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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
87
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 106
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 78
Gots: 23 | 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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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

10-01-2013 05:11:26 | More by ThirstyHerf
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HookemHops13

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-28-2013 14:49:59 | More by HookemHops13
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.3%

09-25-2013 00:12:32 | More by Hophead717
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jdell15

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

09-24-2013 23:03:06 | More by jdell15
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bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-21-2013 13:30:56 | More by bbadger
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DrewShalvoy

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-16-2013 01:24:46 | More by DrewShalvoy
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-02-2013 04:25:05 | More by tobelerone
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

08-31-2013 00:43:55 | More by ncaudle
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jegross2

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.3%

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

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-25-2013 04:59:34 | More by CelticAleMan
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clewis901

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-19-2013 19:52:13 | More by clewis901
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-18-2013 16:06:32 | More by capnamerica
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.14/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

08-16-2013 00:00:01 | More by EgadBananas
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

08-07-2013 18:56:42 | More by firstlighthiker
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-06-2013 22:30:39 | More by Davepoolesque
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-05-2013 05:10:15 | More by anticipation23
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cfaulman

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-04-2013 21:14:43 | More by cfaulman
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mynie

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-02-2013 01:55:30 | More by nesarebad
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

07-31-2013 13:14:44 | More by ldhughes3
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-29-2013 04:07:11 | More by egrace84
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-29-2013 03:42:21 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-28-2013 22:57:28 | More by Duff27
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-27-2013 02:06:54 | More by TheRealDBCooper
Prairie Pirate Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.