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:
881
Reviews:
126
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
13.49%
 
 
Wants:
222
Gots:
243
For Trade:
23
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1/5  rDev -75.9%

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1/5  rDev -75.9%

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1/5  rDev -75.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

INFECTION CITY. THIS ONE WAS A VANILLA BOMB WHEN I FIRST HAD IT BUT 3 month later metal,funky,highly carbonated in all it's glory INFECTION!!!
Smells of wet penny's
Appearance was black with a huge head very over carbed
Taste was terrible,like a 20year old Hershey kiss wrapped in cast iron
Overall just want to get the word out.
DO NOT TRADE FOR THESE BREWS!!!

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1/5  rDev -75.9%

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1.12/5  rDev -73%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The worst craft offering I've ever had. Bmc stuff is bland this was just bad. Worst nose on any beer I've ever had, tasted medicinal more than anything. Really a drain pour of a beer with no redeeming values. Mediocre would be a huge leap. Vanilla? Where?

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1.25/5  rDev -69.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -57.8%

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

Appearance - Dark Brown, not much of a head to speak of
Smell - Vanilla for sure, metal, brett, dark roasted malts, hint of bourbon
Taste - Metallic, funky, hint of vanilla
Mouthfeel - Thin for a stout but I don't mind that, medium carbonation
Overall - Had 2 bottles and once on tap and every time it smelled and tasted strongly of brettanomyces. I'm sure that was not intended and it really distracted me from trying to pin point any other flavors really. I hope they attempt this one again so that I might get to experience the brewers intended beer. Until then I can only rate based on my experience (x3).

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

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2.03/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Tan head with some lace. Color is black.

Flavor profile: Fairly roasted. Has a burnt like tar flavor. Reminds me of Mikeller black hole beers which all suck. Vanilla is no where to be found. The barrel flavors are very faint because of all the flavors that I don't like in this beer. Cigar smoke in the aftertaste. Just not enjoyable.

Moutfeel: Roasted and burnt. Full bodied.

Overall, I don't like this beer at all. The worst prairie beer I have had yet.

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2.47/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a snifter and allowed to warm for 5 to 10 minutes

A - Almost black with a mocha head

S - The vanilla is overwhelming, almost like vanilla extract. Did not get much bourbon in the nose

T - Again, the vanilla dominates, can not really tell it was barrel aged

M - A little thin for a RIS.

O - I could not get beyond the strong vanilla nose and taste. I know vanilla is in the name of the beer, but for me, it should be a subtle addition and complement the malt and barrel components. It did drink smooth, the ABV is quite masked overall.

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Infected bottle.

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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Vanilla Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.15 out of 5 based on 881 ratings.
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