Mocha Noir
Prairie Artisan Ales

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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #496
ABV:
14.2%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,329
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 6.71%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
96
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 19, 2022
Added:
Nov 25, 2020
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  6
SCORE
95
World-Class
Mocha NoirMocha Noir
Notes: Bourbon barrel-aged stout with coffee and chocolate.
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Rated: 4.14 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Oct 09, 2022
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Reviewed by trevormajor from Ohio

4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
12 oz bottle, vintage 2020, poured into a snifter at 55 degrees F:
L - dark and oily with no head
S - coffee, bourbon
T - bourbon, coffee, chocolate
F - thick mouthfeel with no carbonation
O - very nice, a bit sweet but flavors are great
Aug 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Jul 10, 2022
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle pour- black and viscous used motor oil with no head and a ring of tiny khaki bubbles. Nose is dark and boozy barrel aged goodness. Taste follows more or less. Lingering booze and barrel wood on the finish. Slightly sweet and quite delicious .
Feb 16, 2022
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Reviewed by JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I’d love to go to Prairie one day and just drink their stouts all day. Every sip I took of this had me saying “damn this is good”. Could have been thicker.
Jan 10, 2022
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Reviewed by bitterandstout from Oregon

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: like used motor oil, no head or retention.
S: bourbon barrel is prominent, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolatey aroma with a fruity component
T: very intense! boozy, chocolatey, dark fruit, vanilla rich and so powerful
F: very dense & a bit sticky
Typical Prairie Stout, a slow, very intense sipper.
Jan 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Jan 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Dec 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Kendo from New York

4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This one was gifted to me by a friend; it's been sitting in the beer fridge for quite some time - bottled on 11/16/2020, so it's about 13 months old at this point.

A: Poured into a Tree House tulip. Body is black - like the Spinal Tap album; I don't think it could get any more black. I mean, how black is black? Anyway - it's black. With zero head. None. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

S: Bourbon is the immediate impression. Eventually I get some wood - I mean, I can sense some oak on the nose. And some vanilla and molasses.

T: Sweeter stuff underneath: molasses, vanilla. Mid-sip I get ripe plums and stone fruit; some chocolate (milk chocolate, not dark). Finishes with roasted coffee beans and bourbon - which lingers on the aftertaste. Alcohol is noted, but then it's 14.2% and bourbon-finished, so what did you expect?

M: No carbonation. Slick in feel. Maybe a year ago it would've felt different.

O: Decent. May have been better fresher. But it will definitely get me drunk, so there's that.
Dec 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Dec 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Imperial (14.2% abv) stout from Prairie Artisan Ales; bourbon barrel-aged, featuring coffee and "natural flavors"... 11/16/20 bottling... Sweet and rich with coffee with cream, chocolate syrup, and molasses... Boozy undertones and bit of wood on the finish... Slightly syrupy, rather flat feel; a little sticky... If you dig on sweet, high abv BBA coffee/chocolate stouts, this fits the bill...
Sep 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by Dgman8053 from New York

Sep 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Sep 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by oberon from North Carolina

Aug 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.32 by o29 from Texas

Aug 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.51 by kkarimi from Texas

Jul 31, 2021
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Imagine King Kong when he’s happy; not smashing the hell out of things and grabbing a random broad; this beer is like happy Kong - drinking a White Claw and hitting the reefer. Yeah, this beer is all straight up on all levels, levels that hit me harder than some dude hoola hooping and winning the gold.

I’m gone.
Jul 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.51 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jun 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Jun 06, 2021
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Reviewed by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look: deep dark brown, no highlights to speak of. Sparse head on the pour that almost entirely recedes. An oily sheen coats the side of the glass with sparse lacing.
Smell: fudge whiskey, with hint of coffee.
Taste: huge rich funds, vanilla, bourbon, coffee. Combo sweet, and slightly bitter finish.
Jun 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by socon67 from New York

Jun 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.41 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

May 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by dubnation from Kansas

May 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.49 by craigbelly from Iowa

May 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Apr 26, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle (Christmas gift from wife!)
dated 11/30/2020
Into Tallgrass globe snifter.

Inky black and creamy, with a tan head of 1/2 finger. Recedes to a stable fingernail.

Aroma of rich, boozy bourbon barrel supplemented with vanilla and caramel squares. Rich oily coffee here, too. Simple, effective, huge.

Flavor is intense and delicious. More coffee than you'd ever need, maybe ever want, tucked inside a sweet, hot, sticky, boozy barrel, with hints of vanilla candy, perfumey oiliness, and butterscotch. It's nearly too rich. I get some tootsie roll action as well. Some coconut.

Feel is slick and sticky with lots of burning heat and prickly carbonation. Thick feel. Oily. Drying out at the finish.

Overall, yep, another Prairie boozer. Pretty solid stuff, but not my favorite from them. Check it out once.
Apr 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.3 by chossboss from Oregon

Apr 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by doctorgary from New York

Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled 11/25/20

This is one that I've been sitting on in the fridge for a few months now, as I've mostly forgotten about it, and the times when I ended up finding it I wasn't interested in a massive imperial stout. However, it's been a long day so I deserve something big. Let's see what this one is all about

Pours a rich dark brown with a small espresso colored cap that quickly fades to a thin ring and leaves no lacing

Wow, this is very strong and barrel-forward in the nose, just a pummeling wave of aromas. I'm picking up on aromas of vanilla oak, sweeter bourbon, dark chocolate, a touch of dar fruit, lightly acidic coffee, and sweet coconut

As the aroma suggested, this is straight up hot in flavor, but only for a quick flash that is soon settled by huge sweet flavors. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting hot alcohol, spiced bourbon, coconut, and lightly fruity coffee. The swallow brings notes of dark fruit, rich espresso, milk chocolate, smooth oak, spiced bourbon, and light vanilla. A unique experience in the taste because of the odd balance

A full body pairs with very minimal carbonation, resulting in a thick and chewy beer that is best suited to small slow sips. Finishes mostly dry with an odd spice and sweetness complexion

This is an odd beer without question, at least for an imperial stout. The balance of sweetness and hot alcohol is something brewers usually swing one way or the other one, but rarely both. I'm happy I tried it
Apr 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.73 by Tiernan from Texas

Apr 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.82 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Apr 04, 2021
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
03/30/21 bottle @ home
Mar 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by Taenim from New Jersey

Mar 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
12 oz. bottle. Black with no head. Smells of coffee, bourbon, and rich chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, oak, bourbon, coffee, and then lingering chocolate and bourbon. Rich, sweet, heavy. Slightly cut by coffee and oak bitterness. Boozy, but pretty darned tasty. Hits hard, though.
Mar 20, 2021
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle
bottled 11.30.2020
L: black stout, thin tan head
S: boozy bourbon, coffee, vanilla, oak, chocolate, raisin, roast,
T: a sweet sipper; oaky bourbon, coffee, caramel, vanilla, roasted barley, chocolate, earthy hops, raisin, prune, white pepper
F: full body, lower carbonation, syrupy sweet, boozy & peppery finish
O: I came across this one for a bargain; definitely a fun treat to get my hands on!
Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts

Mar 08, 2021
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Rated by d5001986 from Wisconsin

4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, raisin, a bit of nuttiness and a downright chewy body. Decadent and well rounded.
Mar 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Mar 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.88 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Mar 06, 2021
Mocha Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 157 ratings