Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #889
Ranked #2,591
4.24 | pDev: 7.78%
May 21, 2023
Jan 25, 2018
Notes: Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla, cocoa nibs and Oreos with artificial flavor added.
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Rated: 4.21 by AGoodStout from Kansas

May 21, 2023
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Another great offering from a brewer that only does things 'big'...

Supremely dark, with an odor that is booze forward on the nose (and in the mouth), there are hints of chocolate and cinnamon that I note. Mouthfeel is lightly creamy and well carbonated, with an additional nutty flavor at the backend. A very well made beer. But then again, I expect no less from PAA...
May 18, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

May 14, 2023
Rated: 4.38 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

May 12, 2023
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
poured from a 12oz bottle into a TH DBA tumbler. pours dark brown with one of those quick-to-disappear, super fizzy heads that typically accompany the beers with the candies and cookies in them. still, it’s not a terrible looking beer as it gathers in the glass shiny black with the thinnest ring of brown bubbles around the rim of the glass. chocolate and vanilla frosting on the nose with a little bit of bourbon barrel as it warms up. taste is like a liquid oreo. i get more bourbon barrel in the taste than i do on the nose and it’s sweet, and you probably need to be an oreo fan, but i am digging this. it’s a rich, decadent treat for sure. i’m impressed with how they’re able to mimic the cookies n’ cream flavors so well. as this warms up the bourbon barrel pops even more on the nose and in the taste. doesn’t necessarily cut the sweetness but it certainly adds a layer of booze to it. and it’s not that this is straight sugar water either. it’s just a lot of vanilla frosting filled chocolate sandwich cookies. thick, full mouthfeel with a smooth, almost creamy (frosting) finish. i really enjoyed this. just enough barrel to compliment a slightly sweet imperial stout. nails the cookies n’ cream sandwich cookie flavors.
May 11, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by smithj4 from New York

May 10, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by BarrelAgedG from California

Nov 22, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by Boone757 from Virginia

Sep 26, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Feb 16, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jan 18, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by TallGuyCM from California

Jan 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Danzifer from Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.34 by MykeJ from Minnesota

Oct 23, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Sep 26, 2021
Rated: 4.68 by Bbock13 from North Carolina

Jul 26, 2021
Rated: 4 by dsshuck from Delaware

Jul 06, 2021
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by CaptainHate from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.32 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Mar 21, 2021
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Rated by Rlabar1288 from New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Would prefer some more flavor of the Oreos and vanilla. The vanilla was hardly noticeable
Jan 12, 2021
Rated: 4.43 by Hendry from Vermont

Jan 08, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Dec 20, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by Gkruszewski from New York

Dec 19, 2020
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.06 by mig100 from Texas

Dec 16, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Dec 14, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2020
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 12, 2020
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Nov 11, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Oct 06, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Sep 26, 2020
Rated: 3.68 by Mikexw from New York

Sep 25, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by kmoen from California

Sep 20, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by BAsbill from California

Sep 20, 2020
Rated: 4.3 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Sep 13, 2020
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.04 by loganburgh from Michigan

Sep 11, 2020
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