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
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
229
Trade:
37
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 830 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of maximum12
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
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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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
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 +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +11.5%
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 -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwkdmk
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bbtkd
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
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 +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zazzi82
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Immortale25
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
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 +2.6%
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 -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of South2NW
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zizouandyuki
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Prairie Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 830 ratings
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