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Prairie Pirate Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Pirate NoirPrairie Pirate Noir

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 76
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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-23-2013 02:02:31 | More by kjkinsey
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-27-2013 02:28:12 | More by Texasfan549
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4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle opens with a light pop.

Pours ebony with a thumb of brown head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Plums, vanilla, molasess & general rum notes

T: Follows the nose, a bit of carob, cola & leafy hops up front, plus oakyness. Chocolate, charcoal & vanilla all surface as this warms, along with a whisper of boozeyness, some oaky dryness, some plum as well. Finishes dry, oaky, with dark fruit & molasses & restrained boozeyness

MF: Chewy, slight carbonation & warming, thins out a touch as this warms

This drinks great, the rum aspects of this are subtle but enjoyable. The ABV is well hidden, wished it had a bit more carbonation. I prefer Prairie Noir to this but only by a little bit

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 03:32:13 | More by russpowell
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-10-2013 14:16:23 | More by InspectorBob
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-14-2013 13:35:02 | More by mdaschaf
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South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shared large bottle. Poured very dark and opaque but with red-toned edges.

Feel: Very full thick feel with low but adequate carbonation. Alcohol burn reduces the rating.

Flavor: Tastes very rich with moderate complexity. Prudently restrained rum barrel effects.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 14:07:09 | More by chinchill
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

07-15-2013 18:04:53 | More by drummermattie02
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-02-2013 04:25:05 | More by tobelerone
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3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-18-2013 12:32:21 | More by ShanePB
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

11-04-2013 21:15:18 | More by chippo33
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-28-2013 22:57:28 | More by Duff27
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3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
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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4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: black, brown near finger of head. No lace.

Aroma: rum, booze, oak, chocolate , roast.

Taste: chocolate fudge, roast, char, oak, rum, vanilla.

Mouthfeel: thick, full bodied, svelt carbonation .

Overall: I think this edges out the regular Noir because it has more barrel strength.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 00:00:01 | More by EgadBananas
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-31-2014 12:41:14 | More by tectactoe
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3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-31-2013 00:43:55 | More by ncaudle
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-29-2013 03:42:21 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-02-2014 13:12:50 | More by threedaggers
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

07-18-2013 04:16:16 | More by duff247
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-16-2013 02:40:43 | More by DonFrap
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-29-2013 04:07:11 | More by egrace84
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-20-2013 01:34:09 | More by Sparky44
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-08-2014 21:32:04 | More by TX-Badger
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Prairie Pirate Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.