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Prairie Vanilla Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

536 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 142
Gots: 124 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopsMatt on 12-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial Stout Aged in Oak Whiskey Barrels with Vanilla Beans
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Ratings: 536 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.16/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Smell of chicken coup. A little chicken feather taste in the blend.

Photo of diamondlie
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_M
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this beer, as I thought the vanilla (there's a lot of it) and the whiskey barrel aging blended very well together. Also, was drinking this with a cheese selection, and that seems to really bring out a huge chocolate component as well. A very fun beer to drink, with a lot of coffee, whiskey, vanilla and chocolate showing at this point.

Photo of BJasny
4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bilco
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erushing
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of cfrobrew
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Jdotswizz
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Eddiehop
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of wesside89
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of BigPandaHunter
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of BenCruzin09
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of AussieActor
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of gcamparone
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Prairie Dino Glass.

Pours a deep brown, opaque body with a chocolate colored head that reduces slowly and leaves nice retention and lacing.

The aromas definitely indicate infection, lacto, funk, sour grapes, some coffee and chocolate.

On the tongue.. well, it's infected. If this were a sour stout I'd rate it as such, but tonight I was expecting a rich, vanilla forward imperial stout. Instead I got tart cherries, funk, leather, coffee, chocolate, no vanilla.

Mouthfeel is thin, which I'm assuming is due to infection. Medium carbonation.

Honestly this wouldn't have been a terrible American Wild or sour stout, but that wasn't the original intention and there's really no vanilla or heavy stout character here.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Ludwigkpa
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Prospero
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Prairie Vanilla Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.