Prairie Pirate Noir | Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie Pirate NoirPrairie Pirate Noir
BA SCORE
4.18/5
557 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:
#1,415
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
557
pDev:
9.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
121
Gots:
191
Trade:
23
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 557 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of joemochas
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kkarimi
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TylerJ
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black with a soft, tan thick blanket.

Smell is really nice--chocolate covered roasted almond and walnut with nougat, dark caramel, toffee and black pepper. I get an almost chocolate mint essence at times as it warms.

Taste is where the rum comes in, and right off the bat--spiced rum with creamy chocolate, peanut butter, wafer, and woody char. This is unmistakably rum-influenced, but it's not too hot. At the tail end of a swallow, I get a waxy, nut butter finish, with a faint, faint hint of strawberry.

Full, slick body with thick fizz.

I can't believe I've rated this higher than most of their other stouts--they do so many tasty beverages, and I never expected a rum barrel to make such a positive impression on a beer, but wow. This is truly a remarkable treatment, even relative to the version of this with coconut added!

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pezhead_79
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With as many Bourbon beers as I've had, this is just a more enjoyable barrel treatment. The rum imparts some sweet characteristics that are too often lost with Bourbon. This is one of my favorite beers.

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

Photo of Roguer
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Modest head which quickly fades to a bubbly dark brown rim, floating atop a solid black brew.

Aroma features wood, rum, must, vanilla, and cocoa, roughly in that order. Strongly implies old oak barrels in the hold of a ship.

Flavor is unbelievably smooth, with chocolate and roasted barley up front, followed by a very restrained (but very present) rum influence, and accompanied by woody oak, caramel and toffee, coffee, dark cacao, and vanilla. Really deep and complex brew, but incredibly balanced all the same.

Big beer, full bodied, not too hot for 12% - but the alcohol is noticeable. Wonderfully slick and creamy feel for the high ABV.

This ranks among the best rum BA brews I've tried, where the rum really adds depth and complexity and doesn't take over and overly assert its presence. The base beer still shines.

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Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/14/2016. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense tan head with solid retention, that reduces to a minimal spotty lacing cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, fudge, vanilla, coconut, cream, toasted oak, brown sugar, and dark bread; with lighter notes of molasses, rum raisin, fig, date, cherry, licorice, smoke, charcoal, roast/toast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and rum barrel notes; with great strength. Increasing booziness in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, fudge, vanilla, coconut, cream, toasted oak, brown sugar, and dark bread; with lighter notes of molasses, rum raisin, fig, date, cherry, licorice, smoke, charcoal, roast/toast/oak earthiness. Light roast/char bitterness and rum/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, fudge, vanilla, coconut, cream, toasted oak, brown sugar, dark bread, rum, light dark fruit/molasses, and roast/toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and rum barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and rum/oak spiciness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast bitterness and rum/oak spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and lightly slick/chalky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. A small pleasant warmth of alcohol from 12%, with minimal barrel booziness. Overall this is an incredible barrel aged imperial stout. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and rum barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Incredible stout/barrel balance; never acrid/astringent on roast or tannic/drying on the barrel. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.94/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The darkest of brown with a smallish tan head. The aroma is a heavenly mixture of vanilla, rum, toffee and a touch of coconut. There is more there but I get lost in the moment, I must taste it. Wow is the emotion that I feel as it hits my tongue. Chocolate joins the flavors that I inhaled. Oh my, creamy smooth. I want more, but wait, I need to slow myself. This is twelve percent. Overall a near perfect beer. I only wish I could find more.

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Photo of Hendry
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of carlso_aw
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of South2NW
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of FBarber
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
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 +19.6%
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 +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigP83
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tracker83
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prairie Pirate Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 557 ratings
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