Prairie Okie - Prairie Artisan Ales
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4.03/5 rDev -1%
750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks for sharing Matt!
(A)- Pours an almost pitch black color. Subtle tan froth.
(S)- Slightly chalky roasted chocolate meets a subtlely sweet toffee and vanilla charater.
(T)- Similar to the smell with sweet roasted chocolate and toffee with subtle oaky vanilla. On the finish, it has some subtle nuttiness.
(M)- A mellow carbonation level meets a rather sweet yet nutty base. Strong barrel showing though, not the heat.
(O)- A big beer, but well balanced and well integrated with the barrel notes.
01-19-2014 21:19:11 | More by sweemzander
3.55/5 rDev -12.8%
750ml bottle poured into a Prairie Teku, cellared for a few months since initial purchase.
The beer pours a very dark cola brown color, almost black but not quite there, lots of opacity, hard to see any visible bubbles or floaties, lots of light brown, amber and burgundy colors when struck by the light with a soft, but thick, khaki head that rises about 2 fingers high before settling nicely into a nice layer of film over a good amount of time, but yields no lace. The aroma is of heavy barrel character, lots of whiskey, oak, stiff malt, burnt brown sugar and caramel, some vanilla, and a big whoosh of fusel alcohol at the back end. It's aggressive and taxing but yet complex and intriguing. The flavors start with a big rush of peat flavor, earthy and dirty, with plenty of whiskey character, mild charred oak, a bit of a roast quality, brown sugar, caramel, raisin, vanilla is more of an afterthought but a nice chocolatey stone fruit flavor comes across towards the end with some firm grain. The alcohol is hidden much better on the tongue, although it does make itself known. The body is a bit thinner, crisp carbonation but it feels nice, there is a lot of smoothness and it coats well. The finish is soft and easy with a strong warming sensation from the alcohol.
Verdict: I'm not sure the base beer held up to the barrels, but there is a lot of complexity. The balance is poor for the most part, but it's still an enjoyable brew. It's big, bold and pretty in your face, but it's remarkably quaffable. My glass was nearly empty before I knew it.
01-18-2014 22:38:28 | More by kevanb
3.96/5 rDev -2.7%
Brought back from KY by PurpleCloud. Thanks dude.
A: copper color, clear, poured with nice t hick head that dissipated to thin veil
S: medium nose, strong vinous characteristics, barrel aging, and heat, very port-like but thinner
T: roasted malt, vinous, barrel aging, with a bit of heat
11-23-2013 03:29:59 | More by wisrarebeer
Prairie Okie from Prairie Artisan Ales
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