Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #782
Ranked #2,588
4.24 | pDev: 8.02%
Feb 16, 2022
Jan 25, 2018
Notes: Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla, cocoa nibs and Oreos with artificial flavor added.
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4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Feb 16, 2022
4.17 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Jan 18, 2022
4.25 by TallGuyCM from California on Jan 03, 2022
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4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Danzifer from Ohio

Not gonna lie, didn't feel like paying 14$ for a single 12 oz. bottle so I just slipped it in my jacket. Not proud of it but I'm definitely glad I did.

Dec 27, 2021
4.34 by MykeJ from Minnesota on Oct 23, 2021
4.35 by JMScowcroft from Vermont on Sep 26, 2021
4.68 by Bbock13 from North Carolina on Jul 26, 2021
4 by dsshuck from Delaware on Jul 06, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

Served in a teku glass from the bottle.

Appearance: super dark but then body coming off looking like the perfect espresso loaded with carbonation and a 10 head rising roughly 1/4 of one finger length off the body.

Smell: whiskey with notes of chocolate would you become rich to the nostrils.

Taste: thick fudge devil's food cake mixed with vanilla and doses of whiskey. Slight reason mixed with vanilla bean and cacao.

Mouth: very sticky body with a medium to strong combination.

Overall: very good beer granted it is a bit pricey over here in New York but I would definitely buy it again if it crossed my path. The way I look at it I have paid more for less of you know what I mean. Salud!

May 11, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by CaptainHate from Ohio

Poured into a DFH tulip. Smallish khaki head over an inky dark brown body. Booze dominates the smell but chocolate, vanilla and malts come forward as it warms. Taste adds coffee to the aroma flavors with maybe a hint of Oreos lingering on the palate. Feel is a bit more syrupy than expected. Despite any caveats this is another well crafted stout from Prairie.

Mar 26, 2021
4.32 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Mar 21, 2021
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3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Rlabar1288 from New Jersey

Would prefer some more flavor of the Oreos and vanilla. The vanilla was hardly noticeable

Jan 12, 2021
4.43 by Hendry from Vermont on Jan 08, 2021
4.15 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Dec 20, 2020
4.17 by Gkruszewski from New York on Dec 19, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a black body with minimal khaki head that dies very quickly. The aroma comes across as basically chocolate and booze. Thick, slightly sticky, a little too boozy for my liking but it's not bad, really strong chocolate taste with hints of vanilla in the background. A woody smoothness helps this beer go down easy, and if the beer's alcohol was slightly less noticeable then I think I would've really enjoyed it.

Dec 17, 2020
4.06 by mig100 from Texas on Dec 16, 2020
4.23 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Dec 14, 2020
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 23, 2020
4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Nov 12, 2020
4 by rare_bird from Michigan on Nov 11, 2020
4.13 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Oct 25, 2020
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4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Poured into a 13 oz Teku glass bottled on 3/11/2020. Pours pitch black with a finger plus brown head with minimal lace as it quickly settles. 4

Smell is bold deep dark chocolate, vanilla bean, expresso, and oaked bourbon. 4.25

Taste follows dark chocolate, Expresso, vanilla, and a health dose of sweet bourbon in the long lingering finish. 4.25.

Mouthfeel is about medium, low carbonation, not overly dry, and at 14.8% a sipper for sure and doesn’t drink that big, but the alcohol is very present. 4

Overall a tad thin, under-carbonated, sweet, and boozy but still solid. Not sure I will purchase but I still enjoyed it. 4

Oct 18, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Light carbonation with an above average body. Has a creamy thick feel which adds up to an overall excellent body.
Aroma is alcohol, bourbon, scotch, roasted malt, coffee. Theres some vanilla and oreo way in the background and didnt pick it up that easily.
Taste is definitely alcohol upfront followed by bourbon and some wood and vanilla. Any bit of cookie is again way in the background.
Overall the bourbon really dominates and washes out the other flavors and the alcohol is not well hidden at all. Its not my favorite from prairre but still manages to be far better than average.

Oct 11, 2020
4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Oct 06, 2020
4.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Sep 26, 2020
3.68 by Mikexw from New York on Sep 25, 2020
4.34 by kmoen from California on Sep 20, 2020
4.28 by BAsbill from California on Sep 20, 2020
4.3 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Sep 13, 2020
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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by CHickman from New York

Bottled 03.19.2020, it pours pitch black color with a foamy 1-2 finger thick tan/brown colored head that was full of tiny bubbles, fading in average time and leaving minimal spotty lacing that slides down the glass and back into the beer. Smells like dessert in a glass with dark chocolate, brownie batter, fudge, vanilla, espresso beans, bourbon, cocoa powder, brown sugar and chocolate malt notes. It's complex and roasty with char and lots of chocolate, which helps hide the ABV.

Taste is rich with lots of chocolate like cocoa powder, chocolate cake, burnt coffee grinds, charred malts, vanilla, bakers chocolate, toffee, nutty aspects, charred wood, bourbon or dark rum, dark fruits, heavy cream, brownies, chocolate icing and oaky notes. Very minor booze comes through, but the sweetness from all the chocolate components balances it out and makes for a nice slow sipper. The Oreos get lost in the mix, but it's still another fine stout by Prairie.

Sep 11, 2020
4.04 by loganburgh from Michigan on Sep 11, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by cbutova from Massachusetts

A- Pitch black brew from the stubby 12oz bottle into an 8oz tasting glass. The head fizzes out quickly after rising to a finger high. Lacing is rare with small spots stuck to the glass.

S- For the style and ABV it is a bit laid back from what you might expect. Roast barley, toasted nuttiness, caramel, vanilla, Oreos and cocoa powder. A hint of dark fruits. The barrel is somewhat subtle here with Bourbon hints as it warms up.

T- The oreo effect is a bit stronger here and while it isn't unmistakable you can definitely taste the cookie and cream from the classic sandwich treat. The cocoa, vanilla, dark fruits and rich sweets are the driving force of the flavor while hints of Oreos, nuts, booze, raisin, Bourbon and oak. The Bourbon grows very strong as you let this brew warm.

MF- Medium bodied and not as thick as expected. Carbonation towards the lower to medium side. Ends pretty warm and with a charred bitterness.

Appreciate the Oreo addition and it truly does work with the malts, vanilla and barrel. Body feels a bit thin and the aroma is subdued.

Sep 10, 2020
4.23 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Sep 06, 2020
3.71 by blackflag321 from Michigan on Sep 04, 2020
4.12 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Aug 23, 2020
4.27 by Maillard from Ohio on Aug 23, 2020
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4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Bottle purchased from fort point market, $9.99

Poured into a snifter/ snulip. One finger brown foam cap quickly recedes to a thin layer over pure Oklahoma crude oil

Aroma is roasted malts , chocolate , vanilla

Taste is sweet, chocolate , roast malts , chocolate cupcake, oreo. Might need an insulin shot

Silky smooth . This has a 14.8% abv? Very well hidden, could cause some problems, sweet

Good beer

Aug 13, 2020
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3.52/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by kevanb from Illinois

12oz bottle, dated 03.21.2020, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a deep jet black color, thick and viscous with a slight khaki head that offers little retention and no lacing. The aroma has a great barrel character, lots of charred oak, bourbon spirit and coconut but falls a bit flat afterwards, soft bittersweet chocolate and vanilla cream with a bit of grain. The flavors are similar, big bourbon character, lots of charred oak, spicy spirit, toasted coconut but what follows is heavy vanilla cream, saccharine and borderline cloying with just a modest bitterness of dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is fine, coating and smooth, medium body with a softer finish.

Verdict: An interesting pastry stout from Prairie. The barrel character is so great but the adjuncts read as super redundant and amplify the sweetness and sugariness of this rather than offering anything dynamic.

Aug 07, 2020
4.21 by 10_bathrooms from Texas on Aug 02, 2020
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