bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Initial aroma was of cigarettes then followed up by coffee, I donít like cigarettes but I enjoyed this aroma. Mild chilli bite on the taste that stayed the distance, smoke was there as well, milky coffee and also the vanilla notes, very very easily drinkable and the appearance started it all off well with a deep black body with a decent size dark tan head. Expecting a good beer and definitely wasnít disappointed.
mkel07 (3092) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap @ Scratch Bar as part of the Weekend of Darkness event 200714. Wow what an amazing beer this is. Given that when they went to tap the keg the coupling broke and the beer had to be transferred to another keg the beer lost none of its awesomeness. Black, brilliant and bloody good.
jonnyguns (886) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a pitch black with a very tanned head. Nose smells fucking amazing. Loads of chocolate, espresso, vanilla and roasted malts. Taste is upfront bitter coffee - then the vanilla sweetens the finish which includes a light chili after burn. Fuck me this exceptional. 13% not evident booze hidden so well. Cocoa coated palate leaves you wanting more. Wow!
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Pyrmir (3252) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Black with tan head. Aroma and taste has strong black coffee, chilies, brandy, apples, some acidity, roasted malts, caramel and chocolate.
wvhoran (82) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Two-Row bar, melbourne. Very black with a small tan head. The aroma is mainly strong black coffee. The flavour is rich roast malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, caramel, coffee. More bitter than sweet, a full body, with a chilli burn that builds. Very satisfying.
jbuskirk (411) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Imperial Stouts are the attention whores of the craft brewing world. Their huge flavors demand that you take notice. Their black bodies and high levels of booze love to share the stage with other heavy hitters. Thereís a lot going in Prairieís much-loved Imperial Stout. Bomb! is aged with coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and chili peppers. That crazy assortment of ingredients sounds more random than delicious but the flavor absolutely works. At the front of the mouth, spicy pepper and cocoa make an explosive first impression and make you think that youíre in for an intense blast of heat and bitterness. Instead, Bomb! quickly introduces its coffee profile before settling into a sweet finish with chocolate and vanilla. This is the kind of Imperial Stout that scares you at the start and makes sweet love to your mouth at the finish. That contrast was awesome until the very end. This ale is a masterpiece.
beersorcerer (35) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Good Karma and later 12oz bottle from D&Q - The Beer Station, Houston. From notes.
This is it.
At the end of our tasting we poured this next to last. This has to be one of the most complex stouts we have tried. The flavors are a constant flood of the mix. Coffee seems to be the predominate smell, besides the huge malt BOMB. Rich and Roasted.
What we loved about this beer is itís never ending drama.
A fantastic sipper to last the rest of the evening. Cheers.
HuskerTan (458) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Coffee, cocoa, chocolate, chilies.
A- Black color, black liquid, minimal brown head.
T- Chilies, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla.
P- Full body, rich thick texture, average carbonation, complex finish.
O- The initial flavor is a surprising kick from a lot of chilies that by the time you notice it, it fades into a chocolate and coffee palate and then finishes with the smooth taste of vanilla. This stuff is as thick and black as you will find too. I didnít see much difference in this and the Bible Belt. To me there were two in the same, except this had a lot more chili kick on the initial palate. All in all, an amazing beer. I donít think itís worth the price tag of $10 for a single, but still a fine fine beer.
fiulijn (14322) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Keir
Pour a pitch black color, thick, with brown medium sized head.
The aroma is very interesting; there are waves of good coffee, burnt bread, liquorice, hints of tobacco and incense.
Strong body, not thick, with a smooth and round mouthfeel; it has more roasted malt flavor than chocolate, a bit ashy, but luckily it has a moderate residual sweetness to support, also a slight acidity; the peppers provide a nice counterpart and complexity, with mild hotness; unfortunately there is too much liquorice, although itís less evident while taking more sips.
For this kind of beer, the final is weaker than expected, short, and vague.
A good beer, more chaotic than complex, not impressive.
cpetrone84 (1328) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is black with a creamy mocha head. Nose is heavy coffee roast, pretty clean/not acrid, fair bit of vanilla and a light tinge of pepper. Full bodied, creamy and well carbonated. Taste has more pepper but still light (which I prefer). The roasted coffee is most prevalent and the vanilla comes in nicely behind but not sweet. Reasonably balanced, not sweet, pepper balances with vanilla. Not really chocolaty but a decent stout.