Bourbon Paradise | 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): 15.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with coconut and vanilla

Added by Ristaccia on 11-30-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#56
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
450
pDev:
4.99%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
64
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 450 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of jheimbigner
4.6/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

B2

L - Pitch black appearance. Tan head that dissapates completely

S - Bourbon and coconut up front. Start to get some chocolate and vanilla

T - bourbon, coconut, vanilpa, chocolate. The bourbon is great to add some heat to cut the sweetness. But does not taste like nearly 16%!

F - low carb. Full body, fantastic

O - wow. What a beer. Prairie is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Glad I have more on the way. This hits all the notes that is promised.

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Photo of ejimhof
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruno74200
4.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2018 Vintage
High expectations with this one.

Pitch black no head

Compared to the original version, the bourbon sure makes its way in the mix with a pungeant dank wood presence. The coconut and vanilla are there too.
The really high abv is hardly noticeable with the certain sweetness of the beer. Strong chocolate notes.
The balance is nice.
The mouthfeel is thick and sticky.
A very good beer

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Photo of Zach_Attack
4.55/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/2017 - I am excited to see how this improves over time. For now, it has incredible bourbon, coconut, vanilla, cocoa aromas; decadent body with no apparent heat; creamy, sweet finish. There's absolutely a lot of bottle variation on this though - the first time I was blown away, the second time, not as much.

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Photo of Kuges
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WilliamBrasky
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leaversuch
4.41/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lsthwy
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PeterPGH
4.95/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kreg02
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.32/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rristow
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted from bottle. Pours dark brown with beige head. Cocoa, bourbon, coconut and just a hint of vanilla on aroma. Thick and chewy. Chocolate, caramel, molasses, coconut flavors. Faint vanilla finish. Excellent BA stout.

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Photo of PprBurke
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TonyLuvsBeer
4.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GeneralBurden
4.7/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kitch
4.67/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date of, I want to say, 32517, but it’s not so clear. Meaning that it was bottled on 21st November 2017. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Black in colour with a thin mocha brown head that dissipated quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malts, milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toasted coconut, bourbon and oak.

Taste: Rich creamy milk chocolate, bourbon sweetness, oak, vanilla, caramel and light toasted coconut.

Mouthfeel: Velvety smooth, rich, full bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall: Wow, almost 16% ABV but it still drinks so smooth. The bourbon sweetness comes through strongly along with the booziness that follows, but it’s well balanced with the rich chocolate flavours and compliments the vanilla and coconut. An excellent sipper.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Date stamp is '32017'.
Black colored body, with a very thin dark brown edge when back lit. One finger mocha brown head which settles into a thick creamy cap. Spots of lacing are left behind.
Aroma is dark roasted malts, with a wafting of vanilla, milk chocolate, and bourbon barrel notes.
Taste is rather sweet, with dark roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon barrel notes. Coconut is minimal but adds to the sweetness. Not bitter at all.
Thick and slightly syrupy mouth feel. Body cap is fed by active rising bubbles.
Tasty, bourbon barrel aged stout, but not overly complex.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.7/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bgold86
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpwiemann
4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fossage78
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMFP
4.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Bourbon Paradise from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 450 ratings