Prairie Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by Bierlerner:
4.5/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Out of a 750 and into a Prairie Ales snifter
A - Pours black as night with a super dark brown hue and a very small ring of a head that's mocha colored. Looks almost flat, but then you see the slow, small bubbles playing around. Looks great to me.
S - Smells like a chocolate factory with subtle tones of whiskey. Definite vanilla lingering in the background along with some caramel. A hint of coffee and roast perhaps.
T - Seems like this beer takes your mouth on a rollercoaster ride....in a good way. Chocolate and whiskey up front. Baking chocolate. Cocoa, etc. In the middle is brown sugar and caramel. And finishes with vanilla and lingering roasted notes. The whiskey is subtle and nice throughout. Very well down.
M - This is where the oatmeal shines creating a solid medium body and low carb make for a creamy, smooth, and silky mouthfeel. Definitely lets all the flavors linger around the mouth longer for more enjoyment. I know some people like higher carb to scrub the palate, but I guess that'd be a concern if you were doing a tasting with many beers. Otherwise, to me, it's fine.
O - A solid barrel aged oatmeal stout. Not an explosion of flavors in your face though, which is a good thing. The flavors are ever present. Very well rounded. A good sipper by the fire on a cold night. Good thing I bought plenty of these. I'm excited to see how it ages.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2012 14:46:56 | More by Bierlerner
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United Kingdom (Wales)
3.79/5 rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Tan head. Little lace left. Color is black.
Flavor profile: A lot of bourbon and whiskey flavors. Oak and vanilla. Toasted marshmallows with a light coconut flavor. Lots of chocolate and caramel. Roasted malts. Maybe some nut flavors (almonds). Molasses.
Mouthfeel: Roasted, smooth, warming. A bit of heat shows, but not much. Full bodied.
Overall, an enjoyable stout, but nothing crazy for a barrel aged beer. Good, but not mind blowing. I'd drink it again, but for the cost, I'd probably rather drink BCS. Too much roast for me.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 00:13:24 | More by mothman
Prairie Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.