Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.5 w/ 5,976 ratings

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

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

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Photo of Swillbur
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pour from bottle into Teku.

Aromas of marsh mellow, coffee and mole. Flavor is awesome, tons of chocolate with coffee and some ancho in the end. Mouth feel of this beer is perfect for a 14% stout, so creamy and you would never know it's that high in ABV. Home run here.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of BAsbill
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of stephens101
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A thin layer of dark, nut-brown and bubbly froth lies gently atop this black as black beauty.

Big coffee to the nose; and not the cutesy kind with the caramel and whip cream BS, but a real man's coffee out of a tin cup by a campfire after you've been on the trail for days. Some roasted nuts are smelled along with a dose of milk chocolate, faint vanilla, burnt oak and earthy hops. Straight forward, right on, and no messing around.

Tastes of creamy milk chocolate up front with a wallop of smoldering oak followed by an expected, but no less welcome fusel alcohol. Some black licorice and singed sugar notes are laced with some peppery heat at the very back. This one is Kicking the Pricks on all fronts so far.

Goes down close to heavy and viscous as 'literal' fuck. The heat is on without a doubt, but it's finessed so well by the other dancers at this party that you barely notice.

Prairie Bomb is a hot, in-yer-face mess that you can't let go of no matter how wild she gets.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of popery
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with a relatively dark brown head. Little to no lacing. Not much in the way of head retention but it's easy to kick up more foam. The aroma is big on vanilla, chocolate and coffee. More of the chili comes out as the beer warms. Fairly sweet aroma but nothing comes across artificially. The taste starts out with a bunch of vanilla and chocolate. Coffee and roast come right behind. Rather sweet but there's enough flavor bouncing around that it doesn't dominate. Mild but noticeable chili burn in the finish. It adds a welcome layer of complexity to the beer. Things would probably get a bit too sweet without that little burn. Nice thick mouthfeel. Very smooth and full. This is an excellent imperial stout. There's lots of flavor and it all plays well together. Great work from Prairie.

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Photo of IAmJacksHopTongue
4.81/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From bottle into my KBS glass. This is everything I wanted/expected Huna to be, but Bomb! actually met and exceeded expectations. Started this a little cold from my IPA fridge (42F) to see how it changed.

A- oil-dark with trace of caramel head. I gave an aggressive poor, but still less than a pinky finger. Foam color is gorgeous though.

S- similar to KBS. Lots a coffee and burnt sugar, with some dark chocolate.

T- light chili spice right away, but no burn. Then the coffee/chocolate takes over. As it warms, you feel more of the spice in the back of your mouth and the roasted/smokey notes come out. I love the chili in this.

M- lightest carb at first, but fades quickly to fairly typical barrel aged stout. Not sure I was floored by the mouthfeel.

O- add this to my Always Want list. It really is top notch. I was disappointed in the 2013 Hunahpu's that I had, because it lacked any measurable heat or spice flavor to my palate. Prairie Bomb does not suffer the same problem. This had high expectations based upon the buzz and reviews, and it surpassed all hope.

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3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Treebs
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle gold waxed bottle served in a Prairie Artisan Ales snifter. Big thanks to beerboy9960 for sending a few of these gems my way.

A: Pours dark black color with a thick dark tan head forming on the pour. it recedes to a thick collar and thin film that leaves a sticky webbing of lace down the glass.

S: Wow. Absolutely delicious. Lots of sweet cinnamon, milk chocolate and fresh ground coffee beans. Sweet vanilla as well with some very light pepper on the back end. Mild roasted malts throughout, but the adjuncts really make up the bulk of the nose.

T: Unfortunately, the taste doesn't quite live up to the deliciousness of the nose, but it's still very good. The vanilla is slightly artificial, but the coffee and cocoa nibs mask it mostly. The peppery qualities come through a lot more in the taste with some fleshy heat. Roasted malts with some light bitter bakers chocolate. The booze is non-existent on this guy. Extremely well hidden.

M: Heavier mouthfeel with a thick and chewy texture. The carbonation is medium with a sweet, roasted and slightly spicy finish.

O: Outstanding work from Prairie. This is the real deal and I'm so glad I've got a three left from the trade. The booze is extremely well hidden and the mouthfeel is spot on for the style. Will have again soon.

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 97.5% out of 100 with 5,976 ratings
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