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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

436 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 70
Gots: 130 | FT: 11
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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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

I was looking forward to this one....

Aroma was magnificent. Chocolate and cream.

Taste. What a tannic and sour hot mess. There is complexity to this beer. However I was unable to enjoy it.

Poured the beer out.

Mouthful was acidic with a dry finish.

Overall. Somethings were not meant to be blended such as a dolphin and an elephant. They're both mammals, such as wine and beer cause I intoxication... But both should not be blended. Tannic has no place in beer like a roving dumbo has a place in the ocean.

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A Pitch black beer with a thick brown head, good retention

S It smells almost exactly as I expected, nice malty stout, lots of chocolate and roast malts with just a hint of the wine barrel.

T The taste is a lot more wine barrel than you would think by the aroma. A lot of tart grape flavor and oakiness but the imperial stout takes a backseat. Tastes like a chocolate covered cherry.

M Thinner than it should be for the style. Light carbonation.

O Not a bad beer but not what I was hoping for. I think I would enjoy it more if the wine barrel was more subtle. The Smell got my hopes up, but the wine flavor is a little overpowering. With a little tweaking this has potential to be an outstanding beer.

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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.