Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #74
Ranked #196
4.49 | pDev: 8.24%
Jan 01, 2023
May 29, 2013
Notes: Imperial stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and ancho chili peppers.

ABV varies by batch.

Originally brewed using Nordaggios coffee; now brewed with Spaceship Earth coffee.
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Rated: 4.44 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 4.63 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Dec 11, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by ear-bending from Texas

Dec 10, 2022
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle in a stemmed stout glass.

Midnight black color topped with a dirty dark brown cap. The head stands tall, momentarily, drops to a half-finger, then disappears. Lacing is limited to a few spots.

There’s roast in the aroma, coffee and malt. Strong vanilla, modest cocoa and pepper.

Vanilla coffee with additives. More like sweet milk chocolate than cocoa. Barely a hint of chili pepper.

Thin feel, in a good way. It’s like a cup of black coffee.

This pour came in at 12% abv. It’s good but not up to my expectations.
Nov 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Legendary_Geko from Florida

4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Look: 2 finger head. Black as night.

Smell: Nice! Chocolatey with a hint of coffee, then some spice at the back end

Taste: Unlike Pirate Weekend this actually tastes good. Chocolate and then a hint of spice from the Chile peppers. Coffee on the finish makes it very pleasurable

Feel: Another notch over Pirate Weekend, it doesn't feel like I am sucking down oil which is nice, I appreciate a beer that's not super heavy.

Overall: I found this to be quite enjoyable. Very nice beer after a meal.
Nov 10, 2022
Rated: 4.07 by chris826 from Mississippi

Nov 07, 2022
Rated: 5 by Mr_Beer_Belly from Illinois

Oct 22, 2022
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
12% - Bought this hoping it would be a shadow of the old Central Waters "Space Ghost" chili stout - and it is. This is missing that beer's intense heat, being replaced with a vegetal pepper taste and scent. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla... All the tastes meld together well, but it just makes me miss "Space Ghost"
Oct 05, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Noggleam02

4.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Simply a perfect beer. First the history- Prairie Bomb! changed the alcohol laws in Oklahoma to open up the door for higher alcohol content beers and a wave of new craft breweries. The complexity is incredible. In this style it is so hard to hide the alcohol content. Prairie does this well. Slight chili taste in the end keeps it from tasting too sweet. Also stands apart because of the carbonation. Slight bubbles, small head are a delicate balance which is also hard with this style. Appropriately named, this one will sneak up on you. Best beer from the best brewery in Oklahoma. Period.
Sep 21, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle into a Firestone Walker snifter. 13% ABV. Looks like it was bottled in June 2022, but that’s a guess through a clump of yellow numbers on the bottle neck.
Zero head, get straight to the point I guess.,
Smell is milk chocolate, plum, vanilla.
Tastes great. The chocolate and vanilla play nice and Satan sends a small heat spear on the tongue and back of the throat at the finish. Balanced rolling flavor profile.
Feel is not-quite motor oil thick, a little oily, very low carbonation, but enough to add a little fizzle to the sizzle.
Overall, a real treat. Big Stout!
Sep 05, 2022
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Rated by SmoothOverEverything from Ohio

4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Burbony smooth style and you can definitely taste the ancho chili, nice little spice at the end.
Jul 10, 2022
Rated: 4 by Affinity from Missouri

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

May 07, 2022
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Rated by sglooney316 from Texas

5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I love this Imperial Stout.
May 04, 2022
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Rated by Julie_B_

5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I usually shy away from anything this dark. It's very nice!!
May 01, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by raust from Texas

Apr 22, 2022
Rated: 4.65 by festizio from California

Mar 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
bottle into glass
Moderate level of head, which is medium brown. It recedes into a beige ring at the edge of the glass. Nearly black and opaque, which pours somewhat thickly. Sweet tinged, heavily toasted grain/wood and chili pepper on the nose. Not very sweet, smooth caramel and toasted wood flavors, with the added chili, cocoa, coffee and vanilla bean, blending into a subtle and singular note, which is really well done and probably not very easy to balance together and not become the main flavor component of a beer. At the very tail end of the finish, there is a bit of coffee, on the palate.
Feb 22, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by dan_amdg from Illinois

Feb 12, 2022
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Reviewed by OU-CXpunch-DP from Oklahoma

4.06/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Looks rich, not much carbonation from this bottle. Smells sweet and vanilla comes through. Taste is full of each of the advertised flavors - chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and a hint of spicy. It feels smooth and thick. Tasty beer.
Feb 02, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by gkrishnan704 from Connecticut

Jan 29, 2022
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Rated by MattDecker from Texas

5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Damn, if you can find this on draft, TREAT
Jan 28, 2022
Rated: 5 by birdsellam from Indiana

Jan 25, 2022
Rated: 4.47 by joran from Kansas

Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 4.73 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 18, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by Bbock13 from North Carolina

Jan 09, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by Agriverbear from Texas

Dec 31, 2021
Rated: 4.48 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Dec 24, 2021
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Reviewed by mnredsoxfan69 from Minnesota

3.91/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 ounce can poured into a 16 ounce glass.

A: Pours an opaque dark brown with a 1 finger medium brown, slightly rocky head. Moderate lacing on the glass upon consuming.

S: Roast barley aroma with overtones of coffee and cocoa.

T: Follows smell with slight added heat from chillies.

F: Viscous, pours smooth over the tongue with a velvety thickness. No burn from the alcohol.

O: A very worthwhile imperial stout, not horrendously expensive. Prairie Artisan knows what they are doing. I'd buy it again.
Dec 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Noncorporeal from Mississippi

4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A little sweeter than i hoped for.
Silky mouthfeel
Light ester
As you sip coffee, choclate hits mildly then vanilla and mild spice.
Very nice balance of flavors.
Nov 28, 2021
Rated: 4.03 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Thrash_Metal_Maniac_

5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Wow, what do I say about "Bomb!"? I'm somewhat of an amateur, all I could focus on for this one was the overwhelming spiciness. Beyond that, I definitely taste the coffee and chocolate as the primary flavors. This flavor was very complex, which is why I gave it a 5. I strongly enjoy beers that are "different," and this is nothing like I have ever tasted. Extremely interesting beer, this is about my 6th of the night, and at 13% ABV for this one, I'm pretty gone by now. If you enjoy "different" or "unique" beers this is for you.
Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by arc3636 from Kansas

Nov 19, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by Resistance88 from California

Nov 16, 2021
Rated: 4.71 by Meddwol from Michigan

Nov 13, 2021
Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 6610 ratings