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Prairie Pe-Kan | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Pe-KanPrairie Pe-Kan

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Ratings: 279 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of buzzy
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of sweet chocolate notes with some light vanilla and pecan syrup notes. Taste is also a mix of vanilla and sweet chocolate notes with light pecan flavoured syrup notes. Body is about average with somewhat of an oily texture. Not bad but end up tasting too much of flavoured pecan notes.

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Photo of Lucoli
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Quick Stop 9-4-17 for $7.99. Bottled on 3-19-17.

Beer poured black as night with a good tan head with the initial pour.

Nose is dark chocolate, roast nuts and sweet malts.

Taste is sweet with dark chocolate and pecans over a huge malt base. Hopping could have been more but i get the concept that this is a dessert brew.

Mouthfeel is full, viscous, and smooth.

Overall a very nice desert beer. 12 oz is plenty for one session.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBier
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

look: very dark, nearly opaque brown like an Imp Stout outta be. Sparse mocha head, lingering messy, though sparse lacing.
smell: vanilla, subtle dark chocolate, nutty. Pecans are more subtle than I expected.
taste: Wow. Pecans are more prominent in a good way, while being nearly perfectly melded with sweet vanilla and some balancing dark roasty char. Delicious.

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Photo of nmann08
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tastes like boozy malta mixed with pecan pie. Quite tasty and you don't taste much of the booze either.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep black color with a one-finger creamy khaki head that has good retention after the pour

S- aroma is light overall, I'm getting some roasted charred malt, along with aromas of rocky road ice cream.

T- roasted charred malt with a hint of chocolate up front, mid-palate brings out an artificial nutty pecan flavor, reminiscent of something from a pecan flavored ice cream. The finish gives light caramel and a super sweet artificial tasting flavor

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a velvety warming finish

O- a good concept in thought, but the pecan flavor tastes too artificial and come across as cloying. It's not bad, but this one will be tough to finish

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Photo of beertunes
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to RedhawkPoke for this one, from NBS BIF #6. !2oz bottle poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a solid black color, with just a hint of brown head that disappeared almost instantly, and left no lacing.

Lots of deep, sweet malts, some mild roast notes, and, perhaps, a touch of nuttiness in the nose. Pretty similar on the tongue, maybe a bit less roast and a bit more sweetness. There was a definite alcohol bite in the first few sips, but that seemed to fade as I worked my way through it. maybe I acclimated?

The body was full, but the low carbonation made the brew a bit sticky across the tongue, so the finish wasn't as clean as I would have liked. Drinkability was good, considering the ABV, although I don't know that I would knock back a couple in a night. Overall, a nicely made brew, one that's certainly worth your time, but I think some more carbonation woulda helped.

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Photo of npala86
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just tried the Prairie Pe-Kan for the first time. I've had the BOMB! many times. They are similar in flavor but Pe-Kan has some Pecan flavor and it is sweeter and feels a little lighter in the flavor. It's good, but the slight booziness hides the pecan flavor, which does not come through well, and I think I like the BOMB! better. It is still a very good beer though.

Look: Very dark brown with a thin mocca head.

Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate

Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, vanilla, but then you have pecans.

Feel: medium to full body

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

Photo of bobv
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 1/8 (or less) inch tan head over a near black body with minimal lacing. Head is down to a ring in a couple minutes and ring is gone in a couple more. Nose of chocolate, cocoa, pecan, and as it warms the pecans really come forward. Taste of chocolate and pecans. Again, pecan flavor comes forward as it warms. Also, some booze comes in to play as it warms. So, in retrospect, drink at 55-60 degrees for better results. Fairly nice feel and overall, an enjoyable offering from Krebs, OK. Cheers!

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Prairie is one of my favorite breweries and all the stouts they make are among my most cherished beers.

Hence my excitement approaching Pe-Kan! Alas, this was a massive disappointment and a quick drain-pour. Overtly sweet with an artificial pecan flavor that comes across as offensive and "cheap". Nothing redeeming here.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle. I didn’t see a bottle date.

A: Very dark brown almost black with smallish one finger mocha head even with a fairly aggressive pour. Settles to a thin cap and leaving some light lacing.

S: Bourbon, cocoa powder, pecans, and vanilla.

T: Bitter chocolate, roasted pecans, vanilla

M: Full bodied but not overly thick with fairly light carbonation. Finishes with some alcohol heat.

O: Excellent beer. Reminds me in some respects to Stone’s Wootstout.

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Photo of Chrispy_Creams
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oberon
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a snifter a deep dark fudge color with a half finger deep beige head that is gone pretty quickly.Roasted pecan shells and bitter chocolate dominate the nose,caramel plays a role as well.I really get alot of pecan in the nose as it warms.Sweet chocolate and alcohol up front on the palate with a tinge of dark fruit and caramel,the pecan comes in late and is quite noticeable as I drink more.It's a decadent beer to me,alot of chocolate and alcohol but the pecans do show themselves and play a role.

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

Photo of seedyone
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From bottle at home. Thanks to Ben at WFoods. Big. Big aroma, big flavor & big ABV.

Usual imperial stout, deep caramel look with a beige head that relaxes to a solid ring w/wispy lacing. Snifter is only way to go with flavors this big.

There is a chocolatey bittersweet sweetness that's counterbalanced with a serious char, yet there is no smokiness on the nose. Any pecan-ness has taken a back seat.

Very rich experience all around, which might explain the price tag. That's not a complaint, it's a caution, because I highly recommend this to anyone that likes big, rich , almost chewy stouts.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to tacosandbeer for this bottle.

A - Dark brown pour with thin toffee colored lacing and nice legs on the sides of the snifter when it's swirled.

S - Alcohol and pecans on the nose.

T - Bitter chocolate, pecans, some vanilla, and residual alcohol effervescence.

M - Medium body with a soft texture.

O - Well worth it.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a finger of dense tan head that fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells very sweet with some light roasted notes but it smells like candied pecans with some hints of chocolate overall
T: Taste is pecans and chocolate with some nice roasted notes. Hints of coffee but mostly tastes like candied pecans. There are some slight caramel and vanilla notes too but my mind could be playing tricks on me. The swallow in this beer is more pecans, light chocolate and some hints of roasted malt with a little caramel toward the back.
M: This beer is thick and a little velvety on the palate with soft carbonation that is adequate for the style.
O: Overall this is an interesting beer. It strays from what one would expect for an imperial stout but it tastes good. The adjuncts may be a little too forward and hide some of the notes of the base beer. Worth a try.

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Prairie Pe-Kan from Prairie Artisan Ales
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