Prairie Pe-Kan | Prairie Artisan Ales

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Prairie Pe-KanPrairie Pe-Kan
BA SCORE
4.07/5
Exceptional
310 Ratings
Prairie Pe-KanPrairie Pe-Kan
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by gatornation on 03-04-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,118
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
310
pDev:
8.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
54
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 310 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of PDinunzi
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bl00
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Grackos
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benji88
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Theogre83
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bshefftz
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

molasses, roast, caramel, nuttyness, sort of cloying sweetness clashes with a touch of booze. an astringent almost metallic off note. not loving this one.

 154 characters

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fx20736
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dave_ackbar
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I’m a total sucker for stouts at the moment.
This was a gift and that person knows how much I love them.

Look is pitch black with an auburn head that disappears in less than a minute.
Smell is definitely nutty with vanilla and caramel as well.
Taste is a bit acidic, due to the temp at pour, letting it sit for about 20 minutes it becomes so smooth, the last few sips are the best.
Feel is warm with the nuttiness being subtle, but definitely there.
Overall I liked it a lot, it’s a bit pricey so not sure how often I’d get it, but as a gift it was the perfect gift.

 573 characters

Photo of teromous
3.05/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I don't see any obvious bottle date but there are a bunch of illegible numbers on the neck.

Appearance: The beer has a black body and a short tan head. The head fizzes away pretty fast. There is a thin ring that remains which gives just a bit of lacing.

Aroma: The beer has a sweet-smelling caramel aroma with a strong malty scent.

Taste: The beer has a strong alcohol and caramel liqueur flavor.

Mouthfeel: It has a full body and it feels a bit heavy on the palate. There is a bit of slickness to the beer which is cut by a sharp alcohol tinge towards the middle.

Overall: The beer has a bit of a Dopplebock flavor to it. Although it is called "Pe-Kan" it really doesn't taste like pecans all. It has a lot of alcohol flavor, which isn't necessarily bad, but there's not much to compete with that alcohol flavor. I probably wouldn't drink it again and I can't recommend it.

 879 characters

Photo of MattyG85
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours jet black. Moderate amount of bubbles and a slight finger of tan head that quickly fades away.

Smell: A rich and sweet dark malt driven aroma with a scent of vanilla, pecan, and chocolate. Big scent of pecans and vanilla. Dark roasted malt with a scent of chocolate, coffee, toast, biscuit, grains, toffee, caramel, and nuts along with yeast. Sweet hints of molasses. A pretty nice rich aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a rich and sweet dark malt driven taste with notes of pecan, vanilla, and chocolate. Dark roasted malt with notes of chocolate, coffee, toast, biscuit, grains, nuts, caramel, and toffee along with some yeast. Also some molasses and brown sugar sweetness. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Slick, silky, and smooth.

Overall: A pretty good Stout. Good pecan and vanilla presence.

 916 characters

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Thin brownish black body with medium bubbles to the body with a subtle tan head rising just about a quarter inch off the body with slightly sticky lacing.

Smell: believe it or not it's hoppy as far as scent. Threw me off a bit which lacks coffee or chocolate aroma.

Taste: okay it's a touch sweet with a lager type feel to the brew which confuses me a bit. Malty and missing complexity, alcohol taste is subtle.

Mouth: medium carbonation and semi sticky but the after taste over powers any thing you're eating. That's plus points for me.

Overall: good brew but I have had much better prairie imperial stouts and than than this. With Bible Belt and Bomb both setting the benchmark of what Praire is capable of. Still worth having...Salud.

 802 characters

Photo of TylerJ
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was a case of ambition vs execution. The body was too thin and not enough pecan flavor came through. There was enough vanilla and artificial pecan to hide the ABV and make it a easier than expected drinker. That doesn't elevate the nose and thin-ness of it though.

 272 characters

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amp
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dan411
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First "stout" from Prarie. I have enjoyed a few other beers of theirs, and a Bomb review is upcoming. The look of this beer in the glass is mostly black with chestnut/mahogany undertones around the edge of the glass. I poured the last few ounces aggressively, leaving a thin one finger of head the dissipated quickly, to leave patchy islands. Thin long curtains of lace and alcohol legs were evident after swirling in the glass. The smell (and taste) are the most perplexing and interesting things about this beer. The nose is sweet almond extract, vanilla, hazelnut, and marzipan? Mouth feel is pretty nice, low carb with a silky medium body. The taste experience is three-fold, initially sweet and nutty, followed by slight roast/char, then ending with a sweet boozy finish. Overall an odd beer, that balances between a dessert beer and traditional stout.

 867 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Prairie Pe-Kan from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 310 ratings