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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

334 Ratings
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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.38%
Wants: 60
Gots: 112 | FT: 12
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: tronester on 06-18-2013)
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Ashinpaugh

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-24-2014 03:49:25 | More by Ashinpaugh
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Moc513

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-24-2014 01:54:30 | More by Moc513
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reyna311

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1%

07-22-2014 17:29:16 | More by reyna311
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vonnegut21

New York

3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-22-2014 15:20:34 | More by vonnegut21
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Ford

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-22-2014 13:43:56 | More by Ford
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

07-22-2014 05:27:35 | More by blindpiggie
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guitarcec

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

07-22-2014 04:04:11 | More by guitarcec
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

07-22-2014 00:17:11 | More by Iparedman
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AlmightyIrishman


2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

07-21-2014 23:30:21 | More by AlmightyIrishman
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Buttstallion

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-21-2014 01:25:14 | More by Buttstallion
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-21-2014 01:22:37 | More by HoppySeb
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CTbrew32

Oklahoma

4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Black with a slight red hue, and a thick, foamy mocha head produced.

Aroma- Kind of mixed with nothing clear coming through. Some wine and sweet chocolate notes mainly.

Taste- Big on the red wine from start to finish. Very slight booziness. Some roasted coffee notes become apparent through the middle, followed by some milk chocolate at the end.

Feel- Smooth and creamy feel, with slight lingering malt presence.

Overall- This is huge on the red wine, but I love it. It works for me with just enough imperial stout flavors to round this out. If you like red wine check this is out for sure, but its worth the try for any imperial stout lover.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 00:24:05 | More by CTbrew32
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heystevec

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

07-20-2014 18:14:01 | More by heystevec
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-20-2014 05:44:46 | More by Howlader
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dantezeull

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

07-20-2014 02:31:23 | More by dantezeull
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a big, frothy dark beige head. Great retention. Brew is solid black. Tons of lacing.

Roasted barley and red wine mingle together pleasantly, but unfortunately masking the rest of the smells pretty effectively. A big of chocolate sneaks through.

Flavors of tart red grapes mingle with a huge dose of roasted barley, complemented by dark cacao, cream, oak, and oats.

Full flavored but medium feel. No noticeable alcohol or sting.

This is a very tasty, very interesting stout. It's a little too tart for my tastes; the red wine comes through quite strong.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 23:52:49 | More by Roguer
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ADZA

Australia

3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

About time and pours the darkest kola hue almost black with a rather rocky dimple laden three finger head that doesnt budge and a rim of leggy boozy lacing, the smell is red berries, booze, funky chocolate, marmalade with a ever present red wine oak background and yeah very enticing, the feel is medium bodied with slight carbonation and quite light for its high ABV,the first sip is like a fight of flavours all vying for your attention at once But the red wine and oak win the race to your palette briefly interrupted by a smooth milk chocolatiness and topped off with a funky blend of red wine, funk and sour cherries and overall I wasn't expecting that light a body but its real tasty and worth a taste just a little pricey cheers.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 10:53:53 | More by ADZA
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at petrol station.

1 finger of tan head. Splattered lace. Color is black.

Flavor profile: it kind of tastes like a sour stout. The wine barrels really come through on this one. Tart cherries and sour grapes. Roasted malts. Plums, black licorice, molasses, and black cherries. A decent amount of oak. Chocolate.

Mouthfeel: tart and roasted. Full bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall, a bit too sour/tart for a stout for me and too roasted on top of that. Other than that, I enjoyed it, but I won't buy more of this one.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2014 00:51:33 | More by mothman
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Dicers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-18-2014 21:58:48 | More by Dicers
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bccocx

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

07-18-2014 16:14:41 | More by bccocx
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danieelol

Australia

2.14/5  rDev -46%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Black with creamy tan head. Nice, huge head.

Nose is typical stout licorice up front, lots of jersey caramel, some raspberry. Hints of sourness. Some marshmallow.

Taste has a strong sourness to it. Lots of red wine tannins. But just huge sourness...it shouldn't be here. It has a grittiness to it...at times it tastes like biting into off fruit.

Back palate has huge sourness, more raspberry, mushrooms

Really pretty woeful to be charging the price they are in Australia for such an obviously infected and malformed beer.

People are gonna buy this expecting BA stout flavours and will get a soured acidic and tannic mess.

The sourness is totally at odds with the bold stout profile and is ultimately somewhat unpleasant.

Disappointing as there is still a bit of the original stout's presence before it was raped by infection, and it is quite solid. I will probably finish this beer, but it's not great.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 10:10:24 | More by danieelol
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- mocha colored head. Pitch black color and some lace. No visible carbonation. 4

S- fruity, vinous, slightly malty, berry. 3.75

T- huge raspberry, slight chocolate, very grapey, kind of like a cordial. Baker's chocolate finish. 3.5

M- vinous, thin, lightly carbed and very dry. Some sweetness. Slightly sour. 3.75

Overall- 3.5 good but slightly odd. A bit vinous and lacking in stout qualities.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 04:13:58 | More by ONovoMexicano
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

07-18-2014 02:24:20 | More by smartassboiler
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MasterfulIdiot

Georgia

3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Ikea snifter. The liquid is just totally black. The pour produces an ungodly-sized dark brown head for a beer of this ABV. Normally for stouts like this I just pour the whole thing into the center of the snifter and count myself lucky if I can get a finger of head, but this one ballooned up almost instantly and I had to wait a minute before I could pour the rest. After a minute, it fades to one finger and stays that way, leaving a nice amount of lace the whole way down. This is a ridiculously good-looking beer!

Aroma is kind of strange. There's a weird, surprising tartness that's the dominant note on the nose, and some roasty chocolate in the background. The tartness isn't overtly vinous, but I can kind of imagine that it came from the wine-barrel-aging if I think about it. Almost like a vinegar note buried in there too.

The taste starts out with a bit of smooth dark chocolate, and then the tartness from the nose comes in and starts to dominate. It is more vinous on the palate than on the nose, and is hard to describe - it does kind of taste like fermenting grapes, and maybe a little bit oaky. I know I'm probably kind of off describing it with the word cellar at all, but it kind of tastes like what I would imagine an old wine cellar would smell like. Tartness kicks in even more on the aftertaste, along with some kind of astringent mineraliness. It's interesting, but I can't say I like it all that much. Maybe I would if I was more into wine?

Mouthfeel is pretty luxurious, at least. The body is pretty full, and there's some nice carbonation to cut through it, and the good head retention seems to help keep the mouthfeel really silky, as a little bit of the head comes in on each sip.

Overall, it's an interesting beer, but kind of seems like an experiment gone wrong - or, at least, an experiment that didn't really hit my preferred flavor notes. I still haven't had regular Noir, but, aside from the incredible appearance and luxurious mouthfeel, this is shockingly different from Coffee Noir!

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 02:12:24 | More by MasterfulIdiot
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Intelbeerlord

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-17-2014 08:47:28 | More by Intelbeerlord
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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.