Oh! Fudge
Prairie Artisan Ales

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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,277
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,268
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 5.81%
Ratings:
215
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 28, 2021
Added:
Feb 19, 2019
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  19
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Imperial stout brewed with brownies that were handmade in the brewery.
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3.68 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Dec 28, 2021
 
4.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin on Dec 17, 2021
 
4.23 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 09, 2021
 
3.82 by HopHead_ from Pennsylvania on Mar 26, 2021
 
4 by mpk2020 from Illinois on Mar 02, 2021
 
4.19 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Feb 21, 2021
 
4.37 by travelguy from Ohio on Feb 16, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

355 ml bottle served cold into a tulip. LCBO purchase for $9.00 CDN. Can't believe that there s actually Prairie beer here in Ontario. Picked up 3 to hopefully share some wealth. Can't make out the bottling date, it's in some code anyways. Hope it's not too old. Happy birthday to me.

Appearance - Pours midnight black with the thinnest wispiest dark tan head that fizzles away complete in 15 seconds. No lacing to speak of. Ominous looking.

Smell - Molasses first and foremost, with fudge, licorice and a faint metallic note there too. There is some booziness on the nose alone. I suppose some milk and dark chocolate mixed in too.

Taste - Loads of molasses again up front, with some bittersweet chocolate, fudge and booze. Light milk chocolate sweetness in the early aftertaste before turning back to fudge and dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Huge body, slick and dense. Carbonation is pretty low. Nice gentle warming at the back of the throat that becomes more assertive the more you drink.

Overall - A nice sipper, a tasty enough treat that is quite boozy and not quite as fudge-y as I had hooped. The flavors and feel are all there and maybe this is an old bottle, but I was left a little underwhelmed with my initial Prairie experience. Nonetheless, a worthwhile tipple.

Feb 05, 2021
 
4.41 by valianes from Canada (ON) on Jan 08, 2021
 
4.11 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota on Oct 21, 2020
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4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jngrizzaffi from Texas

Bottled in July 2019. Pours a pitch black color with a thick brown foamy head. Head retention is decent. Lacing is good. Mild roasting on the aroma. Get mainly dark fruits and dark chocolate. Mild whiskey. Rich, creamy taste. Dark fruits and dark chocolate again. No coffee. Nice whiskey backing. Very smooth. Heavy bodied with mild carbonation.

Sep 24, 2020
 
4 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Sep 12, 2020
 
4 by Eamartin88 from Texas on Sep 11, 2020
 
4.25 by freewill35 from Indiana on Aug 30, 2020
 
4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Jun 16, 2020
 
4.23 by Keananmichael5 from California on May 16, 2020
 
4.56 by travolta from California on Apr 22, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Has light carbonation with an above average body. Has a slick , creamy, oily feel which produces an overall excellent feel
Aroma is fresh brewed low acid black coffee, roasted figs and plums, bourbon, roasted malt, alcohol, fudge shows up as it warms
Taste is fudge, low acid bitterness black coffee . Roasted plum and fig, as well as some earthy wood
Complex, really well made, flavorful and totally worth trying. The fudge shows up very strong in taste and aroma as it warms

Apr 16, 2020
 
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Apr 15, 2020
 
4.07 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Mar 27, 2020
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3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by octortus from Canada (ON)

355 mL Bottle. ABV 12.1%.
Appearance: Black, Half a finger of mocha head, Slight lacing, Poor retention, Broken cap remains.
Aroma: Smells exactly like a "Malteser" chocolate candy, Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, Fudge, Roasted malt, Vanilla, Molasses, Dark fruit, Dark bread, Roasted nuts, Licorice, Slight char, Slight caramel.
Mouthfeel: Under full body, Some thinness, Fairly boozy.
Flavour: Roasted malt, Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, Molasses, Licorice, Roasted nuts, Hop bitterness, Char.
Overall:

Review: 154

Mar 21, 2020
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours black with a finger of caramel foam. Head retention is okay. Aroma is roasty, toasty, nutty, earthy malts with hearty brownie batter and caramel. It smells thick and full with a notable dessert quality. Flavor profile is roasty, toasty, nutty, earthy malts with a thick brownie batter mix over the top. It's slightly sweet, balancing out the initial bitter malts. Mouth feel is thick and full with a very modest creaminess. Overall, dense beer with some dessert qualities that balance and mesh well with the beer overall.

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

Mar 21, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Scotchboy from Idaho

12oz bottle poured into a Firestone Walker nonic - apparently this beer is NOT retired??

A: No light getting through this brew on the pour - dark mocha colored head.

S: Really nice, smells like a combination Pastry Stout/Russian Imperial - molasses, maple syrup, licorice...toasted caramel and cocoa.

T: Follows the nose, and I like it; syrupy molasses and burnt sugars, dark chocolate and maple syrup, licorice and lactose.

MF: Full, viscous, and sticky body. 'Fudgy' even.

O: A nice stout that's obviously shooting to be a dessert beer, and delivers without being cloying. Alcohol is very well hidden, dark sugary notes are prevalent. Not sure I would identify it with 'brownies' but its definitely a sweet and roasty beer.

Mar 09, 2020
 
3.48 by SaraMatt from California on Mar 07, 2020
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4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by breakakeg from Kentucky

Had this in a growler tonight. Great job Praire for brewing another fine beer. Not too sweet and it's def a Stout worth trying. Love the 11.5 ABV! Keep up the great work!

Feb 20, 2020
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3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by MaximalC from Illinois

Pours like motor oil before precipitating a meager skim of khaki foam. Rich aroma smells of peat, dark chocolate, peanut brittle, cake batter, as well as a whiff of currants and booze.

Balanced taste features molasses, toffee, and earthy, herbal hops up front, while smoldering alcohol does its thing on the back end. Warming evokes notes of oak, vanilla, and more pronounced heat. Medium body and fairly vigorous carbonation produce a mouthfeel that is decidedly thin for a stout.

I must confess that, despite the moniker, I get little in the way of fudge here. With that said, it's still a solid stout—bold and balanced, with enough bitter and sweet to strike a tenuous detente. A decent if unremarkable offering from Prairie,

Feb 14, 2020
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3.24/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

$9. That is what this costs. No doubt, because of the alcohol level. But I am not impressed.
No head, the nose has too much metal and then there is the boozy, off balance flavour, with a not very impressive aftertaste. Not sure where the brownie is supposed to be, but it's not here either. Pretty much everything is off in this one.
Save your money and buy two other brews that are more superior than this one.

Feb 08, 2020
 
4.06 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Feb 03, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Msp004 from New York

Pours black with a single finger mocha colored head that departs quickly. Some minor lacing.
Nose is a sweet milk chocolate, dark sweet fruits, toffees and a whiskey in the back seat.
Mouth is rich and sliky, chocolate, dark fruit, chocolate malts and whiskey.
Slight bitterness, low carbonation and nice long finish with lingering chocolate and whiskey.
Another decadent delivery by a top notch brewery. Kudos!!

Feb 01, 2020
 
4.25 by aasher from Indiana on Jan 24, 2020
 
4.09 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jan 18, 2020
 
3.77 by IRONRakkasan from California on Jan 16, 2020
 
3.73 by stephenlee93 from England on Jan 05, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

Nearly black, slowly forms a fine, milk chocolate head with a minute or 2 retention.
Focused aroma of chocolate ice cream, very pure chocolate, not bitter; vanilla.
Loads of cocoa on the palate, fresh and pure and rich, and only a touch of bitterness; the chocolate cake taste builds to the finish and lingers; a creaminess persists, like a milkshake; whispers of alcohol heat; velvety smooth feel, low carbonation, full body; fair amount of residual sugar is at risk of outweighing the chocolate.

Awesome fudge-y flavour that lives up to its name, though wouldn't mind more carbonation, and heat, to balance sweetness.

Jan 01, 2020
 
4.17 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Dec 21, 2019
 
3 by MrCPMJ from Texas on Dec 19, 2019
 
4.17 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey on Dec 07, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by TerryMills from Tennessee

A little much for me on the chocolate side .. I figured it would be, so nothing against the beer at all still very balanced and drinkable to have such a rich flavor .

Dec 01, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pathman from Ohio

4/10/19 bottle @ home

Nov 30, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by iheartmyTHO from Georgia

Another awesome Prairie beer! You definitely taste fudge-y chocolate and get quite, at least with me, off of one bottle.

Nov 23, 2019
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