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Prairie Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 178
Gots: 150 | FT: 29
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Oklahoma, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: chocosushi on 12-24-2012

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.
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Reviews by darthvohn:
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass Used: Nonic Pint

Appearance: The pour was a viscous obsidian with very little head, however it retained quite a while. About one poker chip thickness, with a melted dutch chocolate ice cream color.

Smell: Juicy black cherry, chocolate and bourbon. Booze.

Taste: Chocolate and oakey bourbon. I am getting some dark fruit sweetness but nothing overpowering. The oak and bourbon linger on well after you finish your drink. Very nice. The 11% booze is surprisingly well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and light carbonation. Very smooth and silky.

Overall: A very nice barrel aged oatmeal stout. The chocolate and bourbon notes are fantastic mellowed by the nectar that is dark juicy fruits. I bet this would be very interesting with some age on it. Recommend.

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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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Prairie Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.