Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #694
Ranked #2,173
4.26 | pDev: 5.4%
Jul 06, 2021
Sep 14, 2019
Notes: Imperial stout with hazelnut roasted coffee. Malt beverage with natural and artificial flavors
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4.15 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Jul 06, 2021
4.14 by nmann08 from Virginia on Jun 30, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Bottle purchased at fort point market, $6.99, poured into a snifter

Pours a deep dark pitch black obsidian motor oil . Thin brown layer recedes to a ring, some lacings

Aroma is hazel nutty, roasted malts, coffee

Taste is hazel nuts, coffee, roasted malts , hint of cocoa, slightly sweet

Mouthfeel is rich, thick, syrupy. No alcohol burn but you feel the alcohol presence

Good beer

Feb 14, 2021
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3.67/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by SteamPilot from South Dakota

Poured from a bottle (bottled 10-14-19), moderately aggressive pour produced a small, dark amber head which dissipated fairly quickly and left minimal lacing. Smell of hazelnut is very forward. Very heavy on the tongue. To me, it tasted like drinking a brownie. Very smooth and sweet, with overpowering hazelnut and chocolate/coffee notes. Fun to try, but one is enough for me!

Jan 03, 2021
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4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by robwired from Kansas

There's a nose of boozy chooolate fruit. Smooth drinking that tastes of ... hazelnut. There's no bite from the ABV. There's a beige ring that follows my sips to the emptying glass. There.

Dec 16, 2020
4.31 by TheWolf from Delaware on Dec 05, 2020
4.28 by kmoen from California on Nov 02, 2020
4.27 by BAsbill from California on Nov 01, 2020
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Oct 01, 2020
4.43 by jkermitj from Mississippi on Oct 01, 2020
4.49 by 10_bathrooms from Texas on Sep 10, 2020
4.5 by freewill35 from Indiana on Sep 01, 2020
3.98 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Aug 22, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DoctorZombies from Florida

At 57 degrees, pours inky black with ruby edges; fast, fizzy reddish brown head disappears in the blink of an eye, leaving no cap and the thinnest of rings on agitation; no lace, no legs. Roast coffee bean nose. Dark chocolate, bitter dark roast coffee, light spicy peppers; nutty finish on top of roasted beans. Medium light body, moderate minus carbonation; a bit of a bite on the tip of the tongue; some warmth from 11% abv. Overall a very good tasting coffee stout, but at $8.99 12/oz bottle I was hoping for more; I felt like I was drinking BOMB! Lite, missing the heat and the layers of flavors; glad I tried it, but one and done for me...

Jul 26, 2020
4.5 by TylerJ from Iowa on Jul 15, 2020
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4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

The pour is jet black, like motor oil, with a finger of soft mocha head. The head leaves a ring of cobwebs around the glass before settling into a thin crown.

The aroma brings notes of sweet milk chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, bitter coffee, brown sugar, vanilla and molasses.

The flavor comes exactly as advertised: Milk chocolate with fresh roasted hazelnut coffee. There's some subtle notes of vanilla, molasses, and brown sugar with the foggiest idea of sweet dough. This one is very sweet but not cloying.

The feel is full-bodied with very low carbonation. Thick, syrupy and smooth. The alcohol is present on the finish.

Overall, this is a great imperial stout that once again comes exactly as advertised. There's a ton of chocolate and hazelnut coffee here. It's right there on the bottle. It's very sweet but never cloying, and has a nice roasted malt balance.

Jun 04, 2020
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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TBoneJones from Texas

Decent stout appearance, scant head/ lacing, rich body appearance.
Nose is toasted hazelnut with a hint of booze. A sweet molasses pokes through, as does some chocolate. Very nice.
Taste is rich toasted malts with molasses and coffee, brown sugar and a nice vanilla note to go along with the sweet hazelnut. Well done on the hazelnut!
Feels medium, medium-low carbonation, and sticky.
Tasty stuff, yet another example of why Prairie crafts some of the best imperial stouts in the U.S.A.’s midsection.

May 18, 2020
4.49 by Keananmichael5 from California on May 16, 2020
4.19 by BarrelAgedG from California on May 12, 2020
4.38 by WickedBeer from Alabama on May 05, 2020
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4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

This is a relatively new Prairie, at least to me, and I thought it was excellent, among their best. It is delicious.

Look: black with two inch thick mocca colored head (in snifter)

Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, hazelnuts, coffee

Taste: roasted malts, hazelnuts, chocolate, coffee, maybe vanilla.

Body/Overall: medium to full body. smooth, soft, easy drinking for an Imperial Stout.

Apr 06, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

A - Pours pitch black with a thin tab head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is hazelnut, vanilla and black coffe.

T - The taste is coffee, hazelnut, dark chocolate and vanilla.

M - Full body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Very tasty dessert stout.

Apr 02, 2020
4.25 by csfcmitchell from Texas on Apr 01, 2020
3.98 by animal69 from Louisiana on Mar 31, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TheGent from New Jersey

This beer is really good. It’s one of those things where flavors play together and your brain immediately jumps to a certain place. Mine went to peanut butter with this coffee hazelnut stout. I find it pretty creamy on the aroma and that takes me to PB. A strong swirl and deep inhale yields a faint vegetal aroma. No where near enough to put me off, but perceivable. It’s nicely drinkable at 11%. Barley noticeable on the nose and just some pleasant warmth on the palate and in the pipes. It’s neither over the top with artificial hazelnut nor too sweet, but resembles hazelnutnut flavored coffee with a couple creams and a sugar. In fact, the sweet flavors mid-palate are more dry and nutty on the finish. I haven’t had many non-BA stouts from Prairie, but this one might be my favorite.

Mar 27, 2020
3.96 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Mar 25, 2020
4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Mar 22, 2020
4.27 by heysuz from Indiana on Mar 22, 2020
4.56 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana on Mar 21, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

another banger from these guys in this big adjunct stout category, but it sort of seems like these are getting less beery, like more candied and artificial as they go, i miss the good old days of prairie, but whatever, this is progress according to most right?! hazelnut coffee in this one, its very natural on the nut side and very chocolate forward to me too, some bitterness from the roast of the java, but no appreciable bite from the grain at all, and in the end this sort of seems like another beer thats pretty similar to all the other ones they do, not a bad thing because its delicious, but like, this is the same base beer every time no? thick and sticky and with brownie batter and rocky road ice cream qualities, luscious and rich, chocolate driven, but the coffee and nut elements are there too. the depth is awesome, the alcohol is warming and somehow seems to call the hazelnut up to the front, and this is sweet overall but not offensively so. if im going to have stout like this, this is where its at, but i am getting over this sort of thing pretty quickly. nice coffee through the whole thing, hazelnut when i look for it, and nothing forced. better than most of its peers, another objectively nice beer from prairie in this style, but with that said, i dont need a whole lot more of these coming down the line, lets go back to weird hoppy black saisons and stuff....

Mar 12, 2020
4.31 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Mar 10, 2020
4.25 by Boone757 from Virginia on Mar 06, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jrc1093 from Connecticut

Bottled on 10/14/19

Pours a vivid, oily jet black body topped with a ⅓ of a finger of deep khaki foam disappearing as quickly as it forms to a fast-receding frothy collar, a large, paper-thin island of cap, and no lacing.

Aromas open with an effortless mingling of hazelnut and vanilla perking into fresh coffee; vanilla wafer and underlying roast are subtle but increasingly prominent, and round out an easygoing nutty sweetness to the bouquet as a whole.

Taste features semi-bitter coffee upfront with hazelnut coursing through the background accented with touches of butterscotch; a combination of vanilla wafer and bakers chocolate appear over the mid-palate as a creamy sweetness develops on the finish.

Mouthfeel brings a medium-thick body with minimal carbonation and a creaminess amplifying over the mid-palate; an oily quality coats the mouth briefly before roasty, easy bittersweetness dries with a slight char and a touch of booze hits at the very back end of the finish.

While this can easily be construed as a one-dimensional stout, a flowing display of bittersweet hazelnut balances with ease and synchronizes enough with roasty coffee to never become cloying while contributing enough detail to appreciate the steady balance of the nutty tones coursing through this one. A great example of a sweeter stout that isn't just overtaken by sweetness.

Mar 06, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by emerge077 from Illinois

Jet black with a very slow building dark mocha foam. No lace.
Rich aromas of hazelnut, toasted coconut, and chocolate.
Flavors are the same, lingering bitter dark chocolate, hazelnut coffee.
Bold and medium bodied, slight astringent bite, bittersweet, dry finish.
Overall it packs a punch, full of dark chocolate and hazelnut.

Mar 06, 2020
4.59 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts on Mar 04, 2020
4.02 by YvesB from Belgium on Mar 04, 2020
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4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by EnderFett11 from Virginia

Poured hard from a bottle into a snifter glass, forming less than a finger of brown head that faded soon to a ring of lacing. Deep brown/black color. Smells strongly of hazelnut with just a hint of coffee. Taste is very similar, with strong malty hazelnut and just a hint of coffee. No bitterness, just a bit of sweetness, and not too syrupy. Not quite thick bodied with moderate carbonation. Definitely one of my favorite Prairie stouts and my favorite hazelnut flavored so far. Another excellent one from Prairie, just wish they weren't so darn expensive!

Mar 04, 2020
4.41 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Feb 29, 2020
4.47 by scootny from New York on Feb 24, 2020
4 by MrCPMJ from Texas on Feb 24, 2020
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