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:
#1,494
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
828
Liked:
760
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
9.62%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
200
Gots:
233
Trade:
37
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Bjlynch83
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraigP83
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black, on the nose there is a vanilla scent, taste is oak and malt and boozy and deliciousness

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Photo of lanciloti
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brian29
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason1221
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TruePerception
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Prairie Noir, imperial stout aged in oak whiskey barrels. 11% ABV.

A: A bit over a finger of cocoa cereal head. Dark brown in the dimple, with a red glow. Solid sheeting, but the lacing won't stick. Lacing becomes slightly more stick as it warms. Slight tobacco.

S: Fudge, with some nice notes of caramel, oak, coffee. Light charred wood. A hint of leather.

T/MF: Seems the lightest of the BA Noirs and Bombs. More focused on the sweet dark chars and dark toffee, with a touch of peanut butter fudge on the back end. Chocolate and whiskey come out secondary. Toffee and caramel swell up on the swallow, finish, and inhaling afterward, seemingly since the primary flavor is lighter. There's also more presence of bready notes. More akin to cinnamon rolls. Reminds me of that cinnamon "Do'sant" (cronut) I just had. Wood smoke and charred wood. Not as big as the others, but still very solid.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peterock27
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyecko
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TomMorris
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BEERchitect
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Silky smooth, sweet, and luxurious from nose to finish, the bourbon barrel aged oatmeal stout of Prairie Ales is a sweeter, candied and velvety on all fronts.

Prairie Noir pours off-black, bronzen and tawny brown with mahogany highlights. Its swirling creme of froth struggles to crown the ale while its rich aromas of caramel, coffee, chocolate, nuttiness, vanilla unmistakable whisky tease and taunt the nose. Lavishly sweet and silky, the taste of caramel, toffee and sweet cream, there's a pulled candy flavor that emits from the malt impressions of latte and fudge.

The middle palate shows little development, but who needs it when the upstart is so rich and satisfying. The same semisweet chocolate, columbian coffee, cashew and pecan flavors remain firm and intact. Caramel, vanilla and heavy whipping cream reaffirm the dessert-like impressions of the stout while its finish simmers in those oak soaked whisky nuances.

Full bodied and rounded by those creamy oats, the beer's velvety texture keeps the finish rewarded with marshmallow and kaluha. A warm whisky spice brings a fine pepperiness, oaken surplus and honey robustness even late in finish. A long afterglow of bourbon ball candies trails like those sultry central Kentucky delicacies.

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

Photo of En29356
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zoomslowik
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L- Very dark. Slight head on initial pour, fades to a thin ring.

S- Dark chocolate and bourbon are most prevalent. Some caramel and vanilla.

T- Smooth, but not particularly interesting. Sweet, definitely caramel and maltose. Some bourbon.

F- Awesome. Super-thick, rich, bordering on chewy. Smooth.

O- Overall, it's a decent BA stout. The feel is great though, which bumps it up a bit. I'm excited to try the variants, which should add a bit more flavor.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage.
Pours opaque jet black with a thin tan head that quickly disappears completely and leaves no lace. The smell is of dark chocolate, vanilla, maple and oak. The taste follows with dark chocolate and pleasant whisky notes. Full texture with low carbonation.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FalconCount
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Prairie Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 91.8% out of 100 with 828 ratings
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