the chance I enjoy trying a beer before I know the rating. I was expecting a 95, still world class, but was not surprised to see the 99 pop up.

Poured on tap into a snifter at The Beer Trappe in Lexington Ky. Beautiful look, feel, smell, and taste. Everything a stout should be with a hint of spice at the end which helps mask the alcohol beautifully. Excellent beer and a must try for any stout lover.

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Photo of Michiganman2325
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jkermitj
4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beyondthepalace
4.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Finally got a chance to sit down and enjoy this beer instead of rushing it. Pours nice and thick black into snifter. Strong vanilla and some spice notes. Light burn with first sip but balances out as you ride it out.

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Photo of DrederickTatum
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Glass bottle into snifter.

Look is burnt motor oil, very dark.

The nose is coffee and brownie batter.

The mouth follows the nose with coffee/espresso, fudge and then slowly the chili poppers creep in. Slight heat at the right moment that mildly build and disappears.

Mouthfeel is thick bodied, mild carbonation and pure enjoyment.

Overall Bomb is the bomb. Lame, i know but rightfully so.

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Photo of Illmaticzx
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Crafty_sonofabeer
4.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Timc32
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Obake21
4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is awesome. It poured black with almost no head yet had a good amount of carbonation that kept my tastebuds alive. It is 13% ABV so it did come across a little hot, but it doesn't matter when something is this good. It smelled like coffee and fudge. If I had to describe it to someone I imagine a cold brew coffee, with a shot of espresso with melted fudge and some carbonation. And alcohol of course.

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Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.48 out of 5 based on 5,914 ratings.
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