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Prairie Vanilla Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie Vanilla NoirPrairie Vanilla Noir

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

295 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 14.43%


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 Whisky Barrels with Vanilla Beans

(Beer added by: HopsMatt on 12-11-2013)
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Reviews by russpowell:
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 06:01:00 | More by russpowell
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carmike813

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-14-2014 03:02:33 | More by vmdominguez
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tpgraham

Texas

3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally got around to opening one of these up. No sign of infection or rust on the inner cap. Only aroma from the bottle is vanilla.

A - Pours opaque black, as expected. A thin tan head that recedes fairly quickly. Pure darkness.

S - Mostly vanilla with a hint of oak barrel (no bourbon) and a touch of roastiness.

T - Vanilla leads the way on this one. Finishes with a little bit of roasted flavor and oak. Nice, but nothing compared to their other offerings. Small amount of bitterness on the side of the tongue.

M - Thinner than expected considering the style. I would put it at medium. I am surprised by the carbonation that finishes and the heat in the throat.

O - A solid offering but I will always take Coffee Noir or Bomb! over this.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 02:42:32 | More by tpgraham
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California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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District of Columbia

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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

awesome tweak on an already sensational brew. the vanilla here is not subtle in the least, and dominates the aroma and flavor of this beer, especially in the finish. its not too much though, since noir is already such an enormous stout, that it actually tempers the bitterness of the malt, smooths the alcohol intensity, and adds a complimentary layer to the chocolate cake flavor and texture of the base beer. rich and frothy look, not black but a sturdy brown, milkshake tan head, no let down. it smells like dessert, more vanilla than stout, but the bitterness of the roast still comes through. its alluring, i already know this texture, its like bomb almost, a little less thick, but in that vein. enormous vanilla flavors to this, more like extract than beans, it both softens the sting of the booze, but amplifies its flavor, especially after the swallow. noir doesnt need vanilla to be world class, but its addition makes it even more special and unique. i could drink a 750 ml of noir no problem, not sure i would want more than a 12 oz bottle of the vanilla edition, but i certainly think this is lovely stuff. prairie is just on fire this year.

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Prairie Vanilla Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
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