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Prairie Pirate Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Pirate NoirPrairie Pirate Noir

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very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 79
Gots: 25 | 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:
Beer added by: russpowell on 05-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pure black with a beautiful thick, dark tan head that is covered with large, bursting bubbles.

Smells woody and sweet like homemade smores on a campfire. Some prunes eventually work themselves in to the mix folled by faint notes of honey and persimmon.

Gooey, chewy goodness going down and I could swear some marshmallow is left dripping off my chin. A faint dark fruitiness is almost covered up by the woody notes that strike toward the end. Has a substantial body that doesn't sit too heavy.

This beer screams dessert so much that you almost forget it's beer until you realize it packs a super sneaky 11% punch. A little sweeter than I like, but can't imagine this beer being much better.

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Prairie Pirate Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.