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Prairie Pirate Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 86
Gots: 24 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

griffeyb, Oct 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Yeti1979, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Kmlund, Oct 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

jdell15, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

bbadger, Sep 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

DrewShalvoy, Sep 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

phishphorce, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

tobelerone, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

ncaudle, Aug 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

jegross2, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

CelticAleMan, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

clewis901, Aug 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

capnamerica, Aug 18, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

EgadBananas, Aug 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

firstlighthiker, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Davepoolesque, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

anticipation23, Aug 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

cfaulman, Aug 04, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

mynie, Aug 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

nesarebad, Aug 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

ldhughes3, Jul 31, 2013
Prairie Pirate Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.