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Prairie Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 540
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 177
Gots: 151 | 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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Reviews by chocosushi:
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3.95/5  rDev -3.9%

750->Melbourne Bros. Stemware
A ~ Black with burnt ruby highlights. Very Subtle carbonation. Nice & Syrupy.

S ~ Rich Caramel & Charr notes with a swift undercurrent of whiskey & vanilla.

T ~ Burnt Caramel, Whiskey, Cereal Grains/Oatmeal, with hints of vanilla bean & cassia. Barrel Juice & Baking Cocoa on the finish. Brown Sugar/Turbinado flavors as well.

M ~ Creamy, Syrupy & Spicy with very delicate carb that surely will concentrate & scrub the palette a bit more as time passes.

D ~ Great Barrel Aged Stout. Recommended. Great label artwork too. I'll try it again in a few months to see if carbonation is increased.

chocosushi, Dec 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.

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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.

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Prairie Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 540 ratings.