Apple Brandy Barrel Noir
Prairie Artisan Ales

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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #88
ABV:
12%
Score:
99
Ranked #236
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 7.14%
Ratings:
1,702
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 23, 2022
Added:
Dec 11, 2014
Wants:
  297
Gots:
  467
SCORE
99
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Notes: None
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4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by jb_4226 from Texas

#105 Love it, Apple really come thru!

Jan 23, 2022
 
4.5 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 18, 2022
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4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours black with a finger of khaki foam. Head retention is good after an aggressive pour. Aroma is big. Apple brandy, toffee, barrel, char, and caramel dance and play over roasty and toasty malts. Flavor profile is medium-thin. Roasty and toasty malts lead the charge. Toffee, caramel, molasses, and apple brandy tag on for a flavorful brew. Mouth feel is velvety, and soft, but never hits creamy. It has a medium-thick consistency. Overall, solid stout with hints of apple brandy coming through.

Reviewed from notes. Reviewed 1/12/19. 2018 version.

Nov 13, 2021
 
4.44 by beermanben from Wisconsin on Oct 05, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

Really enjoying this. Much less sweet than anticipated and has a nice chally bakers chocolage predominace. The apple brandy tastes genuine and natural whereas I feel I lot of prairies beers are try hard and artificial. Namely vanilla noir which is awfully fake.

Its not terribly complex. Taste like a very simple, basic, strong old school RIS with roasty notes layered with oak and yesz apple bransy. Quite thick and very hot.

Sep 17, 2021
 
4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio on Aug 24, 2021
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4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by BlanBarry from Oklahoma

This rating is based on the original from a few years ago. Pours dark brown/black with exceptional thickness. The Apple Brandy melds perfectly to make this an exceptional barrel aged stout. For a number of years this was my favorite beer.

Jul 28, 2021
 
4.59 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio on Jun 30, 2021
 
4.25 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
 
4.75 by Jmalo from Ohio on Jun 17, 2021
 
5 by Ziosa from Missouri on Apr 20, 2021
 
5 by JAWS from New York on Mar 06, 2021
 
4.27 by Bugsmcl from Ohio on Feb 12, 2021
 
4.56 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 09, 2021
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4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by 5toutman75 from Illinois

I have never really been a fan of the apple brandy BA stouts. The apple character has always been an odd mix for me. I got this bottle for retail on the shelf mostly because I love Prairie and I knew people flip for this beer. Upon opening it, the smell is very distinct and I just don't like it! It smells the way it's supposed to smell, it's just that the apple brandy barrel of off putting to me. Now on the tongue, it's a completely different story for me. The apple is there but distinct and really appealing. A tiny bit tart? The stout's sweetness works well with this barrel. It also helps for it to be a bit warmer too. A great beer that changed my mind. I've never had a beer with a smell that I didn't like end up being enjoyable before, so a really fun beer.

Dec 29, 2020
 
4.25 by thampel09 from New Jersey on Dec 09, 2020
 
4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan on Oct 25, 2020
 
4.66 by hopley from Massachusetts on Sep 15, 2020
 
4.15 by 911CROFT from England on Aug 29, 2020
 
4.3 by SaraMatt from California on Aug 23, 2020
 
4.44 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia on Jul 10, 2020
 
4.78 by JamesLeung from Florida on May 04, 2020
 
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2020
 
4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania on Mar 10, 2020
 
4.52 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on Mar 08, 2020
 
3.61 by gbiello from Massachusetts on Feb 22, 2020
 
4.67 by Dadthew from New York on Feb 22, 2020
 
4.38 by spersichilli from California on Feb 12, 2020
 
4.56 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington on Dec 07, 2019
 
4.48 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Nov 13, 2019
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4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by JLK7299 from North Carolina

I’ve had a majority of the highest rated/reviewed Prairie Stouts. Probably all of them in the top 250. This is easily the best one of the bunch. Everything is superb!

Nov 08, 2019
 
4.4 by Hopelessly0 from California on Nov 04, 2019
 
4.93 by redleg64 from Michigan on Oct 31, 2019
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5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by chefbigjon from Arizona

Maybe ny all time favorite stout ever. Apple pie and coffee in a glass.

Sep 30, 2019
 
4.15 by PeterPGH from Pennsylvania on Sep 26, 2019
 
4.7 by scottsoileau from Louisiana on Sep 18, 2019
 
4 by Nunya from Ohio on Jul 12, 2019
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4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by hylinski from Massachusetts

A spectacular stout; as the previous reviewers explain the taste follows the nose - apples, malty, boozy.
You MUST let this warm to experience the full flavor profile.

Jul 01, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jngrizzaffi from Texas

Pours a Pitch black no head or lacing. 4 oz pour. Apple brandy aroma. Very mild roasting. More roasting on taste. Heavy on the brandy. Apple on the end. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Jul 01, 2019
 
4.62 by SayBoom from Ukraine on Jun 22, 2019
Apple Brandy Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 1702 ratings