Prairie Pirate Okie
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Style:
American Brown Ale
Ranked #59
ABV:
11.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #7,958
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 11.84%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
34
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Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This is my least favorite of the Prairie barrel-aged series. It sounds great on the label, an imperial brown ale aged in rum barrels that makes me think of the phenomenal regular Okie or the tasty Coffee Okie... but the execution is flawed, with too much rum, an overtly thin body and no nuances- it is all rum all the time with a very watery finish.

Fairly drinkable for a 12.6% brew... but just not very interesting.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: cloudy light brown, creamy 1 inch head
Smell: apple, pear, brown sugar, huge boozy rum presence
Taste: apple, pear, brown sugar, and a ton of rum and medium ethanol
Feel: a lot of alcohol... medium to light mouth feel and a lot of burn

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Photo of rmpic82
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light, cloudy brown color. Smells like barleywine and apple juice were poured in a single glass together. Lighter brew, but tasty enough to have again.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into dimpled seidel. Hisses, but doesn't produce much head. Dark murky brown color.

Sweet nose of caramel, raisin.

Taste is boozy, as most say, but very sweet too. Beer tastes like exactly what it is. Brown sugar and milk chocolate, too.

Covers the mouth. Mild dry sting on the tail.

Prairie's Okie series is incredible. Satisfyingly distinct with every swing.

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Photo of Tommo
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Okie was never my favorite beer, but i had to try this when we were at the brewpub. Nose is strong rum with nice sweet brown ale notes. Overall this is tasty, rum shines through but is balanced by the sweetness of the base beer. Medium body, actually a little thin given the 13 percent on this guy. Very good for a brown ale, whatever that is worth

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: pours light brown with no head
S: big booze, rum
T: booze again, sweetness throughout the drink.
F: rather thin unfortunately
O: not a must seek, regular okie is far better. I hate to say, but likely the worst ba stout from prairie.

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Photo of SheaDawg
4.84/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great Smooth taste!! Starts dark and unleashes flavor of a very tame beer due to the aging in Rum barrels. great release from a great beer company. I will go out of my way to find more although it took me 2 days just to find the 4 I found at over $9 per bottle. Thank you for continueing to put out these amazing beers the challenge our palettes time after time!!!! I'll continue to pay the premium prices as long as you continue to put out this kind of quality!!!

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a a slightly hazy red-brown, a color interestingly similar to Oklahoma clay. Head is beige with big, loose bubbles, and never reaches higher than a half-inch.

S: Warm, fruity rum scents dominate: banana, apple skin, cinnamon-sugar, molasses. Some of that may be the underlying brown ale malts, which make the original Okie a dessert for the nose.

T: A single sip absolutely coats the palate. Wow. Initial tastes are all booze: a bit warm, but in the rounded, syrupy way you can only find with a sip of rum (or brandy, possibly). Stewed apple, raisin, burnt sugar stand out. Flavors tighten quickly as rum gives way to barrel, moving the palate to a surprisingly crisp end: cedar, coffee, toast, and a hint of grassy hops culminate in a snap. Lingering sugars don't completely disappear toward the back end, though, leaving the final aftertaste brightly sweet, yet still a bit warm and wooden.

M: Silky at first, but that might just be the upfront effects of the alcohol. A few sips in and it starts to waver, ending up only mildly viscous. Carbonation is nowhere to be found.

O: Okie is a great beer, but it's not as sweet or intense as Bomb or Noir. That's what makes it so perfect for these barrels: because of the limited residual sugars of the base beer, the end result is not too cloying (unlike Pirate Noir). Still, the rum and barrel flavors end up overtaking the Okie goodness, and that's not entirely positive. But in the end, what emerged from the cask was pretty damn great. Prairie should do us all a favor and dump every single one of their beers into rum barrels. If the results are anything like this, I'd be incredibly happy.

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Prairie Pirate Okie from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 34 ratings