Barrel Aged Moose Boots
Prairie Artisan Ales

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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #516
ABV:
13.4%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,613
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 5.32%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
53
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 23, 2022
Added:
Nov 06, 2021
Wants:
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  2
SCORE
95
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Notes: Barrel-aged imperial stout with maple syrup, toasted almonds and vanilla.
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Rated: 4.53 by dtm426 from Michigan

Nov 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by sd123 from Georgia

Nov 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.45 by travolta from California

Oct 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by DrOfGolf from Delaware

Oct 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Seanjohnhunt from California

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours black sludge motor oil color with a awesome dark roasted coffee color lacing and bubbles.
Smells rich, bourbon, and chocolate.
Taste super rich, chocolate, fudge brownie and bourbon boozy. The brew is sweet but I don't get maple flavor unless it is the sweetness.
The date on the bottle says 11/8/2021. Little less than a year 'aged'. Still wondering if the maple will come through if drunken fresh. Would like to try one fresh to compare but for now it is still a dam good beer.
Oct 03, 2022
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled on: 11-04-21

A - Dark pour with dense toffee colored lacing.

S - Toasted chocolate, almonds, vanilla, Bourbon,

T - Toasted almonds, vanilla, Bourbon, some residual maple, a small amount of heat, and ends on the sweeter side with some lingering almond and Maple.

M - Light syrupy body that leaves a lip smacking sugary residue on the lips. There's some warming in the back of the throat with dryness on the back of the tongue while the rest of the mouth remains wet.

O - This is a pretty fantastic beer and well worth checking out.
Oct 01, 2022
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
**
09/23/22

bottle to snifter. bottled 11/04/21.

motor oil

roasted malt, bourbon , almond, vanilla.

maple evident in taste, super sweet. a little hot still even approaching 1 year.

super thick full body, no carbontion.

very simple, but tasty. a little over sweet.
**
Sep 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by socon67 from New York

Sep 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by MICAMD from Maryland

Sep 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Bass-n-beerman from Nebraska

4.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I think this is a great beer, one of several from Artisan Ales, great taste, reminds me of Bourbon County Stout, when I poured one that was the first thought that came to mind, great body, great drinkability, just a solid all around Stout, highly recommend. A friend first introduced me to Artisan Ales Prairie Bomb ( another good beer from these guys), and I have been trying other Artisan Ales ever since. A bit pricey, at least when I can find it, but worth every penny.
Aug 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.43 by Taenim from New Jersey

Aug 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.38 by nodnaut

Aug 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Aug 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Aug 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.42 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Jun 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.91 by jwohio from Ohio

Jun 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by Jimmeekrek from Wisconsin

Jun 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by travelguy from Ohio

Jun 10, 2022
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Reviewed by ThaneMcC from Germany

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: inky dark brown, almost black with thin brown head which quickly resolves
S: Hints of maple syrup, vanilla, boozy bourbon notes
T: Vanilla, maple syrup, coffee and almonds
M: Body is thick and syrupy with sticky residue that coats the tongue and mouth and leaves a lasting flavor and pleasant acidity without being astringent
O: Another great desert stout – well hidden abv and enjoyed slowly while staring into a crackling fireplace. A real treat
Jun 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.64 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Apr 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by petewheeler from Maryland

Apr 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Apr 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by Dgman8053 from New York

Apr 10, 2022
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Reviewed by ProfessorB

4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
We pitted Moose Boots in a three way race against Sunday Service and Double Vanilla Noir over a couple hour period. Moose Boots gained nutty flavor and complexity as it sat, making up ground against both Sunday Service and Double Vanilla Noir after the first hour. And for a time we speculated Moose Boots was in the lead as it held its body better than the other two beers. But at the end Moose Boots tied Double Vanilla Noir for second place as Sunday Service sprinted for the finish line. Another masterclass beer - Moose Boots will not disappoint.
Apr 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Apr 01, 2022
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Served in a prairie artisan ales goblet from the can.

Appearance: Thick body with a dark tan head rising maybe half a fingers length off the body.

Smell: vanilla bean with hints of light coffee which hover the nostrils.

Taste: Ridiculously complex vanilla and coffee bean with hints of whiskey.

Mouth: very sticky body which lingers to the cheeks of your mouth. Soft carbonation and a ridiculously full body, having two super full bodied beers back to back and it's almost like an overload.

Overall: if you ask me this is an incredible grab, which resembles Bourbon county and the craft beer form with a little extra vanilla.
Mar 29, 2022
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Rated by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Just a ho hum another GREAT stout from STILL on my bucket list brewery. Ho hum? Just kidding. Great.
Mar 20, 2022
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | 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 nearly opaque black in the glass with a thin brown head that dissipates to patches with very light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, maple syrup and vanilla; a bit boozy. Flavor is dark toasted malt, vanilla, maple syrup, light molasses and nuts. Medium bodied with light moderate creaminess. Solidly delivers on it's promised additional flavors with a good balance of maple, vanilla and almonds (which taste only generically nutty in the blend, so may be toasted). I'm thinking maple syrup barrels, as there is little whiskey flavor here and not much woody oak. Body a little lighter than expected, but sufficient to support these potentially dominating flavors. Big ABV apparent in the aroma, but not in the taste. A great adjunct stout from an always reliable stout brewery.
Mar 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by KT3418 from Colorado

Feb 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by Dope from Massachusetts

Feb 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by archero from Texas

Feb 19, 2022
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Upon entering the MSP market Prairie flooded the place with barrel aged bottles, now we just get the occasional lip service, like this 12 oz. sweetie.

Black. Nose brings bourbon, vanilla, & plenty of sweetness.

Barrel Aged Moose Boots is akin to having an almond tongue. Holy nuts. Perhaps I’m sensitive to almonds, or perhaps there are enough in there to kill an elephant. Bourbon appears with a touch of vanilla & sweetness that I’ll attribute to maple syrup. Big & rich like a standard Prairie stout but wish I’d split this with my alcoholic wife.

There are elements in beer that demand subtlety & a deft hand, & nuts are one of those items. Nothing subtle about these almonds, & it really brings the beer down. Pretty good.
Feb 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.22 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Feb 12, 2022
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
The beer is black with a small tan head that dissipates quickly, and no lacing.
Aroma of maple syrup, vanilla, and nuts.
Strong maple syrup taste, as well as vanilla. Faint taste of nuts.
Very smooth, alcohol not noticeable.
A great dessert beer.
Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.57 by htownbeerhound from Texas

Feb 07, 2022
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Reviewed by TBoneJones from Texas

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Flavorful, complex, sweet, bourbon notes well-present….a toasted almond stout should be what this is called. but in an even better way than the original same-names treat I compare this with (ice cream on a stick). The almonds, vanilla, maple notes, brown sugar, molasses, the lingering blend of these flavors with each sip is somehow like a gingerbread-frosted graham cracker (although it’s the result of the toasted almond-maple syrup interplay lending the aspects of what’s familiar to me in gingerbread notes).. All balanced out in the finish. Surprisingly good. It nailed something. Thick and chewy, too. Some may not like the flavor of almonds normally; but if you do then this should be tried.
Feb 06, 2022
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours an effervescent ebony with a sliver of fast-falling mocha colored head. Viscous, zero head retention & lacing

S: Chocolate. vanilla, dark fruit & Maple Syrup, all fade a bit once warm

T: Maple syrup sweetness leads along with dryness, vanilla & a little toasty almond up front. Dryness & Maple syrup dominate with a little boozey bite, some dark chocolate & vanilla once this beer warms. Finishes warming, with Maple Syrup Candy sweetness & dryness, nice vanilla note, hints of toasted coconut as well

MF: Medium/chewy body, near zero carbonation & warming

Nice take on the style. I am a sucker for a Maple Syrup beer of the Imperial Nature
Feb 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Feb 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.32 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Feb 04, 2022
Barrel Aged Moose Boots from Prairie Artisan Ales
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