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Prairie Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

543 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 177
Gots: 153 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Prairie Noir is our bourbon barrel aged imperial oatmeal stout. We brew this beer with a huge amount of oats to give it an ever so silky mouth feel. Notes of coffee, chocolate, and toasted marshmallow can be found in the flavor and aroma of this beer. Notes of whiskey and carmel are also packed into this beer.

(Beer added by: chocosushi on 12-24-2012)
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A: This beer knocks it out of the park when it comings to appearance. It is dark black and nearly opaque in color. It pours and a huge head, which is a burnt dark orange / brown. I’ve never seen a BA stout with such a pillowy thick head. Lacing stays the whole time while sipping. It really doesn’t get better looking than this.

S: Smell is a splash of just the right balance of whiskey, roasted malts, and chocolate. You get a little alcohol burn that hits the back of the nostrils.

T: Is right inline with the smell. Smooth and externally well balanced; you get the entire great flavor with nothing stealing the show from the other flavors. It is big and complex, with just the right amount of whiskey, so as to yet again not detract from what else is going on.

M: This thing hops like a bottle of champagne. Carbonation is crazy and both the mouthfeel and head as noted in the appearance confirm this. Body is medium to heavy.

O- This is a diamond in the ruff or a car guys analogy, like finding a 427 Cobra in a barn; I just had never come across this if it wasn’t for a great trade partner. It is well-balanced, smooth and complex . . . what else could you ask for from a BA imperial stout.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml corked and caged bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1 finger mocha colored head with moderate retention. Beer is thick, opaque and pitch black. Lacing is thick but sticks close to the head. Real thick legs. Solid.

Nose is plum, prunes, chocolate, mocha, roast, leather, molasses and booze. Rich and very deep.

Opens chocolate, molasses and dark fruit. Roast, plum and more dark chocolate in the middle with a background of leather, oak, and wood. Ends chocolate, sweet cane sugar and syrup. Finishes sweet and boozy with the same aftertaste. Nice complexity that pulls together well.

Full bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Slick and warm in the mouth and goes down oily and smooth. Messy finish with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Exactly what I'm looking for from the style.

My first offering from Prairie is a good one. Great flavor with a nice, supporting body. I'm looking forward to more!

SpeedwayJim, Dec 15, 2013
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Prairie Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.