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Prairie Coffee Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

331 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 99
Gots: 84 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Chardman on 12-24-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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2/5  rDev -51.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

thewimperoo, Sep 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

My favorite Prairie Beer

saint0r, Sep 28, 2014
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emerge077, Sep 28, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Whenever I open something from Prairie Artisan's barrel aged stout series, I expect perfection. Why not? Most of their non-regular offerings are phenomenal. That said, it hard to accurately rate what might be considered a "best of" from a lesser brewery. Coffee Noir is not quite what I would have hoped for. The coffee doesn't shine. It's a bit boozy. The acidity is a little high. The carbonation is a bit strong. However, given what I expect from these guys, I'm being overly critical. This is an outstanding beer. It looks beautiful, with a thick head and lots of lace, dark and black. The aroma is wonderful, a spectacular blend of fruit, dark caramel, and oak. Despite the alcohol, it really doesn't drink like an 11.5 ABV beer. The body is big and rich. The finish is long with a rich bittersweet chocolate end. Yes, it's not perfect. It's not even the best that Prairie has. But it will likely beat the pants off of anything but the best Imperial stouts.

Note: Despite what you may have heard about issues with infected Prairie stouts, I drank this beer about 7 months after purchase (probably a month longer than I would have wanted) and the cap showed signs of rust. There was absolutely not problem with this beer.

LittleDon, Sep 24, 2014
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dheldman, Sep 18, 2014
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Prairie Coffee Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.