Prairie Pe-Kan | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An 11.5 percent ABV imperial stout conditioned on “copious amounts” of pecans and vanilla.

Added by gatornation on 03-04-2017

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#5,455
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
345
pDev:
8.6%
 
 
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Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beersampler6
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice, slightly heavy sipper of a beer from an outstanding, always reliable brewery. Pours a jet-black, oily dark color with just a little tan head after a vigorous pour. Smells nice, deep rich stone fruit, roast coffee, roasted nuttiness and a little caramel and malt. Taste follows the nose, along with hints of milk chocolate mocha, raisin, brown sugar and molasses. Smooth mild mouthfeel, surprisingly not as creamy as I would have expected. Just enough carbonation. Warming alcohol throughout. I really enjoyed this beer but it wasn’t in the same stratum as this brewery’s Bomb beers.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Bottled in 2017.
Dark brown body with a brown edge when back lit. Vigorous pour brings out a thin tan cap and ring. Oily sheen left behind with each sip but only a few small spots of lacing.
Aroma is dark roasted malts with chocolate and vanilla. Also has smells of charred nuts, raisin, and licorice.
Taste is quite sweet, with dark roasted malts, burnt sugar, cocoa, and vanilla. Has a bit of a sour nut flavor.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Low carbonation.
Detractions are the high level of sweetness, the slight sourness, and the thinner body. Acceptable flavored stout but not outstanding.

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Photo of mltobin
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
2.86/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Aggressively poured, the dark brown to black body builds almost no head but for a thin tan ring.

I get absolutely no pecan out of this beer, but instead it is totally dominated by a raisin flavor. Notes of molasses and a hint of maple faintly accent, but that's about it. As it warms, a touch of bark, apple and fig come out, reminding more of a barleywine than anything else, but weaker in flavor with a hint of smoke.

Pe-Kan has a thin, wet cola-like feel with a slight presence of bubbles.

This is fine if you just want to get drunk at a higher cost, but it's otherwise lame as hell. I've had some good brews that used pecan well, so this is a major letdown, especially considering the name and where it was brewed.

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DefenCorps
3.42/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Market of Choice.

Key black with a thin dark brown head that falls off to a ring leaving little lacing this looks decent. The nose is... strange. A toasted nut note, pecans, I take it , is present, along with some dark chocolate, brown sugar, a little booze, some vanilla. There's really not a lot going on. The palate opens mildly sweet with dark honey, a pecan flavor, chocolate, brown sugar, a little oily, a little fatty. The mid palate has a flavor reminiscent of cheerios, rather unwelcome. A mild but fake sweetness is present. Mildly bitter and boozy on the finish, this beer is surprisingly light in body, clocking in closer to medium light, with a soft carbonation. Decent

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of thoglund
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle purchased around April of 2018. I'm assuming there's about a year on it now. Poured into a tiny taster glass to enjoy little by little.

Deep dark black pour with a thin ring of beige-brown.

Deep malty aromas with hints of brown sugar, glazed pecan, and slight chemical/green vegetable.

That signature Prairie alcohol burn is there, with a nice sweet presence of malt, brown sugar, popcorn ball, caramel, slight oak barrel, slight vanilla, and hints of tobacco.

Feel is creamy and smooth, lots of pleasant alcohol burn. Great CO2 burn as well.

Overall, a pretty good beer that I'm not sure I'd say is an imperial stout, but more of an imperial brown ale. Decent, not as good as any of their BOMB stuff.

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

Photo of uniquehorizon
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thin head, but good mouthfeel. Slightly bitter. Boozy. I don't detect any significant pecan flavor.

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Photo of addiwilliams
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Suds
3.49/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

So, I think that this beer is supposed to resemble a pecan pie. It pours a black color with a tan, foamy head. The aroma has serious nut scents, along with chocolate, caramelized sugar, and vanilla. The vanilla stands out. The taste is sweet...almost too sweet. Boozy alcohol. Full in body. Interesting, but not really drinkable.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful look to this with the jet black body and the rich tan head. The nose is rich char notes, dark chocolate, and a bit of pecan.

The taste has the char, but there’s a sweetness that approaches cloying that diminishes this a bit. It would be really nice to sip on a chilly fall evening, but moving the pecan flavor forward a bit would elevate this substantially, IMHO.

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

Photo of cp45
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Nosh

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

Photo of festizio
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NathanBeets
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 345 ratings