Sundae Service
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #746
Ranked #2,584
4.27 | pDev: 6.56%
May 06, 2023
Jul 24, 2021
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Notes: Hot Fudge Sundae Inspired Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Fudge, Chocolate, Vanilla, Sprinkles, Peanuts and Cherries.
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Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

May 06, 2023
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Reviewed by jopezu from Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
pours a motor oil slick with almost no head. both the nose & taste are a decadent concoction of fudge, cocoa, vanilla, cherry, bourbon, oak, cashew, grape must, & citrus hops all tied together with a very rich, heavy dark malt. heavy carbonation and mouthfeel. it feels its 15% abv, but isn't overly hot with the ethanol. the cherry and bourbon linger long. prairie certainly knows how to slam these dessert stouts home!
Nov 14, 2022
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Reviewed by JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Yet another elite stout from prairie. The only tasting note that is subtle is the cherry, which comes through in the after taste. Delicious and thick, bravo!
Nov 10, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Oct 22, 2022
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque in the glass with a thin khaki head that dissipates to patches with slight lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, bourbon, cocoa and vanilla; boozy. Flavor is dark toasted malt with mild char, bourbon, fudgy chocolate, mild vanilla and a touch of cherry. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. I think deep inside this stout there is a hot fudge sundae; they got the chocolate, vanilla and a bit of cherry, but someone poured a half pint of bourbon over the sundae; the bourbon and high ABV overwhelms all other flavors and I'm not getting any peanuts at all.That being said, it is a pleasant, big, bourbony stout with decent chocolate and fun to drink. It is also not as sweet as some of the last Prairies I've had and that's a plus. A party in a glass, but I think I would have enjoyed the base fudgy stout a bit more.
Aug 10, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 18, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Jun 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured very, very dark brown and capped with a dark brown head that dissipated quickly. Like now.
The aroma was, to me, sweet and malty, no hops or bitterness to be found.
The taste leads with bourbon and coalesced into the ice cream flavors. Malts keep it based in beer and not a dessert.
The feel was smooth and almost thick, quite viscous. With all the flavors they crammed in there, pretty impressive actually.
Jun 27, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

May 27, 2022
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Reviewed by ProfessorB

4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
If you ever have the chance to try this beer -- drink it at 55 degrees -- and drink it over a couple hours. What a beer and experience as this warms up. Your glass will have a sticky sludge equal to none. Tiny bits of the adjuncts are present. From beer in the beginning to milkshake at the end -- this beer is phenomenal -- fudge, peanut, great stout base, and hides the alcohol % beautifully -- this beer will not disappoint. It's a whale you should try to catch at some point.
Apr 07, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by MykeJ from Minnesota

Mar 27, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Mar 24, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Dope from Massachusetts

Mar 09, 2022
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- Black with a small mocha head.

S- Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, fudge, hints of nuts and cherries.

T- Bourbon, fudge, chocolate, vanilla, slightly nutty, touch of cherries.

M- Smooth, full body.

O- Bourbon is on the heavy side, overall it’s tasty and sweet but not over the top sweet some pastry stouts.
Feb 20, 2022
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Reviewed by heysuz from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Brew: Prairie Artisan Ales – Sundae Service

Intro: 12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Shared with a friend.

Appearance: Pitch black, Minimal head maybe .5 inches. Minimal lacing as I drank

Smell: Chocolate, vanilla, with the barrel bringing up the back end.

Taste: Follows the smell. Chocolate and vanilla, maybe a mild peanut way in the background.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Drink: Easy drinker. well balanced and went down smooth.

Conclusion: Was good but nothing spectacular.
Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by bubseymour from Maryland

Jan 26, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Jan 25, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Not an impressive looking beer, with a fizzy dark brown head that almost immediately disappears - completely.

If the appearance is unimpressive, the nose is anything but. Very strong and inviting notes of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, nuts (including peanuts), molasses, and brown sugar.

On the palate, it's equally strong, but also more complex, with more of the additives (including cherries) coming to play. It's almost too much to pick through and identify - almost. Immediately, it's sweet, rich, and decadent, with notes of bourbon, chocolate, molasses, and vanilla. The bourbon grows in prominence through the first third, with the cherries complementing the slightly tart sweetness. By the middle, the peanuts have come to play, but once again, it's in complementary fashion, going perfectly with the massive malt base, bourbon, and chocolate. By the back third, the bourbon has mostly faded, while the cherries return for a fond farewell.

Relatively brief finish; thick and chewy; low to low-moderate bitterness; big and bold, assertive but not aggressive.

This is quite simply a phenomenal beer. Very few do these massive flavored stouts as well as Prairie, and when they hit a home run like this, they're very nearly peerless. This is, in a word, wonderful.
Dec 31, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by akk14 from Illinois

Dec 21, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by kkarimi from Texas

Dec 20, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Dec 19, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Dec 14, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Dec 14, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by petewheeler from Maryland

Nov 26, 2021
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into an 8 oz mini bottle from the Open Bottle. Definitely a sundae style barrel aged stout. Seems like a couple scoops of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and yes, even nuts and a bit of a waffle cone. Very well balanced. No cherry, however. Sweet, thick, slightly boozy.
Nov 25, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Nov 25, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Nov 20, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by dubnation from Kansas

Nov 14, 2021
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I received a bottle from @fbarber in the NBS BIF #14. Bottled on 7/16/2021. Poured into a Prairie stemless glass. It pours a deep, dark walnut with a finger of frothy, medium-mocha colored head and modest lacing inside the glass. Its nose is aromatic and offers roasted malt, dark chocolate, freshly-brewed coffee, black cherry, and mellow bourbon notes. The taste that really pops is the cherry, which adds to the considerable sweetness of the chocolate and vanilla. As it warms, I'm noticing roasted nuts and a hint of char in the background. The bourbon barrel influence is really subdued; I can taste it but it doesn't overpower the other flavors The mouth feel is on the lite side for such a big stout and it's moderate in carbonation. It's hard to believe the ABV is 14.9%; it drinks more like 9%. Overall, Sundae Service is a little sweet for my taste but it's still a lovely dessert sipper.
Nov 12, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by archero from Texas

Oct 31, 2021
Rated: 4.14 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

Oct 25, 2021
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Reviewed by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: body is to type. Slight mocha head on the pour that recedes to just a bubble ring around the glass. Some lacing that doesn’t stick around, an oily sheen briefly coats the side of the glass.
Smell: salt peanuts and fudge.
Taste: cherries are there in the taste. Finish is sweet cut by roastiness.
Oct 09, 2021
Rated: 2.91 by BigIronH from Michigan

Oct 09, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Oct 08, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Shimmering black body with a light brown head. Bourbon backed chocolate, cherry and nuts in the nose, more basic than expected but everything is so pure. Up front the bourbon backed fudge and nuts are really well done, balancing the roast and sweetness, light cherry melds into the wood with big vanilla rounding out the sip. Never assimilates together completely, but flavorings work well enough together. Feel is medium bodied, slightly boozy and sweet, sneaky dry, but nothing is too out of proportion, carbonation is actually present for a style that has forsaken it. Nice dessert stout without seeming like a pastry bomb.
Oct 07, 2021
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a nice stout but just good by Prairie Artisan Ale standards.

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Oily dark brown color with good initial brown head but little lacing. Wonderful dark fudge smell and taste fruity sweet and tasty. Feel is smooth but not luxurious. Enjoyed this but would buy some of their other stouts before this one again.
Oct 07, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by smb71481 from Vermont

Oct 07, 2021
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
09/27/21 bottle @ home
Sep 27, 2021
Sundae Service from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 62 ratings