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Prairie Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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399 Ratings
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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%


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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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours ebony with a pinky of caramel brown head. Viscious, look to this, a bit of head retention & lacing

S: Dark fruits in abundance, raisins, carob, faint boozeyness, vanilla

T: Carob, oakyness, vanilla, charcoal & baker's chocolate up front. Raisins, plums, dark chocolate, boozey oakyness as this warms, some sourmash attributes,slight smokeyness, slight dark cherry sweetness & vanilla. Finshes with a nice bit vanilla & oak, sour cherry, a modicum of licorice & raisin

MF: Medium/heavy bodied with subtle carbonation, pretty dry, fairly slick/smooth as this warms

Drinks easy for the style & ABV, this just got better as it warms. Not sure I would age this as it is drinking fabulous right now

I predict this will be highly sought after if kept in the regular rotation

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 06:25:20 | More by russpowell
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with red wax. Thanks David! Poured into a Surly Darkness goblet today, 4/14/2014.

A- Dark cola brown coloured body. Pours with a one finger dark mocha head, fine retention. Drops eventually into a thick collar along the glass. Not much lacing. Fairly placid.

S- Graham crackers, chocolate batter, earthy oak barrel. Not particularly sweet or boozy.

F- Milk chocolate, cheap whiskey heat, oxidized sherry, graham crackers, oak. Earth. Not particularly sweet despite the chocolate character, but seems to be quite balanced actually.

M- On the thinner end of the medium body designation. Not watery, but feels a bit thin on the palate. Still a sipper, as the cheap whiskey seems to contribute a bit more heat than any smooth umami.

O- Solid whiskey barrel stout. The base is solid, but seems to have oxidized quite a bit in the span of only half a year. The barrels could be bringing a better contribution in my opinion. But this is certainly not a bad or offensive stout by any means.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 03:19:24 | More by Stevedore
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-14-2014 20:06:50 | More by Thebarrick56
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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TheBeerDrinker

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4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Red Wax if it matters.
Pours out dark as night with a small 1/2 finger head that is beige in color.

Smell is SLIGHTLY boozy, chocolate, and vanilla but the booze really seems to mesh well with the vanilla in a way that makes it smell fabulous. I get another smell in there but I just can't describe it -- maybe a little caramel.

Taste is slightly booze forward which I like but there are nuances of vanilla, chocolate, and other dark malts.

Mouthfeel is nice. Slightly thick but not overly so. I would like it to be a little thicker.

Overall this is a nice beer but it is a little booze forward in a way that masks what other attributes the beer likely has. Maybe this could use a little age but I love barrel aged, boozy beers so this is right up my alley. Probably would be better with a little more age.

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Prairie Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.