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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

444 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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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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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

dwagner003, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

meanmutt, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

ohiobeer29, Sep 05, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

LotsofLupulin, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Justin8mypants
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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.

Justin8mypants, Sep 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

pknyc, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

robgage, Sep 03, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +14.7%

berto_the_turtle, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of TheCuriograph
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%

Bottle, into a snifter

A - To begin, gobs of latte brown foam. Even with a slight, easy pour I got a good 2 inches of head. The liquid itself is impenetrable black.

S - A huge quaff of coffee, baking chocolate and oak leaps from the glass. Once the head dies down, I take a real sniff and get even more charred wood and a sampler of dark fruit: red grapes, and also currant, black cherry and plum.

T - There vinous wine barrel notes hit early and dominate. Cabernet and a lot of wood, leaving a charred taste behind. The coffee-ish malting fights against the fruit, but it's a losing battle. Hints of citrus and sherry. Ends a bit sour, almost like a kriek.

M - Thinner than I like in a stout and incredibly dry. A little sting of alcohol, but nothing too hot.

Definitely not my favorite Prairie, but interesting. Curious how this will age, if the fruit and wood will mellow and integrate better. Though I don't love this, I'd get another to cellar for a year or so and revisit.

TheCuriograph, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

archero, Aug 31, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +21.8%

nneighb33, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Heavy, chunky sediment in the bottle; smell is more roast cocoa than wine. Taste is initially brash wine, jammy, and goes in to a burnt roast coffee. Carbonation is high and scrubbing, off dry, red wine bleeds through in the two minutes between each sip.

youradhere, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

oline73, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Can_has_beer, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

SavvyStudent, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Cubatobaco, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

cfrobrew, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Jones153, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

spycow, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Braseltonage, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

durlta, Aug 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

lpotter, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

bleedblue9150, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jbaker67, Aug 22, 2014
Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.