Ungstrup (37573) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2017 JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nearly black pour with lasting caramel colored head. Aroma is strong coffee, chocolate, ashy roast. Flavor caries the aroma as well as vanilla, alcohol, toffee, and some chili.
Draft. A black beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes fo roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry roasted finish. Alengrin (5369) - BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2017
Draft at Gollem. The famed rum barrel aged edition of Prairie Bomb!, with deep cream-beige coloured, medium head which quickly dissolves in the middle but otherwise retains well as a moussy ring, over a black beer with about one millimetre of hazy mahogany off the edge. Nose is immediately ’attacked’ by a lot of real rum, as a heavy layer on top of chocolate liqueur, hazelnut oil, glue, coconut flesh, candied dates, wood (as in wooden furniture), marzipan, amaretto, liquorish, pipe tobacco, shoe polish, wet leather. Expectedly intense flavour with candied sweet onset, dates, almond, some candied cherry, roasted barley underneath providing some sourish balance, initially quite ’prickly’ carbo but in a refined way of very small bubbles, thick and viscous mouthfeel. Dense nutty and caramelly malt body, chocolatey too but before the finish, a whole lot of burning, even fusel-like alcohol begins to dominate, with a lot of heat and a Bacardi-like, actual rum flavour; some vanilla-ish oak and peppery notes of both hop and the added chili peppers at the back, but the rum adds alcohol heat and sweetness to an extent which I personally find over the top. I do not like rum to begin with so this was never going to be my beer anyway, yet I could have forgiven this is if it weren’t so harsh and strong, obliterating the basic beer’s beauty too much. I prefer that stunning whisky barrel aged version way over this. 77ships (9827) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2017
Draft glass @ Gollem: Omnipollo Craft Beer Madness. I keep getting frequently disappointed by Prairie beers, I really don’t get the hype. I don’t get how this is a top 50 RIS. 2014 / 2nd batch. Black with thick mocha deep chocolate head. Overly rubbish vegetable poor chili totally dominates the nose, poor vegetable thai & habanero chili, thin roasted mocha,... Taste is far too heavy on rubbish poor overly vegetable chili with molasses syrup, herbal, vegetable thin cacao, mocha, chocolate, sugar, overly alcoholic, plastic,... Plastic, very thick molasses syrup & far too vegetable chili. Awful overly vegetable chili totally ruins this beer for me. koleminer20 (3591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2017
Shared at the Prairie Everything Dark/Kill Your Liver Extravaganza at Jeff’s House on July 1. 12 oz bottle, vintage 2016. The pour is a lighter black with a thin ring of dark brown head and no lace as it vanishes. The aroma is full of chocolate and a heavy sweet rum addition. There is a light vanilla, a hint of coffee, and just a touch of pepper. It’s well balanced, and sweeter throughout. I like this a lot. The flavor is just as good. The chocolate and coffee are big up front. The rum barrel adds a beautiful sweetness and a great vanilla to it. There is a hint of alcohol, but it’s great. The mouth feel is a medium to heavy body with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly boozy sweet rum and chocolate aftertaste. This is fantastic. I love the depth of the rum here. 9 4 9 4 17 SG111 (1821) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Bottled. 15%. Pours pitch black, tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, coffee cake, cinnamon, rum, dusted cocoa powder, vanilla, coconut. There is plenty going on here, and it really is lovely. Flavor is chocolate, cinnamon, rum, rum booziness, coconut strips, vanilla, coffee cake, some chili peppers. Wow, what a majestic beer. That mouthfeel is absolutely perfect. Perfectly syrupy smooth. I cannot believe how good this is. I’m really surprised. I expected it to be good. But not this good. Maybe better than Xmas Bomb depending on the mood (which for me is saying something).
pkomar (461) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 13, 2017
This particular bottle, that Ive tried was a bit too old I think and the first time Ive tried it it might have been a bit too young, but in both cases I had a feeling that it is a class beer. Decent amount of rum which merges well with notes of chocolate and some vanilla. There is also some notes of coffee with decent amount of chillies on the palate (not overwhelming, though). Great stuff. kevinator (2205) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Another incredible spin on their Bomb! Aromas and flavors of rum, chocolate, roasted malt, hops, coffee and spice. Slight oak sweetness. Beautiful color and a thick mouth-feel with a thin head. Near perfect. Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 2, 2017
Backlog z Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017. Piękny aromat mlecznej czekolady, rumu, kukułek, wanilii. Mega gęste, kremowe, waniliowo-czekoladowe, genialna beczka. Wybitne, kocham. j12601 (11796) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Bottle shared by one of the bartenders at ISO: Beers. Pours a deep dark jet black with a thin tan head. Big fat cocoa, smells of a bit of milk splashed over Rum Chocolate Captain Crunch (I don’t think this is a real cereal flavor, but now I hope it is). The rum is present but not dominant. Integrated and yet still warm and boozy, full of chocolate and cocoa, rum and soft wood. Lovely, warm, full of vanilla nnd wood tones. Sweet and delightful.
kajser27 (1805) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 25, 2017
Black colored, thick, creamy medium- tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, rum. Taste is quite sweet malt, roasted, dark chocolate, vanilla, some coffee, rum, some coconut, bit dark fruity,, bit woody, medium roasty bitterness, some alcohol and warmth. Full bodied, thick, soft carbonation. Very, very nice!
(sample, MBCC 2017)