Prairie Noir
Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie NoirPrairie Noir
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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,175
ABV:
11%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,187
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 9.07%
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
1,017
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 12, 2024
Added:
Dec 24, 2012
Wants:
  191
Gots:
  235
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.
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Rated: 3.92 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Feb 12, 2024
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle at share. Dark black pour, thin ring of beige head.Aroma is roasty malts, bourbon notes, vanilla. Taste is malty, funky, sweet and woody, all wrapped up in a bourbon blanket.
Jul 01, 2023
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pitch black with no head.

Chocolate, bananas, cocoa, black liquorice.

The taste is relatively sweet, hints of vanilla and bourbon, coffee, and chocolate.

Very light and slick body. Very little carbonation.

I had this one age for 4 years in Ontario. Really great taste and mouthfeel. Enjoying in New Hamburg Nov 18, 2022.
Nov 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by Boone757 from Virginia

Sep 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by zotzot from Vermont

Feb 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.52 by BLPasch from Michigan

Nov 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Taenim from Maine

Jul 26, 2021
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Reviewed by blazerkor from Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This smells like bourbon.  Just wood, booze and just a little beery malt far into the depths of the bottle.

Huge coffee flavor up front with just a little of the wood and bourbon in the background.

It's full bodied and silky smooth with a small amount of bubbles.  The finish is dry and bitter, leaving a little breathy alcohol.

This is a really rich beer.  A nice imperial stout.  I give it a 5.4 out of 6.
Jul 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very good head production and excellent retention given the ABV and barrel aging.

Huge rich aroma, with notes of chocolate, espresso, red grape, brown sugar, cream, oak, and whiskey mash.

The whiskey notes are a touch sharp, but the overall flavor is rich and wonderful, improving as it warms. Strong notes of espresso, brown sugar, whiskey, and chocolate, along with toast, toffee, oak, and molasses. A really wonderful barrel aged stout.
Apr 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Apr 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.49 by PepRyan from Louisiana

Mar 25, 2021
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Reviewed by pants678 from California

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Black with a thin brown lace.

Bourbon and chocolate.

Simple, doesn't stray from the nose. Something marshmallow/vanilla to it, compliments the chocolate and bourbon. No burn, not bitter but a lightly caramel finish. Need better for the price point but it's got deep flavor.

Appropriate dense, not novelty dense.
Mar 21, 2021
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Reviewed by NYNorseman from New York

4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Prairie does a great job with its stouts and this one hits the spot. I am a big fan of their Christmas bomb and the Noir dies not disappoint. It may be a bit boozy up front but it delivers big with notes of caramel, whiskey, chocolate and roasted malt. Definitely a winner!
Jan 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.91 by BadgerNCarolina from North Carolina

Jan 14, 2021
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I drank this beer as I took down the Christmas tree for the year.

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Very dark brown color with a nice brown head and great lacing. Chocolate and whiskey smell and taste. Smooth, rich feel. As usual, a very enjoyable imperial stout from this brewery. I love consistency!
Jan 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.12 by oberon from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.37 by jbdpsu82 from Pennsylvania

Jan 05, 2021
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Just got this bottle which was packaged 11-11-2019, so just north of a year in the bottle at opening.

Overall, a solid beer. Prairie knows their way around a ba stout. I do think they do better with heavily flavored stouts but this is an enjoyable example for sure

Pitch black beer with just a faint whisp of persistent tan foam.
Nose has licorice and black cherry on top of heavy roasty malts.
Taste hits a nice big molasses and bitter chocolate note right out the gate. As you settle into the glass there's some tobacco and leather notes as well as a touch of vanilla or marshmallow smoothing things out a bit. Bourbon is there on the aftertaste for sure.
Mouth feel is thick and a little syrupy. Not out of line for the style, but I've had better.
Dec 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4.41 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Dec 20, 2020
Prairie Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 1017 ratings