Prairie Wine Barrel Noir - Prairie Artisan Ales
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4.13/5 rDev +4.6%
Serving Type: 12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed pilsner (beer tulip) glass.
Appearance: Very dark brown, nearly black. Dense head of fine, light brown bubbles; moderate lace.
Smell: Berries and roasted coffee - smells like desert. Aroma sweetens as it warms.
Taste: Opens with bright, tart raspberries giving way to chocolate sweetness and dark roasted coffee bitterness. Sour berries linger in the aftertaste. No hint of its 10% ABV. A little oak tannin comes through as it warms.
Mouthfeel: Medium body; not nearly as full as the color might suggest. Well carbonated, nicely matching the tartness.
Overall: A surprisingly light bodied and tart stout, almost as though cut with a framboise. A distinct flavor combination I definitely enjoyed, but may not be for everyone. An interesting contrast to more abundant bourbon barrel stouts.
Notes: 2014 release.
07-29-2014 02:36:58 | More by HipCzech
4.11/5 rDev +4.1%
12oz bottle into a snifter
no bottling dates
Thanks to Narthax for sending this over via trade.
A: Opaque black, just over 1 fingers width of mocha colored head, pretty good retention before dissipating down to a thin film that remains throughout the drink. Leaves a small amount of lacing.
S: Lots of tart vinous dark fruits, roasted malt, cream, some tannic fruity red wine aromas, subtle oak, faint coconut. At first, I was like meh, but this really grows on me the more time I spend with it.
T: Really tart, which surprised me. Somewhat sour dark fruits, lots of vinous red wine notes. Roasted malt, herbaceous oak, and coffee on the finish.
M/D: Medium bodied, could be thicker and carbonation is on the higher end, fairly smooth though, and fuller than I remember the other Noir's being. ABV is well restrained, and drinkability is good.
O: Interesting, and my favorite of the Noirs. I found the other Noirs and Bomb to all be pretty disappointing (Bible Belt was fantastic though). In this one, the barrel presence was strongest, and although a big unique I found it to be quite enjoyable.
07-25-2014 00:28:07 | More by zac16125
Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.