Prairie Vanilla Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by alaimoa:
4.51/5 rDev +12.8%
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
02-08-2014 22:46:01 | More by alaimoa
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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
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
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
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
Prairie Vanilla Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.