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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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520 Ratings
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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 65
Gots: 148 | FT: 14
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tronester on 06-18-2013)
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Photo of Premo88
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12 oz. bottle poured into snifter

L: pitch black topped by huge, thick tan head of foam -- classic big stout look, and the head sticks and is now lacing ... perfection

S: like the look, classic big stout -- all coffee and chocolate, super sweet with some nice dark roasted malt notes and only a hint of red-wine sour-grape note underneath all of the typical stout notes; after the first sip, wow -- the red wine notes really show through ... once the palate gets triggered, that red wine mixes with the stout chocolate/coffee and offers a big vanilla-cherry milkshake kind of thing

T: burnt bitter malt, so dark bitter that it masks much of the sweetness picked up in the aroma; definite tart/sour note from the red wine, especially in the lingering aftertaste; the 10% ABV warms the throat but doesn't seem present in the taste -- too much malt flavor to notice alcohol

F: full and weighty but not overly slick or thick ... very drinkable for a beer that should be nursed

O: fantastic spin on a style I love straight up. the red wine barrels impart a cool sour/tart note that's very subtle amid the sweet coffee/chocolate tastes of the stout. a perfect sipping beer

Premo88, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

olradetbalder, Friday at 03:01 PM
Photo of Stum-pub
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Stum-pub, Thursday at 06:03 AM
Photo of flagmantho
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: black body with some dark brown around the edges; head is an attractive finger of brown foam. Great.

Smell: rich, dark and roasty with a very complementary sweet fruitiness. It's got some nice wood complexity as well; dang, this is a great-smelling beer.

Taste: roasty and sweet with a bit of fruitiness but not quite as rich and complex as the aroma. There's a little bit of tartness as well which sort-of works.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: outstanding aroma, although it promises a little more than the flavor delivers. Still a delicious beer, however.

flagmantho, Thursday at 02:19 AM
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mpayne5, Nov 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

itracy63, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of arusso13
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

arusso13, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of Ken_P
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Ken_P, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

PA-Michigander, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Jas45678
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Jas45678, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Severdali
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Chocolate...raspberries (from the red wine funk smell that i get ...its great warming up...funkier than your average red wine barrel beer...almost moldy/cheesy)...slight oak, slight oat, hint of coffee (small hint when colder really)...even slight citrus...not crazy bursting flavors but nice complexity. A bit more entertaining on the nose than in the mouth...but a great creamy mouthfeel and a unique beer on its own that is worth trying/aging. Carbonation stays nice throughout the beer warming up, and leaves a nice "tannic" feel in your mouth when warmed to 50s.

Severdali, Nov 14, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -5.6%

Lovely85, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of tobelerone
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

tobelerone, Nov 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Hopsiam14, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of AdamP
3.9/5  rDev -1%

AdamP, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

BabaBeer, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

NRo, Nov 07, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +11.7%

mctizzz, Nov 05, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

Jlabs, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of skinny_mcginley
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

skinny_mcginley, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of nickfl
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

Oil black body with a big, dark tan head. Notes of chocolate and dark, red fruit in the aroma. The flavor is full of vinous character with a fair amount of grain bitterness and a coffee like roast character. Medium thick body, slightly high carbonation and a dry finish. The aroma character is great, but it doesn't pull through in the flavor. The lack of sweetness emphasizes the bitterness which really clashes with the fruit, a bit more sweetness and body would go a long way.

nickfl, Nov 03, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

ErinIvy13, Nov 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

t2grogan, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of egrace84
3/5  rDev -23.9%

egrace84, Nov 02, 2014
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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.