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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

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Photo of williamjbauer
4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled, served in a TG chalice, 2013 vintage, thx to boilerfood for the pick up!

A very dark brown, ruby on edges, I can see my reflection in the beer(am I getting deep here?) thin ochre head with moderate retention and poor bubbly lacing, nice alcohol legs.

After reading the label I am expecting more than what is present on this nose, light cocoa, choc nibs, roasted coffee, touch of vanilla, but nothing obnoxious here. Barely a hint of pepper.

I am so glad I drank this at near room temperature. The chilli notes are just poppin! The chocolate nibs hit me first in a pulse of soothing bitterness. My tongue rolls over the expensive roasted espresso, dark malts, smoke, touch of vanilla sweet, and then the balancing heat. Chili stouts are so cool when well done(puns abound!). The capsaicin is unyielding and hold heat to your palate for that next sip. What a ride!

Full body, moderate carbonation, chewy, sticky.

Honestly, I just sipped on Hunahpu this weekend and this might be drinking better at this time. The pepper here is less vegetable and more heat and everything is just working well together. I wonder how it will age? It is so yummy I don't know if I will get to find out...will seek this one out. Barrel age this!!!

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Photo of SavvyStudent
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours with a very slight head and a midnight black color. Thick throught with no clarity

S - coffee and spice to the extreme! Some cocoa nibs at the front for the bitterness and pepper at the back to give it a spice kick.

T - very clean blend. Cocoa dominates the front with a pepper/chili hint on the back that compliments the overall profilePeppers do dominate but play nice with the chocolatey sweetness as dusty coffee notes cut through slightly. Faint vanilla flavors on the backend.

M - medium high mouthfeel. Creamy texture. High carbonation along with everyone else reports

O - favorite of the series so far. Strong coffee and cocoa influences with a perfect chili balance for my liking; others found it a little too much. If you lie chili, coffee, or cocoa this beer does an excellent job balancing all three and an amazing grab while in Ok

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Photo of Charliechu
3.79/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I think a few years would do this beer some good. Came off to me a bit over the top with the coffee /spices . Overall a decent imperial stout but I would recommend letting her sit for awhile before opening another . It would be interesting to collect a few different batches and so a side by side to see if anything changes. Just a thought .

Cheers!

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Photo of Teleweizen2
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a deep inky black. 2 fingers worth of chocolate brown foam. Dissiaptes quickly. Lots of spotty lacing.

S - aroma is deep and inviting. grindy roasty coffee
Comes at the nose with full force while notes of chili spice and pepper skins tingle the nostrils. Cocoa nibs present as a dark bittersweet chocolate sauce.

T - very balanced up front. Notes of chocolate and doughy bread with a creeping chili pepper heat. Peppers do dominate but play nice with the chocolatey sweetness as dusty coffee notes cut through slightly. Faint vanilla flavors on the backed. Finish is pepper dominate with notes of chocolate, coffee and booze to round it off.

M - medium high mouthfeel. Creamy texture. High carb.

O - great beer. A bit heavy on the pepper which does effect the overall balance/complexity factor. But i love chili peppers so i thought it was quite well done.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.67/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Thick, motor oil black body. Dark khaki head has great retention and nice lace.

S - Dry espresso beans, grass, dried chilies, black beans, mochi, and sweet hot chocolate.

T - Rich liquid chocolate, red bean paste, and dark roast coffee. Dry, earthy chipotle warms a thick hot chocolate finish. Delicious

M - Liquid gold. Thick, smooth, full body that finishes warm and dry.

O - An outstanding double stout. It is stupefying that this beer is 14%; it drinks like it's 4%.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, from the recent 2013 vintage with red wax. Shared with Doug today on our One Ear Anniversary tasting, today 9/14/2013. Poured into a Cantillon wine glass.

Okay so this pours an above average imperial stout. Pours a pitch black body with an awesome creamy mocha head that gets to about 1cm, with solid retention. Not the greatest lacing, but you can tell this is a good imperial stout here. But not much more.

The smell on this one is straight up coffee. Which makes sense because this is fresh. This made us decide to open up a bottle of fresh Founders' Breakfast Stout, which smelled like straight up water next to this one. This is when we knew this was a serious smelling beer. Lots of sweet underlying roast malt combined with the bitter dark chocolate flavours and bitter black coffee flavours. Very good.

OK, the flavour on this is truly outstanding. You'd think this was a coffee bomb, but on top of all the intense black coffee acidity, there is an awesome dark chocolate bitterness mixed in with a sweet vanilla presence that really complements the coffee. What's even more outstanding is after about 4-5 sips into this beer, we got this awesome spiciness that gave a great heat on the aftertaste. This is truly a complex beer with so much flavours that I can't make sense of it... the only thing missing is some cinnamon.

Mouthfeel is just thick, creamy and decently carbonated. I would say that the only beer that supersedes this one is Hunahpu, but that's because Cigar City is the king of full bodied, thick and oily imperial stouts. This beer is just so drinkable, we could not tell it was 14%. Yet, it was so thick and so flavourful. This is up there with Hunahpu, and it certainly beats Mexican Cake and edges out Abraxas.. but not for the lack of cinnamon.

Not going to lie, I had relatively low expectations for Bomb compared to the others of its style. Perhaps because its brewed in Oklahoma. This is basically Ballast Point Victory At Sea with a ton of peppery spiciness and a better mouthfeel. Prairie is one of these breweries that is going to be a serious player in the craft beer world from here on. Bomb, Hop, 'Merica- everything I've had from them so far indicates an excellent attention to detail and high quality... unlike the Oklahoma Sooners. Sorry guys, your beer is just that good.

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Photo of 4amepiphany
4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Small Bar, chicago.

Pretty dark place, but it appeared pretty pitch black with a little head that dissipated rather quickly.

Smells of coffee, chocolate. Mostly roasted coffee.

Tastes of coffee, nice heat from the chili. I initially thought of End of Days, but more complex and palatable. Not as sweet, but just sweet enough. Somewhat like Abraxas, but not as chocolately.

Mouthfeel is about medium, not as chewy as I like my brews, but enough to be rather enjoyable with mild carbonation.

Overall, I enjoyed this brew very much. The chili is present, not overwhelming, but just right. Could use a little more cocoa nib presence. A BA version would be interesting. Oh, and the 14% alcohol? This has 14%? You gotta be kidding me. I don't taste it at all!! I did feel it though... haha

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Photo of Powderhornphil
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a seductive oily black that I love to see in stout with cocoa. Small amount of richly colored mocha head. Really nice and viscous looking.

Smells of espresso. Cocao. A bit of spice appears as well. Vanilla. No aspect over powers. Balanced and delicious.

Tastes really big on the bitter cocoa and coffee. Smoky mild, earthy peppers with very mild heat that compliments the beer nicely. Vanilla sweetness.

Lower carb nice feel. Big compliments for virtually no alcohol. Full mouthfeel. Coats the mouth nicely.

Edit: Initial review was on the red wax. After drinking the pink wax In had to increase a couple categories as it was even a better beer. Wow. Thicker mouthfeel and just bolder all around. Bigger nose and tastes all without one aspect overpowering. Just amazing!

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Photo of Beechner719
4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is just like it's name. A bomb! Poured from a bottle into a snifter. You will want to share this beer with some friends. Pours a jet black with a nice head with lots of aromas. Cinnamon, vanilla, the works. You can def taste the alcohol. It has an awesome bite and even better going down. It is very heavy and thick. I would def recommend this beer to anyone who likes big stouts!

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Photo of DovaliHops
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black, motor oil color, with a medium mocha colored head. Scent is chili- forward at the beginning. The spicy chilies come through up front with bittersweet chocolate and espresso. A hint of oak, but so much more cocoa and more chili than I expected. I bit of paprika and some cocoa. Taste is dark chocolate up front. It quickly turns to rich chocolate fudge and dark chocolate. The chili peppers come through quickly after and balance out the rich chocolate. This beer tastes like chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, with jalapeno sprinkles on it. So damn tasty! Drinkability is scary high. Overall, possibly the best chili stout I've ever had. The high ABV is well-masked. Such a unique and special beer that I'm happy I have more of.

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Photo of portia99
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz red waxed bottle poured into a Cigar City snifter.

A - Pours oily thick into the glass and sits with a super deep brown color that approaches black...nearly totally opaque. A half finger of foamy cappuccino head sits on top for a brief time, falling slowly to a skim coat on surface with a thick foamy collar around the edge of the glass.

S - Rich coffee, thick on the nose up front. Smooth semi-sweet vanilla, warm boozy alcohol on every inhale, cocoa powder, Hershey's syrup, milk chocolate, fudge brownies, light chili pepper that gives a bit of a bite that complements the coffee nicely. This really smells great.

T - Sweet milky chocolate up front gives the first impression. This is quickly followed by dark roasted black coffee, a touch of acrid astringency. Then comes the chocolate - semi-sweet, and bitter chocolates, fudge and more coffee. On the finish comes the chili pepper - nicely sharp but still somehow subtle pepper to complement the prior flavors and slowly developing into a nice warm pepper heat that lingers past the swallow. Superb!

M - Thick, full body. Carbonation is on the lower side and gives a super smooth and creamy texture. Oily and a touch slick. Lots of nuance here with flavors that change from sip to sip. I notice lots of variety on the exhale - one time it is filled with vanilla, the next pepper, the next coffee and chocolate. Alcohol is scarily unnoticeable...can't believe this is 14%.

O - Outstanding! I came into to this with high hopes and a bit of skepticism. Everybody is coming out with their version of the cocoa, coffee, vanilla, chili (and usually cinnamon) imperial stout...always sounds outstanding, but the execution of these stouts have been hit or miss to me. I was finding it a little hard to believe that this could be as good as people have been saying. In actuality, I think it might be even better than people are saying. Tons of flavor - lot of nuance. Everything seems to work together quite well, even with so much going on. I wasn't particularly impressed by the appearance, but everything else was outstanding. This is a super imperial stout. Definitely will be looking for more of this.

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Photo of Dope
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No date but just recently released in the last month or so? Who knows. Red waxed 12 ounce bottle.

A: Pitch, pitch, pitch black pour. Very large, very dense, very dark brown head. Head fades very very slowly, leaving quite heavy lacing behind. Great retention.

S: Big big coffee aroma. Huge roasted coffee beans, quality beans at that. Lots of cocoa adds a mocha-like effect. Just a hint of sting from the chili peppers but barely. Really nice sharp, bold aroma.

T: Again with the big roasted coffee bean but not AS overpowering as the aroma. A little smoother here too, not as sharp. Still pretty much dominates. Mild bittersweet chocolate mixes with the coffee and stands alone in the middle. Just a brief hint of chili pepper in the aftertaste but it's obliterated by everything else. Lingering mild chili pepper and bitter mocha between sips. Zero sign of alcohol especially for the 14%.

M: Heavy and thick and slightly astringent.

O: A beer with so much potential but didn't quite reach it. No sign of vanilla and barely any sign of the chili peppers. This is basically a big and wonderful coffee stout with a little chocolate to back it up. If I didn't know it had vanilla and chili beans I doubt I ever would have picked it up. The coffee pretty much dominates the whole brew BUT it is delicious coffee so how can I really complain? I had just hyped it up as more, if I'm honest. One of the times where hypes detracts from the experience, unfortunately. Don't get me wrong, fantastic coffee stout regardless. With just a litttle bit of heat. Super easy drinking for 14% with no sign of booze.

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Photo of SkeeterBoganski
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Bomb! pours viscous and dark, with a full frothy mocha head present. An outer layer of lacing is present when the glass is tipped. The carbonation present is fizzy and dissipating

S - the chocolate roast is ever-present, with dark coffee, malt, and plenty of ground coffee beans noted up front; the ancho chili peppers are definitely there in the nose, with the barely-there vanilla present too; probably one of the more complex noses on a beer I've encountered

T - of the coffee/cacao/vanilla/ancho combo announced on the label, this beer is tremendously coffee-forward. The ancho chili pepper flavors really come through and as this beer warms a bit, so do you. That ancho flavor hits the back of your throat nicely and you can really taste it in your burps. The vanilla is mostly present as the sticky lingering flavor on your lips and seems somewhat overpowered by the coffee and ancho. The sugar and cream of a training-wheels coffee is dominant too. Bitter chocolate and coffee beans galore

M - ultimately, Bomb! is really easy to drink; it goes down way smoother than you might think a 14% imperial stout, with all the flavors and dark roasty goodness, should. The carbonation levels make for a smooth drink, and that 14% is masked almost perfectly by all the flavors going on. Dangerously drinkable.

O - I didn't do much to acquire this bottle, so it had nowhere to go but up. I realize it's one of those 'it' attainable beers right now, but it pretty much lives up to the hype. I see the comparisons to Huna, and they're warranted. Huna may have this slightly beat, however. That said, Bomb! is really good shit and brings the coffee flavors to the table. I'm pleased with the complexity and drinkability and wouldn't for the life of me, if I hadn't known, guess this was a 14% beer.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. I don't see a bottle date.

Appearance: Pours an extremely dark brown/black and leaves a nice one-finger deep brown head. Extremely attractive imperial stout.

Smell: Huge coffee notes along with dark chocolate, figs, raisins, caramel, vanilla, malts, and some chili pepper spice at the end. Massive complex aroma, very pleasant.

Taste: Definitely dominated by the coffee, but there is also some figs, roasted malts, and vanilla upfront with it. A good balance between bitter and sweet - very interesting. A hint of chili spice at the end, but it is light and balanced. Alcohol is expertly masked by all the flavors.

Mouth-feel: Nice thick body with a good amount of carbonation. I wouldn't exactly call this creamy because of all the carbonation, but it definitely has a nice feel. Smooth finish.

Overall: This bomb has lots of flavor, especially coffee flavor, and it combines that with a nice heavy body. The alcohol is amazingly hidden. From the smell, I was hoping for a little more chocolate, vanilla and pepper in the flavor but it is still very nice, especially if you are a coffee lover.

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Photo of homebrew311
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is pitch black with brown head, lots of lacing and a collar of head left behind. Nose is vanilla forward paired with strong espresso and cacao. Smells bold and rich, not much pepper in the nose. Taste is smooth with heavy coffee and roast followed by a strong presence of vanilla which mellows the intensity of the roast. Right at the finish is when some heat begins and puts an exclamation on all the flavor. Delicious. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth wih mild carbonation. Overall, this draft version blows the bottled version I recently had out of the water. The bottle seemed thin, earthy, and forgettable whereas this glass pops with delicious flavors.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.93/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer is near black with a dense beige head. The aroma is silly good. Vanilla, chocolate, chiles, oak, roast, coffee beans. Seriously, this is amazing. What a complex and delicious beer. 14% abv hidden gracefully. There is so much going on in this beer that one gets new flavors with every sip. Aftertaste lingers for several minutes. I'm in awe. My absolute highest recommendation.

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Photo of Swongler
4.81/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Easily the best Stout I have ever had. The Peg's GOOD RareR DOS is close, but I prefer this beer's taste. I have had this beer from the bottle and from the tap. Each had a slightly different taste, but were just as good overall. Consumed from a snifter both times. 2013 vintage in both cases.

A - Dark, with a decent leathery head despite the 14% ABV. Refused to stick to the side of the glass when swirled. By the appearance, I did not expect what was coming next...

S - What is that? Freshly melted chocolate? Espresso grounds? A little sugar and cream. This smell is just short of euphoric. There it is! The alcohol. It took a minute to smell, but I spotted it.

T - Both the tap and bottle had chocolate syrup, coffee, vanilla. Slightly flowery and fruity. This is where the tap and bottle vary: almost no spice in the initial taste with the bottle, but it comes at the end and stays with you for a minute after you're done drinking; on tap, the spice is present from beginning to end. A bit of artisanal gourmet bacon-chili chocolate bar on the tongue. Incredibly easy to drink for 14%. Bourbon wood is present, but not obvious or overwhelming. This is how a chocolate vanilla imperial stout should taste.

M - Does not weigh down my tongue. Sticks in the mouth, like it does in the glass - leaves it coatless. Smooth swallow with well hidden ABV. No sting in this one.

O - My new favorite Stout. Sets the bar for all future stouts that I taste. Not enough to make other good stouts seem bad in comparison - just at the top of the game. I can't wait to find more of this in San Francisco. Big shout out to Øl in Walnut Creek for having this wonderful beer on tap.

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Photo of rudzud
4.67/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice rich dark brown nearly black hue with a very nice one finger mocha head that simply does NOT go away. Nice creamy side lacing and a creamy blanket. Excellent retention.

S - Chili's are first and foremost here with some earthy smokey ancho chili goodness. Wonder what chili's they used...they actually overpower the coffee. I get nice chocolate and a lot of vanilla. Wish there was more coffee here but the prominent chili and vanilla make up for it.

T - Ah..okay, this is nice. First sip brings a smile to my lips. Lots of chocolate and earthy smoke to start, light sweetness, super delicious vanilla. The ancho chili lingers on the finish along with super, super faint bitter roast coffee. Nice dark bakers chocolate, sweet vanilla pods, getting no alcohol at all with this one. Delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is very, very nice for the style. Alcohol hidden wonderfully, very light carbonation. Would like it a bit more 'velvety' but yeah, well done.

O - Overall, this beer has been getting a TON of attention. I was very skeptical, but man oh man is this good. Its damn good, and that's without tossing this in a bourbon barrel! The faint (for me at least) lingering smoky ancho chili heat and vanilla wins this one for me. Very, very well done.

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Photo of AZBeerDude
4.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is my first review so please be patient with me. What an amazing beer! Wasn't sure what to think of it based on the name but my friend recommended it and I was not disappointed. It pours like a dark syrup with very little foam. The best way for me to describe this is like drinking a tootsie roll. It has the sweet chocolate flavor while providing a small hint of coffee. As the beer warms, the chili flavor comes through and sits on your tongue. Overall, one of my top 5 beers.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.53/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a wedding snifter.

You know you're conflicted when you want to drop this bottle (due to the name), but you also know that doing so would waste a potentially great beer. ... Anyway, this stuff pours a very dark black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises dark and lightly-acrid coffee, vanilla bean, light oak, and a good helping of earthy greens. The taste holds notes of earthy coffee, roasted malts, and light dark chocolate powder. The body is a hefty-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I don't get the love professed for this beer. It's fairly boring in terms of spiced-stout characteristics, and the peppers are really nowhere to be seen (save in adding some green earthiness to the proceedings). No real complexity is to be found. Nothing about this beer brings much in the way of comparisons to Hunahpu (which I'm not even the biggest fanboy of) and its ilk. I mean, it's not a bad beer, in all honesty, but it's nowhere near as good as I've been hearing. I just don't get it...

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Photo of Florida9
3.69/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color. Almost black, but not quite. Barely forms any head at all. Maybe a small bit if surface coating, but not much. Aroma is mostly coffee. Darkly roasted malts, and some earthy chiles, but little else. Taste is disappointing: lots of dirty earth, some earthy chile, coffee dregs. Little sweetness. Full bodied. Lower carbonation. Dirty feeling.
Not exactly sure how this beer is getting the hype it's pulling. I found it to be very simplistic and Dirty. Coincidentally I had this right after East End Coffee Porter and while East Ends beer wasn't overly impressive neither was the Prairie. Comparisons to Hunaphu's is unjust.

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Photo of Johnseyboy698
4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is pretty awesome. I must admit. Very great flavor, not as thick. I would say that's its only downfall. But for the abv, you can't tell this beer is above 7. I'm a huge stout fan and this beer is in my top 5. Awesome beer I hope to enjoy more in the future.

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Photo of Mikecap
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Jet black with one finger of brownish head that remains intact

Aroma: Dark chocolate, intense smokiness and then coffee, roasted malt, definitely a lot going on here.

Taste: Chocolate and smoke, a bit of heat from the chili which is interesting, more chocolate and just a hint of coffee

Mouthfeel: Full bodied but drinkable, ABV well hidden, the chili doesn't take away from its drinkability

Overall: Solid Imperial Stout here that I loved, definitely worth getting your hands on

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

Appearance: pitch black, dark brown finger of head.

Aroma: intense coffee, chocolate, roast, leather, char.

Taste: a bit less coffee forward, equal parts chocolate, with a mild chili finish. As it warns, the chili becomes more pronounced.

Mouthfeel: solid full, creamy body with appropriately lower carbonation.

Overall: quite drinkable for the ABV, it was rather hidden. Wonderful coffee stout worth seeking out.

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Photo of EliotRosewater
4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - dark brown to black appearance with minimal head and a bit of lacing.

S - tons of chocolate/cacao. Bits of tobacco, oak, coffee, burnt sugar. Faint vanilla aroma. Very intriguing.

T - bitter coffee and dark chocolate are the primary notes. Like eating a liquid dark chocolate brownie. Roasted malts make up a major part of the flavor profile. The 14% abv is very well hidden.

M - creamy, full body. Pleasant bitter aftertaste.

O - I had been dying to try this beer and it definitely delivers. Not much chili presence. So much depth and flavor in this beer. Highly recommended.

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BOMB! from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.48 out of 5 based on 5,759 ratings.
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