Prairie Noir | Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie NoirPrairie Noir
BA SCORE
91.8%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 828 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:
#1,496
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
828
Liked:
760
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
9.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
200
Gots:
232
Trade:
37
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of mbalint1
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the truly ancient bottle, it pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small head that quickly diminishes to a ring. Caramel and roasted malts predominate in the nose. The mouth follows - yum!

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Photo of cuvtcuv
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a thin fizz of caramel-colored foam on top. No head retention, with no lacing left behind. Aroma is butter, caramel, toffee, roasted, and toasted malts. Pleasant sweetness, with a robust, aroma. Flavor profile is similar, with notes of butter, caramel, and toffee. There is a little molasses, maple syrupy sweetness at the very end of the flavor profile. Roasted and toasted malt notes are also huge. Mouth feel is thick, with a huge, filling, velvety texture. Overall, a robust, sweet stout. It delivers well, with huge, robust notes throughout. It is a bit sweet, which may be off putting for some.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of tommy5
4.84/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

pours the typical heavy stout slick with almost zero head, only some tan bubbles. nose; bourbon, chocolate/fudge, light oak, vanilla, & very light coffee. taste; roasted dark malt, sweet bourbon, baker's chocolate, strong vanilla, oak, ethanol, mocha, & light molasses. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. just a touch sweet & hot, otherwise another fanstastic prairie stout.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a deep black with a thin head. The aroma is rich with caramel, vanilla, coffee, candy corn, toffee, vanilla wafers, and cookie dough. The flavor features lots of caramel, milk chocolate, toffee, fudge, vanilla, cinnamon, and chocolate chip cookies. The mouthfeel is very full and rich, with a sparkling touch of carbonation. Overall this is a wonderful stout - the whole noir series is absolutely brilliant - great mouthfeel all the way through.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Prarie + whiskey barrels = bomb ass stouts

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Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Virby44
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHopsman
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winston3737
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TylerJ
4.67/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hophazzard
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Sabtos
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Really dark, shiny black with a dark tan head that rapidly fizzles out to a thick collar.

Smell is oak and nutty, waxy bourbon first, with a little black pepper, beef jerky, and chocolate covered coffee bean. I get a little blackberry as it warms.

Taste is fine, sweet dark chocolate, with some cocoa roasted almonds. Oak and cedar starts to come across as some hotdog or brat-like flavor with the charcoal-laden spiced bourbon. I get a bit of a smoky exhale. As it warms, hints of roasted maple, coconut, and vanilla develop on the palate.

It is hot, but finishes sweet and nutty too. Thin to medium bodied, round but fizzy, moderately hot on way down, finishing semi-dry.

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grizzarky
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a motor oil black with a thin tan head. Light amount of lacing.

S - Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla and rye bourbon.

T - The taste is molasses, caramel, dark chocolate and dark roasted malts. There is a good amount of oak and spicey whiskey in the finish.

M - Thick body with low carbonation. Thick chewy mouthfeel with syrupy finish.

O - This is a very nice BA stout. The flavors are sweet and rich making this a nice slow sipper.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Too sweet for me. Reminded me of dr. pepper.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 91.8% out of 100 with 828 ratings
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