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Prairie Vanilla Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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89
very good

476 Ratings
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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 140
Gots: 128 | FT: 28
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:
Imperial Stout Aged in Oak Whiskey Barrels with Vanilla Beans

(Beer added by: HopsMatt on 12-11-2013)
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Reviews by ExaltedNecrosis:
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4.71/5  rDev +17.8%

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Pours a pitch black motor oil with 2 fingers of dark brown / chocolate head.

S - I get tons of vanilla instantly in the smell, along with some chocolate and caramel sweetness.

T - The taste is much like the aroma, with sweet vanilla at the forefront followed by sweet chocolate and caramel. The flavor is reminiscent of creme brulee. I'm pleasantly surprised at the amount of vanilla flavor; it's not subtle at all.

M - Thick and viscous, low-to-moderate carbonation. The alcohol is hidden very well.

O - Possibly my favorite Prairie beer. This is perfect for dessert, as the vanilla notes are absolutely fantastic.

04-21-2014 02:17:17 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-07-2014 23:27:43 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

03-31-2014 12:41:30 | More by tectactoe
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Tiernan

Texas

5/5  rDev +25%

02-25-2014 06:42:10 | More by Tiernan
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Spaten454

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

06-14-2014 21:21:35 | More by Spaten454
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TheWildWes

Oklahoma

4.98/5  rDev +24.5%

This beer pours dark with a carmel head that dissipates eventually. It's beautiful and almost has a dark, dark, mahogany color when held to the light.

The smell is unbelievable with vanilla, chocolate, and a roasted note coming through.

The beer coats your mouth and is very smooth. You get a hit of chocolate and vanilla up front and the whiskey starts to set in as the beer finishes.

I have enjoyed a few of these and find myself enjoying them more each time I have one. The perfect stout.

01-08-2014 01:36:38 | More by TheWildWes
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Krafty34

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-13-2014 02:55:35 | More by Krafty34
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

05-13-2014 08:25:50 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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Ben7773

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-20-2014 04:57:25 | More by Ben7773
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RoninBirdman

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-06-2014 02:20:59 | More by RoninBirdman
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

03-04-2014 04:08:35 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-21-2014 00:18:39 | More by Cynic-ale
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-25-2013 13:45:25 | More by jtladner
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

03-29-2014 00:19:35 | More by acurtis
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RobertH50

Texas

4.04/5  rDev +1%

08-16-2014 20:51:35 | More by RobertH50
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AdamF625

Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +4.8%

A- dark brown/mahogany with a thin brown head that fades quickly.
S- vanilla, Irish whiskey, rye, pepper, oak, tobacco, with a bit of smokiness
T- vanilla, smoked grains, rye, harsh spices, bourbon, fire wood, bakers chocolate
M- thinner body for an imperial stout, medium carbonation.
O- pretty complex flavor and aroma. If you are expecting a sweet vanilla ice cream stout this is not the one. The only downfall is the thin body and weak head retention.

01-25-2014 00:47:45 | More by AdamF625
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev 0%

05-22-2014 23:59:28 | More by mdaschaf
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MorganSaunders

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-18-2014 19:52:50 | More by MorganSaunders
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Schooner12

Indiana

4/5  rDev 0%

01-01-2014 14:36:38 | More by Schooner12
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jheezee

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-27-2014 02:38:40 | More by jheezee
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

03-19-2014 02:21:59 | More by Gonzoillini
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-05-2014 14:01:07 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.18/5  rDev -20.5%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with some transparency. Small khaki head.

Smell - Tons of vanilla. Milk chocolate. A little bit of barrel, but not a ton.

Taste - Vanilla right up front. Dark chocolate. Oaky. There's a sharp, almost green pepper flavor. Off-putting.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Medium body.

Overall - The aftertaste isn't pleasant, but it does smell incredible.

01-28-2014 03:25:58 | More by Alieniloquium
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.44/5  rDev +11%

Pours an effervescent ebony with 2+ fingers of mocha colored head. Sheets of lacing & very nice head retention

S: Vanilla & Bourbon

T: Follows the nose, caramel, dryness & faint roastyness up front, plus dark chocolate. More vanilla, a bit of caramel with dryness, a touch of smoke & booze as this warms, plus more oaky dryness. Finishes with vanilla & caramel sweetness & oakyness

MF: Chewy, low carbonation, so smooth

Drinks extremely easy, the ABV is extremely well masked, another great stout from Prairie,. I will pick some up to age if I get the chance

01-13-2014 06:01:00 | More by russpowell
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Chuck_25

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-23-2014 03:38:40 | More by Chuck_25
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Prairie Vanilla Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
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