Pirate Paradise | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.62/5
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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:
#117
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
214
pDev:
6.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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157
Gots:
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4.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jayhunter357
4.69/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.99/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch 1 that Ive been holding onto for a while. First thing I noticed was the strong vanilla aroma. Very strong, in a very good way. Has a fudgy,vanilla, taste w a strong after taste of toasted coconut. And has ABV hidden well. Overall right on par w bourbon paradise. Prairie might be making the best stouts right now .. Alongside w Toppling Goliath. Damn do I wish I could get this often.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.69/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.74/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JayGreezy
4.66/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.47/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerRay
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jkolls
4.47/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.77/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.78/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SadMachine
4.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of johnny_chimpo
4.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.58/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two of my friends recently put together a share to help me out after my bottles were stolen at Dark Lord Day. I told them it really wasn't necessary, but that seems to have even motivated them more! So we ended up drinking several top 250 beers, which is always exciting for me - I was stunned that they managed to grab a Pirate Paradise though. I'm a very big fan of Bourbon Paradise, and a huge lover of Prairie beers in general - this was certainly a wish list item!

So, it's a little odd to say that I was slightly let down by Pirate Paradise - particularly as difficult as I'd thought it was to find and procure. Strangely, it seems that bourbon seems to complement the base beer much better - which is exactly what I would not have thought. Rum and coconut beers are some of my favorites - so why didn't this one work quite as well for me?

That's probably not exactly a good or accurate statement, honestly, because Pirate Paradise is a damn good beer - but where Bourbon Paradise is almost TOO thick and sweet, this beer falls just a little short in those categories. Rum in the nose and the taste are pleasant, but it's definitely a bit thin in that. I'm also not getting the coconut and vanilla to nearly the same degree as in Bourbon Paradise. Quite surprising, I know.

So while I like Pirate Paradise - I can't help but review it in the long shadow cast by Bourbon Paradise.

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Photo of cshafer7
4.25/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of penguinBOMB
4.56/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Snig623
4.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KT123
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TravisMason
4.25/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kyleryan
4.25/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dleiner
4.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Pirate Paradise from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.62 out of 5 with 214 ratings