Apple Brandy Barrel Noir
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #89
Ranked #232
4.48 | pDev: 7.14%
Feb 08, 2023
Dec 11, 2014
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Rated: 4.5 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Nov 29, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by jhavs from New York

Jul 08, 2022
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
2016 Vintage(I Think)

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer which is topped by a small light tan head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of brandy barrels with some chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts
T: Taste is chocolate and coffee up front with some brandy barrel influence. Hints of roasted malts and toasted marshmallows. On the swallow there's more brandy barrel, chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts
M: This beer has a body which is lighter than anticipated and slightly silky. Carbonation is quite low, but it is there while the beer has a sightly drying finish due to the ABV
O: Overall this beer is quite good. It has also held up well over time. Complexity also grows as the beer warms. It's definitely worth a try if you like barrel aged beers.
Jun 10, 2022
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#105 Love it, Apple really come thru!
Jan 23, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.44 by beermanben from Wisconsin

Oct 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio

Aug 24, 2021
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Reviewed by BlanBarry from Oklahoma

4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
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
Rated: 4.59 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Jun 30, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by Jmalo from Ohio

Jun 17, 2021
Rated: 5 by Ziosa from Missouri

Apr 20, 2021
Rated: 5 by JAWS from New York

Mar 06, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by Bugsmcl from Ohio

Feb 12, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 09, 2021
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Reviewed by 5toutman75 from Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.25 by thampel09 from New Jersey

Dec 09, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Oct 25, 2020
Rated: 4.66 by hopley from Massachusetts

Sep 15, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by 911CROFT from England

Aug 29, 2020
Rated: 4.3 by SaraMatt from California

Aug 23, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Jul 10, 2020
Rated: 4.78 by JamesLeung from Florida

May 04, 2020
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania

Mar 10, 2020
Rated: 4.52 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Mar 08, 2020
Rated: 3.61 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 4.67 by Dadthew from New York

Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 4.38 by spersichilli from California

Feb 12, 2020
Rated: 4.56 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Dec 07, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Nov 13, 2019
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Reviewed by JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.4 by Hopelessly0 from California

Nov 04, 2019
Rated: 4.93 by redleg64 from Michigan

Oct 31, 2019
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Rated by chefbigjon from Arizona

5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Maybe ny all time favorite stout ever. Apple pie and coffee in a glass.
Sep 30, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by PeterPGH from Pennsylvania

Sep 26, 2019
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