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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales

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very good

520 Ratings
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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 65
Gots: 148 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tronester on 06-18-2013)
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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Well vintaged imperial stout will generally trend dry, winey and beautifully oxidized to reveal layer upon layer of savory aroma and taste. But with the wine barrel at their normal disposal, the Prairie brewers simply cannot help themselves.

The darkest shade of brown settles into the glass with a hazy and muddled appearance. Its delicate lace swirls about the rim, giving a glimpse of stout first, but then sour red wine in waves. Its smoothly roasted sweetness reveal the burnt sugars, chocolate and molasses character ahead of grape puree, vinous barrel and oak.

Drier than expected, the lavish taste of bitter chocolate and french-press coffee are propped up with scorched sugars and a savory link that bridges across the middle towards a dry winey finish. Strong red wines of cabernet and merlot carry a sourness that associates with under-ripened berry, sour cherry, cider and plum although its grape presence remains strong.

Full bodied, but forgiving upon the finish, the stout lightens considerably upon its own acidic thinning, its warming alcohol and its powder-fine tannins. Oaky, caramel and vanillan-rich, its soft chalky exit is tangy and moderately bittered with char.

It takes a masterful hand to get these flavors to fuse together so seamlessly because their natural tendencies are to conflict in taste. The brewers and agers flirt with complication but rather are embraced by complexity.

BEERchitect, Oct 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

nuttermcbutter, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

aasher, Oct 08, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -9.6%

Halfbrother83, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

IMFletcher, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

kybeerdrinker, Oct 07, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%

Dark chocolate, tar, roasty malt, and a hint of soy dominate the aroma. Flavor reveals a base of almost raspberry tartness initially, underlying a backbone of dark chocolate malt, which becomes roasty after the oak barrel kicks in mid palate. Fruity red wine grape character weaves throughout. Seems light and fruity enough to be a pinot grape, actually. The finish is dry and slightly chalky, and fairly bitter. Subtle vinous notes emerge late in the aroma. The bitterness that lingers is a bit much for my liking, but the chocolate and fruit notes are exceptional.

barczar, Oct 07, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%

Seabass1964, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

lillitnn92, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Black pour with a brown two-finger head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark coffee and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is very oaky upfront with some nice roasted malt and dark fruit tastes. Also has some wine like grape and cherry flavors. Medium bodied. Dark fruit flavors develop more as the beer warms giving an almost tart finish. Different from most stouts in that the body is a little thinner than expected and the roasted/burnt flavors are replaced by the fruit. But still very good and stands on its own.

Karibourgeois, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

whitenads, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

chadwicktorres, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

JayPeso, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

thebigredone, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Jeffh84, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

TGanyone, Sep 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

I had it for the second time tonight and realized I really like it. It's strong and full body. Lots of flavor but not overpowering.

Irasema, Sep 26, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +9.6%

JDoogle, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +1.5%

On the nose I could sense dark chocolate malts, light coffee roast, fermented purple grapes and wine like alcohols.

The flavors were pronounced chocolate, coffee roast, light grape, some woodsy oak and a nice raspberry finish.

I found this to be an exceptionally balanced beer as the stout malts of chocolate and light coffee flavors did not over take the fruit and wine properties.

KYGunner, Sep 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Soto, Sep 22, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +8.6%

BeerInMyTeacup, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

ms11781, Sep 21, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -0.5%

fordyrock, Sep 21, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -2.5%

jkball01, Sep 21, 2014
Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.