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Prairie Artisan Ales

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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #79
ABV:
13%
Score:
99
Ranked #204
Avg:
4.49 | pDev: 8.24%
Reviews:
1,119
Ratings:
6,634
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 26, 2023
Added:
May 29, 2013
Wants:
  1,053
Gots:
  2,767
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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Ratings by MattDecker:
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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
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.5 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
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Reviewed by hmf05 from Colorado

4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours jet black. Aroma is coffee, chocolate fudge, salted caramel, and some slight booze. There is a touch of earthiness from the peppers but it's subtle. Taste follows suit. Alcohol well hidden for the abv. Rich and delicious. This just doesn't look great in a glass and the touch of booze on the aroma is knocking this down a bit.
Nov 15, 2023
 
Rated: 4.2 by htownbeerhound from Texas

Nov 05, 2023
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
L - - deep brown, nearly pitch black with mahogany highlights and a tan head that dissipates quickly, leaving behind no real lacing to speak of
S - smoky chilis and roasted, bitter coffee, with rich dark chocolate, with roasted coffee notes
T - everything is intermixed well - rich roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and smoky ancho chilis along with vanilla and caramel
F - full bodied with light carbonation
O - a pretty fantastic stout that's probably overshadowed by abraxas and BA abraxas
Nov 05, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by Gfunk27 from New Jersey

Sep 24, 2023
 
Rated: 4.34 by howardnss from Pennsylvania

Sep 14, 2023
 
Rated: 4.4 by QueenSac from Colorado

Aug 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.09 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Aug 09, 2023
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Reviewed by SpaceCamp from Virginia

4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L: Pours a dark hickory, forms no head and a very thin espresso ring around the edge of the snifter. No noticeable lacing or retention, with a distinctive oily character. Has a crunchy, dark chocolate hue when held to the light.

S: Cacao nibs, bourbon barrel, oak, vanilla, and coffee. Hints of chili heat.

T: Strong coffee roast, cacao nibs, vanilla, and roasted malts. Slightly astringent. Faint chili burn in finish.

F: Medium- to full-bodied. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation.

O: The sun rises in the east, Prairie delivers another outstanding stout.
Aug 08, 2023
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Reviewed by SaCkErZ9 from South Carolina

4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Got a bottle of this from Charleston Beer Exchange years ago. Finally getting a chance to try it and I am stocked. I have had this fresh on draft but that was probably 6 years ago and I was unable to get a review done.

Pours pitch black with a small, wispy toffee colored head. Sporadic lacing. Aroma is coffee and chocolate and figs and alcohol. Mouthfeel is a little thin for my liking. Slightly watered down but wonderful flavor overall. I enjoyed the draft version more and this bottle was a bit of a letdown. Solid beer but plenty better.
Jul 20, 2023
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Reviewed by journey-of-beer

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Look: exceptionally dark brown, almost black. Very thin mocha colored head, minor lacing.

Smell: very well-mixed chocolate and vanilla fight for dominance. Moderately strong coffee and malt.

Taste: follows the nose. The chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and malt sweetness are all present. Nothing is overpowering. No real taste of chile peppers until the back end (see feel).

Feel: rich, silky, velvety, and smooth. Low carbonation as expected given the style and the 13% abv. Warmth from the alcohol during and after swallow. Tingling spice on the tongue (from the chile peppers) long after the swallow.

Overall: one of the best - and possibly THE best - adjunct imperial stout I have ever had the fortune of trying. Exquisitely well-balanced flavors.
Jul 06, 2023
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Reviewed by Seanjohnhunt from California

4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This one is rich, dark and creamy. I taste all the flavors except the heat from the chiles. Maybe since it's a year old the chiles have subsided. Still a fantastic brew.
Jun 24, 2023
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark brown color with virtually no head. Aroma of sweet coffee and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, vanilla and chocolate with a nice warm alcohol finish. Excellent brew.
Jun 21, 2023
 
Rated: 4.89 by Beergod420 from Michigan

May 07, 2023
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Reviewed by BigMac59 from Texas

4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look is black with a dark brown head that dissipates quickly with very little lacing.
Aroma is coffee, chocolate and a hint of pepper.
Taste is strong with coffee and cacao and pepper and bitterness.
Feel is not as smooth as some stouts, but it works well with the chili pepper taste.
The glass looked like it had a lot of carbonation, but it's not noticeable while drinking.
The 13% ABV is not noticeable.
Very Nice.
Apr 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.57 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Apr 08, 2023
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Rated by Beer_aenima7 from Idaho

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Amazing stout. Would try again and would buy again.
Mar 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Anders91 from California

4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look: black with a dark brown head

Smell: vanilla, raisins, coffee, chocolate

Taste: nice blend of vanilla, coffee, and chocolate with just the slightest hint of pepper

Feel: super smooth
Mar 24, 2023
 
Rated: 4.41 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Mar 19, 2023
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