Prairie Noir | Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie NoirPrairie Noir
BA SCORE
4.16/5
830 Ratings
Prairie NoirPrairie Noir
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
Ranking:
#1,494
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
830
pDev:
9.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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198
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229
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Solid beer by prairie excited to try coffee and vanilla✔️

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

served from bottle into chalice style glass.

Appearance: ebony with half finger thick brown head
Aroma: very winy, chocolate/coffeeish aroma
Mouth feel: very smooth
Taste: bitter chocolate followed by coffee and toffee, hints of vanilla throughout, can feel alcohol warmth, long lasting cocoa aftertaste.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

C&C bottle into my Crooked Stave snifter.

A: No light passage. Surprisingly high foam/carb for BA - at least 2 fingers. Beautiful latte color head. Lacing and foam stays throughout the whole snifter; pour after pour.

S: LOVE. Chocolate chocolate and dark chocolate. Slight burnt sugar and marshmallow. Take the sweet away from a really high dollar hot chocolate, and you have the nose of Noir.

T: Lots of chocolate (like it was brewed with dark chocolate); exceptionally smooth mouthfeel. Here, the marshmallow comes in. No heat from the alcohol. The creamy-smooth nature of the oatmeal dominates - and I want it to dominate. I really don't have the words; just try it.

O: I had 2 world-class beers tonight: Zombie Dust and Noir. So different; but both amazing for different reasons. I couldn't drink Noir all night, but only because I'd be on the floor. It is amazingly drinkable for such a big beer. I love Bomb! and several other Prairie beers, and the balance of Noir puts it on my top shelf. I find myself trying to slow down and savor, which is good - I want it to last - but difficult.

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Bottle poured into snifter at Brass Tap in Round Rock, TX. Pours midnight black with a dark khaki pencil collar that leaves minimal spotty lacing. Aroma is magnificent with burnt sugar, cocoa, molasses, raisin, hints of other dark fruit, bourbon. The flavor is balanced af - roasted malt, coffee, brown sugar, cocoa up front with a long, soft edged whiskey profile that finishes mildly bitter. The bourbon is ever present but mixed well with the other elements to form a great balance. Light mouthfeel with a slick finish, actually lighter bodied than I predicted based on the appearance and aroma. Would absolutely drink again.

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