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Prairie Vanilla Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Vanilla NoirPrairie Vanilla Noir

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very good

59 Reviews
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Reviews: 59
Hads: 558
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 23.3%
Wants: 147
Gots: 126 | FT: 15
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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Reviews: 59 | Hads: 558
Reviews by StaveHooks:
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4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
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. (720 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Tiernan
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Spaten454
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of TheWildWes
4.98/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 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. (497 characters)

Photo of Krafty34
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Ben7773
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of RoninBirdman
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Prospero
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of johnyb
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of RobertH50
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of AdamF625
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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. (456 characters)

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MorganSaunders
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Schooner12
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
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. (68 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Prairie Vanilla Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.