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Vanilla Noir | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
4.15/5
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913 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#1,606
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
913
pDev:
13.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
222
Gots:
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Ratings: 913 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of ChicagoNick
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black with a small tan head that dissipates right away. Smells of vanilla, whiskey, and coffee. Tastes of vanilla bean, whiskey, light chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall this is definitely one of the best barre Aged stouts that I’ve had this year. The vanilla is not subtle but that’s exactly what I loved about it.

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Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.73/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding, smells like melted marshmallows. Prairie knows stouts. This imparts the vanilla, roasty backbone/malts, oak-whisky barrel, and the feel is decadent. Very much enjoyed this.

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Photo of Wade-S
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smells like vanilla cream liquor, malt and nougat and raisin
Taste is bourbon and vanilla predominantly.
I really like the mouth feel on this one, maybe could be a little thicker. This year it taste a little more boozy than I remember compared to last year. Finish has a good roasted malt aftertaste. I like this beer at room temp better than slightly chilled. Overall it's solid but this year I prefer the Bourbon Paradise.

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Photo of JPS10
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Vanilla bean icecream with chocolate sauce dripping with bourbon

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Photo of Chrisc9198
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Not much Barrel, great vanilla, really well balanced. Great stuff

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

Photo of 7irondave
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bum4ever
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into snifter. Solid black with brown borders. Nice tan head, but little retention.

Nose is fantastic vanilla cream and caramel. Taste follows, just a hint of boozy on the tail. Dark chocolate notes in the roast.

Warm, smooth mouth. Thick and creamy.

Prairie knows stouts, and this is just another example. Great ale roast for the late fall.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: pitch black with a thin head of medium tan coloring that quickly dissipated with the exception of tiny bubbles still coming to the top and keeping an outer ring.
S: whiskey, fudge, wood & small amount of vanilla
T: woah, really surprised at the amount of vanilla that gets through the whiskey. By the nose I thought it would be very hidden even tho I do feel like the whiskey is fighting it too much. Has a whiskey burn in the throat.
F: well carbonated with a fair body that could stand to be a little more full. Doesn't really leave too much behind except a whiskey burn.
O: it's a vicious stout that does get some vanilla through. But I would prefer the original Prairie Noir over it.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakecattleco
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MinerBob
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer pours black with almost no head. The smell is overpowering whisky with chocolate and coconut notes. The flavor is vanilla, sweet chocolate and whisky. The feel is something prairie has down super smooth. Overall another great beer from the premier craft beer brewery in Oklahoma.

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

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

Photo of mattreitz49
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bier82
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smell, they don't lie about that vanilla, its all up in there and with a lot of alcohol on the nose. Almost smells like a high quality vanilla extract (in a good way).
Taste, sweetness act on the front, strong vanilla in the middle, and oak and whiskey on the back. It could use a little bit more bitter or roasted flavors to counteract the sweetness, but its still very good.

Overall, great beer. Worth $12 for a 11.5%,12oz bottle? Probably not, but its worth the try if you have the cash.

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Photo of scxcrunner
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of paresis
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of coz
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Vanilla Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 913 ratings
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