Double Dunk
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #504
ABV:
11.9%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,799
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 6.4%
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
308
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Notes: An imperial stout conditioned on Oreo cookies.
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Photo of spectru
3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very dark, the brown head and recedes right away; The aroma is rich but not strong; mouthfeel is smooth, not much carbonation; Taste is full-bodied, strong, alcohol; I would like this ale a lot better if it weren't almost flat.

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spectru from Florida, Dec 29, 2019
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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was quite possibly the best Prairie Artisan I have had to date...

...Simply outstanding. From the dark, practically black look of the beer to the almost perfectly blended smell of malts, booze, and oreo, to the creamy mouthfeel - the damn this was delicious without being a dessert beer at all. The taste was not sweet, not overly boozy, and was just a joy to drink from beginning to end.

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4.94/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my all-time favorite beers, Prairie nails "Oreo Stout" right on the head. Dark as hell, with a heavy vanilla-forward taste. Any bitterness comes from the chocolatey notes. The body is not unlike an Oreo, resembling that of a crunchy, crumbly cookie. Very little head, which I definitely prefer in a stout.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch-black color with a thin brown foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is very good. Nice roasted aroma with chocolate, vanilla, and very mild licorice. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and some licorice at the end. It is a little lighter than I expected, but still medium to heavy bodied with moderate carbonation. It is definitely a tasty beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Heavy amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is dark chocolate and roasted malts.

T - The taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, black licorice and roasted malts.

M - Medium body with low carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - This is a tasty stout. Not really getting much Oreo flavor, but still tasty nonetheless.

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TreyIsWilson from Michigan, Aug 27, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown almost black at 56 degrees with fast fizzy tan cap that disappeared immediately; oily residue on top; no ring or lace; no legs. Chocolate cookie nose. Taste is vanilla and semi sweet chocolate; booze on finish. Smooth feel, full minus body, moderate minus carbonation; some alcohol bite (11.9%) on the tip of tongue. Overall, not a good looking beer; it kinda does taste like an Oreo cookie dunked in booze, but disappointing given the high price tag.

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Photo of Arjen
3.74/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Small glass from draught @ Zeezicht, Breda. Pours a black colour and a beige/light brown head with little retention. Aroma's are sweetish, roasty and boozy. Retronasal it's sweet, chocolate, a bit boozy, roasty and some cork or moss? Flavour is heavy sweet, chocolate, roasty. Full bodied. Moderate to strong alcohol feel. Long finish. A little too normal for a Prairie Stout. Then again, I'm not a fan of Oreo.

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Arjen from Netherlands, Aug 01, 2019
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3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not too into this beer. First off, after a few hours in the glass, there’s still some light foam on top and a couple of small white clumps that if I didn’t know better, would think they are actually bits of Oreo cream filling so I can get the authentic experience. Second, it’s just too sweet for me. I’m not a fan of Southern Tier’s dessert stout series and this one strikes me as the same type of beer. Will probably finish about three quarters of it for review purposes and toss the rest. First time I haven’t enjoyed a Prairie stout. Oh well. They all can’t be winners.

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mschrei from Illinois, May 11, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle purchased in OK. Poured into Aslin anniversary glass and allowed to warm.

L: Small brown head, poor retention, nothing left after a moment. Beer is dark black.

S: Some Oreo cookie nose, some roasted malts. Not impressive, really.

T: Burned malts, bitter, some Oreo cookie (not the filling)

F: Full-bodied, not much carbonation. Construction and balance are "eh"

O: Man is this a disappointment coming from Prairie Artisan. They usually kill these.

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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia, May 09, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had poured from 12-oz. bottle, stamped illegibly, gift from friend, into snifter.

Roasted malts are mild, but the sweet chocolate cookie is balanced by the big alcohol.

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BigGold from Mississippi, May 07, 2019
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3.26/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Received from @jdell15 in NBS BIF #9. Reviewed 5/5/19. Thanks Jacob!
Marked on the base of the neck in microscopic green printing “25481?D3?A3 (above) 17351 (above) 296?10”. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 60 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Dark brown, translucent.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque.
Head – Tiny (Maximum one cm, aggressive center pour), brown, high density, fizzy, gone in five seconds leaving neither crown nor cap.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 3 – I’ve been sniffing this intermittently for several minutes and, other than a bit of dampness, cannot detect any aroma.
Flavor – 3.5 - Begins mostly sweet with no identifiable flavor. In the middle, a burst of alcohol comes through. Ends slightly acrid with tons of alcohol, some licorice, and yes, Oreo tops and bottoms. No hops, no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3.25 - Full, almost creamy, fizzy. By the end the fizziness has degraded to merely lively carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3 - Loses 0.25 point for needing a microfiche reader and a secret decoder ring to translate the neck cipher. It does end tasting like Oreos – the bread part of the sandwich, not the crème filling. Some diacetyl would have enhanced the flavor. Overall, a very mediocre booze bomb from Prairie Artisan.

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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania, May 05, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with a dark mocha head. Aroma is vanilla, espresso, chocolate with a hint of that Oreo cream filling. Flavor is a wonderful bitter roast character with vanilla, cookie and espresso. A thick mouthfeel and a warm finish make this beer quite enjoyable.

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sfielder001 from California, Apr 29, 2019
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3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

L: Pours thick and black with a minimal 1/8" dark tan head that dissipate very quickly. Leaves a decent crown around the rim that creates very little lacing.

S: Not very strong. Just a bit of milk chocolate, some cream, slight vanilla and booze.

T: Fairly sweet up front. I pick up chocolate, caramel, cream and vanilla on the backend. Finish is very close to the aftertaste of Oreos, so that's where you really pick it up. Booze comes through stronger in the finish with a pleasant stout bitterness.

F: Very chewy. Very close to syrup. Carbonation is light with a very heavy body.

O: Honestly, Bomb! is better. I was very excited about this because it sounded like a sweet stout right up my alley. Not as complex as I'd hoped. It's not bad, but I'd say it's on the weaker side of Prairie's stouts.

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Gadzook from Georgia, Apr 27, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dense brown foam dissipates quick.

Sweet smell of booze.

Rich candy chocolate, roasted malts and caramel. Seems off the Omnipollo menu but doesn't have that flat artificial taste.

Syrupy, this one will take a while to get through.

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pants678 from California, Apr 21, 2019
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3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Upon my first sip, all I got was malt. It was a total malt bomb. Blech. But as I sipped some more I did get some slight chocolate, coffee, and vanilla flavors. But still, so much malt.

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Single bottle from Mack’s Beverage in Cleveland. Pours jet black and oily with almost no head - minor brownish rim. Aroma sweet milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla and slight sense of boozy heat.
Taste vanilla, initial hint of maple, milk chocolate, and perhaps power of suggestion knowing Oreo in the brew, fleeting tastes of Oreo cookie meander across the palate.
Thick sweet and creamy mouthfeel - surprisingly carbonated despite dearth of head - finishes syrupy smooth. Delicious 6 ounces (more may be too much).

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TooManyGlasses from Alberta (Canada), Apr 14, 2019
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3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ok so if you're between this and Consider Yourself Hugged....Consider Yourself Hugged - ALL THE WAY. In terms of dessert-ish beers..this is good, but IMO not great. Pours black with a brown head. Sweet, carmel-like/ artificial cream aromas -it smells like something in particular I can't quite put my nose on. Taste is very sweet - again almost artificial. Feel is smooth and soft, almost just the right amount of carbonation. It's a fine beer. Just nothing I would ever purchase again. One of my least favorite from Prairie Artisan. But hey, when you take risks, they can't all be winners for everyone.

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Antg8989 from New Jersey, Apr 10, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a large dark brown foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of black chocolate notes with some residual sugar notes and light roasted malt is OK. Taste is a mix of heavy residual sugar notes with some black chocolate notes. Oreo are kind of hard to distinguish. Body is slightly below average for style with good carbonation and light warming alcohol notes. Not bad but not as good or Oreo tasting as I was expecting.

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Phyl21ca from Quebec (Canada), Mar 15, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz open mouth New Holland Dragon Milk Glass bottled in September of 2018. Pours a viscous black with a 2 plus finger brown head that leaves big thick rings of lace behind. 4.5

Smell is vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, hints of coffee, and Oreo cookies twice Stuffed. 4

Taste is follows holy lord bold vanilla, chocolate, expresso, and Oreo cookie a tad one dimensional but very tasty. 4.25

Mouthfeel is big, gentle carbonation, maybe a tad dry, and at nearly 13% extremely drinkable. 4.25

Overall this is a big get in your face Stout, that hits on all the the correct notes. So happy to have this in NH. Stouts are what I love about them and this one is exceptional. 4.25

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SawDog505 from New Hampshire, Mar 02, 2019
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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with just over two fingers of dense caramel foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla bean and lactose adding big sweetness, with roasty, toasty and nutty malts underneath. Flavor profile is sweet notes of milk chocolate, vanilla bean and lactose with roasty, toasty, nutty and caramel malts. It has big hits of sweet with light doses of lightly bitter, but overall nets more of a dessert-like flavor profile. It edges up to cloying, but never quite crosses the line. Mouth feel is a thin, fuzzy, velvety texture with medium consistency. Overall, sweet and dessert-like, but a well-rounded experience.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegalau tulip from a 12oz bottle.

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Harrison8 from Missouri, Feb 23, 2019
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2.97/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From 8/28/19: Had to try this for the second time. Look is very dark brown (but not black) with no head at all and no lacing period. Aroma is brown ale with chocolate cookie and a hint of sweetness. Flavor may match what they were aiming for - oreos in a stout - but I don't find it particularly good. Meh. Mouthfeel was somewhat thin for style and the lack of any carbonation does not help. Overall = 2.97

From 2/1/19: This beer was clearly infected. Part of a Prairie-fest beer share, we had at least five different beers that were at or almost drain pours (including Deconstructed four-pack). Really can't say much...olive juice prevailed. Bit of chocolate cracker, but no cream at all. No one wants to give Prairie a bad review...but really! Overall = 2.17

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SaxmanRick from Minnesota, Feb 02, 2019
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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

In a snifter the beer is an opaque black color with no head.
Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and a hint of coffee.
Tastes like Oreos. Vanilla, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and a little coffee. The alcohol is very well hidden.
Probably the richest beer I have ever had. Even though it is only a 12 ounce bottle, I'm going to need help with it.

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lordofthewiens from New Mexico, Jan 27, 2019
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4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Awesome beer. Damn near 12 percent but this beer hides it well; the Oreo quells the burn and adds just the right amount of sweetness. Its super dark but maintains a pleasant level of creaminess at the same time. Normally I get all giddy when I imagine a new Prairie beer being barrel-aged sometime down the line but in this case I think the aging might actually cause the Oreo flavor to dissipate...but what the hell do I know?

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BeanBump from California, Jan 24, 2019
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4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful dark chocolate color. Smells a bit light for what I expected but the sweetness excels. The taste is other worldly and sooo different, the alcohol explodes in your mouth, then chocolate comes in. I be impressed. The mouthfeel is different too and could be a cold coffee tasting concoction like. Not a consumer of that... but! Overall ALL Stout drinkers should try this fantastic brew. Way To Go Prairie!! Should have gotten 2 bottles. 12 ounces into a snifter but shared.

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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear thick viscous jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint dark cola brown + chestnut brown colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy dark mocha head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Just shy of moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of dark + roasted + chocolate + caramel malts with slightly stronger than moderate amounts of lactose sweetness. Moderate aromas of Oreo cookies + vanilla with light aromas of cocoa + coffee (with cream + sugar).

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of dark + roasted + chocolate + caramel malts with slightly stronger than moderate amounts of lactose sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of Oreo cookies with just shy of moderate flavors of vanilla and light to moderate flavors of cocoa + coffee (with cream + sugar). Minimal amounts of roasty bitterness are present and a moderate amount of lactose + Oreo sweetness lingers through the finish.

M: Full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a hint of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Drinks pretty easily considering the strength of the beer as the alcohol is extremely well hidden though this beer is very sweet and could easily be a substitute for dessert. Enjoyable and does a really good job of getting the flavor of Oreos being dipped in a vanilla milkshake. I would definitely have another one of these one day.

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dbrauneis from North Carolina, Jan 21, 2019
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