Prairie Pirate Noir | Prairie Artisan Ales

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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): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout aged in Jamaican Rum Barrels

Added by russpowell on 05-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
553
Reviews:
107
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.72%
 
 
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121
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Ratings: 553 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of tommy5
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 bottle. Pitch black with no foam head. Can't pinpoint smell. Has almost a walnut taste towards the end. Smooth for 13% abv.

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Photo of BWood
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: typical prairie stout. No head but super dark.

S: I don't get a ton here. Some rum. Some base. Still smells good.

T: holy shit. Amazing. One of the few 5s I give. I think this is off the charts. Amazing rum barrel flavor. Melts with the beer perfectly.

F: exceptional feel. Oily smooth. The rum lingers after the sip. Makes you want more.

O: as a huge fan of all things prairie. This beer is near the top. Close to AB Noir.

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Photo of mschrei
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into my Pipeworks Tales from the Oak glass, wishing I could read the date a little better. Dark, no head or lacing, thin looking, edges a brownish/purple color. Smell is sweet and boozy on the forefront, roasty stout notes underneath. I'm getting molasses and maybe even a little chocolate in there. Taste....wow. Just a great balance of roasty stout with sweetness and booziness from the rum barrel. Great mouthfeel-it's slightly thick with minimal oiliness. A deep, rich, flavorful beer. Damn damn good.

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Photo of jshusc
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tommo
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pretty nice. Not nearly as good as pirate bomb, but overall tastey. Carb is low, body is medium. There is not a huge rum barrel flavor, but its very evident and blends well with the beer

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Photo of Scepter
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harrison8
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with about a 4mm of dark caramel fizz on top that dissipates quickly. No lacing left behind. Aroma is boozy from the moment the bottle is opened. Rum is the star note in the aroma, with supporting roles played by roasted malts, caramel, and vanilla bean. Rich and dark aroma. Flavor profile is caramel, vanilla bean, dark chocolate, with a rum finish. Nice spice to the rum. It remains incredibly well balanced in the flavor profile. Roasted and toasted malts are present throughout. Mouth feel is thick, with a velvety, creamy texture. Overall, a huge stout with delightful rum notes. It smells boozy, but drinks smooth for 12% ABV.

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

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imperialking
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YalovaIA
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, rich black color with a thin almond sliver of head. Nice legs as well.

Aroma is decidedly rum and chocolate, with coffee notes, peppermint, and slight peppery hints here and there.

Starting out with a roasty and herbal bitterness, it soon smooths out into lactose, hot fudge, chili pepper, and finally a rush of top shelf rum burning right through the finish.

Feel is very oily, viscous, and slick. Still, a very sparkly carbonation pokes through to give it a little electricity to carry it to the finish. Dry, boozy finish.

Overall, this is a great beer, I expected no less from Prairie. It's not as good as Pirate BOMB! or many of the other variants, but still worth a try.

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Photo of Egotist
3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a medium size deep brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of deep sweet roasted malt notes with some chocolate and rum notes are also noticeable. Taste is a mix of sweet black chocolates with some rum notes and light oak notes are also noticeable. Body is full with nice oily texture and good carbonation with some arming alcohol notes. Another intense imperial stout from Prairie.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of loganburgh
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemochas
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kkarimi
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TylerJ
4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Prairie Pirate Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
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