Vanilla Noir | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Vanilla Noir is Prairie Noir aged on organic, fair trade vanilla beans, and let’s just say it takes a lot of beans! The vanilla flavor compliments the whiskey barrel aging process and adds a delicious layer to the beer.

Added by HopsMatt on 12-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
878
Reviews:
125
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
13.49%
 
 
Wants:
222
Gots:
243
For Trade:
24
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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep black beer topped by a finger of dense tan head that quickly fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells like straight vanilla up front with some hints of caramel and oak barrel. slight sweet chocolate as well.
T: Taste is loads of vanilla up front with some caramel and oak notes. Light roasted malts and chocolate as well but the vanilla is very prevalent with this beer. The oak barrel makes itself known at times as well providing some nice balancing flavors. Swallow is very whiskey forward with notes of oak and caramel with even more vanilla and some lingering roasted malts with a hint of smoke.
M: This beer has a full and silky mouthfeel with light carbonation that is perfect for the style and ABV. The beer has a dry finish as well which is expected.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer with some great added flavors from the extra vanilla. It really gives a boost to those flavors that are found in a lot of oak aged beers. The base beer provides some nice complementary notes as well. This one is a bit of a vanilla bomb but it's still very tasty. Definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on it.

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Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayes86
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Egotist
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CCutch
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nawpnawp
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigP83
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice hint of vanilla but heavy noir

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black wth a dark tan head.
The aroma is loaded with vanilla, dark chocolate and roast notes.
Taste follows. Lots of vanilla bean, milk chocolate, dark fruit and some warming, whiskey-like notes.
Mouthfeel is medium and smooth.
Definitely delivers on the vanilla.

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Photo of Bjlynch83
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Angerhaus
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crobinso
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decent head production and OK retention for the style; body is inky and black.

Smooth, rich nose: whiskey, oak, chocolate, and vanilla. A lot of heat through the nose.

While the whiskey is potent up front, the base beer is incredibly smooth and soon takes over. Waves of vanilla and chocolate come through, with an almost marshmallow-like vanilla punch on the back third. Whiskey returns on the finish, which is slightly hot, with a lingering warmth in the throat and chest.

There's no disguising the 11.5% ABV, but it never feels unpleasant. It's a big, hot beer, but thick and chewy and smooth.

A truly decadent treat!

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4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lanciloti
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of turbotype
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Vanilla Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.15 out of 5 based on 878 ratings.
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