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Prairie Pirate Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Pirate NoirPrairie Pirate Noir

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BA SCORE
88
very good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 75
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: russpowell on 05-10-2013)
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -49.2%

07-12-2013 14:15:45 | More by TheMrFarnham
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Chingringo

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

05-20-2014 21:59:08 | More by Chingringo
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3/5  rDev -23.9%

06-09-2013 23:56:16 | More by hiphopj5
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jegross2

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.9%

08-25-2013 05:44:31 | More by jegross2
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.9%

09-25-2013 00:12:32 | More by Hophead717
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.9%

07-18-2013 04:16:16 | More by duff247
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.9%

07-15-2013 18:04:53 | More by drummermattie02
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-10-2013 03:36:33 | More by MinorThreat
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

10-19-2013 15:20:46 | More by kristougher
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

09-06-2013 02:36:37 | More by phishphorce
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chippo33

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

11-04-2013 21:15:18 | More by chippo33
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thampel09

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

10-17-2013 04:13:49 | More by thampel09
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours opaque black with razor thin head. Pretty lifeless appearance. Nose starts with a strong and astringent rum character paired with light chocolate and some wood. Smells a bit oxidized. Taste is one note with this rum character dominating the palate. The base stout just does not hold up to the barrel treatment in this case. Mouthfeel is a tad thin for style with mellow carbonation and a slight boozy heat at the finish. This beer was overall pretty forgettable. I had the pirate bomb immediately following this beer, which was proof that prairie knows how to use a rum barrel, just didn't work for this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 06:13:44 | More by homebrew311
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-12-2014 07:21:11 | More by mendvicdog
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wildcats10

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-23-2013 17:11:31 | More by wildcats10
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inkdemention

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-07-2013 15:56:34 | More by inkdemention
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-31-2013 00:43:55 | More by ncaudle
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-19-2013 13:47:33 | More by hellhammermario
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-23-2013 00:07:09 | More by MNBeer1017
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mynie

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Got a giant package of Prairie in the mail about a month ago, and their Bomb! was so impressive that I’ve almost been scared to try any more of it. You got to have an excuse to be so decadent, and since I spend 80% of my life wearing unwashed sweat pants I can justify feeling so fancy.
So let’s go with a beer held only in middling esteem, in spite of its exquisite packaging: Pirate Noir (which is French for “Grey Homosexual.”)

Noir is an imperial stout brewed by Prairie for the express purpose of aging it in different types of barrels. This makes sense for the kind of people who claim to be able to taste the difference between barrel varieties. I am not one of those people. Dudes, for example, will tell you that pappy Dark is way different from the regular bourbon aged Dark Lord, but it’s totally not, they’re lying.

I mean, yeah, I can taste the difference between weird gross barrels and BBA stuff. There is no excuse for aging a stout in a tequila barrel, for example. Rum barrels? Eh… I hate to admit it, but I can taste the difference. It’s not bad, but it’s overwhelming, and the noir base is really timid for an RIS. So up front you got a big dose of Bicardi burn and then you get this watery-seeming, mildly hoppy and mildly vinious impy. The Noir might not actually be watery and mild, but it’s just not strong enough to stand up to the giant rum burst.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 03:14:02 | More by mynie
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black. Small khaki head. Some surface wisps.

Smell - Black patent malt is strong. Minimal sweetness. I don't get much rum barrel at all, if any. Very slight fruit.

Taste - The fruit is a little more prevalent. Oak is present. Extremely roasty. Slightly sweet.

Mouthfeel - Harsh bitterness. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Where's the rum barrel? C'mon now.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 03:12:15 | More by Alieniloquium
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-31-2014 12:41:14 | More by tectactoe
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-01-2013 16:13:52 | More by Kmlund
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-10-2013 01:53:27 | More by griffeyb
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-23-2014 14:45:43 | More by greenspointexas
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Prairie Pirate Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.