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:
#1,417
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 DevinK
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eawolff99
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ikeithbot
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good offering very great taste. Overall smell is ok. Not much of the rum notes. Much more like a Bourbon Barrel. But without the Bourbon Barrel. Weird but really good.
Overall not with the 15 I paid for a 12oz. Bottle

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Photo of tappangordo
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of Angerhaus
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Easily the best rum barrel stout I have had, though, to be fair, I have yet to try Pirate Bomb. There is an impressive amount of the barrel in the beer.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter and allowed to warm.
A - Pours black with a thin tan cap that quickly becomes a ring.
S - Aroma is not strong but very nice. Sweet and vanilla more than anything else.
T - Flavor is somewhat sweet, dark fruit and a bit of coffee. Finish is alcohol then a bit of chocolate. There's a lot going on here!
M - Low carbonation, thick mouth feel.
O - I'm a big fan of the Prairie Bomb & Noir beers. This is very good. I'm not a rum guy so I can't say for sure how much of a role the rum barrels played here. But I like it.

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Photo of krl2112
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TomMorris
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason1221
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of J_Mueller
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reich90
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
4.91/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fosters9
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck89
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Jet black color with a minimal head despite a vigorous pour. Rum on the nose, with vanilla, oak, and brown sugar. Definitely a rum-forward flavor that slightly overpowers the base beer in my opinion. However, I can still taste the chocolatey malt notes. A heavy but slick feel. Sweet but very enjoyable.

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Photo of En29356
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeantownBrews
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opaque but less so than motor oil, nice head that fades nearly instantly to a carb rim
Smells sweet, like all the sugary hints of spiced rum
A bit of a bite up front from the booze, barrel comes through with a wave of sweetness finishing with a touch of spice
Fairly thin compared to other prairie offerings and for the style
Overall glad I got to try this one and look forward to future iterations

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of John_M
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours the expected blackish brown color with very good head retention and lots of sticky lacing. On the nose, there's the predictable explosion of dark chocolate, vanilla, light coffee and underlying rum. The rum aroma really isn't all that pronounced in this beer, as it's drowned out by all the chocolate and vanilla one picks up. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, but as is typical with prairie RIS, I loved the rich, soft, almost fluffy and creamy mouthfeel. The finish was very long in this sweet, rich beer, and alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile.

Another excellent impy stout from the folks at Prairie. I'm not really sure how much the rum barrel aging added to this beer, but the base beer is so outstanding, it really hardly matters. Delicious stuff.

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

L - Pitch black, with no carbonation, head or lacing. The barrel sucked it all up! Gorgeous color though - looks thick as molasses

S - Rum, and sweetness - lots of sugar, and Rum, and Rum.

T - Rum , coffee, dark chocolate, and fairly boozy. Very tasty.

F - Thick body, silky

O - An excellent slow sipper. You have to like Rum though. Enjoyable!

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Photo of Warren2621
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2016.
Pours opaque jet black. Like India ink. Thin beige bubbles form but, never really produce a head. No lace. The smell is dominated by dark chocolate. There is also vanilla and faint rum on the nose. The taste is chocolate, licorice, rye spice, vanilla, dates and burnt sugar. Full, thick texture with low carbonation.

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