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Prairie Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

488 Ratings
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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 173
Gots: 147 | FT: 28
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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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-28-2014 14:09:54 | More by smartassboiler
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Cory-WC

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-28-2014 03:21:43 | More by Cory-WC
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.4%

03-28-2014 00:03:14 | More by ChicagoNick
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

03-27-2014 23:48:07 | More by siege06nd
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

03-27-2014 23:47:20 | More by billab914
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

03-27-2014 23:46:07 | More by Rhettroactive
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

2.51/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

Red Wax 12 oz.

Pours a really nice black with a nice 1" head. Smells of yeast, very similar to Ommegedon. Tastes like burnt grains and harsh tannins, no barrel to speak of at all. Sad face... Mouthfeel is nice but it's held back by the lingering char.

Sorry Oklahoma, not that good.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 00:10:35 | More by madtowndmb1
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Williaar

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-26-2014 22:31:50 | More by Williaar
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BigBlueShep

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

03-26-2014 13:25:43 | More by BigBlueShep
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toneigh

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-25-2014 00:11:30 | More by toneigh
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nh_hawkeye

New Hampshire

3.35/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle (red wax) into a tulip glass.

A: Nearly black pour (brown around he edges) with small, light brown head.

S: Sour cherries dominate (although somewhat less so as it warms up). Dark fruits and light vanilla and coffee also present.

T: Harsh wood/oak notes at first, along with bitter chocolate and burned roastiness. Some dark fruits, coffee, and cheap whiskey flavors are there too, along with smoke and a touch of sourness.

M: Somewhat thin for the style.

O: It improves as it warms - I'd recommend drinking at or near room temp - but this was disappointing and borderline unpleasant. I like most offerings from Prairie, and really expected more from this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 03:31:56 | More by nh_hawkeye
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MarioM

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-24-2014 03:15:30 | More by MarioM
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

03-23-2014 23:42:15 | More by baybum
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mj81

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

03-23-2014 20:09:12 | More by mj81
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Piddmeista

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-23-2014 17:53:38 | More by Piddmeista
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Longhorn08

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-23-2014 15:54:36 | More by Longhorn08
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greenspointexas

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-23-2014 14:45:03 | More by greenspointexas
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Pours a gorgeous black velvety and viscous liquid as expected. Nice thick 1.25 inch head that is nice and light tan. Head retention is incredible it doesn't seem to be receding or moving at all. Very dark and no light can get through.

Aroma is interesting. Starts off with strong espresso roast even though this isn't coffee noir. Nice deep dark chocolaty bitterness and surprisingly, some hop notes. Definitely some woody oak notes present in the nose. I can't pick up too much whiskey in the nose.

The flavor is not what I was expecting. Harsh notes of alcohol with some dry roasted dark malts. Notes of coffee and some dark bitter chocolate. Charred woody notes are present along with some surprising hop grassyness. The brew get better as it warms but I cant quite put my finger on why I'm not LOVING this beer completely. There are some nice dark chocolate and dark roasted malt notes but I wish there was some more barrel sweetness. Mouthfeel, however, is outstanding. Silky, velvety and smooth.

Overall I was a bit disappointed in this one. It's not a bad beer but I was expecting more. There are some good notes and flavors but I wanted a bit more fluidness and less harshness.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 23:40:57 | More by JoEBoBpr
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-21-2014 03:45:04 | More by mtbdonn
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Beersnake1

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-21-2014 01:00:35 | More by Beersnake1
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Tgmckinn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-19-2014 18:37:39 | More by Tgmckinn
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

03-19-2014 01:41:36 | More by Gonzoillini
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Bartos

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-19-2014 00:34:13 | More by Bartos
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MorganSaunders

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-18-2014 19:50:37 | More by MorganSaunders
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dcloeren

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-17-2014 16:02:23 | More by dcloeren
Prairie Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.