Prairie Coffee Noir | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Coffee NoirPrairie Coffee Noir

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Chardman on 12-24-2013

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Reviews by shadetree67:
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4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gold wax - no date

A. Pour yielded 2 fingers of cocoa colored head. Decent lacing and head retention. Color is black and no light gets through.

S. Dark Roasted Coffee and Whiskey. Slight Dark Chocolate

T. Black Coffee. Whiskey and Vanilla. The barrel isn't very obvious. Bitter Finish.

M. Medium mouth feel and carbonation. Dry finish. Was hoping for a thicker body since it is barrel aged

O. The coffee is a bit overpowering in my opinion. I don't typically like coffee itself but enjoy coffee beers. This one has too coffee forward for me and though it is barrel aged, it doesn't seem apparent in the mouth feel or taste for some reason. I prefer BCBCS

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Pours a nice, medium-brown sticky head, with very good retention and thick lacing. Brew is super dark black, with hints of purple.

Aroma: dark, over-roasted black coffee instantly springs to mind, with a slightly tart oak barrel behind. Coffee beans, grapes, cream, oak. A hint of chocolate.

The nose may not be overly complex, but everything is present in the flavor. Dark black coffee (French roast? Difficult to say), vanilla, chocolate malt, roasted barley, cream, with whiskey, hay, and oak on the back end. Surprisingly subdued from the BA aspect; not at all surprisingly strong on the coffee side.

Very thick and chewy mouthfeel; lively with minimal sting; full, full bodied. Slight foaming, and slight heat. Excellent!

This is a complex BA coffee stout that seems to do everything very well. The coffee flavor is very strong without overpowering everything else; the barrel adds complexity without dominating; more traditional stout flavors are present. Very nice beer.

Thanks to JayORear for providing this excellent beer.

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