Vanilla Noir | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.18/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,612
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
1,014
pDev:
12.68%
 
 
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215
Gots:
266
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Photo of jheimbigner
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

would be hard to tell this from BCBVS in a blind taste test.

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Photo of Bshaw22
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours oily black with very little head. Maybe cream khaki color. Dissipates fast so hard to tell.
Looks dense.
Smell is that of some raisin, fig, Barrel, and touch of vanilla. Kinda muted tho.
Flavor is raisin up front with a finish of vanilla. Barrel character is hard to pick up. There a little bit the more I drink.
The beer is very big and wouldn’t want to drink more than 4-6 oz. good thing I split it.

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Photo of SaraMatt
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bammer21
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ECOBOOSTINST
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanflc
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopBelT
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ansky
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Creamy vanilla, dark chocolate, oak barrel, bourbon, caramel

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4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Bottle neck stamping has bottling date as '22616'.
Black body, no highlights when back lit. Quarter finger of tan head stays around as thin cap and ring. Each sip's lacing slips back down into the beer.
Aroma has lots of barrel, with roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla.
Thick alcohol and barrel notes, with flavors of dark roasted malts, chocolate malt, and vanilla. No bitterness.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Okay carbonation.
This beer has some age in the bottle on it, but the taste is strong with the high ABV% and barrel. Rather sweet overall and smooth with the vanilla. A beer with a lot of expression.

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Photo of kitch
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 32117, meaning that it was bottled on 17th November 2017. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Black in colour with a thin mocha brown head that dissipated quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving some sparse lacing.

Aroma: Chocolate fudge, vanilla, marshmallow, whisky, brown sugar and caramel.

Taste: Chocolate, whisky, quite boozy (but not in a bad way), vanilla, marshmallow and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: A nice enjoyable sipper. Vanilla while there, seemed lighter than expected given the name, but not a big problem.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.39/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from rutger this past summer. Cheers!

From a bottle into a snifter
Imperial stout aged in oak whisky barrels with vanilla beans

APPEARANCE: Clear dark brown pour yields a one finger, loose, fizzy tan head with lousier retention. Black body with higher levels of carbonation evident. Head recedes to swirly cap with lots of carbonation streaming up to the top. Splotchy wisp remains leaving falling dots of lacing down the glass. Kind of a lousy head a bit too much carbonation.

SMELL: A good dose of oak, whisky, sweet cream and definite vanilla beans on the nose. Decent strength.

TASTE: Vanilla beans, sweet cream, whisky oak and alcohol up front. More sweetness from the beans and barrels at the swallow with a bolder finish of sweet vanilla cream, cotton candy, woody notes, and a good dose of whisky and booze lingering on the palate.

PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. A little prickly on the palate, not creamy enough, goes down fine with no real scratch and finishes mouth-coating. Some heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is okay. The vanilla is a little artificial at times and the overall flavor and feel is a little on the boozy side, but it’s still rather enjoyable. Perhaps a little too much carbonation on this one as well. Worth checking out if you’re a Prairie fan, which I am, but I think there are better ones in their portfolio. Thanks again, rutger!

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Photo of q33jeff
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

**

Vanilla fudge. Cola, cocoa.

Super smooth and fudgy.


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Photo of tbryan5
4.97/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FlussigkeitMut
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobinLee
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byronic
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_God
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown color with brownish head. Aroma has bourbon, toffee, vanilla and booze. Taste is sweet with vanilla pudding, butterscotch, toffee, creme brulee and roasted malt in the background. Medium plus body with soft carbonation. A bit boozy but it has really nice flavors.

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Photo of Ssippisam
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a pitch black with a one finger tan head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is chocolate fudge, vanilla, roasted malts and bourbon.

T - The taste follows Thea aroma. Vanilla, chocolate fudge, caramel, marshmallow and bourbon.

M - Medium body with medium/low carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with anime soft finish.

O - Another killer barrel aged stout from Prairie.

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Vanilla Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,014 ratings