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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
Ratings:
823
Reviews:
107
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
201
Gots:
233
For Trade:
38
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Ratings: 823 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of cherche
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: jet black body, skinny mocha head, some retention and lacing
S: chocolate, spicy bourbon, coffee
T: on par with the nose
M: average carbonarion, good stuff
O: very nice beer

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Warren2621
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/22/16 bottle

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian74
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of monty79_1997
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kidzord
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rcaros
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2016
Poured brown. Very Little head. Black in glass.

Nose of Cherries, dark fruit, heavy oak, whiskey, small amount of alcohol

Barrel forward, chocolate, coffee, malty sweet finish

Medium feel and extremely drinkable for 11% abv

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Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maximum12
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It’s Noir night at the ECK corral. Four bottles rounded up & popped open with my wife on a night that threatens to reach -26 degrees. This should keep us warm. 12 oz. bottle.

Pour? Black, not like the night, which has a very high albedo rating with the foot of snow out the back door. Smells like whiskey & chocolate. I mean, what’s wrong with that? Nothing.

Prairie Noir was aged in whiskey barrels wetter than a fire hose enema. Whiskey bursts out of the glass & alcohol sears its way all the way down; the room just warmed about 8 degrees. Everything else is background noise: chocolate, mild vanilla, flakes of roast & maple syrup. Deeply sweet malts. Creamy, smooth, & simultaneously a bit harsh from the whiskey violation. More like a brandy than a beer, I could sip this next to the (natural gas) fire all night.

No fancy dance moves here, just a beautifully crafted stout with a couple shots of whiskey. Excellent; can’t wait to tie into the others.

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4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pour black, but can see through the pour. Pitch black in the glass with not head.
S: nice barrel sweetness and chocolate.
T: wow! I should have got more....typical huge prairie stout sweetness. Smooth barrel, wish there was more barrel though.
F: medium to thick feel, coats really good/ sticky to my teeth.
O: impressed for a non adjunct Ba stout.

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Photo of badmotorgrunge
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle purchased as a single from Bedford Heights, OH Lizardville for $12. Julian dating 11/10/2016.

Vigorous pour into El Cat tulip produces a 1 finger dark brown head to a thin collar. This brew is black, oily, opaque.

The chocolate, roasted malt predominate with a nice caramel and sweet lactose mingling with the barrel and whiskey.

This is where the barrel and booze come out, taking the chocolate and lactose down a notch. Not too much though as the smooth, sweet chocolate makes its presence felt on the finish leaving a bit of a sticky, sweetness on the tongue.

Full body, silky with a touch of the alcohol bleeding through.

A nicely done IS that has a nice, complex character and finish. The oatmeal is balanced by the barrel.

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Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Drank out of a tulip.

Look: pitch black with no head

Aroma: definitely on the sweet end of the stout spectrum. Barrel aging produces more vanilla and coconut aromas . Some milk chocolate as well.

Taste: aroma translates to the palate. Tastes like if you baked a batch of fudgy brownies with Malibu rum!

Mouthfeel: very full and fudgy

Overall(style): these sweet stouts are generally not my thing but the barrel aging tones down some of the sweetness and brings out some more complex flavors. 91.75

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Photo of MTKATL
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Prairie Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.19 out of 5 based on 823 ratings.
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