Basic Becky
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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #6
Ranked #2,618
4.24 | pDev: 6.37%
Sep 26, 2021
Sep 05, 2019
Basic BeckyBasic Becky
Notes: Imperial Stout with pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, coriander, clove and caraway.
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3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

Sample at the Flight Center Manchester.
Solid black color with a frothy tan head that persists.
Roasty earthy oaky with an onslaught of pie spices. Not too bad for a pumpkin beer.

Sep 26, 2021
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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that reduces to a ring around the glass

S- an array of spices on the nose with cinnamon leading the way, followed by noticeable clove, allspice and nutmeg. Roasted malt undertones with notes of chocolate, light char and a hint of caramelized pumpkin

T- spices lead the way with bold cinnamon and nutmeg up front, followed by some clove & allspice. Mid-palate brings out some malty chocolate notes, as well as caramel and a hint of vanilla. The finish gives more spices, with lingers of cinnamon, allspice chocolate

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns into a creamy, viscous and slightly warming finish

O- a bold boozy stout that is matched with bold pumpkin spice notes

Sep 22, 2021
4.31 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
3.75 by Dovers from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
4.03 by tpauer from New Hampshire on Dec 06, 2020
4.29 by krl2112 from Illinois on Oct 26, 2020
4.34 by brureview from Massachusetts on Oct 24, 2020
4.12 by Nunya from Ohio on Oct 08, 2020
4.08 by needMIbeer from Virginia on Oct 04, 2020
4.5 by freewill35 from Indiana on Sep 21, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From a bottle with a smudged date. It is the 2020 batch however and I sampled it on Sept. 3, 2020.

Handsome looking dark brown to black pour with a modest, fading mocha head. Limited lacing.

What a complex array of aromas. I get cinnamon, clove, allspice, nutmeg, dark fruit and vanilla or cream. Booze is buried.

Full mouthfeel and smooth.

Delightful spicy taste with an emphasis on those sweet spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. There is a creamy, vanilla-like character. The ending is warming. A slight bit of alcohol in the taste. Just nice.

Sep 03, 2020
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Jul 22, 2020
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Jul 10, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Rug from Massachusetts

Bottled 9/18/19

Here we go again with an out of season pumpkin beer. This time, a pumpkin imperial stout, just like the Warlock from Southern Tier (which I loved)

Pours completely black with just a finger of mocha colored head that fades to nothing quickly amd leaves minimal lacing, decent legs

Huge aromas of pumpkin, raisin, pie spice, amd nutmeg. Milder notes of roasted coffee, dark malt, and clove

The beginning of the sip is fairly standard stout roast with lots of chocolate and vanilla, before fading into a mix of pumpkin and spices with some serious alcohol heat

This has a very full body and barely any carbonation, yet still finishes incredibly dry. No doubt drinks like 11%

This didn’t quite impress my like the Warlock did but it was still very solid. It could be attributed to freshness, but it seems like there was too much going on for the pumpkin to truly shine through here

Jul 01, 2020
4.34 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on May 31, 2020
4.42 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Apr 26, 2020
4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Apr 04, 2020
4.25 by heysuz from Indiana on Apr 04, 2020
4.02 by JamesBondGA from Georgia on Mar 01, 2020
4.35 by lewith from South Carolina on Feb 21, 2020
4 by sordyl from Illinois on Feb 19, 2020
4.02 by Nuggetz from Texas on Feb 18, 2020
4.27 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Feb 03, 2020
4.02 by CraigDeMoss from Kansas on Jan 16, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a black body with minimal head and lace ring (very minimal lace ring). Aroma has hints of chocolate but mostly I get pumpkin, cinnamon and some nutmeg. Smooth, hidden ABV, slick, hints of lactic qualities, real easy to drink, mostly a pumpkin and cinnamon/nutmeg sweetness with a dash of chocolate and dark fruit(?), and overall just another enjoyable stout from Prairie.

Jan 13, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by cbutova from Massachusetts

A- Stubby 12oz into a half sized pint glass with a pitch black body. The head is a nutty tan and it rises to a finger high. Good head retention as a formidable later remains. Lacing deposits shaped like webs and small streaks.

S- Pumpkin spice barrage in the aroma with the rich stout base a bit overshadowed by the fresh and zesty adjuncts. Cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves lead off with fudgey chocolate malts, roast barley, moderate sweets and tiny hints of dark fruit further out.

T- Starts off like a cinnamon fudge brownie and finishes with a spicy and sweet finish allowing the rest of the adjuncts to peek in and out on the taste buds. Nutmeg and allspice next in strength after the aforementioned. Milk chocolate, clove, fudge, coriander, caraway, coffee, roast grains, toasted nuts and caramel. Moderately sweet with a hint of booze. Pumpkin pie crust.

MF- Luscious is the one word for this body. Heavy and thick on the palate with a medium-low level and carbonation and a warm finish. Beautiful smooth creamy chewy texture. Soft and a bit slick.

Shades of Southern Tier Warlock but much much better execution. A spiced stout that brings waves of different fresh spicy flavors above a sweet and rich chocolatey stout base.

Jan 08, 2020
4.28 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Jan 03, 2020
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4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

Pours a thick, dark brown. No head formation. Mild ring around the glass when agitated.

Nose is a delicate, beautifully balanced mixture. Cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, chocolate, malt. A nice sweetness coming through. Not just all harsh spice. Some booze heat as it warms.

Taste follows the nose similarly. A burst of chocolate and spice comes through first. Chocolate fades quickly after. Then onto a mildly smoky malt presence. The spice persists throughout, providing just enough bitterness to keep it in balance. This is lovely.

Mouthfeel is fullbodied with very mild carbonation. The bubbles are tiny things. Providing the slightest of attack on the pallete.

This brew is just phenomenonal. It's difficult to nail a nice balance of spice in a pumpkin pie or cookie, let alone a beer. This is extremely drinkable despite the 11% ABV. Smooth and enjoyable. A dessert beer that can stand on its own. Another great entry from Prairie.

Dec 22, 2019
4.5 by bplogarbo from Louisiana on Dec 19, 2019
4.23 by robotic_being from Florida on Dec 19, 2019
4.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Dec 11, 2019
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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

Served in a teku glass from the bottle.

Appearance: semi thick body coming off a brown tinted black body with medium. Ubbled creating a slightly dark tan head rising half a finger's length.

Smell: Sweet toffee aroma consisting of pumpkin and sweetened espresso.

Taste: Complex brew which adds only confusion to the palates, cinnamon, pumpkin, espresso and vanilla. A toffee offset which meshes the malts to the brew.

Mouth: medium to full body not coming off too thick with soft carbonation.

Overall: Good brew. Not crazy over anything recently infused with pumpkin but the beer is definitely a must grab. Pumpkin pie with double chocolate chip cookie. Oh yes, Salud!

Dec 09, 2019
4.25 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Dec 06, 2019
4.25 by TylerJ from Iowa on Dec 04, 2019
4.25 by paulish from New York on Dec 03, 2019
4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
4.28 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Dec 01, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

I am not a big fan of pumpkin beer but this is more an imperial stout following the BOMB! formula. However, even though it is pretty good it is not as good as the BOMB! because of well the pumpkin.

Look: black with an inch thick mocca colored head

Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, pumpkin and cinnamon

Taste: The flavor is malty, roasted malts, sweet milk chocolate, and coffee, and pumpkin and cinnamon. I believe the other spices are in there too, but that is what I taste most.

Body/Overall: medium to full body

Dec 01, 2019
4.68 by PDinunzi from New Jersey on Dec 01, 2019
4.91 by GenoMcCoy from Texas on Dec 01, 2019
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 139 ratings