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Prairie Vanilla Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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very good

491 Ratings
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Ratings: 491
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 146
Gots: 125 | 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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1/5  rDev -75%

sarge27, Apr 14, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75%

INFECTION CITY. THIS ONE WAS A VANILLA BOMB WHEN I FIRST HAD IT BUT 3 month later metal,funky,highly carbonated in all it's glory INFECTION!!!
Smells of wet penny's
Appearance was black with a huge head very over carbed
Taste was terrible,like a 20year old Hershey kiss wrapped in cast iron
Overall just want to get the word out.

carrionricardo, May 26, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75%

HoppyBastard2, Apr 05, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75%

fsckewe, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of nc41
1.1/5  rDev -72.5%

The worst craft offering I've ever had. Bmc stuff is bland this was just bad. Worst nose on any beer I've ever had, tasted medicinal more than anything. Really a drain pour of a beer with no redeeming values. Mediocre would be a huge leap. Vanilla? Where?

nc41, Jun 21, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -68.8%

Filabee, Jun 06, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -62.5%

MattSweatshirt, Mar 07, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -62.5%

Brewski, Jun 07, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -56.3%

Phil_H, Mar 27, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -56.3%

Holland, Mar 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -50%

Pelican5, May 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -50%

krl2112, Apr 30, 2014
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2/5  rDev -50%

Wayne17, Jul 26, 2014
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2/5  rDev -50%

moarmare, Jun 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -50%

SpasmWaiter, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of mothman
2.04/5  rDev -49%

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.

mothman, Jul 28, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -43.8%

EyePeeAyBryan, Jun 20, 2014
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2.45/5  rDev -38.8%

Served in a snifter and allowed to warm for 5 to 10 minutes

A - Almost black with a mocha head

S - The vanilla is overwhelming, almost like vanilla extract. Did not get much bourbon in the nose

T - Again, the vanilla dominates, can not really tell it was barrel aged

M - A little thin for a RIS.

O - I could not get beyond the strong vanilla nose and taste. I know vanilla is in the name of the beer, but for me, it should be a subtle addition and complement the malt and barrel components. It did drink smooth, the ABV is quite masked overall.

HouHopHead, Mar 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

DC_Brah, Apr 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

billab914, Mar 27, 2014
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2.58/5  rDev -35.5%

Got this is in a trade and was excited to try it. Had heard some were infected but the flavor combination sounded like a must-try.

Right when I cracked the cap it started to foam out and all over the counter... uh oh. It ended up being fine but when poured the beer had a huge fluffy head that never went away. Reminded me of a Port /Lost Abbey beer.

Smell... first wiff... lactobacillus... or perhaps brettanomyces... funk... tart, dry, chalky funk. With some underlying chocolate. Not sweet. Just... dry and funky and lactic.

The taste was basically the same, tart and funky; total turn off. It had some redeeming roasty, chocolate tones underneath, but even the base of this beer was disappointing. No barrelm, no vanilla. Or berhaps the vanilla was so sweet and fake that it disguised itself as an infection.

the Mouthfeel was fine. Medium, high carbonation; Weird.

Overall... ugh. That is all.

raynmoon, May 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

ThatsThatDude, Mar 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

Rhettroactive, Mar 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

Ford, Jul 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

WolfsbaneBloom, Mar 30, 2014
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Prairie Vanilla Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.