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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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very good

444 Ratings
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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 71
Gots: 136 | FT: 13
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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4.85/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Dark roasted malts.. slightly nutty, and plenty of red wine in the nose. slightly sour on the initial flavor which lingers throughout.. transitioning nice chocolate notes, sour finally begins to dissipate as it transitions into a bitterness which i can't tell if it comes from hops or from a coffee type flavor. No, it's hops... definitely hops. Nice wine flavor is present, but is ruled by the tartness... I'm also getting some blackberry notes in the flavor. This is a VERY complex beer that balances nicely the tartness and the maltiness of a solid impStout. The most amazing part is that the beer is super smooth and you'd never guess it has an ABV of 11%!! No alcohol noticeable in either the nose or the flavor. Very enjoyable drink and another absolutely wonderful offering from Prairie.

EGreen, Jun 14, 2014
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4.81/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Poured a one finger, dark tan head. Quite viscous, though not the thickest I've seen.

Smell: Smells like Noir. Dark chocolate with a nice roast character. Not really getting the wine barrel here, which I expected.

Taste: Just wow. Most wine barrel beers I've had, you can really pick up on the dark grapes and tannins, but this guy is different. I'm not a huge fan of the tannin from grapes, and I'm barely getting any here, which is excellent. Tons of tart cherry like flavor. It's like spreading a cherry jam on a slice of dark chocolate cake. It's very unique, definitely the best wine barrel aged stout I've had.

Mouthfeel: Pretty excellent here. Moderate to low carbonation, very silky smooth, more like a red wine. I think if this mouthfeel was any bit thicker, it would be perfect. No detectable alcohol whatsoever.

Overall: Just a fantastic effort from Prairie. I enjoy red wines and wine barrel aged stouts, but I've never had one like this before. Surprised that the rating isn't higher on this one, I would highly recommend it.

cultclassic89, May 13, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer pours a nice dark brown (not 100% black, but pretty close) with a small amount of light/medium colored head, nothing really unique looking, but still solid.

On the nose I pick up on the sweet wine barrels, plus that awesome stout backbone. The wine barrels really shine in this brew, definitely dominate almost every characteristic of this beer, but I definitely dig it. Not boozy at all.

Flavor wise its more on the sweet side for a stout. The wine barrels add just enough tangy sweetness to it. One of those beers thats hit or miss with a bold move like this, and its definitely an out of the park kind of deal... Awesome brew.

Mouthfeel was very unique and interesting too, I would to say its alot like red wine, its not really thick like a stout, its crisp/soft/wet to dry, really interesting.

Would definitely get this again if I had the chance.

bens0n, May 18, 2014
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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.