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Prairie Vanilla Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

497 Ratings
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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 148
Gots: 123 | FT: 23
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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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

aubzachsyd, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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Spaten454, Jun 14, 2014
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4.98/5  rDev +24.5%
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 -6.3%

Krafty34, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

BubalooBrewMaster, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Ben7773, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

jtladner, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

johnyb, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

acurtis, Mar 29, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +1%

RobertH50, Aug 16, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
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%

mdaschaf, May 23, 2014
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MorganSaunders, Mar 18, 2014
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Schooner12, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Gonzoillini, Mar 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

StoutItOutLoud, Jul 05, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -20.5%
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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4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

russpowell, Jan 13, 2014
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Prairie Vanilla Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.