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:
542
Reviews:
103
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
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122
Gots:
191
For Trade:
23
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Ratings: 542 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of carlso_aw
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of South2NW
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours completely black and opaque. Thick and viscous in appearance. Thin brown head dissipates leaving no residual head just a clear top of the beer. No lacing.

Smell has notes of dark malts, cherries, lots of vanilla, rum, and chocolate. Very sweet desert like aroma.

Taste is remarkable. Tastes like a rum soaked brownie. Chocolate, fudge, sweet dark fruits, and tons of rum barrel. Vanilla on the back end. Perfect balance between a robust stout and a strong rum barrel character. Sweet throughout

Feel is thick, full bodied, and robust. Nice smooth finish with a nice barrel finish. Mild to medium carbonation.

Overall this is the best rum barrel aged beer I have had. Just a really well crafted outstanding beer.

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Photo of Czequershuus
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a dark black with a smallish head. The aroma is utterly amazing - brown sugar, molasses, dark rum, grass, chocolate, brownies, white chocolate, raisin, and a dusty bitter depth. The flavor is rich with molasses and brown sugar, chocolate, raisins, figs, dates, dark rum, vanilla, rye bread, and walnuts.The mouthfeel is very rich, with low carbonation and a fair amount of heat. Overall this a a near perfect beer for me - such depth and richness, but never overbearing - exactly what I want from a BA stout.

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Photo of 7irondave
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigP83
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty good, reminiscent of rum king. Harsher booze taste but smoother and not as chalky bitter. Would but again if I came across it

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Photo of jsmith313
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tracker83
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DubiousGopher
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochraneg
4.93/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dms1767
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biggoon16
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevindp9
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of CraftFan5
4.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of leroybrown10
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I recently had the Prairie Noir an Imperial Stout aged in Jamaican Rum barrels from Prairie Artisan Ales. I thought it was a really great Stout.

Look: Black with a thin mocca colored head.

Aroma: roasted malts, rum and chocolate

Taste: The taste is roasted smokey malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and definitely rum too. It is truly outstanding.

Feel: full bodied, creamy, thick

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Photo of juablu
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a thick viscous opaque (yet still clear) jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and very faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy dark mocha head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering a little more than 80% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark malts, roasted malts, charred malts, cocoa powder, vanilla, dark fruit (plum), and rum with moderate aromas of wood/oak barrels.

T: Upfront there are slightly heavier than moderate flavors of dark malts, roasted malts, and charred malts with moderate amounts of lactose + dark fruit (plum) sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of cocoa + dark chocolate + vanilla and moderate to strong flavors of rum + wood/oak barrels. Light amounts of roasty bitterness but the lingering flavor is a moderate amount of lactose sweetness.

M: Full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: I like the combination of rum barrel and Prairie Noir -nice rich combination of flavors of aromas. Enjoyable and a nice slow sipper, very dessert-like.

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Prairie Pirate Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.21 out of 5 based on 542 ratings.
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