Vanilla Noir | Prairie Artisan Ales

Vanilla NoirVanilla Noir
BA SCORE
88.8%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 886 ratings
Vanilla NoirVanilla Noir
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:
#1,657
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
886
Liked:
787
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
13.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
223
Gots:
241
Trade:
23
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 886 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of BWood
4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. If you like vanilla this is it. Huge vanilla bean flavor followed with great whiskey barrel. Both absolutely compliment each other. Incredibly smooth. If you like vanilla beers than go for this.

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Photo of mattboyer182
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of giediprime41
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GDawgs34
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hendry
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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 +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayes86
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Egotist
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CCutch
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nawpnawp
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigP83
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
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 +0.2%
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 +8.7%
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
Beer rating: 88.8% out of 100 with 886 ratings
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