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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #367
Ranked #1,121
4.37 | pDev: 6.18%
Nov 28, 2022
Nov 09, 2019
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Notes: Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with coconut, cacao nibs, cinnamon and marshmallow.
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Rated: 4.35 by sd123 from Georgia

Nov 28, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Mar 30, 2022
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured a black body with minimal khaki head and almost no lace ring at all. The aroma struck me as cocoa and coconut and not much else. Smooth, almost slick, has a coconut milk feel along with chocolate sweetness and marshmallow fluff with a touch of cinnamon on finish. The finish is slightly spicy from the cinnamon and a smidge of booze, although booze is mostly well-hidden, but overall this is a smooth and sweet beer that is very enjoyable.
Sep 30, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by BarrelAgedG from California

Apr 27, 2021
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours pitch black with a thin brown head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is cinnamon, coconut, dark chocolate and bourbon.

T - The taste is dark chocolate, heavy cinnamon, marshmallow, coconut, oak and a hot bourbon kick on the finish.

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

O - Really killer BBA stout.
Apr 01, 2021
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Reviewed by pants678 from California

3.45/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Black with barely any head.

Nothing but cinnamon.

Not really graham cracker, it's an off-putting amount of cinnamon. Coconut makes for an odd mix. Bordering on that, "Doesn't taste like beer," category for me. Very churro/horchata.

Dense but knock up the IBUs.
Mar 28, 2021
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Another excellent imperial stout from this brewery! It is warming and comforting. The coconut and cinnamon flavors are prominent and very well done. I am especially enjoying the cinnamon notes.

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Inky dark brown color with good brown head and good lacing. Pronounced coconut and cinnamon smell and taste. Dark chocolate, German chocolate cake. Another wonderful treat from this brewery.
Feb 25, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by HopBelT from Belgium

Feb 13, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by jmh21 from Minnesota

Jan 23, 2021
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a thick pitch black with a small dark khaki ring. Smell is coconut,marshmallow whiskey and cocoa. Taste is superb! coconut and chocolate mix together with the barrel nice bourbon finish with some vanilla and cinnamon everthything compliments each other. Mouth feel is full bodied this is top notch.
Jan 15, 2021
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Reviewed by DvdP from Netherlands

4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Black, with a thin brown head. Heavy cinnamon in the smell, bourbon too, some caramel. Not too thick, but very smooth and easy. Taste is rich, just the right amount of cinnamon to counter the sweet marshmallow, soft bourbon, sweet chocolate. Balanced.
Jan 12, 2021
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

4.94/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
L: Jet black color, minimal head and lacing, no carbonation. A beauty.

S: Cinnamon, alcohol, bourbon, a hint of coconut. Just wow.

T: Cinnamon, alcohol, bourbon, a hint of coconut. Out of this world.

F: Full bodied, tons of flavor. Doesn't get better than this.

O: World class dessert imperial stout. Stuff dreams are made of.
Dec 24, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by mig100 from Texas

Dec 22, 2020
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Reviewed by EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured moderately hard from a bottle into a snifter glass, forming a bit of tan head before immediately fading to light lacing. Intense brown/black body. Smell is sweet chocolate and cinnamon, delicious and decadent. Taste is chocolate and cinnamon forward, with a background of sweetness. Bourbon, marshmallow, and coconut flavors are a nice mix, but never take center stage. Taste evolves to be a little bit sweeter as it warms, but it never becomes overbearing. Hard to tell it's 14.2% ABV, but creeps up later. Medium to thick bodied with some oiliness. Absolutely amazing stout from Prairie that somehow balances all of it's flavors.
Dec 19, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 30, 2020
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours “black hole” black, swallowing all light that comes near it, with a dense, dark tan head. The cinnamon is dominant on the nose, grudgingly giving way a bit for the cacao nibs.

The cinnamon is similarly dominant on the taste, but there’s also a significant cacao flavor, and a bit of marshmallow and coconut as well, and significant warming from the barrel at the very back of the palate.

The mouthfeel is substantial, which is expected with a 14.2% ABV beer. Prairie excels at this style (huge, high ABV flavorful stouts), and this beer is no exception.
Nov 22, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 12, 2020
Rated: 4.47 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Oct 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From notes had a few days ago

Holiday Weekend from Prairie Artisan Ales, Oklahoma packs a punch at ABV 14.20%. This beer is brewed with coconut, cacao, cinnamon and marshmallow. The cinnamon comes through the aroma very well, and the flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, cinnamon, coconut, bourbon and maybe some marshmallow. It is not quite the BOMB! but pretty good.

Look: black with a thin mocca colored head

Aroma: cinnamon, bourbon, coconut,

Taste: roasted malts, chocolate, cinnamon, coconut, bourbon and maybe some marshmallow

Overall: full bodied, flavorfull, heavy, quite good
Oct 16, 2020
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Rated by pkalix from California

3.88/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
ruined it with a SH!TLOAD of cinnamon.... the chocolate on the back side saves its A$$$$$$$$$..... WHY OH F WHY??? coulda been a contender....
Oct 11, 2020
Rated: 4.39 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts

Oct 10, 2020
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Sep 29, 2020
Rated: 4.52 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Sep 26, 2020
Rated: 4.61 by dubnation from Kansas

Sep 20, 2020
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle. Tan head. Black color.

Cinnamon bomb. Nose has way more flavors. Chocolate. Some vanilla and marshmallow. Barrel is nice, but the cinnamon over takes a lot though.
Sep 19, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Sep 11, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Brownish black with a super creamy tan cap. Smell is lead by the cinnamon, it brings brown sugar, bourbon, molasses, rustic oak, fudge, vanilla, creme brulee, and a plump marshmallow to the party, amazing you can smell the various textures of each element. Taste is more uniform but still plenty rich and full: marshmallow, vanilla and fudgy brownie glob into a cream matrix with cinnamon speckling it all over, before being dipped into a rustic bourbon barrel with molasses, coconut, leather and hints of maple. Feel is huge but not overly heavy, booze is balanced so well, has a myriad of textures from the adjuncts: creaminess, wood, booze, sweetness, spice, and earth. Dessert stout for fall. The wife liked it
Sep 09, 2020
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Managed to dig exactly one of these 12 oz. bottles out of a local place…at least I think so. Sometimes the provenance of my bottles becomes fuzzy.

My sphincter tightens when my stouts aren’t black & luckily mine remains relaxed here. Of the ingredients I nose chocolate, barrel, malts, marshmallows. All good.

Holiday Weekend – two days filled with orgiastic decadence, no doubt. A long, slow, luxurious drip of bourbon greet the palate, warming the insides & soaking the anatomy of the mouth. Big dark malts, then the marshmallows, chocolate, with coconut in the background. Cinnamon is missing, which hurts no feelings hereuponwith. Alcohol? Not missing. Prairie thick. Drinkable…to twenty four ounces, two bottles, then it would be beddy time.

A throwback to the great old Prairie stouts of old. Barrel, base, craft, booze all working like the five members of Duran Duran circa 1983. Magnificent.
Sep 09, 2020
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a thick, viscous, opaque yet still clear jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and very faint dark chestnut brown + dark cola brown + dark garnet red colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy dark mocha colored head that slowly reduces to a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of cinnamon + cacao nibs/chocolate + coconut + marshmallow over the top of slightly stronger than moderate aromas of roasted + slightly charred + dark + chocolate + caramel malts with a moderate amount of lactose sweetness. Moderate aromas of vanilla + caramel + toasted oak + bourbon.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of roasted + slightly charred + dark + chocolate + caramel malts with a moderate amount of lactose sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of vanilla + caramel + toasted oak + bourbon. Finally there are moderate to strong flavors of cinnamon + cacao nibs/chocolate + coconut + marshmallow which linger well through the finish. There are some very light amount of toasty bitterness which fade pretty quickly underneath he cinnamon, chocolate, coconut, and marshmallow.

M: Full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Fairly smooth with a light to moderate amount of alcohol warming.

O: Drinks pretty easily considering the strength of this beer with relatively well hidden alcohol and a pleasantly smooth thick mouthfeel. Very enjoyable with lots on interesting + complex flavors from the cinnamon + cacao nibs + coconut + marshmallow. Very enjoyable but definitely a rich dessert-like beer that I sipped slowly over the course of the evening.
Sep 07, 2020
Rated: 4.36 by BAsbill from California

Sep 03, 2020
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Stubby 12oz pours into a chalice with a black body and a deep nutty tan-light brown cap. The head is frothy and makes it up to a finger high before falling to one small island in the middle and a belt around the edge of the glass. Not much in the way of lacing beyond a few small spots.

S- Woah this thing comes out swinging with heavy cinnamon, plenty of coconut and the marshmallow right up there as well. Some intense dark chocolate joins that but the cinnamon is earthy and spicy and makes up most of the aroma alongside some booze and just a hint of the barrel and roast malts.

T- Cinnamon forward once again and while it isn't totally off-putting it is impressive how the earthy, woodsy and spicy cinnamon flavor profile overtakes a bourbon barrel and the other adjuncts added to a huge stout base. Toasty marshmallows and coconut marry the cinnamon with a medium sweetness and solid dark chocolate notes that are both fruity and chocolaty. The barrel is pretty quiet throughout but with some time and warming a spicy whiskey note comes out as well as hints of vanilla. A touch boozy but mostly balanced with the spiciness, sweetness and malts.

MF- Medium to heavy bodied and probably thinned out a bit by the ABV. The texture is foamy and a touch fluffy and silky. Carbonation is moderate and the beer finishes fairly hot.

The potential is here but the cinnamon is just too much. The marshmallow and coconut are done extremely well and the chocolate is pretty much right there but cinnamon is just massive throughout.
Aug 30, 2020
Rated: 4.4 by beersampler6 from Michigan

Aug 29, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Aug 24, 2020
Rated: 4.54 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

Aug 19, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by kkarimi from Texas

Aug 16, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by archero from Texas

Aug 15, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by Maillard from Ohio

Aug 15, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Aug 14, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by 22Blue from Kansas

Aug 13, 2020
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Reviewed by mgundy32 from Wisconsin

4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed snifter. Pours near black with medium brown head. Swirling the glass shows nice body and legs. Smell is predominantly cinnamon with some coconut, vanilla and brownies. Well balanced for the steep ABV. Cinnamon and chocolate predomate the sip with sweeter vanilla and coconut balancing out the bourbon and some mild roastiness on the back end. Medium to full bodied mouth feel. Nice sipper.
Aug 12, 2020
Holiday Weekend from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 72 ratings