Prairie Pe-Kan | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by gatornation on 03-04-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
241
Reviews:
62
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
8.73%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
43
For Trade:
3
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4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobzilla
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKCNittany
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sweet, boozy, dark chocolate, baker's chocolate, cacao, caramel, light pecan on back end, midnight wheat huge roasted malt

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Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a quarter finger high tan head that subsided, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with notes of pecans.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts along with bits of roasted malts and hints of toasted pecans and faint amounts of vanilla.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does an excellent job at masking any traces of alcohol from the taste and is rather easy to drink considering its strength.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of captainkrad
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tazzman
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of user785335
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cascade24
4.99/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MickeyHops
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle - black under a one finger thick tan head which leaves spotty lace. Aroma is nutty (pecan?), with some roast and vanilla. Flavor is boozy, sweet, roasted malts, mild bbq char, faint vanilla, dark cocoa. Full body and moderate carbonation. Finishes rich, sweet, and roasty with more nuttiness on warming. A sipper.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a viscuous, blackish brown color with good head retention and light lacing. This is another beer that appears to have seen some significant barrel aging. The nose is pretty complex, with vanilla, buttermilk, pecan and a hint of roasty nuts. There's a light burnt toast aroma as well that is unusual and intriguing. The flavor profile replicates nose pretty closely in this rich and sweet tasting stout, and I pick up a hint of bourbon as well.. The sweetness is almost over the top, and the mouthfeel is otherwise very full, with a long, endless finish. Alcohol is pretty well integrated into the flavor profile, though you can definitely tell it's up there.

Another impressive effort from Prairie, though the sweetness is a bit much. This is definitely a sipper, and even a single bottle is almost too much of a good thing. Good beer for sure, but probably don't need to revisit this again any time soon.

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4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

i for some reason avoided this one for a little while, as much as i also anticipated it. i just had this vibe that it couldnt live up to the expectation, nut beers rarely do, and if anyone could swing it, its probably these guys, but i had my doubts, and they turned out to be somewhat well founded. i would drop the vanilla from this if i were in charge. i mean, prairie obviously has a successful base recipe and formula that they use for their now manifold imperial flavored stouts, but the vanilla makes this sweet and desserty, overly sweet and a little forced, and it detracts from the namesake pecans. the pecans are there, more in taste than nose, but what do rw nuts really smell like anyway right? they add a layer in between the grains, earthy and somewhat distinct, but their moment is brief, as the vanilla, residual sugars, and alcohol quickly take over. its not as balanced as it could or should be in that respect, and while its another delicious dessert stout from these guys, i think it lacks the pivotal thing, the pecans! more pie than straight nut, some chocolate here, creamy and sweet obviously, but it never quite gets where i want it to go, and i long for what i thought it would be in my head. some will love this, and its more nutty than a lot of these ever get, but its a little short of the mark, nice as it still is. its almost totally flat too, which really doesnt work for me. i like the flavors, but this is a small doses only kind of beer. i will be even slower to jump on the next one of these...

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4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattboyer182
3.13/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Prairie Pe-Kan from Prairie Artisan Ales
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