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
Ranking:
#100
Reviews:
972
Ratings:
6,131
pDev:
8.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,028
Gots:
2,707
Trade:
265
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Ratings: 6,131 |  Reviews: 972
Photo of potion
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dan_K
4.19/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of JColin
4.19/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottled 10/1/16
Duvel Tulip

A - Black oil. Little to no head with a brown sugar color

S - Heavy coffee, cacao and vanilla

T - Lots of chocolate, coffee and creamer. Real sweet

F - High abv hidden. Chocolaty coating

O - The smell is most pleasant. Dessert like. Overly sweet though and $10 for a 12oz around Chicago. I won't reach for it too often.

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Photo of ruthd637
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of marchoftheclouds
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of PvtSnowball
4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hgw605
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Straight black. Thick. Almost no head. Oily and viscous.
S: Best part of the beer. Tons of vanilla and coffee come through along with dark chocolate, some spice, and sweet booze.
F: More of the ancho chili peppers come through in the taste. What you would expect from the aroma but the sweet booze takes over a little more than I would like.
F: Thick and full but almost abrasively warming from the high alcohol.
O: Very very good but stouts that get into this range of abv can be a little too aggressive for myself.

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Photo of stevesbeer
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eml0690
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Scrambeez
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark black pour with zero head

Aromas is just incredible. Insane melted chocolate, peppers, vanilla, cherry, amaretto, coffee, lactose.

Flavor is more of the same but chili forward yet amazingly not overdone. Coffee and chocolate pop up in between bites of chili. A firm, roasty finish takes place.

Feel is slick and semi thick but not as thick as id like. Only let down here.

Overall, what a great beer. Now I know what I was missing.

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Photo of jaketaz
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good but compares unfavorably to Stone Xocoveza IMO. They do a good job with all of the Mexican chocolate type flavors, chocolate cinnamon and chilI. But it's rougher and harsher and the 13% abv is obvious. I caught a slight cigarette taste and Aroma as well. Letting it warm up for 10 minutes really ups the quality. At ten bucks a bottle I won't be going for this any time the Stone or Cigar City Mexican choc beers are in circulation.

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Photo of Ericshain
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aquabears
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark cola-brown with no head, smell is seriously vanilla with hints of roast. Taste is mostly vanilla with a spicy heat on the very back end and mild roast from malts. Warmth from the alcohol as well. Hints of bitter chocolate, not getting much coffee. Slick mouthfeel, brightly fizzy on the front.

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Photo of Ducksnbucks
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheHappyGriffin
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - pitch black, great head with some mocha color. Not see through but no visible sediment

Smell - semi sweet chocolate, coffee, toffee, hints of vanilla bean ice cream. Basically when starbucks grows up, this is the cologne/perfume it will wear

Taste - all of thee above plus hints of black pepper and serrano on the back on the tongue during the finish. Tiny bit of earthy hops midway through, but barely noticeable. Mainly sweet dark charred notes.

Feel - thick and luscious. Leaves an espresso taste long after the swallow, much like an Americano or a double shot. Alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering.

Overall - one of the best readily available heavy stouts on the market. Not cheap, but worth every penny. 12 Oz is the perfect serving.

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

Photo of Santosizer
4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pour: looks black as night, a typical stout. Little to no head. If you're lucky you'll get a bit of tan off the head which will be gone like a fart in the wind.

Smell: Smells like coffee grounds, earthy soil after a rainstorm, cocoa powder, madagascar vanilla beans, and a touch of cayenne.

Taste: Mother of god, this caos of a combination humbly harmonizes. Right up front a touch of milk, then roasted toffee, caramel, and vanilla to linger. Most importantly the subtly peppers give you a bit of a palate awakening and invite the next sip.

Body: The body is almost a bit of a throw off. It's not at all as heavy as the nose and taste would lead you to believe. At times it is watery, like a guinness. Abv is well hidden, almost untraceable.

Overall, this is a fantastic stout. I hope they do not sell out to major corporate beer and produce this for the masses on a commercial scale. This is just perfect. It's not as hard to find as pliny or another hyped up beer, but you will find this occasionally in your local craft store. This should be enjoyed to the rest of the country as a specialty like christmas, and to the locals as their own. Just a wonderful beer. cheers.

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Photo of 98green
4.23/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle. Solid black with a thin tan head. Smell is light stone fruit. Taste smooth chocolate and coffee, some late ripe stone fruit. Very slight bitterness to balance. Maybe some mild heat from the chilis. Feel is silky slick, low carb, not chewy thick, but in no way thin. Booze is present of course, but would not guess 13%. Overall an excellent beer, but with these big stouts, I always compare to a BBA, and I find the non-aged ones lacking a bit. Also, at $10 per single 12 oz I doubt I will be buying many

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Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 6,131 ratings
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