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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

447 Ratings
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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 71
Gots: 137 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

acbe, May 28, 2014
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kew, May 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

attometer00, May 28, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

one of the more interesting variants of noir i think this one. its really heavy on the wine, red wine, and although i cant pick the wine specifically, i have to imagine its cabernet or zinfandel, given the robustness of the wine aspect in this beer. probably first or second use barrels too, since so much flavor gets imparted into the beer. bakers chocolate colored beer, viscous, and just a short mocha colored head. the smell is the wine tannins first, with the bitter dark malt and booze coming later. more wine flavor from the fruit than from the oak, not common, and odd in such a big stout, it seems a little out of place does the fruitiness, but it works in the flavor. blackberry notes as much as grape ones in the flavor, lending further to my cabernet theory. the stout is almost back seat to the wine, and with such a full flavored and bodied beer, it seems impossible. the dark malt comes through a little sweeter than i remember in the others, and the alcohol seems more up front. some desserty notes in here too, chocolate layer cake and unlit cigar. complex and fun, but the beauty of noir is lost to the wine a little bit. i rarely describe a beer as over barreled, but this may be. the wine is super intense in it, unmistakable, flavors more than mellows, and finishes long and a little tart even from the wine. clever but not my favorite of the series.

StonedTrippin, May 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

vinceclortho, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

GreatBloomer, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Hrdqore, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

bmurray10, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

jaydoc, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

TXhomebrewer, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours similar to the ill-fated Vanilla and Coffee Noirs which doesn't have me excited to try this. Huge mocha head erupts and sits atop a black body. A couple minutes later the head allows for a drinkable beer. Leaves some lacing and has good retention.

Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster that the beer just seems over-carbonated. The smell is lovely due to the wine. Sweet raspberries and wood from the barrel. Chocolate and roast from the stout.

The taste is akin to the nose. Wood with red and dark fruit notes from the barrel. I like the pronounced wine character to this. A little roasty and chocolatey.

A whole lot smoother than I was expecting from the head eruption. Medium bodied. The Noir beers never seem to hit a full body but it works.

MattSweatshirt, May 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Dillonlarsen1992, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DarthKostrizer, May 25, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Kratt for this free beer!

A- Pitch black, pours half-pinky head with good retention leaving medium to medium large lacing vanilla in color. Medium legs on lacing. The beer doesn't gum up the glass when swirled around.

S- Some sour wine vinous characteristics come off first. Toasted oatmeal and toffee in the background.

T- This is probably my favorite of the three Noirs that I have tried (vanilla and reg). The somewhat acidic and a bit sour wine vinous blends perfectly with the base oatmeal stout. Mellow malt background allowing the adjuncts to do their thing.

M- It would appear that there is too much carb in this one, but it dissipates in your mouth very quickly into a creamy texture that makes this beer shine on the M. Thinner than Bomb!, but still thick enough for me.

O- A well done wine-barrel stout.

gueuzedreg, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.