Coffee Okie
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #6
Ranked #1,768
4.27 | pDev: 7.49%
Aug 10, 2021
Dec 09, 2015
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Notes: imperial brown ale aged in whiskey barrels with coffee added.
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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Bottle shared by Dave. Cheers and thank you!

Aug 10, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by macrosmatic from Florida

Reviewed from (very) long-standing notes. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass. Purchased locally in December 2015, and consumed in December of 2017.

A: Rich brown, but certainly brown rather than black. Nearly opaque. Forms a one-finger dense creamy tan head, with lots of small bubble carbonation running up the sides. This is very pretty.

S: Really nice here – rich coffee, vanilla, oak, and whiskey. Some dark mocha. Toasted malts and mild toffee. The whiskey is in nice balance with the other flavors – it's definitely there, but at a level to allow the others aromas to take the lead. Just a hint of barrel char and whiskey spiciness, plus more bitterness from the roast (though I don't know if the roastiness is from the malts or the coffee...or maybe both). Very nice and balanced. I'm not sure you could ask more on the nose from a barrel-aged coffee brown ale.

T: The taste follows the nose, although maybe more mocha forward than the nose. Coffee, sweet vanilla, and whiskey. Mocha, caramel, Heath Bar, and oak tannins. Toasted malts, sweet ethanol, mild leather. A modest roasty bitterness near the end, and more sweet whiskey and lingering mocha in the hang.

M: Full-bodied, as long as you remember it’s a brown ale rather than a heavy porter or Imperial Stout. The whiskey flavors are integrated though obvious, and I do find this a bit warming going down. Carbonation sensation is on the low side, despite the plethora of bubbles on the appearance. It’s not flat, and while it accentuates the creamy mouthfeel it does seem a little low to fit the beer.

O: Very good. I don’t think the flavors were quite as good as the nose, but it’s still tasty. While not sickly sweet, it’s certainly malt and whiskey forward. For personal preference, I think I would have liked a bit more bitterness, whether from the coffee roast, malt roast, or hops – or maybe even the wood from the barrel to come out a bit more. But enough quibbles - it's certainly quite good as it is. Scores given to style.

May 24, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by elNopalero from California

This pours a ruddy brown black with thin lacing. Nice aroma with notes of French roast and whiskey barrel. There's a bit of a boozy sting. Thin bodied, surprisingly, with a nice lingering heat. Had this with some age on it, but it was hard to read the exact bottled date.

Nov 28, 2019
4.28 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 09, 2019
Photo of Roguer
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Roguer from Connecticut

Very little head production, and correspondingly no retention to speak of. Body is a fairly clear dark brown body.

Nose is mostly coffee and whiskey fighting for dominance, while tones of oak, brown sugar, toffee, and caramel hide in the background like children watching their parents fight. And just like a classic parental spat, there's no hiding the influence of booze on the nose.

Much smoother on the palate, with tons of whiskey, red grapes, brown sugar, and coffee; around mid-palate, brown sugar, toffee, and caramel really take over, giving this a sweet character that it rides to the finish, accentuated by the whiskey mash.

Remarkably smooth; for all the booze on the nose, this massive beer is lively and supremely drinkable on the palate. It's boozy, but like the lies of the devil, it sucks you in with honeyed words (I'm not a big boozy brew; I'm just like a sugary toffee bar!) and flattery (oh, YOU can take this brew, you big MAN you!) until it's too late. And oh, it's too late ... by the time you recognize that 13% WILL knock you on your ass (or should, you lush), it's too late; you're grasping for your water, but it's so far away on the desk across the room, and after all the carpet is soooooo comfortable.

Shhhh.....good night.

Jan 27, 2019
4.19 by cd34 from Illinois on Jan 15, 2019
4.61 by JamesBondGA from Georgia on Nov 25, 2018
4.31 by sd123 from Georgia on Nov 04, 2018
4.69 by bgold86 from New York on Sep 20, 2018
Photo of ghostwalker
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ghostwalker from Massachusetts

Appearance: Super dark brown body with a whisper thin white head.

Smell: Barrel nose, sharp whiskey notes covered with malt sweetness.

Flavor: Noticeable barrel again, malt body with slight coffee on the finish. Sweet and smooth. Not boozy at all, (shockingly at 13%?!).

Mouthfeel: Thin. Elements of tartness on the palate, but not especially tart flavored. Warming down the palate and down the chest as well.

Overall: Super nice sipper. Highly drinkable for the ABV. I will let this one rest at room temp for a while to see if it
continues to open up.

Mar 25, 2018
4.31 by psweendogg from Connecticut on Mar 11, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 33415 (I believe), meaning it was bottled on 30th November 2015. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A clear dark brown colour with a thin tanned head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.

Aroma: Coffee, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, oak and sweet whiskey.

Taste: Sweet, caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, oak, whiskey and booziness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: A nice sipper, maybe a touch on the sweet side, but still great on a cold day.

Mar 03, 2018
4.21 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Feb 06, 2018
4.31 by Sirnickatnite from Texas on Jan 26, 2018
Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

look: Hazy orangish brown. Modest tan head on the pour that mostly recedes. Sparse but messy lingering lacing.
smell: Coffee is aggressive and great. Caramel, toffee, and vanilla bourbon from the base Okie hold their own.
taste: Very much like the nose. No hint of booze.

Jan 21, 2018
Photo of Furlinator
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Furlinator from California

Pours opaque near black with a thin beige head that quickly disappears completely. The smell is of caramel, coffee and subtle barrel notes. The taste follows with caramel, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, a hint of nuttiness and faint barrel. Medium texture with low carbonation. Not as much coffee as I expected, this comes across more like an English barleywine.

Dec 09, 2017
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Nov 18, 2017
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4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by BWood from California

Looks dark Coca Cola Brown is its small head and slight carbonation.

Base beer is present. Some slight coffee and whiskey. Not super strong. But nice.

Excellent taste. Silky base beer and the whiskey compliments it perfectly. Wish I did a side by side with FW bravo. This might edge it. It has that great prairie touch I love.

Creamy mouthfeel. No complaints. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming.

Overall a great beer. Not quite AB noir level imo. But a great showing as always.

Oct 13, 2017
4.33 by Angerhaus from Rhode Island on Sep 30, 2017
4.19 by samEBC from Belgium on Aug 06, 2017
4.5 by axf4129 from Indiana on Apr 30, 2017
4.39 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Apr 29, 2017
4.63 by TylerJ from Iowa on Apr 27, 2017
4.5 by mwvman from Indiana on Apr 01, 2017
Photo of Nicolaiw
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Nicolaiw from Denmark

Pours dark brown almost black, with small mocha head.
Aroma has huge amount of coffee, whisky, oak, raisins,
Taste is lots of whisky, coffee, muscovado sugar, bitter chocolate, little vanilla

Mar 28, 2017
4.24 by Lorianneb from New Jersey on Mar 17, 2017
4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas on Mar 14, 2017
4.26 by SuiGeneris1 from Texas on Mar 13, 2017
4.53 by HopBelT from Belgium on Mar 12, 2017
4.4 by radius129 from Alabama on Mar 09, 2017
4.74 by Hallertau from Wisconsin on Feb 27, 2017
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4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

Appearance - Pours deep dark mahogany color with thin tan head

Aroma - Lots of rich brewed coffee aromas, vanilla, the whiskey is subtle but noticeable. Dark chocolate and roasted malts .

Flavor - Wow this thing has an amazing flavor, big rich coffee, sweet toffee, dark chocolate, the whiskey is a little stronger in the flavor but it is perfect and does not overpower any of the other flavors.

Feel - Full velvet feel, warming very smooth. There is a slight burn from the alcohol but no where near the 13% ABV this thing packs.

Overall - A very well done beer, the taste is amazing you can taste every flavor and they are all balanced.

Feb 26, 2017
4.28 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts on Feb 20, 2017
4.25 by smcel371 from New York on Feb 10, 2017
4.24 by lochraneg from New Hampshire on Feb 06, 2017
4.78 by KensWorld from Florida on Feb 05, 2017
Photo of Shanex
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Shanex from France

An exceptional American brown ale. One of the best beer I've had from this side of the Atlantic. Definitely world-class. Prairie products are a tad pricey but totally worth it. Cheers!

Jan 20, 2017
4.31 by cuvtcuv from Florida on Jan 19, 2017
Photo of Franziskaner
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Deep brown in color and very murky in complexion. There's a fingernail of light brown covering half of the center of the beer. Aroma is comprised of sweet whiskey, caramel, and coffee. I taste sweet whiskey, caramel, coffee, and plenty more sweet whiskey. The mouth is very sticky and warm with alcohol.

Jan 14, 2017
Photo of GuyFawkes
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2015 vintage; drank 12/13/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Opaque brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small khaki head; minimal lace.

Roasted coffee bean, caramel & peanut butter notes in the nose.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Rich caramel & dark roast coffee bean flavors up front; whiskey & oak notes on the finish. Mild raspberry notes emerged as this warmed. A bit boozy for me but otherwise right up my alley.

Jan 11, 2017
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 448 ratings