Prairie Pirate Noir | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.18/5
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566 Ratings
Prairie Pirate NoirPrairie Pirate Noir
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
Ranking:
#1,446
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
566
pDev:
9.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
121
Gots:
192
Trade:
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Ratings: 566 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of addicted2thebarrel
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JPS10
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.26/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received [email protected] in NBS BIF #6. Thanks Michael!
Undated, unless they use a Julian date code - 31916. Stored in a 42 degree reefer and served at 57 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque.
Head – None. There is a brief fizziness around the pour site, but this ends with the pour. Very much later, a

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kccraftenthusiast
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.59/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tough beer for me. While I'm sure it's expertly crafted (like most beers from Prairie) I just don't think rum BA beers sit well with my palate. Actually had this within a few months of distro and then a year later (stored in appropriate conditions). Based on my notes I had two wildly different experiences with the fresh version coming way out on top compared to the aged, so I'll defer to that experience to be fair.

Dark brown/practically black pour with a thin tan head that fades to an oily surface.

Alcohol and burnt sugar come screaming through the nose. There's a woody, earthy undertone that's buried beneath but, man oh man, this bugger packs a lot of heat. Like Sylvester Stallone in Cobra-type heat: pissed off, hair trigger, suped up muscle car. Mean all around.

Taste is raw sugarcane stalk, booze and roasted malt complemented by sweet hot molasses. The taste seems out of place with the rum image - I think tropics, sun, hints of coconut, brown sugar. This beer, however, is true to the pirate moniker - rough, loud, cruel, punchy, missing an eye. It's a mofo. Maybe my misconstrued expectations teed me up for disappointment.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edisacoolcat
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: opaque black with little to no dark brown head; very little carbonation visible.

A: coco nibs, hits of oak and rum, raisin, mild dark cherry, a little coffee, and some roasted malts.

F: a boozy mix of roasted malts with raisin, rum and coffee. Hints of dark chocolate and cherry.

M: a medium full body with complex and enjoyable aftertaste of roasted malts coffee oak and raisin.

O: excellent rum barrel aged beer. Very easy drinking for the abv and enjoyable.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bammer21
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of szmnnl99
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheHopsman
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eppie82
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +12.4%
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 +11.5%
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 +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tommo
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harrison8
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
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 +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imperialking
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Prairie Pirate Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 566 ratings
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