Prairie Noir | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.18/5
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908 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Prairie Noir is our bourbon barrel aged imperial oatmeal stout. We brew this beer with a huge amount of oats to give it an ever so silky mouth feel. Notes of coffee, chocolate, and toasted marshmallow can be found in the flavor and aroma of this beer. Notes of whiskey and carmel are also packed into this beer.

Added by chocosushi on 12-24-2012

BEER STATS
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#1,415
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
908
pDev:
9.33%
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Ratings: 908 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of Chilmer
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ivyman
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mschrei
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Standard looking stout, not much in terms of lacing or foam, bit of an oil slickness to it. Smell is straight barrel over roasty and sweet oatmeal stout. Taste is boozy barrel, malty, sweet vanilla and caramel. Feel is smooth, mouth watering, hits a number of taste buds, complex and layered, awesome.

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Photo of StormAles
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of REVZEB
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The lasting impression of this one is the texture on the palate. Thick, luscious, and waves of malt and oat. Has aromas of coffee, malt, caramel and oat cereal. Taste is sweeter than smell, but still nicely bitter. Whiskey is not the main star, but a complimentary piece in this one. Warm and flavorful

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Photo of TCOlson
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arizcards
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Quick Stop on 12-30-17 for $11.99. Bottled on 11-16-17. Stored in regular beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured black as night with a decent tan head that dissipated quickly.

Nose was very nice, a nice coffee and chocolate aroma. A light touch of whisky was present.

Taste was nicely balanced between the ample malt backbone that had fudge like characteristics. Some coffee was added and along with the whisky barrel which helped to balance out the sweetness. Not as sweet as most of the Prairie imperial offerings are.

Mouthfeel was full bodied and smooth.

Overall i liked this brew but will not do again due to the enjoyment derived versus the price point.

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Photo of Theogre83
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BillRoth
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really liked this beer. The oatmeal in an imperial stout was perfectly balanced. Overall the booze laid fairly low and the beer came across with a wonderful mix of a big stout; noticeably gentle display of whiskey barrel ( note: don’t know barrel source but it was a very nice bourbon mixed with these particular malts and hops) and a very smooth mouth feel. The reported marshmallow was modestly evident ie had the flavor but not the intrusive sweetness. The oatmeal added the silk... but the overall feel was surprisingly medium full with soft carbonation.
One of the better balanced sippers I’ve had in awhile. Kudos.
Didn't really have a prejudge coming in and reviews were good but not suggesting anything special. Much as I love a big full feel... the softness made this something pleasantly special ... at least for me.
Can’t quite accept the $1/ ounce that I deal with here on East Coast. But really glad I tried this one. And probably will go again. Delicious.

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Photo of jbehlar
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of phillytothemax
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another great Prairie Product.

Look: black with a thin mocca head

Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee

Taste: the flavor is roasted malts, coffee, sweet dark chocolate, some vanilla, and whiskey. Lots of flavor, maybe too much, but it is good.

Feel: full body

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Photo of loganburgh
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Prairie Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 908 ratings