Bomb! | Prairie Artisan Ales

Bomb!Bomb!
BA SCORE
97.5%
Liked This Beer
4.5 w/ 5,973 ratings
Bomb!Bomb!
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:
#98
Reviews:
940
Ratings:
5,973
Liked:
5,823
Avg:
4.5/5
pDev:
8.22%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,023
Gots:
2,662
Trade:
269
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,973 |  Reviews: 940
Photo of ChrisTota
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cvescalante
4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.04/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Black and thick....not much head

Smell - I smell a lot chocolate, not a whole lot of coffee smell. Something else, maybe vanilla?

Taste - Again, a lot of chocolate. Not that that is a bad thing but I was expecting more coffee. A little disappointed in that I didn't really taste the the chili peppers. I was waiting for a little burn at the end but did not get it.

Mouthfeel - Very thick, hides the alcohol very well for a 13% beer. Low carbonation

Overall - It was not what I really expected. I loved xocoveza and was hoping this would be similar. But the chocolate flavor took over a little too much. The chocolate flavor was great and It did a great job of hiding the alcohol but I was hoping the coffee and chili would have more of a presence. It's also a little pricey at $10 for a 12oz bottle. I have a second bottle that I'll age a little and try again.

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Photo of Echris21
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz glass bottle into a tulip glass. Looks almost pitch pitch black, no surprises here. Smell is very strong of chocolate and malts. Taste is similar, instant chocolate followed by malt and a faint vanilla and coffee. Blends together well and is surprisingly smooth for 13%. Carbonation is moderate compared to other imperial stouts.

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Photo of k33n3r
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drunkenmess
4.04/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eiwatts9
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of hermit990
4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_N_S
4.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Uscjojo
3.94/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks black with almost nothing of a head. Smell of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Tasted mostly chocolate with light coffee. I did not taste the peppers, like many who have. It felt like a soda that was shaken until all the carbonation was gone, very flat. It wasn't bad, just different. The 13% was well hidden. I bought it for 7.99, so I can't complain about the price.

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

Photo of Sprkmaker
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Jkolls
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gregcordle
4.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of radius129
4.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in an over-sized wine glass straight from the tap.

Appearance: Thick motor oil black with medium to heavy bubbles on the body. Head is a nice natural dark tan color rising lightly to maybe to half a finger's length. Drops to nada after a sip with sticky lacing.

Smell: Light mocha and coffee, you smell a cold caramel...Hovers the nostrils but not the most sticking scent.

Taste: Cimplex coffee, hints of nutmeg and chocolate...the chocolate overpowers most of the taste but that isn't a bad thing. Trust me not a taste you forget.

Overall: You see it, buy it. Picked it up on draft at Tap and Barrel here in Smithtown, NY...priceless. Grab a glass and thank me later. Salud!...PS. picked up my second serving of this brew here at MGM in Minnesota and the brew delivered better the second time around. Quick reminder of what's good for you.

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Photo of Muss42
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of madelf66
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Isumurphy
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.85/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours near black, dark cola brown with a thin, light tan colored head. Sub-par retention, quickly breaking down to an island of suds in the center of the glass. Lacing consists of a few small spots found randomly around the glass.

Smell - Sweet, with vanilla and cream being the abundant aroma. Fair sour funk and booze. Lesser milk chocolate and a hint of coffee and spice.

Taste - Follows the nose. Sweet vanilla with some odd, slightly sour funk. Good amount of Cream. Faint coffee notes buried beneath the sweetness. Back end hits on cheap easter milk chocolate and a touch of heat from the chili peppers.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with low, creamy carbonation. Very smooth, and for 13% it drinks like a dream. Easily the highlight of this brew.

Overall - This is good, but it isn't doing much for me. The depth simply isn't there, as the sweetness prevails while lacking any kind of significant roast or bittering balance. At $10 per 12oz bottle it's a steep price to pay, and I'll rest easy knowing I'll never have the urge to buy it again.

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Photo of slavetothemessiah
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours black syrupy. Creamy beige head. Old Gregg would approve! Nose. Cocoa and vanilla with maltiness. Mouth feel. Full body. Taste. At first, more vanilla and cocoa, second and third sips, taste of chili peppers, just enough. Aftertaste. Very well rounded. Sweet but not too sweet. Overall. Beautiful strong imperial stout. If there was one beer to take on a deserted island, this might be the one. I'd forget about being stranded alone. Perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and strong. Will buy again very soon. Thankful that it's plentiful here in the OKC.

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

Photo of Jay_P22
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange wax #5. Poured into a snifter.

Looks like a dark brown chocolatey glass of amazingness.

Smells like chocolate, cocoa, and a touch of chilies. Love the hint of pepper that comes across.

Tastes like an amazing stout with a touch of heat. Perfect amount of heat as other beers have gone overboard.

This beer will fill you up and leave your tongue feeling the touch of heat. Makes y in want more.

Overall worth the hype. Love that I got a wax version. One of my favorite Stouts, but definitely my favorite chili pepper fused stout.

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Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 97.5% out of 100 with 5,973 ratings
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