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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

352 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 352
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 59
Gots: 116 | 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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JaBes

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-18-2014 05:29:35 | More by JaBes
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-17-2014 16:38:48 | More by jklecko2
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-18-2013 02:58:00 | More by MinorThreat
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-17-2013 03:58:28 | More by Zaphog
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml caged and corked bottle served in a Old Guardian snifter.

A - Pours pitch black with a micro bubbled mocha head. Smooth lacing left behind.

S - Roasted malts and baker's chocolate jump right out. Sweet but savory. The wine barrel is very present. Woody red wine, and raspberry aroma, some smokiness. The malts overtake the wine barrels as it warms up.

T - A vinous tartness wakes up the palate. Pinot noir, raspberries, cranberries, woody tannins, tangy fruit, the roasted chocolate malts stay underneath the acidic fruit/wine notes. As it warms the chocolate comes out more and almost pairs with the wine character, but when room temp the roast seems to clash with the acidity of the fruit. Finishes tart and dry.

M - Medium body, kinda on the thin side, carbonation is low but creamy,

This was a fun one to drink. I haven't found a wine barrel stou that I've fallen in love with yet. This comes close though. There's a small window of temperature were the flavors work pretty well together but before and after that window it's not exactly harmony. It's not bad just not great. The nose is very enticing and gives notions of minor tartness but the flavor is more tart than I was expecting. I love the wine component but I'm not in love with the combining efforts. Glad I tried this and am anxious to see how my other bottle turns out in a couple of years.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 03:51:39 | More by StaveHooks
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Update 2014 Crazy delicious, muted barrel tannins and delicious stout base

2013 bottle poured into a shifter
A: black with mocha head about 1 inch and a bit of soapy caramel bubbles right on top
S: Red wine upfront, bit of acidic fruit, toasted sugars
T: red wine grapes upfront, tart dark fruits, slightly bittersweet chocolate.
M: thick with a creamy smoothness, wet finish

Overall might be my least favorite from prairie yet. Layers of flavor a bit choppy and dominated by a upfront red wine tartness and somewhat of a backend sweetness

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 22:04:17 | More by alaimoa
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

12-05-2013 18:29:46 | More by Eighty
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-05-2013 00:08:09 | More by RuckusDu
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Makebelieve81

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-02-2013 21:24:05 | More by Makebelieve81
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured 750ml into chalice. Cork had 2013 printed on it and I have had this bottle for 6 months.

A - Night sky black with a 1 finger dense tan head. Fades slowly into a nice collar around the glass and there is a good amount of tan lacing.

S - The wine is upfront. There is a good aroma of Cabernet Sauvignon. The stout is in background with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, and maybe a hint if brown sugar.

T - At first sip, this was very different. I certainly get the wine barrel that gives it a slight tartness. The stout is more dark chocolate with some marshmallow. It ends with an odd aftertastes. Even at 11% I don't pick up alcohol.

M - A nice full body with normal carbonation for a stout. There is a dry aspect from the wine.

O - At first I didn't know what to think, but it did grow on me. I think the wine barrel adds an unfortunate odd aftertaste. This is good, but once is enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 15:55:19 | More by Ri0
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-15-2013 05:35:05 | More by 22Blue
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-14-2013 13:35:12 | More by mdaschaf
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-11-2013 12:13:33 | More by FrankHammer
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Lasering

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-07-2013 23:01:26 | More by Lasering
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-29-2013 03:09:35 | More by capnamerica
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dookiebrown

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

10-23-2013 01:16:11 | More by dookiebrown
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SteeleWright

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-21-2013 21:18:17 | More by SteeleWright
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kristougher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

10-19-2013 15:21:28 | More by kristougher
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

10-19-2013 13:45:06 | More by hellhammermario
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-18-2013 22:55:09 | More by Drucifer
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JakeWright

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-17-2013 04:12:47 | More by JakeWright
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emerge077

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

10-11-2013 17:07:34 | More by emerge077
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-09-2013 15:42:05 | More by dfhhead25
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-03-2013 17:09:54 | More by Yeti1979
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler sent from Dallas, less than a week old #murica
The beer pours an inky black with a thin tan halo of head that provides minimal lacing and stays well carbonated throughout drinking. The nose is more roasty than anything when cold, but as it warms, there are more cherry and grape notes, which mix perfectly the chocolatey sweetness of the malt (think chocolate covered cherries) followed by a hint of alcohol. The taste improves with more notes of tangy fruit cutting through the beer's rich chocolate sweetness as it warms. The mouthfeel is full bodied and sweet with a tremendous wine barrel presence, good fruitiness, and a tart, lingering fruity sweetness in the finish. This beer is a big success in my book, far better when it warms, but truly nails down both the wine and stout components very well.

Serving type: growler

09-30-2013 15:26:37 | More by ThePorterSorter
Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.