Vanilla Noir - Snickerdoodle
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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #485
Ranked #1,706
4.34 | pDev: 4.84%
Jun 28, 2022
Jun 24, 2020
Vanilla Noir - SnickerdoodleVanilla Noir - Snickerdoodle
Notes: Bourbon Bagged Aged Imperial Stout with Snickerdoodle Chia Cookies and Vanilla.
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Rated: 4.45 by oberon from North Carolina

Jun 28, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 12, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Mar 02, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by Mastercamo from Georgia

Nov 29, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by MykeJ from Minnesota

Nov 25, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jun 18, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by BAsbill from California

Mar 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: black with a thin mocca colored head

Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon

Flavor: Roasted malts, cookies, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Bourbon is somewhat muted, mild. It is a bit sweet but it is great with fruits and desserts.

Body/Overall: Full bodied, heavy yet somewhat smooth
Feb 26, 2021
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Reviewed by EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured moderately hard from a bottle into a snifter glass, slowly forming a bit of dark brown head that quickly faded. Deep black color, with just a bit of almost-sugary looking lacing, very unusual. Should have shaken the bottle a bit, left some sediment behind after the pour. Smell is a mix of cinnamon, sugar, and bourbon, definitely reminds me a of a bourbon dipped snickerdoodle (not that I've had that before). Taste is strong and pretty sweet, but really balances the bourbon, cinnamon/sugar snickerdoodle, and some vanilla verrrry well. None of the tastes seems to overpower the others, which is pretty impressive. Medium to thick bodied with minimal carbonation. A little bit of residual heat from the 14.4% ABV, but doesn't overpower. Super impressive and an awesome dessert stout that isn't sickly-sweet.
Feb 15, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by archero from Texas

Feb 02, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jan 21, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by MJSFS from Florida

Jan 08, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by aasher from Indiana

Jan 05, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 3.88 by mig100 from Texas

Dec 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Rapscullion from Massachusetts

3.62/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25
From bottle. Pours opaque black with no head. Immediate aroma of bourbon, sweet malt, chocolate and almond notes.
Booze not as overwhelming on the palate as I expected but definitely the first note, molasses, roasted malt, burnt caramel and vanilla follow, finishing with an unpleasant bitter almond flavor.
Getting further into the glass, the impression of artificial flavoring increased. Disappointed as I had high expectations of this and there are too many good bourbon finished beers that are much cheaper than this one.
Dec 17, 2020
Rated: 4.37 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

Dec 12, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Dec 06, 2020
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Reviewed by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours out a inky impenetrable blackness. Barely a line of extremely dark brown foam forms.

Nose is subtle notes of bourbon and wood. I like the barrel aging not taking over. After is roasty malts, brown sugar, chocolate cake, and copious amounts of vanilla. This reminds me a little like Blessed by Anchorage, which is absolutely cool with me. It almost has that vanilla pastry or waffle cone thing going on.

Taste is a little different. Roasted malt shows up in force. Good. I was hoping this wouldn't end up being too sweet. It is certainly sweet but the roast adds some contrast. Bourbon and wood notes are still there in the background while vanilla is still the star of the show. The chocolate is a little less pronounced. There's something special about this one. It's subtle and complex. There are strong flavors here, but not the one's you would expect.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied and smooth. Mild to an almost medium carbonation. A flash of bubbles show up like waves on the shore. There and gone. Take another sip and repeat.

Prairie never really fails to impress. This one feels like an underrated champion compared to their other world class brews like Bourbon Paradise and Bomb! A unique quality to this one that doesn't necessarily scream it's presence. It reminded me of Blessed which made it very enjoyable for me.
Dec 02, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2020
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Reviewed by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look: nearly opaque. Dash of mocha head with some oily non clingy lacing.
Smell: equal measures of vanilla, oak, bourbon.
Taste: never had a snickerdoodle but this gem tastes like vanilla cookies. Hint of bourbon that counters the sweetness nicely.
Nov 16, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Nov 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a HotD snifter;

A: Jet black, opaque pour; fairly thick and viscous with a dark brown head that fizzles quickly and loudly away.

S: Stout-sweet, with a nose fairly full of vanilla, almond butter, snickerdoodle cookies, some mild baking spices, smoothed-out bourbon barrel, and chocolate. Not quite pastry-stout sweet, but pleasantly sweet.

T: Equally balanced and sweet, vanilla and delicate cinnamon, bourbon and chocolate, moderate roast and dark malt, soft nutty/cookie characteristics throughout.

MF: Fairly viscous and thick, subdued heat from the alcohol is still present, baking spices don't really bite, but rather complement, not cloying (to me) in its sweetness.

O: Overall I don't have a complaint with this beer, it was very very good, but not GREAT and not quite as good as I expected it to be.
Nov 13, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania

Nov 08, 2020
Rated: 4.37 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Nov 07, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Nov 06, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by BarrelAgedG from California

Nov 04, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
alot of flavor is packed in this beer -chocolate and vanilla all the way thru
Nov 02, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by Bandi from New York

Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with essentially no head whatsoever.
S: Moderate aromas of Snickerdoodle cookies and vanilla are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is rather sweet; the vanilla seems to be a bit more prominent compared to the Snickerdoodle.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This makes for a nice dessert beer that is pleasant to sip. The alcohol is noticeable, but doesn't detract from the taste.

Serving type: bottle
Nov 01, 2020
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Oct 30, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

Oct 29, 2020
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
10/24/20 bottle @ home
Oct 24, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by dubnation from Kansas

Oct 23, 2020
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Prairie stouts are always welcome here! I should have a lawn sign made. 12 oz. bottle.

Big black stout. Roast drifts up off the surface, but the power of suggestion to my nose say “mostly cookie”. I like cookie.

Snickerdoodle Vanilla Noir says bourbon – my mouth says rye. Up-front barrel is boozy, rough in the throat, & yells “spicy” as I pass by…or maybe that’s the chai talking. Enough chocolate to satisfy my daily addiction needs, roast, deep sweetness from the malts & vanilla doing the cha-cha (or chai-chai). And a finish of hella chai stuff. Big & aggressive & thicker than a mask-denier’s head. I wouldn’t mind trying to take down two of these. It’d be like an extreme staying awake challenge.

This beer has it. The body, the weird, the barrel, the tastiness. Excellent bordering on elite. Please send more of your lineup to MN!
Oct 22, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2020
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tan head that fades. Black color. Oily.

A nice variation of vanilla noir. All the vanilla, sweetness, oak, and bourbon. The snickerdoodle complements the vanilla nicely and doesn’t overtake the beer.

Thick and full bodied. Warming, the abv shows. Fudgy.
Oct 18, 2020
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a deep, dark, jet black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: A sweet and enticing aroma of chocolate, booze, malt, vanilla, coffee, and cookies.

T: Tasted of decent bit of bourbon (and its accompanying barrel), a hint of vanilla (fleeting), a good amount of cookies, a lot of chocolate (sweet and rich), a little malt (present throughout, though subtle), and a bit of coffee (nice and warm). This is a complex, rich, and aggressive flavor. Delicious.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a silky smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: Another excellent and well made Prairie stout. Drinkable.
Oct 17, 2020
Vanilla Noir - Snickerdoodle from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 51 ratings