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Prairie Vanilla Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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very good

546 Ratings
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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 147
Gots: 124 | FT: 19
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:
Beer added by: HopsMatt on 12-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial Stout Aged in Oak Whiskey Barrels with Vanilla Beans
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Poured from a bottle on 8/28 into a Prairie Teku

A: Pours a pitch black. Head is the color of Chocolate milk

S: Hints of vanilla abound with your typical stout -like aromas of coffee and chocolate. Great smelling beer

T: Vanilla tones with a slight whiskey taste. Hints of oak

M: Great big body, heavy mouth feel and medium carbonation.

O: Great beer. Maybe even my favorite as of this first tasting of it. Definitely ISO another bottle. Heard some were infected, glad my wasn't.

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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Got a couple bottles of this and very glad I did. Here goes, reviewing this while I'm drinking it.

A - motor oil, looks just like it (dark and black; the natural motor oil, not the synthetic stuff)

S - vanilla! And whiskey right on the front of the nose; the roasted malt character of the stout is also present. As it warms, the vanilla becomes very prevalent, taking over the whiskey.

T - again, vanilla! and whiskey, also some coffee and oak, but I think this is more of the stout roasted malt character.

M - just right for the style, thick but too much so.

O - a very well done imperial stout that has been aged in oak whiskey barrels with vanilla beans. I wasn't sure when I picked this up just how much vanilla would be present in the beer, but it is there! If you like vanilla, whiskey, and oak, you're going to love this. As the beer warms, the vanilla becomes more present and takes over the whiskey to a certain extent, but I like that. Overall, a great beer.

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A - Pitch black appearance, with about a finger of off-white colored head.

S- If there was a way to bottle this smell and sell it, I would. Smells exactly like the name suggests, very strong vanilla aroma with just the slightest hint of chocolate.

T - Again, the vanilla is very present up front with just the slightest hint of whiskey on the finish. However, as it warms the chocolate/(coffee?) becomes more noticeable in the middle and the sweetness carries over to match perfectly with the whiskey on the end.

M - Almost syrupy, but probably one of the smoothest beers I have ever had.

O - If there was anyone who was put off by stouts and other heavy beers, I would immediately hand one of these to them. This ranks right up there with the Prairie Bomb! & Pirate Bomb.

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