Pirate Paradise | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Pirate ParadisePirate Paradise
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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:
#116
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
218
pDev:
6.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Reviews by GClarkage:
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4.12/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Opulence in stout-making has met its match. Known for some pretty remarkable roast flavor, the Prairie team saved their best for Paradise- a coconut, bourbon and chocolate flavored stout that renders dessert obsolete.

Oily, inky and ominously dark, no head is required as this burnt barley elixir clings to the glass like fine brandy. Sensual coconut, chocolate and espresso roll onto the nose with the tinge of bourbon triggering something sinister within. Wonderfully burnt sweetness slathers the tongue with wholesome roasted marshmallow goodness and an exotic coconut brightness.

The ale slowly and deliberately seeps deep into the tastebuds, saturating each and every one with its decadent sweetness. Blackstrap molasses, brown sugar, bittersweet chocolate, walnut, caramel, vanilla and honey are all woven tightly with bold espresso flavor. Campfire bitterness brings on the coconut and gives the session an overwhelming sensation of mounds candy bars, but also pulls the caramel, coconut and nutty oakiness from the barrels and ushers in that undeniable bourbon warmth.

Lavishly full and chewy, the ale drinks like brownie batter. Rendered to a slow and savory sipping affair, the stout's lush marshmallowy texture and coconut and cream flavors are soothing and calming- ideally suited for balancing the simmering bourbon heat that calders below. A ridiculously long and savory aftertaste leaves me wondering why this beer isn't served with a spoon.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle pour at Churchkey in D.C.

Near black body with no head. Lovely aroma of chocolate, rum, perhaps fruity note, maybe raisins. The flavor is just insane. Silky smooth and shockingly delicious. Wow. I would relish the opportunity to have this again.

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Photo of Eddiehop
4.73/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into tulip, with next to no head. Super dark with a faint brown tint, but dark as night.

A good amount of coconut on the nose. Initial taste is heavy on the rum up front with the cocnut becoming more prevalent on the backend.

Mouthfeel is full and taste has a dessert sweetness and but this has flavor for days. I would expect this to fade and subdue with age in the bottle, but prairie knows how to do these types of stouts. Highly recommended.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.84/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Shared at a BYOB sushi restaurant. This beer tastes more like a mixed drink than a beer. It's a beautiful combination of sweet and stout that is like nothing I've ever had before. Couldn't recommend trying this one more.

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

Photo of SkiBum22
4.74/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | 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 sabitu
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.68/5  rDev +1.3%
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 ipc2000
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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 fthegiants
4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.9/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle. Poured in Prairie stemmed glass. Looks great. Smells of rum and coconut...decadent. Taste is insanely good! Coconut, vanilla and rum. Amazing beer.

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Photo of Samdaddy
4.63/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SaulFox
4.96/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.8/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks, Mike for the opportunity!

L: Rich mocha and onyx hues with an exceedingly thin rusty head and negligible retention
S: Dried coconut, vanilla bean, and a healthy dose of dark rum
T: Flavorful milk chocolate, sugar cane, molasses and toasted coconut marshmallows
F: Medium bodied with low, but ample carb
O: This is a nice improvement on the base beer, which I thought was delicious. Prairie's barrel aging program is truly among the best in the world and they deftly showcase their talent here. The rum barrels add a depth of flavor, hint of sweetness, and much welcomed complexity. Fantastic stout and one I hope they'll make again in the future!

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Pirate Paradise from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.62 out of 5 with 218 ratings