Paradise | Prairie Artisan Ales

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ParadiseParadise
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout brewed with coconut and vanilla


Added by gruss004 on 06-14-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#909
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
713
pDev:
7.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
154
Trade:
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Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Inky black pour, black as night in the glass; slim finger of dark foam slipped away quickly... Aromas of sweet molasses and dark malt with a dose of vanilla and something faintly herbal - maybe the coconut? Tastes follows suit, a more sweet than bitter or dry stout, with ample chocolate, molasses, and vanilla suggestions... Coconut is somewhat subdued in the richer flavors, but there is a faint chewy sweetness that has that milky coconut note to it... full-bodied and smooth, a little sticky... A very good imperial stout... Bottom of can said B#01081; a $10 12 oz can here on Long Island...

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Photo of mattycasey
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a half finger dark khaki head with great retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, coconut, vanilla and cocoa; a sharply boozy. Flavor follows, with dark toasted malt, coconut, milk chocolate, vanilla and hints of stone fruit. Lingering light coconut, chocolate and malt in the finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Smells exactly as advertised: a nice stout with coconut and vanilla, but beautifully balanced in the flavor, with the coconut clear, but not dominating and light chocolate, vanilla and fruit notes hovering in the background. Really well done. I got one of the last two cans at the shop, not wanting to be a hog; kinda wish I'd grabbed both now……..

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Photo of reptile3141
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My new favorite brewer...

Though they are a bit pricey (at least to me) this brewer puts out gem after gem after gem. I have yet to not like anything I have had the pleasure of partaking and this 'Paradise' is truly beautiful to behold and to drink. A black liquid pours out of their almost black bottle and builds a thin foam with little staying power and no lacing. Though enough of the foam sticks around the circumference of the pint to give a small bit of lacing down the glass. The smell is light on booze with distinctive notes of roasted coffee, vanilla, and sweet coconut. None of it strong but still notable. The mouthfeel is light on creaminess, with a touch of heat from the booze, and light on the carbonation, as well. The taste is a good blend of the coconut and vanilla that, in my opinion, hides the booziness of this bad boy until it hits you later.

Overall, this is another example of why this brewer should be held high in conversation when the talk of great craft breweries comes into play.

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Photo of MGoeltz
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of losdizzel
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RBuckley73
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roy1586
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarryMyers
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of red_5_sooner
4.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hayden34
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmoen
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chackman151
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottiethebody
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArthurFrayn
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of meatyard
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgator3
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a snifter. Delicious base stout complimented with coconut and vanilla. Smooth, thick bodied, alcohol dangerously hidden. Love this beer!

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Photo of q33jeff
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
06/05/18

On tap at Bru.

Big head, frothy, dark black.
Cold...needs to warm.

Chocolate, vanilla, coconut is there, but you need to be looking for it. Would like a bit more coconut, but I know not everyone is as much of a coconut fan as me.

Dry roastiness increases as the beer warms and starts to challenge the sweet vanilla flavor.





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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in an over sized wine glass from a 12oz can.

Appearance: Semi thin black body with a tan head rising about half a finger's length.

Smell: Light hop and malt but light, might be and is the weakest property of the beer.

Taste: Malty and semi sweet with hints of vanilla bean. It's bitter and bland all at once. Still tasty but room for improvement.

Mouth: Sticky brew, malty finish with a full body of flavor. After taste is sticky...might be a good thing for a bad thing.

Overall: There was something between a three point seven five and a four that would and should be my overall score. Something is missing from the beer. Maybe prairie spoils me with other gems that I hold them on a higher pedestal. Worth grabbing just don't know if I would grab it again. Always in a glass. Salud.

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(2018)

A: Pours jet black with almost no head. Looks oily.

S: Not too much of a nose here, but I get some faint hints of sweet chocolate - maybe some booze.

T: Typical Prairie stout for the base (a good thing). Up front is sweet milk chocolate and coconut. Then comes vanilla and maybe some dark fruit.

M: This is a high-gravity beer. It coats your mouth but doesn't cloy. Very creamy and viscous.

O: Awesome job, Prairie! I love the coconut aspect and I'm glad it wasn't hidden.

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Photo of markjknowles
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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