Douberd (4535) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Prairie Bomb!) Bottle 355 ml at home, many thanks to rouhlas! Served into a snifter, ABV 13%
Black coloured body with a good sized and quite thick dark tan head sitting in top, good retention.
Aroma has lots of coffee grounds, lots of chili peppers too, milky chocolate as it warms up, faint alcohol.
Taste has more chocolate and cocoa, vanilla, well hidden alcohol, hints of chilie peppers but not a big burn, light coal, more chocolate on the finish.
Medium thick body with good carbonation, slightly sticky on the palate.
dnicolaescu (1685) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - APR 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOTTLE 12 OZ. Pitch black with a beige head. Tons of coffee and cacao in the nose, that, along with the sweetness and the hot peppers, makes it feel like a liquid chili-flavoured chocolate. The taste is super big! Sweet, but only moderately so, molasses, dark caramel and coffee followed by a moderate bitterness that is half hops and half cilies. The alcohol just adds to the spice. Despite all the intensity, the body is quite easy drinking. An excellent beer.
Shag (2789) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a minimal beige head. Aroms is coffee, espresso to be exact, chocolate, and a hint of chili peppers. The chili peppers not there much in the flavor just sweet chocolate and more espresso. Overall this sweet not boozy or hot. Nice.
Bawelt (462) - Lyon, FRANCE - APR 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nez complexe, parfaitement équilibré : café rond, chocolat noir, chocolat blanc, vanille, biscuit, poivron, piment.
En bouche, un bonheur : très chocolaté, caramel, café très rond, piment juste ce qu’il faut pour relever sans arracher ou occulter le reste.
Rien à dire : on a ce qu’on attend, tout est maîtrisé.
FraekkeFyr87 (285) - - APR 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is full of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, cocoa nibs and tar. The color is pitch black. The taste is full of chocolate, coffee, cocoa nibs and chili peppers. I love the balance between the chili peppers and the chocolate and coffee notes. Westbrook take notice! This is art in beer brewing! Wow! What an amazing beer! Looking forward to taste more from this amazing brewery!
Johnnyvelvet (21) - - APR 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of chocolate, spicy peppers, and vanilla. Nice and clean flavor of chocolate with a prevalent but not distracting pepper taste. Full body.
Tognetta (669) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Negra avermelhada, bastante turva, espuma marrom de pouca formação e persistência, com muito esforço e agitação é possível criar um creme (fabricada em 03/2014). Aroma intenso de café recém colhido, álcool presente e facilmente perceptível, chocolate amargo. Notas mais doces e licor de chocolate com o aumento da temperatura, complexa. Paladar de médio/intenso dulçor, álcool bastante presente. Corpo licoroso, baixíssima carbonatação. Final alcoólico, doce, achocolatado, café em segundo plano, vanilla fica mais presente com o tempo, longa persistência do sabor. A ausência de carbonatação foi a decepção, teria mascarado o álcool e melhorado a percepção do paladar. Vale experimentar mais fresca.
elbernays (1162) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 15, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Saveur beer. Pours oily black with little or no head. Vanilla, oak, wood, whiskey, chocolate nose. Flavour is treacle sweet with oak, tobacco, whiskey vanilla finish. Full bodied, full on flavour fantastic beer
varanid99 (950) - AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with a thin tan head. Massive, dark chocolate/cocoa aroma, coffee, vanilla, sweetish but not cloying aromas. Taste is smooth, mocha, almost milky, hides the alcohol well, caramel, almost milky flavours, with a little heat from the chilli at the end. Sweet, slightly roasty, coffee bitterness, thick, creamy mouthfeel. As it warms up the booze is marginally more noticeable but all of the other flavours come up a notch too. Holy shit.
NoDuff (1) - Washington, USA - APR 3, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The dark roasted coffee notes are accented by chili spices, a stimulating departure from the beaten path of your everyday stout. Following this spark of an introduction, a welcome layer of vanilla sets in, much like the golden crust of gently toasted marshmallows. The journey comes to an end with the sweet reward of decadent chocolate, a journey made just perilous enough by the looming presence of hidden alcohol. Cloying sweetness in never realized, as a dry finish cuts the fuse before this bomb goes off and prepares the palate for the next drink. Overall a tremendous display of balance that could have easily teetered any which way if not for the fine craftsmanship demonstrated by Prairie here. Expect only confectionary delight and roasted peppery goodness from the nose. Pours black with short-lived but beautiful brown head.