Oh! Fudge | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout brewed with brownies that were handmade in the brewery.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
108
pDev:
5.1%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
Trade:
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 108
Reviews by CHickman:
Photo of CHickman
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh! Damn!, Oh! Fudge is another great experimental craft stout by Prairie Artisan Ales. It pours pitch black color and had a foamy 2+ finger thick tan/brown colored head that was packed with tiny bubbles, dissipating very slowly and leaving good spotty lacing as it slid down. Lacing was not as impressive as other imperial stouts by Prairie.

Smells of chocolate, brownies, chocolate chips, soy sauce, brown sugar, chocolate milk, smoked malts, fudge, metallic notes and really faint piney notes. I was hoping it would smell more like a brownie and not like a basic imperial stout, so it was a little bit of a let-down.

Tastes like it smells with chocolate, dark chocolate, brownie batter, fudge, chocolate chips, soy sauce, souring chocolate milk, smoked malts, metallic notes, faint piney notes, burnt coffee grinds and cherry soda or molasses as it faded. Best part about this beer is that with all those sweet flavors it is not cloyingly sweet and actually drinks like a regular stout.

Mouthfeel is thin yet medium-bodied with a slick and almost smooth feel that slide down easy with only a minor burn from the 11% ABV. The carbonation was minimal and there was only a minor bitterness.

Overall another tasty stout by these masters, but I wish it had more pronounced brownie batter in the flavor as that would have made this quite the dessert beer. As with all stouts by Prairie, this one is worth a try as it was very enjoyable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

8100th review! 12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 1/31/2019. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, frosting, marshmallow, fudge, brownie batter, toasted biscuit, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of coffee, roasted nuts, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. A touch too fruity/yeasty aromas, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, brownies, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, frosting, marshmallow, fudge, brownie batter, toasted biscuit, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of coffee, roasted nuts, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, roasted bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, frosting, marshmallow, fudge, brownie batter, toasted biscuit, dark/brown bread, roasted nuts, light coffee/molasses/dark fruit, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, brownies, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a solid hop/roast bitter/sweet balance, and no cloying sweetness on the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and slightly slick/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal lingering warmth of 11% after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic imperial pastry stout! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, brownies, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; dangerously smooth and easy to drink for the bit ABV, with the minimally bitter/roasted/drying finish. Amazingly soft feel. Amazing balance of super rich malts, and brownie flavorings; with just enough earthy hops to balance sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing dessert style stout example. Tastes exactly like brownies as a beer.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer is black with a one inch tan head that recedes quickly.
Big time chocolate aroma with a little vanilla.
It tastes like a brownie steeped in alcohol. Sweet chocolate first, then a little more bittersweet.
Not as heavy as I expected. The sweetness makes me glad I'm only drinking one bottle.

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Photo of mamaraza
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ian_graf
3.72/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a red wine glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Thick black to brown body with a dark tan head rising roughly almost one fingers length dropping a touch before my first sip.

Smell: light chocolate coffee aroma which smells good but lack potency.

Taste: Sweet chocolate with a touch of coffee bean and a light caramel note to go with it.

Mouth: Sticky body with medium carbonation and full body. Sweet finish, little overwhelming.

Overall: Good brew, but there's much room for improvement. A touch borderline milk sweet Stout, definitely a grab though. Don't knock it. Salud!

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Photo of Mikexw
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fargofallout
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bbtkd
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Prairie Oh! Fudge, 11.5% ABV. Pours black with a slight ring of brown bubbles, as is typical for most Prairie stouts. Nose is brownies, got a big blast of it when I opened and poured it, not as much now. Taste is moderately sweet fudge brownie, almost no bitterness. Not much complexity here. Decent mouthfeel, overall near-outstanding. I was worried at first when I read that they made their own brownies, but since they're from Oklahoma and not Colorado, I figure they're regular brownies.

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Photo of Johncnh
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkarimi
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrismattlin
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maximum12
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More Prairie! The new bottles have slowed to a trickle & other than the abominable Okie, no new BA stuff in a while. 12 oz. bottle. As a side note, I like fudge.

Black, with a touch of bubbly, which is a touch more than most big stouts have. Smells like chocolate. Given the name of the beer, I am not disappointed.

Oh! Fudge: truth in advertising. Given that I would wear a chocolate mouthguard if I could, this is right up my alley. Chocolate. With a touch of roast & what appears to be a little hoppiness, it’s full, rich, & reminds me of the best old vintages of Surly Darkness. I’d like to sub this in for my regular chocolate milk in the morning.

Like drinking Linth chocolate, this is the standard Prairie stout: excellent.

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Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephens101
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A prominent tan froth sits atop this jet black brew.

Smells of milk chocolate, fudge and roasted nuts.

Goes down super creamy with plenty of fudge and milk chocolate before more subtle notes of plum, cocoa and vanilla find the light.

Heavy in body and full of flavor like an RIS should be.
Prairie seems to have this thing down to an art.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Oh! Fudge from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 108 ratings