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Prairie Vanilla Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

438 Ratings
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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 16.21%
Wants: 138
Gots: 124 | FT: 27
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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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz waxed bottle served in a Prairie teku.

A - Pitch black body with a firm espresso head on top. Retention is nice and uniform.

S - Rich chocolate, whiskey, oak, alcohol, charred chicory, vanilla.

T - Roasted/charred chocolate malts, vanilla, whiskey, grassy/herbal hops, chicory coffee, there's sweetness but it can't compete with the roast and dry wood. The finish is semi-sweet and slightly bitter with a very dry close.

M - Lighter body than I expected, but still quite smooth, extremely dry finish.

The vanilla is light but adds a nice touch to heavily roasted malt base and melds well with the whiskey. The body was light and smooth but seemed to lack that decadent feel I was hoping from an oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 02:03:00 | More by StaveHooks
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Prairie Vanilla Noir
12oz bottle into a snifter
no bottling dates

Thanks to Narthax for sending this one over via trade

A: Pours opaque black with 1.5 fingers width of tan colored head which has good retention and leaves lots of lacing.

S: Coffee, milk chocolate, a nutty character, and lots of vanilla. Barrel notes are fairly subtle but are present with a whiskey booze aroma, and I also get some vinous dark fruit notes. Really like the big vanilla character here.

T: Chocolate, roasty, lots of vanilla. Barrel notes with oak and an almost harsh whiskey character. Some bitterness.

M/D: Full bodied, moderate carbonation, ABV well restrained but overall a bit harsh which limits drinkability.

O: Overall, not bad but a bit disappointing. Worth a try though.

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Reviewed from notes. Shared by Sasha - thanks.

Silver/grey wax on a 12 ounce bottle.

A: Pours black with a solid 1" tan head which fades slowly and leaves a few spots of lace.

N: Whiskey, vanilla, roast, oaky.

T: Boozy, oaky, roasty, whiskey with vanilla. Slightly sweet.

M: Full body and medium carbonation. Rich, roasty, vanilla and whiskey soaked finish.

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A - black thick liquid with a nice 1" mocha head. Lacing sticks and hangs around but dissipate.

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T - vanilla bean with a rye boozy finish. Not bad.

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Prairie Vanilla Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.