Okie Paradise
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Style:
American Strong Ale
Ranked #15
ABV:
12%
Score:
94
Ranked #550
Avg:
4.56 | pDev: 5.7%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
79
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Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
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SCORE
94
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Okie ParadiseOkie Paradise
Notes: Imperial brown ale aged in Whiskey barrels and blended with an imperial stout aged in Rum barrels with toasted coconut.
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Vidblain from Minnesota

4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Goddamn. This is a brown ale?

It's funny, because I've had regular Okie, and I don't recall being particularly floored (it's good, and I love Prairie, and probably enjoyed it - but I don't recall a spiritual experience). This is something different entirely.

Okie Paradise pours a surprisingly deep, thick brown - it's nearly opaque and almost fooled me in to thinking the beer was a stout. Another surprise was the nose - holy booze, wow, lots of acetone burn. I decided to leave it to sit and warm to air temperature during dinner - which made a world of difference. There's still a slight burn to the nose and there's definitely rum present - but the taste allays all of your fears and becomes pure fudgy brownie. As the beer warms a bit more, there's a subtle nuttiness, and a bit of a coconut presence. For the most part, the coconut isn't prominent, but it's certainly there.

The beer isn't light, and it surely doesn't taste like something that is even remotely sessionable. I got lightly f'd up on this bottle and am not ready for another beer just yet - soon though. The finish definitely lingers for a bit and isn't exactly clean. But, there are still fond memories.

Excellent beer - really style defying in some ways. Borderline porter/brown ale, I think. Really helps my faith in Prairie, regardless - glad to see this beer is worth the hype.

Jun 21, 2019
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edisacoolcat from Virginia

4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

2017 Bottle opened in 2018

A: big boozy nose with lots of plum, rasin, vanilla, dark molasses, rum, and coconut. Exceptional!

A: black with no head and little to no apparent carbonation.

F: nice blend of coconut, rum, rasin, molasses, maple, chocolate, and light roasted malts. Follows the nose well

M: medium to full body with low carbonation. Finishes medium dry with lingering chocolates, toffee, and whisky (rum-ish aroma the melds to almost whisky in aftertaste)

O: Excellent beer! Love the aroma flavor and aftertaste. Flavors jive and it’s big and boozy. The beer opens up as it warms and only gets better.

Nov 10, 2018
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle

Pours black with a quickly dissolving tan head with actual pieces of coconut floating in the beer. The aroma brings complex notes of leather, tobacco, sweet spice, coconut, woody oak, rum, whiskey, chocolate, toasted malts, maple, toffee, and dark caramel. The taste expresses big time fig newton flavors, almost oatmeal raisin cookie like with similar toasty caramel and chocolate notes paired with rich whiskey and rum oak barrels, fresh coconut, some sweet spice, dried fruits, hints of leather, tobacco and maple notes. Feels medium bodied, slick with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real great and interesting blend of whiskey barrel aged imperial brown ale and rum barrel aged imperial stout with toasted coconut.

Nov 01, 2018
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Radcpa from Washington

4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very dark appearance with slight tan head. Aroma is a very pleasant slightly sweet blend of rum and coconut. Taste is also a very pleasant and sweet blend of rum and alcohol without any alcohol taste in part due to the aging before drinking.

Aug 05, 2018
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Masonz223 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell: this smells like a huge beer. Fudge oatmeal graham cracker big coconut vanilla pecan.Sweet booze and maple. This is a 5 noose!

Taste: drop the mic on this it takes everything on the nose and amplifies it some how. Upfront huge coconut fudge bourbon pecan butter. Sweet rum maple syrup. Graham cracker oatmeal cookie vanilla a little oak on the finish. This is fricken fantastic!!

Feel: Medium full body. It's on the fuller side though. Nice carbonation.

Overall: This is a 5/5 hands down. I knew it was going to be fantastic when I saw the coconut shavings floating in the glass!

Jul 04, 2017
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jcflorian from Connecticut

4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black , minimal head and minimal lacing.

Smell is bourbon chocolate milk. 2 things I like very much

Taste follows the nose . Digging this

Mouthfeel a little thin but not offensively so.

Not my fav prairie beer ( ba bomb) but this is damn good beer. Top notch all the way

Apr 15, 2017
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mothman from Minnesota

4.67/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bottle. Dark brown color with coconut floaties in the glass.

This beer has a massive rum soaked coconut flavor going on. Chocolate and fudge with vanilla and caramel. The whiskey shows, but not as much as the rum. The rum and coconut meld so well together. Huge barrel presence. Oak and spiced rum. Some molasses and dark fruits/raisins/fig.

Medium to full bodied. Only complaint is that it isn't thicker, but I understand it was part imperial brown ale which isn't very thick.

Very impressed with this one. Exceeeded my expectations by far.

Apr 15, 2017
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ivyman from Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle at Armsby Abbey.

Pours black as night with less than a wisp of head that fades in seconds.
The aroma is coconut right up front. Tastes of cocoa and coconut are dominant
with rum sweetness and hint of bourbon heat. The mouthful is off putting for
some but I think it is spot on. This is one of my favorites from Prairie.

Apr 13, 2017
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Fireman_RK from North Carolina

4.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Dark onyx and mocha hues with a thin sandy head and a few coconut floaters
S: Upon cracking this beast, toasted coconut filled the room. A bit of rum, bourbon, and cacao nibs round out the nose
T: Milk chocolate, toasted coconut, pecans, and a bit of sweetness from the rum; as an aside, I had a small taste of coconut floaters in my first sip - nice added crunch
F: Pours a bit thinner than I'd hoped, but the taste presents a decidedly thicker and pronounced beer
O: Wow. From the first sip this beer was a standout for me. Absolute coconut bomb with a twisted complexity from the bourbon and rum barrels. The blend of beers provides a welcomed depth - I actually enjoyed this more than Pirate Paradise. Awesome.

Apr 02, 2017
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dabrees from Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nose is of rum and coconut. Tastes of rum, coconut, and vanilla. Absolutely incredible mouthfeel. The flavors develop and crescendo beautifully into a complex and delicate myriad of wonderful tastes. Absolutely stunning. Prairie has a winner!

Apr 02, 2017
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mrn1ceguy from Illinois

4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Dark color with no head bu coconut floaters. Nose is bourbon/whiskey with some toasty coconut. The taste is all toasty coconut and a beautiful way. Feel is a little thin. Overall an imperavly good beer.

Mar 25, 2017
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 79 ratings