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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:
822
Reviews:
106
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
201
Gots:
233
For Trade:
38
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Ratings: 822 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of sabitu
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bbtkd
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Noir, 11% ABV, 60 IBU. Pours medium viscosity and black, with no head on a vigorous pour. Nose is whisky, oats, coffee, and chocolate, taste follows, with a bit of sweet fruitiness, and slight bitter close. Good carbonation, OK mouthfeel. Overall very good, and improves as it warms.

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Photo of J_Mueller
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zazzi82
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Immortale25
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Wicked Weed snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/4 inch medium brown head that retains a bit before becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and minimal surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves tiny specs behind.

S- Lots of sweetness giving off notes of caramel, vanilla, marshmallow and even a hint of spice.

T- Sweet, nutty flavor with plenty of oak and roast. Has that bit of umami thing going on with it too. Notes of dark chocolate, raisin and coffee. Plenty of whiskey booziness but not too hot.

M- Creamy and thick with medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- Loving the oak character on this. Plenty sweet for sure, but not overly so, Glad to finally get to try the "base" beer after having all the variants.

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Photo of brentk56
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The pour builds a big beige head atop the onyx liquid; drapes lacing along the side of the chalice

Smell: Roasty chocolate marshmallow and oatmeal tones bolstered by oak and whiskey

Taste: Creamy chocolate, marshmallow and oatmeal with roast building, through the middle; oak and whiskey arrive, after the swallow, with the whiskey tones lingering into the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is an old bottle, caged and cored in a 750ML with a 9% ABV; not sure how old but it sure is drinking nicely and I like the prominence of the oatmeal flavor

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Photo of AdamSteve
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of South2NW
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zizouandyuki
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eifster82
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle into mini-snifter.

Pretty straight up oatmeal stout. Nothing fancy, but solid overall. Rum is present, upfront especially, and it gets smoother as it warms.

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

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

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

Photo of dleiner
3.06/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrHolden
4.76/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

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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Photo of cosmicevan
4.74/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

enjoyed from a prairie Balcones glencairn. what can you say about his beer other than yum yum yum. really amazing silky stout wit great notes of barrel and coffee and vanilla and fairly oaty. great body great flavor. I haven't loved all of the Prairie stouts but this one is a home run.

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

Prairie Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.19 out of 5 based on 822 ratings.
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