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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

389 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 66
Gots: 120 | 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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DRich1913

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-13-2014 20:02:21 | More by DRich1913
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cultclassic89

Texas

4.81/5  rDev +21.8%

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Poured a one finger, dark tan head. Quite viscous, though not the thickest I've seen.

Smell: Smells like Noir. Dark chocolate with a nice roast character. Not really getting the wine barrel here, which I expected.

Taste: Just wow. Most wine barrel beers I've had, you can really pick up on the dark grapes and tannins, but this guy is different. I'm not a huge fan of the tannin from grapes, and I'm barely getting any here, which is excellent. Tons of tart cherry like flavor. It's like spreading a cherry jam on a slice of dark chocolate cake. It's very unique, definitely the best wine barrel aged stout I've had.

Mouthfeel: Pretty excellent here. Moderate to low carbonation, very silky smooth, more like a red wine. I think if this mouthfeel was any bit thicker, it would be perfect. No detectable alcohol whatsoever.

Overall: Just a fantastic effort from Prairie. I enjoy red wines and wine barrel aged stouts, but I've never had one like this before. Surprised that the rating isn't higher on this one, I would highly recommend it.

05-13-2014 05:19:42 | More by cultclassic89
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

Firm tan head atop a black brew.

Smell is gentle with notes of chocolate, oak, soured grapes and taffy all happy and such. Did you say noir? More like a black comedy so far. Sounds fun.

Of course it tastes vinous with a sour, fruity blanket covering a body of subtle milk chocolate and soaked oak. Leaves some vinegar on the lips.

Medium bodied with the alcohol existing as a distant afterthought.

Obviously not up to Prairie par, but a fun escape for entertainment purposes only.

05-13-2014 00:14:06 | More by stephens101
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Techichi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-12-2014 17:46:20 | More by Techichi
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army01

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-12-2014 04:37:35 | More by army01
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gfg0020

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

05-12-2014 04:25:37 | More by gfg0020
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Jon4than

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-12-2014 01:53:46 | More by Jon4than
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JuanAlberto

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

05-11-2014 08:25:39 | More by JuanAlberto
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MastaShonuf

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-11-2014 07:04:33 | More by MastaShonuf
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rdooley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-11-2014 04:24:59 | More by rdooley
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dseanv

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

05-11-2014 03:26:09 | More by dseanv
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Domvan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-11-2014 03:17:33 | More by Domvan
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Monkeypuker

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-10-2014 18:11:07 | More by Monkeypuker
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-10-2014 10:59:32 | More by zestar
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-10-2014 04:18:06 | More by gtermi
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Getalegup

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-10-2014 03:49:34 | More by Getalegup
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-10-2014 03:42:23 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Amorfati

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-10-2014 02:09:11 | More by Amorfati
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Rocketman2013

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-10-2014 01:07:09 | More by Rocketman2013
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ari32

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

05-02-2014 20:03:42 | More by ari32
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-29-2014 15:44:59 | More by Kmlund
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Rado

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-27-2014 14:52:18 | More by Rado
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Charlie_Richardson

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-23-2014 13:13:16 | More by Charlie_Richardson
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured out of a bottle into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass. About a half a finger of a tight dark khaki head. Looks really good. Smelled like chocolate covered cherries, roasted barley and sugar sweetness. The initial taste comes off slightly tart that hits the sides of your tongue, but then mellows out with the roasted malts and finished clean. This was medium bodied stout, good lacing and coating of the mouth. Really enjoyed this beer. I haven't had too many wine barreled stouts, but I would say this is up there from what I have experienced.

04-16-2014 13:35:54 | More by Davepoolesque
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treywinkle

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-06-2014 19:03:11 | More by treywinkle
Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.