Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #238
Ranked #582
4.41 | pDev: 5.67%
Feb 16, 2023
Jan 30, 2020
Notes: It's packed with coconut, cacao nibs, and a *serious* amount of marshmallow (as opposed to a "whimsical" amount of marshmallow, which we find stupid and dumb and lame and stupid). HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
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Reviewed by Christianriveraaa

4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
L: Motor oil pour from a 12oz bottle into a sniffer - no lacing at all on this one.
S: As soon as I poured this I smelt the rum/ coconut aroma. Getting more hints of marshmallow slight cocoa nibs. Getting some dark fruit in there as well.
T: Wow just wow, you cannot taste the abv at all in this! Definitely getting that rum barrel up front followed by tastes of chocolate, coconut and marshmallow in this on the first sip. The cocoa comes near the end for me and makes this a very interesting beer.
F: Thick, smooth, easy to sip. Medium carbonation which works so well with the complexity of this beer.
O: Gotta say, I loved 'Bomb' but man this might take that number one spot for me. Very tough decision because both are made in different ways but this is also my first time trying a rum barrel aged stout. Very unique, I'd give it a 98/100. Definitely worth a try.
Feb 16, 2023
Rated: 4.38 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 19, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Marshmallows in this are really nice, second best application I’ve had after toppling Goliath yet oil fluffernutter.
Mar 08, 2022
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Prairie Weekend Imperial Stout, 13.3% ABV. Pours black with the typical Prairie ring of bubbles. Nose is heavy marshmallow, plus coconut and chocolate. Taste follows with marshmallow hitting heavy right up front, followed by coconut, chocolate, and roast malt. Quite sweet, just short of cloying. Marshmallow aftertaste. Excellent mouthfeel, overall world-class. Should have bought more than two.
Oct 13, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by zotzot from Vermont

Sep 16, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Sep 01, 2021
Rated: 4.6 by Salinesnake from Louisiana

Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by El_Phenix

Jul 02, 2021
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured a black body with minimal head and no lace. The aroma is fluffy, sweet, chocolate and I guess marshmallow and coconut but really I get chocolate and more chocolate. Thick, chocolate, fluffy (I guess that's the marshmallow) with some smooth woodiness, possible coconut adds to slickness at times, overall some sweet goodness with just a touch of booze on the end. Really sweet beer that hit the sweet tooth that is worth having.
May 27, 2021
Rated: 5 by Bwirges from Indiana

Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by pants678 from California

4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Black, foam's immediately gone.

Can't place the smell, it's not any of the adjuncts. Cake, powdered sugar.

Milk chocolate and coconut, later has the lightest note if sun block. Vanilla is a great compliment.

Plenty dense.
Mar 14, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Feb 26, 2021
Rated: 4.42 by Vivs85 from New York

Feb 19, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by UIR1983 from Iowa

Jan 12, 2021
Rated: 4.94 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jan 12, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Jan 07, 2021
Rated: 5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2021
Rated: 4.52 by Solomondan from California

Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Dec 29, 2020
Rated: 4.4 by mig100 from Texas

Dec 21, 2020
Rated: 4.42 by pyoung9348 from Texas

Nov 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: black with a thick mocca colored head

Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, marshmallow, coconut

Flavor: roasted malts, chocolate, marshmallow, coconut, a bit sweet

Body/Overall: full body, nice, great beer for slow sipping
Nov 04, 2020
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Reviewed by jwp777 from Oklahoma

4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap:

Pours black with a thin, light tan head. No lacing.

Smell: Lots of sweetness on the nose here. Chocolate and marshmallow are strong. I don’t get much coconut but I get enough to know it’s there.

Taste very much follows the nose. Sweet up front, a little bit of bitterness in the finish. Chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla are there, and coconut becomes more clear to me on the tongue than the nose. Finish lingers.

Feel is medium-thick, not overly syrupy, but certainly a little syrupy. Low carbonation.

Overall - definitely on the sweet end of the stout spectrum. Good balance though.
Oct 30, 2020
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Oct 29, 2020
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A- 12oz bottle pours into a tulip glass with a midnight black body and a thin, creamy nutty brown cap atop the brew. Fairly good head retention and a small foamy ring around the edges. No lacing from that small ring.

S- Chocolate is rich like a brownie off the top with the toasted coconut next as well as a bit of marshmallow in there as well, like a nice toasted sugar presence. The chocolate is more of the rich and sweet dessert style rather than the bitter dark cocoa type. Roasted malts but mostly the sweet chocolate and coconut.

T- Continues off where the aroma started with a heavily sweet brew that showcases mostly milk chocolate and brownie notes with a moderate hit of coconut. The marshmallow is definitely there with a bit of that signature flavor but also a lot of sweetness. The high ABV brings a bit of a booze hit which is actually key in cutting into that sugar a bit. Sweet first then chocolate and coconut, pretty simple flavor profile.

MF- Heavy and syrupy thick body with a pretty creamy texture. Carbonation is at a medium level and the beer has a nice warm finish.

This beer starts off with a pretty promising aroma that suggests sweet chocolate brownies and coconut with a touch of marshmallow. The flavor is just way too sweet and cloying. Your palate just ends up drenched in endless sweetness after each sip even with some booziness from the 13% ABV.
Oct 04, 2020
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Reviewed by CaptainHate from Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12 ounces bottlled on 2/17/2020. Poured into a DFH tulip. Black body capped by a small light tan head. Smell was of vanilla, chocolate, coconut and I'm sure there's some marshmallow too. Taste mirrors the smell with a pleasantly understated alcohol presence. Mouthfeel was full but a little less chewy than I was expecting. Another balanced imperial stout from Prairie which I don't thing aging would improve.
Oct 04, 2020
Rated: 4.61 by FlussigkeitMut from Indiana

Oct 01, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Sep 14, 2020
Rated: 4.54 by dubnation from Kansas

Sep 11, 2020
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Solid black color with light carbonation. Above average body with a thick,slick,creamy feel that lungers and coats the tongue.
Aroma is coconut, toasted coconut, black coffee and roasted malt.
Taste is black coffee, espresso, roasted malt, coconut, toasted coconut. Sweet and alcohol but not as strong as the abv is.
Really rich flavorful dessert beer.
Sep 08, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by dtm426 from Michigan

Sep 02, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by beersampler6 from Michigan

Sep 02, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by tux_alin from Romania

Sep 01, 2020
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

3.85/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour is black with a only fizzy cinnamon head that fades almost instantly
Nose is chocolate, coconut, marshmallow.
Taste follows. Chocolate, coconut, marshmallow. A touch of alcohol heat and vanilla in the middle. Finish is rich chocolate milk.
Aug 29, 2020
Rated: 4.39 by Bruno74200 from France

Aug 24, 2020
Rated: 4.11 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Aug 15, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by MJSFS from Florida

Aug 14, 2020
Rated: 4.51 by 10_bathrooms from Texas

Jul 31, 2020
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pitch black with a finger of dark beige head.

Smells of candy, rainbow marshmallows, chocolate, and coffee liqueur.

Tastes extremely sweet, brown sugar, lucky charms marshmallows, chocolate, not really getting coconut.

Medium, sugary body with light carbonation.

I got this in Atlanta, GA, and am drinking it in Redding CA, July 19th, 2020. Happy to have found this new brew!
Jul 20, 2020
Rated: 4.77 by DaveCash from New York

Jul 15, 2020
Weekend from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 162 ratings