Prairie BOMB!

Posted: September 29, 2015 in American Double/Imperial Stout, Prairie Artisan Ales, Reviews

The next brewery that we went to was a few storefronts down from Bissell Brothers. This was Foundation Brewery, which was also quite crowded. It had no indoor seating, so we got a sample and sat at a picnic bench outside. Their beer was pretty good, but in all fairness, I only tried one. It took about 15 minutes to get a sample because they were so crowded with people wanting growler fills. After about 15 minutes, we were on the way to the back of the office park for another brewery…

bomb

ABV: 14%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Bomb! is an imperial stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chile peppers. All the flavors meld to create a truly unique beer. The peppers add just the right amount of heat to compliment the intense coffee and chocolate flavors.”

Random: I have never visited so many breweries in such a short period of time.

This beer poured with a one finger, tan head the dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass and a slight crown on top of the dark brown, almost black body. I couldn’t see any carbonation due to the color. The nose had a lot of roasted malts, coffee, smoke and cocoa nibs. I didn’t pick up any of the vanilla or ancho peppers at this point. The taste had even more depth. At first, I picked up vanilla and cocoa nibs. Then, strong espresso coffee with smoke came through and lingered. I still didn’t pick up the ancho chiles, which I would have liked. The booze was insanely well-hidden on the beer. It had a thick body with moderate carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with coffee and smoke. The single cost $9 ($.75 per ounce), which is definitely on the expensive side. But, it was an absolutely outstanding beer that actually lived up to the hype. Go find this beer now!

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0

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