Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Bomb!
Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Bomb! is an American Double/Imperial Stout aged on Nordaggios coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans and chili peppers.
The smell of this is fantastic. It is like freshly iced double chocolate cake sitting next to a bag of coffee beans! Just a hint of non-distinct chili spice is in the aroma as well. The taste is of rich dark chocolate fudge, intense bitter roast coffee, and a subtle amount of chili spice and heat. A bit of hops are on a finish that I wish was just a bit smoother. That 13% ABV is nowhere to be found in the taste either, it is perfectly hidden.
Not quite as refined as CCB Huna or Westbrook Mexican Cake, but Prairie Bomb! is in the same league for sure. I will get my hands on bottles of this any time I can. Huge thanks to Lee for giving me a bottle of this, it was on my must try short list!