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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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very good

484 Ratings
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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 69
Gots: 143 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tronester on 06-18-2013)
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4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured onto a HF wine glass. Served at 58F.

Thanks to Wayne17 for the chance to try this beer.

A: Thick, rich mocha head about 1.5" thick over a pitch black body. Fine carbonation. Head dissipates quickly, but is revived fully by gentle swirling. Minor lacing on the glass as I drank this.

S: Dark chocolate, hints of coffe, notes of wine and lactic sourness. A blend of dark fruits/sour cherries is present as well.

T: Rich, thick flavors consistent with an imperial stout tempered by tartness from the barrel. If you've had red wine barrel aged beers, you'll recognize similar notes...but they are well integrated without any sharpness or spiky characteristics. IMO, the balance of the two is excellent. A clean finish lack any tannic dryness, leaving faint hints of cherry and chocolate.

M: Rich, but not overdone. Appropriate carbonation for the style. No slickness or oily residue. The heaviness of the alcohol is well hidden.

O: This style an be polarizing for many, but I find this to be excellent. If you are interested in soured stouts, seek this beer out. Great blend of flavors without any one standout flavor.

F2brewers, Jun 08, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -61.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Color- black. Thick coffee with cream head.

Aroma- Godiva coffee liqueur, chocolate covered coffee beans, and hint of rum raisins.

Taste- A weird sour imperial stout. The intro is harshly sour, probably from the wine barrel aging, then finishes with a long lingering traditional imperial stout roasted coffee tone. Overall, a disappointment. I had to pour this after three small sips. Purchased at an HEB in Austin May 2014. Perhaps a bad batch? But this was really sour and off.

Poured from 355 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted 6/7/14

utfiero, Jun 07, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A - Black with 2-3 fingers of dark brown head. Head dissipates very slowly.

S - Lots of tart cherry in the nose, along with grape and roasted malt.

T - Sweet grape, sour and tart cherry, roasted malt with a bit of chocolate. This is more sour than I was expecting, and the deep rich cherry flavors are really outstanding.

M - Moderate-to-thick body with low-to-moderate carbonation. A bit sticky in the mouthfeel.

O - More cherry than grape in the flavor, and a bit of sourness that I wasn't expecting. This is a pleasant surprise and definitely something I would get again. Still very impressed with Prairie.

ExaltedNecrosis, Jun 06, 2014
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A: Deep brown with a reddish tinge. Steady, light head of fizz.

S: Wood, cherry bubblicious, cardboard, smoke.

T: Disjointed - bit of an acidic tang/sourness, woody bitterness, backbone of sweetness.

M: Bit fizzy - carbonation doesn't match the style.

O: The barrel treatment is kind of clumsy - the beer doesn't really come together. I'd like to try the base beer for comparison's sake.

uastone, Jun 05, 2014
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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.