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Prairie Vanilla Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

521 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 521
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 16.04%
Wants: 146
Gots: 125 | FT: 25
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 alaimoa:
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4.51/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is the review after having the 2013 noir first. Pours jet black with much less head and basically none at all. Smell is less aggressive on the whkskey but present with vanilla, cocoa, molasses. Taste hands down much more developed than standard noir with a nice whiskey and aggressive vanilla to balance it out with some molasses and roastiness in the back end. Finishes dry without too much sweetness

Overall I think Noir needs some time to smooth out from the aggressive whiskey notes and booze heat but vanilla drinking amazing right now fresh

alaimoa, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

DanGeo, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

tectactoe, Mar 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Tiernan, Feb 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Spaten454, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of TheWildWes
4.98/5  rDev +24.8%
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.

TheWildWes, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Krafty34, Aug 13, 2014
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BubalooBrewMaster, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Ben7773, Feb 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Cynic-ale, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

jtladner, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

johnyb, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

acurtis, Mar 29, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%

RobertH50, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of AdamF625
4.19/5  rDev +5%
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.

AdamF625, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

mdaschaf, May 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

MorganSaunders, Mar 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

jheezee, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Gonzoillini, Mar 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

StoutItOutLoud, Jul 05, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Alieniloquium, Jan 28, 2014
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Prairie Vanilla Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.