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4.33/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout with Peanut Butter Roasted Coffee.

Added by gatornation on 07-19-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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57
Ratings:
171
pDev:
5.77%
 
 
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Ratings: 171 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Damn freekin’ great beer from a brewery that is on my Bucket List. Some of my most bestus beers are from Prairie. To be honest there are some brews that are just OK. This is not one of them. Black pour, no lacing, covered up alcohol at 11.9% is great. I feel honored to be drinking this right now as I rate this.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Dating stamp is '19081ED2'.
Black colored body, with a minor sliver of garnet highlight. One finger of creamy light tan head. Each sip leaves behind some irregular patterns of lacing.
Aroma of peanuts, with a background of coffee, chocolate, and smoke.
Taste is dark roasted malts, heavy alcohol, with coffee, chocolate and peanut butter. Includes toffee, caramel, and a little dried dark fruit.
No more than medium mouth feel, but has a creamy texture. Okay carbonation.
This is a bold tasting stout which is not too sweet and not too bitter, but has a swirling dark coffee and smoke taste that mixes well with the chocolate and the peanut butter. Not a peanut butter dominated beer, rather the main flavor is the coffee.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a viscous syrupy black color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- bold aroma of roasted peanuts up front, followed by rich earthy espresso, chocolate, toffee & caramel, mocha cream and creamy peanut butter on the back end

T- roasted peanut flavor dominates up front with an authentic peanut flavor, unlike many peanut stouts I've had. Mid-palate gives some earthy espresso notes, along with dark chocolate & mocha, charred malt. The finish gives flavors of peanut butter mixed with espresso and bitter chocolate, more peanut on the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly creamy mouthfeel and warming finish

O- best peanut stout I've had to date, the peanut flavor is authentic and holds up to the coffee and base beer, outstanding

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Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 7/27/2018. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense and rocky tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, peanut butter, dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, fudge, marshmallow, toasted biscuit, and dark bread; with light notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, wood, leather, herbal, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, peanut butter coffee, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, peanut butter, dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, fudge, marshmallow, toasted biscuit, and dark bread; with light notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, wood, leather, herbal, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal, woody, spicy hop; and roast, char, coffee bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, peanut butter, dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, fudge, marshmallow, toasted biscuit, dark bread, light molasses/dark fruit, wood, leather, herbal, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, peanut butter coffee, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 11.9%. Overall this is an amazing flavored imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, peanut butter coffee, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Amazing balance of rich malts, fruity/nutty coffee, and PB flavors; with solid earthy hops against sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing dessert style example. Not overly sweet or bitter either way. Nice amount of PB presence for only being a flavoring for the coffee.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very yummy! A bit on the sweet side, but not cloying. You taste tons of peanut butter and some coffee.

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Photo of BirdsandHops
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of peterpunk15
3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bshaw22
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good beer. I was let down by the amount of peanut butter. Lots of coffee - burnt flavors. Something almost mellow spicy. Maybe it was the coffee powering thru.
Thick and sticky. Hides the alcohol well.
Nice TMI (tuck me in) beer.
Not sure if its worth $7/bottle tho.

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Ball 16-oz. mason jar
From: Total Wine in Uptown (Albuquerque), N.M.
Price: $7.99
Purchased: Nov. 3, 2018
Consumed: Nov. 15, 2018
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial Stout
Misc.: Bottled on July 31, 2018 (I think)

Picked this up on a recent work trip to Albuquerque, N.M. Had a sample of this the week before in Reno, Nev., and gave it a 4.00 in Untappd. First time seeing it in stores and it was only $7.99, which would go down as at least $10.99 in San Diego. Just value shopping. Was labeled as an “Imperial Stout with Peanut Butter Roasted Coffee.”

Poured a pitch black color with one finger of khaki-tan frothy head. Could see bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Very bad watery lacing. Very good retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled dark roasted coffee, hazelnut, espresso, toffee, caramel, semi-charwood, ashtray, buttered popcorn and creamy peanut butter late. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste was slightly better than the nose. Got dark roasted coffee, hazelnut, espresso, caramel, toffee, charwood, ashtray, dry roasted peanut butter and burnt butter popcorn. (Taste - 4.00)

Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.50)

Outstanding beer overall. Would have it again for sure. (Overall - 4.00)

4.02 | 90 | A-

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Photo of FBarber
3.7/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black as the darkest night, thick and oily in appearance. Thin dark brown head dissipates steadily leaving nothing but a thin ring of foam along the outside of the beer.

Aroma has notes of acidic coffee, coffee grinds, roasted malts and bakers chocolate. Light notes of vanilla and organic peanut butter peak through.

Taste follows the nose in that it is dominated by coffee. Tastes like it was infused with coffee grinds. Coffee is, as foreshadowed by the nose, on the acidic side. Also noticeable is a strong charred bitterness - not quite sure if thats from the coffee, or if its something else. Moderately sweet throughout. Peanut butter notes peep through, but really take a back seat to the coffee.

Feel is medium bodied, somewhat rough feeling to it. Moderate carbonation.

Overall this is a coffee stout - the peanut butter is so subtle that it really takes a back seat. I wish it was more balanced or at least featured more of the peanut butter notes. Overall its a solidly above average beer, but not one I'd pick up again.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours black with a finger of creamy tan head that settles to a thin film. Not much lacing to speak of.

Aroma - Coffee in the form of green peppers, roasted malts, vanilla and rich peanut butter.

Taste - Lots of coffee, nice roasted malts with a touch of char, peanut butter and a light smoke.

Feel - Creamy full bodied, soft slick mouthfeel, touch of dryness on the finish.

Overall - Nice peanut butter /coffee stout, flavors are spot on would rather it be a little more peanut butter forward. The alcohol is well hidden overall an easy drinking well done stout.

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Photo of Nichols33
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice balance, PB just right, not too little, not too much. Prairie does little wrong with stouts. One of the better PB stouts I've had.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of natelocc787
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Chewy and heavy with a peanut butter sudsy motor oil look and almost never ending bubble gravity. Bitter coffee in the finish like a black coffee bean/raw almond picked from the tree. Vanilla bean caramel peanut butter syrup taste. Great aging potential and balance of flavors. A worthy beer no doubt.

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Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as night with a solid 2 finger foamy tan colored head that was full of microscopic bubbles, dissipating extremely slowly and leaving really nice lacing coating the sides,

Smells of burnt coffee grinds, campfire smoke, burnt malts, coffee beans, char, faint roasted peanuts, dark chocolate and cold pressed coffee. A lot of smoky and roasted malts accent the dark roasted coffee, but I don't get as much peanut butter as I hoped for...perhaps the "peanut butter roasted coffee" is a style or blend and not actual peanuts. Either way the smell is excellent as I love the aroma of coffee stouts and this nose is really impressive.

Super flavorful, I don't think I have any clue what "Peanut Butter Roasted Coffee" means but I like the way it tastes. I enjoy the roasty bitterness and the dark chocolate sweetness that tame the ABV and allow the burnt coffee grinds to be the star of the show. Like the nose, there's a lot of smoky and roasted malts, dark roasted coffee, campfire smoke, coffee beans, charred wood, faint booze like bourbon, hints of vanilla and very light roasted peanuts or nutty accents. For me if it tasted more like peanut butter then it would have been heaven, but this was still a nice rich roasty stout. The feel is on the thin side, but the complexities hide the alcohol and this goes down very easy. A great dessert beer.

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Photo of dexterk1
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jimmeekrek
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephens101
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Spit-shined black with a moderate bright tan head. Aroma of espresso followed by peanut butter, cacao and gum. Tastes brilliant with a perfect blend of coffee, peanut butter, vanilla cream and currants. Like a Sumo wrestler at an orgy, this one is big on the palate, but it's also soft and warming.

Simply a fantastic and well-rounded stout that has been honed in the ring with the masters of the style.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black glass holds wisps of tan head that form an incomplete halo that doesn't lace much.

Aroma: A damp wood note, course ground damp coffee, edge of vanilla, mild pepper, slightly boozy.

Taste: Is barrel aged coffee a thing? Should it be? This is a serious argument in favor. It's a very rich sweet big stout, with a strong armed pour of coffee, with a little nutty bit that is hard to call peanut, more of a pecan.

Mouthfeel: Heavy, oily, flat, slick, chewy.

Overall: Big big stout, much coffee. If you're into that kind of thing (and, I am) then yes, worth the sticker price. I'll grab another when I see it.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Jet black with tan head and solid lacing.
N: Peanut butter, chocolate, and some coffee.
T: Outstanding, full on peanut butter with chocolate and coffee mix, you cannot get much better.
M: Medium
O: Loved it, this is the perfect treat beer. Flavors are on point, nothing is too sweet or too harsh, just a solid stout with loads of flavor and smoothness.

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Photo of rcjennings
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ovaltine
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in an imperial stout? Child, PLEASE. Pour is jet black, no leakage anywhere, with a creamy dark tan head. The nose is a little coffee, a little char and milk chocolate, and a deluge of peanut butter. I am now salivating.

The taste mirrors the nose, with the peanut butter the star of the show (thank the beer godz, because I absolutely LOVE peanut butter), but it is the creamy mouthfeel that sets this beer apart, a characteristic I’d think would be a challenge with the coffee.

Nope, it’s rich, it’s creamy, it’s more than worthy of your consideration, IMHO.

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Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 171 ratings