Oh! Fudge
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 6.04%
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
201
From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  20
SCORE
92
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Oh! FudgeOh! Fudge
Notes: Imperial stout brewed with brownies that were handmade in the brewery.
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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octortus from Canada

3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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Harrison8 from Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Scotchboy from Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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breakakeg from Kentucky

4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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MaximalC from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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Cramshawbar from Canada

3.24/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

$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
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Msp004 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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BGDrock from Canada

4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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
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TerryMills from Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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WickedBeer from Alabama

3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On draft, no kegged date.

Deep brown pour, medium viscosity from the tap. Small amounts of beige head that settle around the glass. Small patterns of lace form as the beer falls.

It takes a few minutes to open up, but after that you’re hit with a good amount of roasty, mildly bitter coffee & milk chocolate. On the tail there’s just the slightest touch of dark fruit that suggests this one maybe beginning to oxidize. That being said, I’ve read this observation in other reviews so it may just be par for the course.

Really well-rounded on the palate. You’re greeted again by some plum fruitiness, but it’s quickly replaced by a present earthy coffee bean quality. The toasted, earthy components do well to contrast those undertones of baker’s chocolate & pure cacao. While when you read brownies you’re think “sweet fudgy bomb”, this one hits more of the slightly bitter, organic tasting side of the ingredients.

As expected from Prairie, a great mouthfeel. Medium-bodied & smooth, with residual stickiness and a medium effervescent carbonation that cuts through a touch of boozy warmth on the tail.

Oct 22, 2019
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque thick viscous jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation and extremely faint dark cola brown + chestnut brown colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy dark mocha colored head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering a little more than 85% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of baked chocolate (definitely reminiscent of brownies baking) over the top of moderate aromas of dark + roasted + chocolate malts with a moderate amount of caramel + dark fruit (plum + fig) sweetness and a hint of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of dark + roasted + chocolate malts with a moderate amount of caramel + dark fruit (plum + fig) sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of chocolate baked good (think brownies) and fudge. Light flavors of earthy hops. There is a moderate amount of roasty bitterness in the finish but it slowly gets balanced out by the chocolate sweetness.

M: Full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Drinks easily considering the strength and hides the alcohol well. Not a super easy drinker but more of a slow sipper and a great replacement for a traditional dessert after dinner.

Oct 11, 2019
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klarcbarr3

4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sometimes, you just have to deal with reality. I can't smell much off this beer, so I guess I have to downgrade it for that. There is a bit of a bitterness digression off the backtaste, so I guess I have to downgrade for that, too. Having said that.. HOLY CRAP! This is one fine tasting, CHOCOLATE INTENSIVE brew! I could not imagine how so much chocolate could be infused into a beer.. unless, of course, I started calculating what it could cost to add pure chocolate to a beer..and here we are. One fine, intense, chocolate ale. I freakin' love it! Spectacularly overpriced for you light beer guys, but incredibly rewarding for the beer adventurer.

Oct 08, 2019
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josanguapo from Spain

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

De 32gp. En copa Teku. Viendo Cristal Oscuro 1x07-08. Con galletas tostarica. Muy rico perfil chocolatoso. Aunque no oculta su fortaleza y marea un poco, se disfruta de principio a fin

Sep 22, 2019
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mschrei from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not bad. Pours dark brown, slightly thinning colors on the edges, mild head and lacing. Smell is sweet chocolate over a minimal malty base. Chocolate is present on the taste, just not highly prevalent, get a little nuttiness in there too. Medium body, slightly mouth watering, but of an oily feel. Taste gets a bit stronger as it warms. Probably should have reviewed fresher. Wonder if it lost some of the chocolate flavor.

Sep 07, 2019
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Franziskaner from Missouri

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black in color with no penetration to light. No head. The aroma is of baker’s chocolate and black malt. I’m tasting decadent milk chocolate and fudge. The mouth is chewy, thick, and sticky.

Sep 02, 2019
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a goblet. This was bottled in March 2019. so around 5 months old.

Thick black body. The initial decent tan head shrinks to a thick ring and covering. initially leaving some nice lacing.

Aromas of booze, dried fruit, and chocolate liquer come though.

Upon tasting, there is chocolate, molasses, and a strong alcohol warmth. As it warms, it becomes more pleasant and rolls around the tongue quite nicely. There is however a faint bitterness from the roasted malt with spoils it a little for this palate, though others may appreciate it cutting the sweet.

Mouth closing in on full, finish a chocolate burn with that light bitterness.

Overall, an enjoyable chocolate imperial stout. A few more months of aging might take that light roasted malt taste away, but that's a light knock on an enjoyable stout.

Aug 31, 2019
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PhilCarta from Florida

3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Found this locally on tap and said to myself, wth, I love brownies! This one is extremely sweet and fudgy. Medium heavy body and could excel as a dessert beer.

Side note: My bartender was right on point with a recommendation to try a 50/50 blend of this and Lost Coast Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout . . . which resulted in a surprisingly palatable bland.

Aug 25, 2019
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If there was a “decadent chocolatey imperial stout on PED’s” category in the GABF, this would be a runaway winner.

As it is, this is a really well executed pastry stout that features HUUUUUUGE chocolate aromas and flavors. If you don’t like chocolate (or fudge), stay away from this.

If you do like chocolate (or fudge), strap on your seat belt, because this is a flavorful ride.

Aug 24, 2019
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Livyatan1996 from Missouri

4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

me and beers like this have an interesting relationhip. this one gets a pass but i have to forget i paid 7.50 for it. poured black with a thin dark tannish head. pretty standard stout look. nose is less chocolatey than i expected, which was nice, with hints of other sweet things and vanilla coming in with some earthy notes that kept some things mellowed. flavor was fairly sweet chocolate and fudge mixture with a smack of heat that flowed into some earthiness and more fudge. never really packed the punch i expected flavor wise, but was still rich and tasty. quite a bit of heat but still really drinkable. not bad for what is usually a love em or hate em thing. halfway through i dumped ice cream in

Aug 22, 2019
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HardTarget from Texas

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Black glass gives up a hazy ruby glow when seriously back lit. Struggles to hold a thin halo of dark tan foam.

Aroma: Chocolate syrup, light earthiness, maple syrup.

Taste: Sweet, toffee, malt, coffee, struggling to say "fudge" because it's not quite there, but there is a lot of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Thin body, low carbonation, low alcoholic heat, oily.

Overall: Big beer, easy drinking, that spells danger. It's very sweet, but enough roasted grain to help give some complexity. It's a nice dessert sipper. Not entirely sure it's worth the big price tag ($8.50 for this 12 oz. bottle), but it's a good beer.

Aug 20, 2019
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with 1/2" of tan foam and loads of lacing.
N: Chocolate, brownie, sugar, and malt.
T: Chewy fudge/brownie with some burnt sugar and light malt flavors.
M: Medium feel with zero ABV, rich flavors.
O: A really well made beer, zero bite and flavors are in check, not too sweet or bitter. NICE!

Aug 18, 2019
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clayrock81 from Florida

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal khaki head that quickly dies. The aroma basically smells like fudge brownies. Smooth, thick, easy to drink, booze well-hidden, has a chocolate fudge taste with some "brownie thickness" and finishes a bit sticky. While it could be criticized as a one-note beer it is very good and worth having.

Aug 13, 2019
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 oz. bottle into a PAA Dino glass, this beer pours out a silky black and offers very little highlights to show around the top edge. It forms over a finger worth of mocha/caramel colored bubbles that disappear rapidly.

The nose carries a thick fudge presence along with some espresso notes, cake batter, brownie mix, Oreo cookie and some booze.

The taste offers a slightly bitter, almost espresso like aspect. There is a little bit of roastiness and a little coffee before it melds into the brownie, cake batter presence. It once again shows some Oreo cookie and some brownie edges.

The mouthfeel could offer a little less astringency, in my opinion. It’s not thin, but not thick either. It stays in the middle of the road. Mild warming booze.

Overall, I’m glad this doesn’t feel completely like a pastry stout and there are still very true stout flavors that come through throughout.

Jul 20, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Stark black with a burnt mocha foam settling to a bubbly blanket.

This has a strong coffee espresso-esque roast mitigating an underlying accent of nutty Brownie and fudge character. It's not heavy or overly pastry-rific at all.

The slick medium body has a light crackly fizz and finishes semi-dry with some heat and a little astringency.

Jul 19, 2019
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