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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Wine Barrel NoirPrairie Wine Barrel Noir

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BA SCORE
89
very good

292 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 61
Gots: 101 | 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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sunofneurot

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-28-2014 12:16:18 | More by sunofneurot
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cosmicevan

New York

3.04/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed from a Dino glass.

a - brew pours black with a thin off tan head that didn't hang out long but never fully went away.

s - nose is chocolate roast with vinous notes.

t - chocolate covered cherry a bit medicinal, as the red wine seems to fight for prominence with the stouty base.

m - prickly carb a hint of booziness, fruity on a stout.

o - overall, not really my bag but drinkable. The red wine doesn't really seem to work too great here and seems to take away more than it gives. Fun tick, but skip able brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 02:44:50 | More by cosmicevan
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

06-28-2014 01:30:40 | More by Gonzoillini
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vmdominguez

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-26-2014 02:06:20 | More by vmdominguez
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campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-25-2014 23:23:13 | More by campfirebrew
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bbsaur

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-25-2014 22:53:59 | More by bbsaur
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uncccegr

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-25-2014 14:49:52 | More by uncccegr
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-25-2014 13:28:39 | More by atlbravsrno1
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

12 oz undated bottle prchased at Central Market (San Antonio) 2 days ago.

A - Pitch black; creamy brown head with great retention and sticky lacing.

Aroma: Moderate-strong red wine and wine barrel components dominate the dark malts.

Flavor: over-powering red wine and wine barrel aspects. The normal stout flavors start to come out mid-taste, but it's back to red wine and barrels

Feel: soft, medium-low carbonation; very smooth; full body.

O: an unsuccessful transformation of a fine Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 03:56:19 | More by chinchill
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-25-2014 00:06:23 | More by kylehay2004
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Aorem76

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-24-2014 11:47:44 | More by Aorem76
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Maus10

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-24-2014 05:12:56 | More by Maus10
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

1.51/5  rDev -62.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

Seriously...are there any Prairie beers that don't totally suck and/or aren't infected? Do people rate them up just because it's the only thing that comes out of Oklahoma?

Slight gusher from the bottle. Dark black-brown pour into a mini-snifter...but that wasn't cutting it...I needed a full-sized snifter to contain all the foam that came out even from a careful pour. The head never completely died down between when I opened the bottle and when I dumped the beer down the drain. Infection was apparent in the aroma right from the beginning, lesser notes of roasted malt, and not much else. Taste of rotten fruit, sour infection, wet wood, charred malts. Really bad, and completely undrinkable. Seems to be the trend with Prairie beers, and I don't know how they're getting away with it. Well, at least their glassware is neat.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 01:40:51 | More by Rifugium
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-23-2014 15:52:09 | More by SpasmWaiter
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Mplsmetro57

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-23-2014 15:09:14 | More by Mplsmetro57
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-23-2014 02:36:08 | More by loverofthecraft
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Jasonchair

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-22-2014 15:17:24 | More by Jasonchair
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-22-2014 15:12:55 | More by lonewolfcry
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canonguy14

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-22-2014 00:09:23 | More by canonguy14
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Ragiepew

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-21-2014 23:57:25 | More by Ragiepew
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-21-2014 20:47:21 | More by beernads
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-21-2014 17:19:51 | More by ShanePB
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gmartinez

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-21-2014 06:24:47 | More by gmartinez
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into KBS glass.

Pour reveals a deep black brew (very fitted to the name) with huge dark roasty brown head that dies down extremely slow. Surprised at the carbonation this has. Also has a syrupy consistency to the flow of the beer. Can tell the mouthfeel will be thick.

To get to the aroma I have to wait out and fight the huge rocky head that is left behind. But when I do get my first whiffs a huge chocolate character hits first. Coffee follows and subtle hints of oak and red currants peek through. Not getting a ton of wine character, mostly a berry fruity essence which I imagine originates from the barrels.

Then boom, the flavor bleeds of wine tannins and tart red grape juice. Much more barrel character on the taste. Still plenty of bakers chocolate, acidic coffee bean, and even some old tobacco making up the key players of the flavor profile. Astounded at the tartness the barrels have resonated onto the roasty and bittersweet base of the beer. Hints of plum, dried cranberry, raspberry currants make for a nicely integrated imperial stout.

Mouthfeel, as guessed, is full with some syrupy residue left behind at the lips and middle of the tongue. The medium high carbonation is actually quite welcome as it gives an impression of a cleaner finish. The oak and tannins counteract and compliment the syrupiness while the tartness fully rounds out the feel of this sexy imperial stout.

Overall a triumphic variation of the Noir beer series and better beer (IMO) than the overhyped Bomb!. Awesome mouthfeel, complex enough flavor with good balance, and more than appealing appearance. If this was a little cheaper I'd probably trade for a few more bottles to lay down. Solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 05:07:15 | More by MarcWP
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Dirtinabottle

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-21-2014 02:46:39 | More by Dirtinabottle
Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.