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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States | website

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
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
715
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
27.88%
 
 
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202
Gots:
190
For Trade:
30
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I loved batch 2. This drinks so easy and hides the 12% ABV so well. It's a tad bitter on the backend but still so delicious.

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Photo of Jsmes
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look. Jet black. Legs for days.
Smell. Barrel. Chocolate. Coffee. Toasted marshmallows.
Taste. Barrel up front. Chocolate and coffee balance out the heat from the barrel. Marshmallow on the backend with the coffee bitterness balancing out the sweetness.
Feel. Good not great. I would like for it to be a little more chewy, but honestly, I'm just nitpicking at this point.
Overall. Another really nice brew from prairie!

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Photo of CTbrew32
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Black in color. Pours a one finger mocha colored head.

Aroma- Roasted malts, boozy whisky sweetness, chocolate, and a touch of dark fruit.

Taste- The barrel is pretty big up front with the whisky flavors, but not overbearing. There's a really good balance between sweet and roasted flavors going on here. On one hand there's the whisky barrel upfront which gives way to milk chocolate and marshmallow flavors. Then there is a bitterness from the oak and roasted malts.

Feel- Full bodied (easily the fullest body for a noir variant, low carbonation, and a chewy/rich mouthfeel overall.

Overall- This is a great noir variant with a good array of flavors and a great chewy texture to it. There is some great flavors going on here but I don't think the roast/bitter aspects blend well with the sweeter flavors, at least not, Essentially this is great now, but could probably improve with some age. Worth buying a couple to try fresh and to age.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I originally had this in December of 2014 and rated it a 3.91. This batch is much better or I wasn't feeling it the first time I had it. This batch is very good.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Prairie Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.16 out of 5 based on 715 ratings.
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