Prairie Limo Tint
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Stout - Sweet / Milk
3.6 | pDev: 10.56%
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Traded with a friend for this a while back and finally got around to it tonight. The few other beers that I had from Prairie Artisan were great but like so many others on here, I was really underwhelmed by this. It wasn't a drain pour but for something of this type and from this brewery, I expected so much more and it was just too thin and uninspiring to be beyond "meh"...

The pour to this was decent as the beer had a chocolate hue, tan and extremely frothy head that sounded like sea foam as it quickly receded, and quite thin. This was evident in how fast it came out of the bottle and the minuscule amount of lacing left on the side of my pint glass. Lots of dark sediment left on the bottom of the bottle too, even though this wasn't that old. Not a strong aroma to this as there was some cocoa powder, bitter chocolate, and roasted malt with more in the taste. Very thin, lightly carbonated, and not terribly sweet, this wasn't full of lactose either which made it a bit puzzling as to why it was characterized as a Milk / Sweet Stout. Dry and bitter, this had some roasted notes that stuck around in the aftertaste but not in an appealing way.

At least the alcohol was light here, which was good in the sense that this wasn't terribly strong but didn't help lift up it's weak flavor profile. Worth having a go once as fall starts to fade into winter but with so many better examples hitting store shelves now, I wouldn't reach for this again if it was available in this neck of the woods. Surprisingly disappointing...

Nov 23, 2016
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Jadjunk from Georgia

3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No label information. Prairie Limo Tint is brewed in the style of a Milk Stout aged on chocolate. Available in 12 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a milk chocolate foamy head over a dark brown body. Retention is average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Mild roasted grains, sweetened chocolate and dark chocolate notes, light caramel bread body. Big earthy chocolate notes, potency is moderate. 3.5

(Taste) Biscuit malt, moderate roast, burnt chocolate and a delicate finish of cocoa powder on the back end. Very easy drinking and accessible, although light bodied. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly chewy, softly fluffy, medium dry. Carbonation is mellow, generating a modest frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is shy of medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is slightly earthy bitter and toasty over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) A tasty, but unexceptional beer by Prairie, not quite up to "milk stout" guidelines, with a lighter than expected body, less sweetness than roast characters and not much of a notable impact from the chocolate aging. Comes off as more of a porter than a milk stout, in body and flavor profile. 3.5

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Mar 21, 2016
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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Can't make out a freshness date, so no way of knowing how old this is.

A: Black in color with a tight, light brown head. Head quickly settles to just a thin cap. Thin rings of lacing.

S: Chocolatey malts with a mild roast. Fatty chocolate nibs. Brownie batter. Moist double chocolate cake. Sugary lactose. Plum and black currant dark fruit.

T: Roasty and woody up front. Some burnt and acrid flavors too. French roast coffee. Plum. Some lactose sweetness, though the roast outweighs it. Chocolatey flavors perk up a bit toward the back, but again, the heavy-handed roasty flavors outweigh it.

S: Medium body. Creamy lactose body is blasted away by intense seltzery carbonation. The carbonation is such that it rips the texture right off of the palate and leaves it feeling like nothing.

O: Overcarbed if anything. The creamy body isn't allowed any room.

Feb 17, 2016
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really dark brown color with light brown head. Aroma is sweet and chocolaty, a bit grainy with some dark bread crust. Taste starts balanced, roasty and a bit of lactic sweetness. Body is medium with low to medium carbonation. Not bad but it's quite simple overall.

Jan 26, 2016
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beersdmf17 from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours nice rich brown, smells of chocolate. Taste is spot on for the style, with a bit of sweetness. some bitterness and chocolate. Active carbonation with tons of mouth feel, maybe too much, on the thinner side as far as stouts. The lower abv makes this easy to drink without being overwhelmed by alcohol, just like drinking a regular chocolate milk. Overall, enjoyable but not the best chocolate milk stout out there.

Jan 10, 2016
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brewskifan55 from Mississippi

3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a teku glass

A: Black, not much head. Tan ring. Light lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, cocoa nibs.

T: Follows nose. But it tastes like it's on nitro. No carbonation. Perhaps this was a bad bottle or age had messed up the carbonation.

M: Low to medium with low carbonation. No pop.

O: I've talked to others who have tried this one and they liked it. Looks like I got a bad bottle.

Nov 16, 2015
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Chris_Huston from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reminiscent of the Bomb!, but a bit redundant in light of that. The lower ABV, though, makes it a mellower option, and Bomb! or not, this is a quality chocolate-ish milk stout with a classic Prairie flavor and body.

Nov 01, 2015
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Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

1.77/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

The 4-pack I bought I believe was from an infected batch. Carbonation was EXTREMELY heavy and wasn't what I recalled it being when I had it on draft. I would delicately pour a quarter of a bottle into a snifter and the head would be overly active and instantly fill the glass. Taste was only heavy carbonation. Big disappointment considering how much I normally enjoy Prairie beers.

Oct 27, 2015
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - A dark brown-black opaque pour, with a huge pillowy tan head that reduces quickly to a thin cap. Not much lacing.

S - The milk is front, roast malt behind. A hint of chocolate powder, hiding in the background.

T - Follows that nose. A hint of cocoa bitterness, a definite malted milk ball aspect, and a slight bitterness in the close.

M - A bit of residue after the close, but comes off pretty clean for the style.

O - Nothing extraordinary, just a well dialed milk stout. The chocolate is not particularly forward, which is a bit of a disappointment, but it is still tasty and pleasant.

Oct 10, 2015
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is black with a caramel head, small amount, that dissipates quickly. Nose is dark chocolate, lactose, cream, coffee, slightly acrid. Flavor is more burnt and acrid, still lots of chocolate, overly sweet, notes of coffee, thin feel, soft carb, creamy body.

Oct 09, 2015
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markcp from Iowa

3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Color is nearly black, with a nice tan head. Smell is bittersweet chocolate. Body on the thinner side. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, coffee, roast. Finishes with an off-putting bitterness.

Oct 07, 2015
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calitrie1486 from New York

3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I was given this as an extra and was pretty excited considering I haven't had the opportunity to try many of the prarie offerings. This however was a disappointing effort.

Sep 30, 2015
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KensWorld from Florida

4.44/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Chocolate milk, yummy! This is the closest thing I've had to beer tasting like semi sweet chocolate milk. It seems that a lot of reviewers are let down by this stout, most likely because they compare it to Prairie bomb! or many other full body stouts they have brewed. Don't forget this is a Milk Stout and I believe Prairie have made a outstanding version here. With the addition of chocolate it's very yummy! 4.50

Sep 11, 2015
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Buschyfor3 from Kentucky

3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, served in a snifter

A: Dark, not quite black pour; chocolate milk colored head, but little retention as it quickly dissolves to a collar of bubbles;

S: Mild roast and cold coffee; breakfast toast; toasted nuts; dry powdered cocoa opens up as the glass warms.

T: Really muted on the chocolate notes, especially considering the label on the bottle indicates that this is aged on cocoa nibs; mild roast and cold coffee flavors are the predominant flavors; nutty, earthy, even; what chocolate that is there is a very dry, powdered cocoa - not the expected milk chocolate sweetness commonly seen in milk stouts; some lactic sourness rounds out the finish.

M: Slightly thin and lacking a full, creamy body expected from a milk stout; would have liked more creaminess on the palate.

O: To be honest, I expected more after having great experiences with Prairie's Bomb! variants. The chocolate profile is hidden - it opens up some as the glass warms, but it's a dry chocolate, not a richer chocolate note from big brother Bomb! With the lactose adding some sourness on the palate, it would have been nice to offset this with more of a sweeter chocolate profile; instead the nutty/malty profile is left to hold firm in balancing the milk/lactose aspect of the stout. Not my favorite milk stout out there.

Sep 06, 2015
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flavor is very mild and body is too thin, but still a solid milk stout and very easy drinking at under 6 percent. But as a big fan of Prairie stouts, I was expecting more.

Aug 31, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.29/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Some sediment in the bottom of the bottle even after a full pour.

A – Essentially black and opaque in the glass, although clear and very dark brown in the pour. A thin, light brown head, dissipated quickly.

Aroma – Coffee and chocolate notes with some dark roasted grains that carry some somokiness.

Taste – Partly follows the aroma, with less smoke and burnt grain, less chocolate, a bit less coffee, and the addition of some spicy hops. Sweet up front, this is mildly bitter by the finish.

Feel – Despite its appearance, this is on the thin side of medium-bodied. Carbonation is medium-low. Smooth

O – A dark, relatively dry and smoky version of the style.

Aug 31, 2015
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oldn00b from Virginia

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into stout glass. Dark dark blackish red. Got almost zero head to form.

Nose is pretty great. Sweet chocolate, dark malt. Smells really rich.

Flavor is quite light. Chocolate definitely comes through and it's pretty smooth. But no real depth here. It's like a slightly fizzier, chocolatier Guinness. That isn't a bad thing, but Guinness is a lot cheaper and lighter and lower alcohol.

Feel is thin, fizzy. Not a lot of body here. The carbonation is there, much more prevalent in the feel than expected.

It's fine enough for the price. But if I could go back and trade 3 of these for one more Bomb! I would.

Aug 21, 2015
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very dark with a minimal head that runs to the edge of the glass and lingers. Smell is sweet like a milk stout with roasted malts and milk sugar. Hard to find the chocolate in the aroma. Definitely taste the chocolate. A sweet milky taste compliments the chocolate and they are both followed by a pleasant bitterness that seems to come from the chocolate more than hops. It seems a bit light in mouthfeel for a stout but still a solid brew.

Aug 15, 2015
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madelfonatree from Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dated 04015 enjoyed July 30, 2015 in a Hopslam snifter/tulip.

Look - Upright pour the entire time made a finger light tan head. Body is dark brown to black. Head was gone quickly and no lacing.

Smell - Sour. Belgian. Sweet. Vanilla. Chocolate. Coffee. Bubblegum.

Taste - It is weak. Chocolate. Coffee. Caramel. Little fruity and sweet at end.

Feel - Watery. No carbonation.

Overall - Drank my milk stout then this. Not impressed. Very happy to get this Prairie in Kentucky when not in Ohio, but let me down. Second bad milk stout I've had next to MadTree (favorite brewery) Black Forest.

Jul 31, 2015
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hardysf from Michigan

3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Smell of sweet chocolate made me super excited as soon as I popped the top. The rest was a major let down. Poured a dark brown, not even a full black with a head that immediately dissipated. No lacing at all.

Beer was thin and carbonation gone right away. Taste was muted chocolate. Barely any sweet lactose.

Thought it was very watery. Would not buy. How can bomb be so good and this so thin?

Jul 31, 2015
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AllDayIPA23 from Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have had many different Prairie beers, and up to this point, every one has been very good, to excellent. Unfortunately Limo Tint was average at best. Very simplistic smell and taste. Just couldn't find anything about it to want more.

Jul 29, 2015
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infinitebruner from Arkansas

4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

July 19, 2015

12 oz bottle, snifter

A – Black and opaque, though appears to pour pretty clear. Creamy in appearance, with medium-high viscosity out of the bottle. A quarter-inch of light brown head, dissipating very quickly.

S – A huge note of vanilla leads, with silky, French-chocolate like aroma following closely behind. Some light roasty coffee as well. A touch of caramel in there. There are some fruity hops, but the impression there is more of herbal woodsiness.

T – Vanilla and, surprisingly, coffee are the most prominent flavor components. The coffee is more of a cold-pressed variety, presenting roastiness without any accompanying bitterness. Milky to bittersweet chocolate are all moderate. Some light fruitiness of the hops, but more herbal here, seem to be contributing some bitterness on the back end, to balance the sweetness of the chocolate.

M – Despite its appearance, this is only medium-bodied, actually feels a bit thin relative to the rest of its profile. Carbonation is medium-low. Sweetness and bitterness are pretty well-balanced, a decent amount of bitterness lingering on the finish and into the aftertaste.

O – Fairly sweet but still smooth, very drinkable. A fine stout.

Jul 24, 2015
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LloydDobler from Indiana

2.63/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Let me preface this with the fact that Prairie AA are the makers of some of my favorite sour/farmhouse brews. That being said, this was a letdown for me. The pour left a great looking solid, thick and fizzy collar of foam. Almost nothing on the nose. The taste was equally as bland, even as it warmed a bit. Very basic on all levels. Maybe that was the goal, but not my favorite example of the style.

Jul 23, 2015
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CNoj012 from New York

3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Jet black with barely any head/carbonation. Subdued very light chocolate smell and taste as well. Seems very bland almost watered down. Feel is also very light, even for a milk stout. I would not seek this beer out.

Jul 19, 2015
JSTOKERJR from New Mexico

3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle pour to snifter
Black,nice tan head that instantly disappear to thin collar. No lacing. Smells like coffee. First sip smooth, light stout oily thin. Light carb just over all really light for the style. Very light coco reminds me of a nitro cold brew coffee. A tad disappointed. Not bad but not good.

Jul 17, 2015
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