Pirate Paradise
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #28
ABV:
13%
Score:
100
Ranked #105
Avg:
4.6 | pDev: 6.74%
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
338
From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  150
Gots
  21
SCORE
100
World-Class
Pirate ParadisePirate Paradise
Notes: Imperial stout brewed with coconut and vanilla, aged in rum barrels.
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Reviews by gcamparone:
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a yellow/orange prairie Dino glass.

Pours a deep brown body with a light brown head that reduces quickly to leave a ring.

Aromas of strong coconut and vanilla, run and milk chocolate.. this is straight chocolate covered coconuts.

On the tongue.. absolutely decadent chocolate coconut macaroons and sweet vanilla rum. Thick rich body, velvety.

One of the best stouts I've ever tasted.. this is a real vanilla coconut stout, kills prop 13

Aug 27, 2017
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.74/5  rDev +3%
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.

Nov 11, 2016
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Eddiehop from Texas

4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Sep 25, 2016
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MJSFS from Florida

4.76/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Nov 25, 2019
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.81/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Dec 17, 2016
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billab914 from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dec 14, 2016
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Zach_Attack from Massachusetts

4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

10/2016 - Amazing coconut, light rum, graham cracker, marshmallow nose; a ton of vanilla, creamy, light coconut too on the palate; incredible mouthfeel, semi-sweet finish; creamy, coconut, vanilla, rum goodness.

Sep 26, 2018
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sep 30, 2016
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millelacsmark from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Feb 24, 2017
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RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Aug 27, 2017
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inspektor from North Carolina

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

Feb 21, 2019
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oline73 from Maryland

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

Aug 19, 2018
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petermethot from New Jersey

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

Feb 06, 2017
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BeerRay from Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jul 15, 2018
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SkiBum22 from New York

4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

May 23, 2017
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kingjohnh from New Mexico

4.46/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mar 30, 2018
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 17, 2017
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mmcurran from North Carolina

4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 25, 2018
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Eyedoc27 from Illinois

4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dec 06, 2020
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aasher from Indiana

4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 12, 2018
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jdsok from Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sep 28, 2016
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IrishColonial from Texas

4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 20, 2017
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GreenMind from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 22, 2020
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JMFP from Delaware

4.96/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Dec 20, 2020
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Eternal218 from California

4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jun 20, 2017
Pirate Paradise from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 338 ratings