Prairie Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales
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4/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle, red wax, poured into a Prairie Teku. Reviewed from tasting journal.
The beer pours a jet color, oily texture, thick with a taut, caramel colored head that has nice retention but yields little lace. The aroma is of big malted grain, bitter dark chocolate, mild whiskey, oak barrel, a bit of roast and char. It's a simple nose, but effective. The flavors follow well, big, big barley, dark chocolate, bitter, lightly roasted, the whiskey is more pronounced, lighter oak barrel, minimal char, almost a bit chalky with a noticeable alcohol burn. The body is livelier than expected, but still feels a bit rich, coats the mouth very well, the finish feels a bit creamy, but ends surpassingly dry.
Verdict: A solid barrel aged stout from Prairie, straighforward but effective. Perhaps time with tone down the alcohol heat and maybe a bit of the chalky flavors, but this is very quaffable and enjoyable at present.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 19:42:42 | More by kevanb
Prairie Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.