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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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very good

436 Ratings
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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 70
Gots: 130 | FT: 11
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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bourassa23, Aug 15, 2014
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Denzo, Aug 15, 2014
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crobinso, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

budsandsuds8, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Bottle opened on 6.19.14

Chocolate, roasted malts, wine and cheery.

HuskyinPDX, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

A: Pours a silky looking black with probably the most ridiculous head I've ever seen. It's like a root beer float head that lasts half an hour. If you move the beer, the head wiggles like jello. Pretty crazy stuff.

S: Dusty cocoa, light raisin and red wine and maybe a hint of spice. A little underwhelming, but still smells good.

T: The wine and stout kind of work together and kind of don't. At their best, the flavor is reminiscent of dark chocolate covered cherries or Trader Joes Dark Chocolate Powerberries. But other times, the flavors become a bit disjointed and you get strong cocoa and dark chocolate flavors trying to mingle with a heavy zinfandel note and not really melding. An interesting effort and definitely worth a try.

notchucknorris, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Vinithing, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

bmur112, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Xzfgiimtsath, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Krafty34, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

zacky_U, Aug 10, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Listed as 10% ABV on the label. Had this on-tap while in Oklahoma City and enjoyed it quite a bit, this is my first of two bottles that I purchased out there.

Appearance - Black pour into a snifter with a surprisingly tall tan head. Good retention and decent lace.

Smell - Raisins, red wine grapes and berries make for a pretty nice dark fruit/tart wine feel. Blends well with a roasty chocolate base, which is less prevalent, but makes itself known.

Taste - A touch more red wine-centric with lots of grape, dark fruit, light tartness, oak barrel. The stout is more buried here, it leans mostly towards roasted/char with some sweetness and licorice there as well. Kinda reminds me of a Belgian quad.

Mouthfeel - Smooth with some heft to it, medium carbonation, definitely a dry winy feel . Some alcohol warmth but really pretty easy-going for 10%.

Overall - The appearance hinted towards infection, and with the mixed experiences I've heard about with this beer I wouldn't of been surprised, luckily this bottle seems to be alright - it's on the tart side but I'm thinking it's just really heavy on the red wine barrel. I would've liked more stout presence personally but the flavors from the wine barrel are quite nice and it's very enjoyable overall. It will be interesting to see how the other bottle ages.

Chico1985, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.