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Prairie Vanilla Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

450 Ratings
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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4
pDev: 16.5%
Wants: 141
Gots: 129 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
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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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cjoc83

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with grey wax recieved in a trade from my man Jon in Texas. Thanks a bunch dude!

A - Pours jet black with a light to moderate viscosity into my Ommegang tulip. Light pour brings about a hefty 3 finger mocha colored head that doesn't stick around long and leaves no lace as expected. Appears over-carbonated and a bit thin.

S - The nose seems kind of muted... Definitely big vanilla notes front and center, with some roasted malt, cocoa powder, slight chocolate. The whiskey and barrel character is there, but you have to dig for it. Hmm.

T - Some slightly bitter coffee and big vanilla sweetness hit the tongue first, giving way to roasted malts, brown sugar, and powdery cocoa before finishing off with more vanilla, and some slight whiskey and charred oak. Nicely balanced, but the flavors are a bit subdued, they don't pop like you would expect in an imperial stout to. I was expecting more from a barrel aged stout, especially one with such a high rating.

M - Creamy, a bit over-carbonated though. A little thin for the 11.5 abv. On the upside it's quite easy drinking. Alcohol is well masked.

O - Nice stuff, but not without some glaring flaws. I would have liked more barrel character and the mouthfeel left a lot to be desired. Vanilla notes are great, and it's well balanced, but there's definitely room for improvement. A nice quaff but not worth the $8 price tag. Hopefully Coffee Noir is a bit better.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 00:36:43 | More by cjoc83
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Tan head with some lace. Color is black.

Flavor profile: Fairly roasted. Has a burnt like tar flavor. Reminds me of Mikeller black hole beers which all suck. Vanilla is no where to be found. The barrel flavors are very faint because of all the flavors that I don't like in this beer. Cigar smoke in the aftertaste. Just not enjoyable.

Moutfeel: Roasted and burnt. Full bodied.

Overall, I don't like this beer at all. The worst prairie beer I have had yet.

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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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Prairie Vanilla Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
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