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Vanilla Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

90 Reviews
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Reviews: 90
Hads: 709
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 41.52%
Wants: 187
Gots: 196 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout | 11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopsMatt on 12-11-2013

Imperial Stout Aged in Oak Whiskey Barrels with Vanilla Beans
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Reviews: 90 | Hads: 709
Reviews by russpowell:
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4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
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

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Photo of W_Des
4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Never had batch one but wow batch 2 is delicious. Pours a black with a tan head. Really nice whiskey vanilla nose balancing each other out. The body is roasty and sweet with a good amount of vanilla. The whiskey is hardly noticeable and doesn't drink like an 11.5%. The mouthfeel is very smooth and this is just delicious overall.

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Photo of smb
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black, nothing shines through even when held to the light. Maintains a tiny mocha head. Aroma is vanilla for days, as well as subtle whiskey and oak, a pleasure to smell. Taste is heavy on the vanilla but not quite vanilla-bomb status, light chocolate in the mix, as well as some whiskey and woodiness from the oak.

Can really feel the whiskey and a slight cloying sweetness from the vanilla. Pretty thin feel on the drink down. Overall, this is a decadent and tasty ba vanilla imperial stout, although just a little boozy and thin. Could definitely see this one benefiting from some age as well.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of Spaten454
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of TheWildWes
4.98/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mmcurran
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Meyers1023
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured completely black with very little head if any. Smell is whiskey, vanilla, and some wood. Flavor follows suit and has so much going on. The vanilla is very present, you get roasted malt, oak wood, and finishes with a light whiskey flavor. The feel is thick , almost like syrup but works well with all the flavors. This is a great beer, very hard to find but worth looking for.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justin8mypants
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikaveli
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mangbus
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.77/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Beer21
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Vanilla Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.