Pirate Paradise | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.63/5
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184 Ratings
Pirate ParadisePirate Paradise
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, aged in rum barrels.

Added by WCKDVBZ on 09-03-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#138
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
184
pDev:
6.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Joebooh2
4.3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Badger2121
4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Like a normal bomb with a great sweetness on the nose and taste. Loved it!

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Photo of bpa112
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stevedore
4.49/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, served in a stemmed glass. Pours a thick, oily dark black body, one finger white head, short retention, not much in way of lacing. Smell is sweet rum, vanilla, sugarcane, milk chocolate, a bit of sweet coconut, cocoa. It's mildly boozy, but rum is more or less always that way. Flavour is chewy milk chocolate, cocoa, a bit of sweet and oily coconut, more milk chocolate, a smooth and extended run of rum throughout, with a smooth, mild vanilla sweetness lingering on the backend. Mainly it's vanilla and rum mingling together on the backend, which is rounded out by a slight cocoa-like bitterness. Mouthfeel is full bodied, substantial, lower but still appropriate carbonation, mildly boozy rum on the finish. A very good barrel-aged adjunct stout that isn't quite pastry stout level but it's an excellent stout in its own right. Probably one of the few rum barrel-aged stouts that I have really enjoyed. I do agree that this one is a step up above Bourbon Paradise as the rum seems to work better with the adjuncts than the bourbon.

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Photo of OleDixie
4.48/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stt1118
3.85/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HawkeyeJosh
4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kingjohnh
4.46/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roze
4.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of farnold
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RealDeal
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of akang
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pmarlowe
4.7/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2018 release.

A: Viscous black with a thin ring of fine, dark brown head. Decent retention and no lacing.

S: Toasted coconut, vanilla ice cream, with moderate spiced rum, cinnamon, and a bit of dark chocolate and roast.

T: Spiced rum in the forefront with light toasted coconut (lighter than on the nose), vanilla bean, a bit of cola and roast, with moderate bakers spices on the backend. Medium sweetness pulls things together.

M: Thick medium-full body, sticky, with medium cola-like carbonation.

O: Delicious! The barrel is nicely integrated and the coconut and rum are both super tasty.

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Big shout out to my buddy Donnie for this gem and my 1500 check in

Look: motor oil black, little head a very dark cola like color
Smell: big rum nose with hints of fudge and vanilla, the coconut comes through a lot as it warms up
Taste: big rum up front, with a perfectly balanced vanilla, fudge and coconut taste.
Feel: thick full mouth feel, very little carbonation.... like drinking a coconut fudge cake.

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Photo of fireazzi
4.96/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Shogun250
4.67/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrtomatohead49
4.08/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.49/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sjp2123
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.62/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RedhawkPoke
4.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Beer pours a very black body. Very little head or lacing, as common with Prairie stouts. Head color looked almost like a Cherry Coke. Very dark red colored head. Look was very typical for a Prairie stout.

S: Large amounts of rum at first pour. As the beer warmed some of the rum aromas gave way to some sweeter smells. Vanilla, chocolate, and coconut become more noticeable as the beer got closer to room temperature.

T: Very nice balance of rum flavors mixed with multiple layers of dessert like tastes. Similar to the nose, the beer is very heavy rum and molasses in the beginning before somewhat dissapearing to give way to sweeter flavors. Nice amount of vanilla and chocolate mixed with some coconut as the beer gets warmer.

M: Thick full mouthfeel. Many sweet dessert like beers become too cloying here but Prairie did this one right with the addition of rum. Very full flavored and warming. The ABV is obvious while drinking and afterwards but somewhat subdued due to the coconut and vanilla.

O: Remarkable beer. Only negative is the lack of head or lacing. One of the best beers I have had regardless of style. So many beers in this style go overboard with sweetness but not here. Nice balance of alcohol and sweetness.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.38/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Pirate Paradise from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.63 out of 5 with 184 ratings