Friday, August 29, 2014

Beer Review: Pirate Bomb!

Reviewing Pirate Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales out of Krebs, Oklahoma.

Score: 94

2012 vintage bottle served in a Kuhnhenn snifter and enjoyed on 12/30/13. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Murky black-brown in color. Pours a finger of tan head that settles to a thin ring around the glass. Not much lacing or retention. 4/5

Smell: Rum, vanilla, cacao, and coffee grounds. No chili pepper. A little booze. 4.5/5

Taste: Tastes just like it smells, with a prominent vanilla-forward rum flavor. Delicious mix of rum, chocolate, and vanilla here. Maybe a hint of chili pepper towards the finish, but there is virtually no coffee or chili pepper flavor here. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, light-plus carbonation. I wish this brew was a tad thicker with a touch less carbonation. Good balance, but sweet-leaning. Oily, slightly creamy mouthfeel. 3.5/5

Overall: A really nice beer that does not have as much nexus to the base beer as expected. The vanilla-y rum is done quite nicely.

Cost: $8 for a 12 oz bottle.

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