Prairie Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by darthvohn:
4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
01-10-2014 03:23:15 | More by darthvohn
More User Reviews:
4.46/5 rDev +8.3%
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.
03-02-2013 02:53:28 | More by InVinoVeritas
4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
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!
12-15-2013 02:31:40 | More by SpeedwayJim
Prairie Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.