Prairie Birthday Bomb!

This beer was standing on a shelf, gathering dust. I remember when it was almost impossible to find Prairie Bomb!, much less the variants.

ABV: 13%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to, “Prairies are ecosystems considered part of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome by ecologists, based on similar temperate climates, moderate rainfall, and a composition of grasses, herbs, and shrubs, rather than trees, as the dominant vegetation type. Temperate grassland regions include the Pampas of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, and the steppe of Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan. Lands typically referred to as ‘prairie’ tend to be in North America. The term encompasses the area referred to as the Interior Lowlands of Canada, the United States, and Mexico, which includes all of the Great Plains as well as the wetter, hillier land to the east. In the U.S., the area is constituted by most or all of the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma, and sizable parts of the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and western and southern Minnesota. The Central Valley of California is also a prairie. The Canadian Prairies occupy vast areas of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.”

Random: My birthday is in September. This year, it hits on Labor Day.

This beer poured with a two finger, tan head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was black with no visible carbonation. The nose started with roasted malts and chocolate and lactose and a touch of sprinkles. The taste was much of the same. I picked up roasted malts and cocoa along with some sweet milk sugar and sprinkles. The booze was present, but not overwhelming. It had a lengthy finish with roasted malts and sprinkles. I picked this bottle up for $12.25, which came to $1.02 per ounce. This was definitely an expensive beer, but a rare treat that I would definitely have again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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