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 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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Ratings: 343 |  Reviews: 95
Reviews by jzeilinger:
Photo of jzeilinger
4.15/5  rDev +2%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of bultrey
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Who buys this beer then complains that it's too sweet? Smells like pecan pie. Tastes like pecan pie washed down with coffee followed by a shot of dark rum. Beautiful. It's a 12% imperial stout literally called Pe-Kan. What were you expecting?

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.66/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce can - $9.99 at Schoolhouse Beer and Brewing in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Glugs out a black, viscous body with a slow growing, brief, tan-hued head.

Smell: Molasses, condensed roastiness, burnt ganache with faux pecan nutty tones and a ribbon of booze running through it and traces of soy sauce.

Taste: Semi-sweet chocolate, char with another big spoonful of gooey molasses stirred up with liquor and that pecan additive. Splash of prune juice. Throughout, there's an unyielding, unwelcome salty soy, umami-like taste. Lightly spiciness alongside the alcohol. Sweetish, soy-tasting, warm finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Lightly carbonated. Heavy mouthfeel.

Overall: That's one pricey bottle of Kikkoman Liqueur.

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Photo of puffthestuff
4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: color of Pecan pie I think it's intentionally not motor oil black and I like this considering the theme of the beer
S: lots of Pecan sweet smell vanilla very appealing nose.
T: oh pecan vanilla burst of flavor very very good. Not much more to be said other than that.
F: The feel of this being rather thin would usually dock points but on a hot spring day I do not crazy a non quaffable thick chewy stout. That being said what earns this a 5 is its mouthfeel it covers sour palate quite well and delivers the feel I believe they were aiming for.
O: Overall, I'm a Prairie fanboy and have tried almost every stout in their repertoire and they have not disappointed me yet and this is exceptional because it's out of the norm and different take on the style. It deserves at least a 4.75 in my somewhat biased opinion. It stands tall with their other stouts to say the least and does something a little different. Very delicious and drinkable.

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Photo of Jaminrice
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured semi-hard into a stemless brandy snifter. Jet black with little head that dissipated quickly. Not as viscous as I anticipated. Smells of alcohol, nuts, and faint vanilla. Tastes better than it smells, with very little alcohol presence. Slight hint of pecan, horse sweat leather, and molasses. The vanilla is lost on me, but this beers mouthfeel is incredible! Will definitely drink again. So glad I got 4 of these.

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Photo of stephens101
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Matte black with a limited tan froth that sticks tho'.

Gum, burnt sugar, dark fruit and fusel alcohol in the aroma.

No doubt the taste is complex with notes of honey and molasses for starters, followed by molasses, dark fruit and what must be, wait for it, pecan!

Smooth, viscous and dare I say, calming (or maybe that's just the booze) with a poke of alcohol heat in the finish.

Unique, flavorful and satisfying, like you just picked some Southeastern Oklahoma pecans and turned them in to a great beer. And it's pronounced "pee-can", like you're peeing in a can.

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Photo of oberon
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
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 DanGeo
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of npala86
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of red_5_sooner
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of gibgink
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black as night. Good nose, and I can even detect that the nut being used is pecan. I didn't know there was vanilla in the brew until after tasting, but that would account for the sweetness. One knock that Prairie has in my opinion, and it is present here, is that there is a fairly strong alcohol presence on the palate after each sip. Glad to have gotten the chance to try it though.

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

Photo of Franziskaner
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black in color and impenetrable to light. There's a fingernail of brown around the rim. I smell dark malt, pecans, black licorice, and oddly, light rum. I'm tasting a fair share of forbidding dark malt and nutty pecans. The mouth is silky smooth, warm with alcohol, and dry.

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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.

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Photo of boogerisu
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwkdmk
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Pour Taproom in Greenville, SC.

Pours with a dark, essentially opaque, brown body topped by a decent beige head that has little retention.

Feel: medium+ body with medium carbonation. Boozy and warm but smooth.
Aroma: boozy, sweet and nutty.

Flavor: strong. Pecan pie, dark toast, coffee, vanilla, and nut liquer. Moderately sweet fading towards bitter.

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Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | 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.

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Photo of acurtis
3.33/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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