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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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very good

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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

gmartinez, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of MarcWP
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

MarcWP, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Dirtinabottle, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

barryjg, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Beer_lover89, Jun 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

OnryAndMean, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

baybum, Jun 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

MrGone, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

anoldhope, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mj81, Jun 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Cory-WC, Jun 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

BGsWo22, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

bmwats, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

mmmaaattt, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

dsigmon, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

HollyHops, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

mat5175, Jun 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

TomTown, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of EGreen
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

acurtis, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

djrn2, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

teamwiggum, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Stillmakingnoise, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

skaboom420, Jun 13, 2014
Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.