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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie Wine Barrel NoirPrairie Wine Barrel Noir

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BA SCORE
87
very good

91 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%


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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Reviews by StaveHooks:
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml caged and corked bottle served in a Old Guardian snifter.

A - Pours pitch black with a micro bubbled mocha head. Smooth lacing left behind.

S - Roasted malts and baker's chocolate jump right out. Sweet but savory. The wine barrel is very present. Woody red wine, and raspberry aroma, some smokiness. The malts overtake the wine barrels as it warms up.

T - A vinous tartness wakes up the palate. Pinot noir, raspberries, cranberries, woody tannins, tangy fruit, the roasted chocolate malts stay underneath the acidic fruit/wine notes. As it warms the chocolate comes out more and almost pairs with the wine character, but when room temp the roast seems to clash with the acidity of the fruit. Finishes tart and dry.

M - Medium body, kinda on the thin side, carbonation is low but creamy,

This was a fun one to drink. I haven't found a wine barrel stou that I've fallen in love with yet. This comes close though. There's a small window of temperature were the flavors work pretty well together but before and after that window it's not exactly harmony. It's not bad just not great. The nose is very enticing and gives notions of minor tartness but the flavor is more tart than I was expecting. I love the wine component but I'm not in love with the combining efforts. Glad I tried this and am anxious to see how my other bottle turns out in a couple of years.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 03:51:39 | More by StaveHooks
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bottle into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass. About a half a finger of a tight dark khaki head. Looks really good. Smelled like chocolate covered cherries, roasted barley and sugar sweetness. The initial taste comes off slightly tart that hits the sides of your tongue, but then mellows out with the roasted malts and finished clean. This was medium bodied stout, good lacing and coating of the mouth. Really enjoyed this beer. I haven't had too many wine barreled stouts, but I would say this is up there from what I have experienced.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 13:35:54 | More by Davepoolesque
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treywinkle

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-06-2014 19:03:11 | More by treywinkle
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was quite hard to get these days, but thanks to Duffy for sharing.

Dark super dark almost black beer,

Nose nice sweet malt, great barrel note, like fresh oak barrel without overwhelming, little vinous like note, bright fruit, candy caramel, etc.
Taste sweet candy malt, toffee and candy, brandy like fruity notes, little vinous note and vanilla clean barrel, little vanilla, etc. Some booze heat and tingle, fruity, little grape note interestingly, etc.

Mouth med bod, little syrupy fuller, nice carb.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 01:14:58 | More by jlindros
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-02-2014 13:13:14 | More by threedaggers
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-30-2014 01:45:11 | More by beergorrilla
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zerocrane

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-24-2014 02:19:28 | More by zerocrane
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-23-2014 14:47:21 | More by greenspointexas
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-18-2014 17:53:41 | More by bump8628
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-11-2014 02:12:09 | More by taylor714914
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bstyle

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-09-2014 03:22:42 | More by bstyle
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-02-2014 16:57:24 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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JimmyW

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was an interesting beer! Imperial Stout aged in wine barrels turned out to be not what I was looking for, but still more than I expected.

First thing I noticed was this beer is very fruit forward....specifically dark fruit/grapes. You can smell it. You'll definetley taste it! It's like an Imperial Stout and a jammy Pinot Nior got together and made the perfect baby. And this baby inherited and now features all the best traits from both
parents (Stout & Wine) and the house he grew up in (Wine Barrel).

It's basically like drinking an awesome stout and an awesome glass of red wine, both blended perfectly together in one glass. I definetley recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 14:11:01 | More by JimmyW
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-06-2014 02:04:02 | More by XmnwildX12
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Thick, inky black colour with a thin layer of medium brown head.

S - Roast, chocolate, coffee, molasses and a vinous wine character.

T - Chocolate and roast with a big vinous wine character and some rich and sweet red wine notes that really become noticeable as the beer warms. Fairly sweet overall with well hidden alcohol.

M - Full body and somewhat silky. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 19:22:44 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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JaBes

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-18-2014 05:29:35 | More by JaBes
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-17-2014 16:38:48 | More by jklecko2
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MinorThreat

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-18-2013 02:58:00 | More by MinorThreat
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-17-2013 03:58:28 | More by Zaphog
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alaimoa

Connecticut

3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2013 bottle poured into a shifter
A: black with mocha head about 1 inch and a bit of soapy caramel bubbles right on top
S: Red wine upfront, bit of acidic fruit, toasted sugars
T: red wine grapes upfront, tart dark fruits, slightly bittersweet chocolate.
M: thick with a creamy smoothness, wet finish

Overall might be my least favorite from prairie yet. Layers of flavor a bit choppy and dominated by a upfront red wine tartness and somewhat of a backend sweetness

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 22:04:17 | More by alaimoa
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-05-2013 18:29:46 | More by Eighty
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-05-2013 00:08:09 | More by RuckusDu
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Makebelieve81

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-02-2013 21:24:05 | More by Makebelieve81
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured 750ml into chalice. Cork had 2013 printed on it and I have had this bottle for 6 months.

A - Night sky black with a 1 finger dense tan head. Fades slowly into a nice collar around the glass and there is a good amount of tan lacing.

S - The wine is upfront. There is a good aroma of Cabernet Sauvignon. The stout is in background with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and maybe a hint if brown sugar.

T - At first sip, this was very different. I certainly get the wine barrel that gives it a slight tartness. The stout is more dark chocolate with some marshmallow. It ends with an odd aftertastes. Even at 11% I don't pick up alcohol.

M - A nice full body with normal carbonation for a stout. There is a dry aspect from the wine.

O - At first I didn't know what to think, but it did grow on me. I think the wine barrel adds an unfortunate odd aftertaste. This is good, but once is enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 15:55:19 | More by Ri0
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-15-2013 05:35:05 | More by 22Blue
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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
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