Paradise | Prairie Artisan Ales

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

Style: American 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

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Ranking:
#1,397
Reviews:
183
Ratings:
756
pDev:
6.81%
 
 
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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 911CROFT
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanflc
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergoot
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep, dark brown body; relatively thin yet lasting head, tannish. Rich chocolate aroma; sweet; roasted nuts; peanut butter. Roasted peanut and cocoa flavors; boozy; some vanilla sweetness. Heavy body; silky; smooth sweetness.

A very fine imperial stout that delivers some deep, rich chocolate flavors with minimal alcohol heat. Full-bodied with a smooth and velvety feel.

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Photo of Samact
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petewheeler
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

-Brewed with coconut and vanilla.

A: Quickly diminishing burnt coppery-bronze head is bubbly and thin, lapsing to a polished surface. Dark inky black color with a shiny reflective nature and a encircling dark coppery-bronze ring around the edges.

S: Sweet vanilla and marshmallows on the nose backed with some cold chocolate. Spicy nutmeg, warm cinnamon add highlights along with some warm cocoa. Dark chocolate finish, dried pine hops adds an earthy evergreen feel and bitterness finishes out. Good strength.

T: The flavor was dark roast, earthy chocolate and sweet vanilla, almost hot coco like. Hints of dried coconut, nutmeg spicing is accompanied by a spicy bite of black liquor. Dark fruit of figs, sweet burnt cake, roasted barley and burnt currants. Smoky dark malts and pine that finishes with bourbon, and a black roast flair on the swallow.

M: Thick and creamy mouthful is medium-full. Softly carbonated, spicy alcohol bite.

T: Lots of complexity on the nose, sweet vanilla, coconut and spices. Hearty roast body with burnt sweentess for flavor. Warming spicy alcohol and rich coffee dark roast on the finish. 13% is rich in deep roastiness, thick slurry stout and outstanding per style (milk stout).

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Photo of Jrjr0891
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of socon67
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draft Gray Lady, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Pours deep, dark, nearly black. Cold pour, no head, no lace.

Roasty coffee and vanilla take over the nose. Predominantly mild, but good. There’s a dark fruit backbone that really helps balance out the profile.

Dark fruit, chocolate, booze, and subtle roast malts right off the bat. As it settles, dark roast coffee and vanilla emerge. While the sweet vanilla is nice, I don’t get a lot of coconut.

Creamy, smooth body. Warm, boozy, great feel. Sticky finish.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fluid jet black with a mild mocha foam that quickly fizzles out to nothing but a thin chain.

Smell is nutty malt, almost like black bean, with earthy roast coffee and milk chocolate.

Taste also has that sort of black bean roast with an acidic coffee-like presence and a rum-like heat that comes with the very mild coconut. There's also a bit of a dusty, bitter woodiness before it comes back to a sweet pecan pie character as it warms.

Feel is medium-full with a sharp but filling carbonation, finishing with a tingly, semi-dry sting.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kdouble
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tomesco
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffSK
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beersampler6
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Outstanding imperial stout, but man, I wish there were more coconut taste in it. Nice dark black color with just a little tan head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells nice, dark chocolate and roast coffee. Tastes similarly, along with vanilla, cream, caramel and malt. At the end, especially when it warms, there’s that faint hint of coconut. Would have given the taste score a higher rating if the coconut came through more clearly. Smooth, mild, slightly creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation. High ABV is quite well-hidden and not overwhelming at all, with just the right amount of warming alcohol. Another excellent beer from an excellent brewery.

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

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color with just a film of tan head.
Roasted malt aroma. Chocolate and vanilla. No coconut.
Chocolate, vanilla, and a little coffee. No coconut.
Smooth, easy to drink. Alcohol well-hidden.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timi
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Super tasty imperial stout, especially on tap!

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Paradise from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 756 ratings