Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #75
Ranked #209
4.49 | pDev: 8.24%
May 07, 2022
May 29, 2013
Notes: Imperial stout aged on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and ancho chili peppers.

ABV varies by batch.
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Ratings by kblomseth:
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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by kblomseth from California

Aug 19, 2021
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4.52 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on May 07, 2022
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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by sglooney316 from Texas

I love this Imperial Stout.

May 04, 2022
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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Julie_B_

I usually shy away from anything this dark. It's very nice!!

May 01, 2022
4.46 by raust from Texas on Apr 22, 2022
4.65 by festizio from California on Mar 03, 2022
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4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Pivopijak from Washington

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
4.42 by dan_amdg from Illinois on Feb 12, 2022
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4.06/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by OU-CXpunch-DP from Oklahoma

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
4.44 by gkrishnan704 from Connecticut on Jan 29, 2022
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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by MattDecker from Texas

Damn, if you can find this on draft, TREAT

Jan 28, 2022
5 by birdsellam from Indiana on Jan 25, 2022
4.47 by joran from Kansas on Jan 22, 2022
4.73 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 18, 2022
4.49 by Bbock13 from North Carolina on Jan 09, 2022
4.17 by Agriverbear from Texas on Dec 31, 2021
4.48 by DBosco from Massachusetts on Dec 24, 2021
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3.91/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by mnredsoxfan69 from Minnesota

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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4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Noncorporeal from Mississippi

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
4.03 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2021
4.04 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2021
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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Thrash_Metal_Maniac_

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
4.5 by arc3636 from Kansas on Nov 19, 2021
3.71 by Resistance88 from California on Nov 16, 2021
4.71 by Meddwol from Michigan on Nov 13, 2021
4.66 by Gukkor from Texas on Oct 25, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JayQue from Virginia

Really good stout!!!! I bought a 12 oz. bottle at Half Time Distributors in Poughkeepsie NY, mainly because I am collecting bottle caps from all 50 states and Oklahoma was a real "find". I had no idea how really good this beer would be. Pours a totally dense black color with no light coming through. Surprising medium size dark tan/brown head with, what I would consider, a very long lasting head for a 13% abv beer. Aroma and taste have it all for a stout. Rich malty presence, strong coffee and chocolate presence, a little vanilla (good for me since I don't like prominent vanilla in my stouts and porters). I may have picked up some mild chili peppers in the first taste, but not after that. Mouthfeel is rich and fairly smooth, but with a little alcohol "bite" as befits the high octane. An excellent stout, I would gladly drink this one again as long as I was not expected to function 100% afterwards!!

Oct 20, 2021
4.42 by TXRobbo from Texas on Oct 17, 2021
4.25 by smb71481 from Vermont on Oct 04, 2021
4.44 by LunchMoney from Minnesota on Sep 15, 2021
4.24 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio on Sep 14, 2021
4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio on Aug 24, 2021
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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by JohnMag

Just a perfect Stout. Amazing.

Aug 22, 2021
4.63 by Dillpickle315 from Colorado on Aug 21, 2021
4.48 by NeoClassicist from New York on Aug 16, 2021
4.5 by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia on Aug 15, 2021
3.81 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia on Aug 10, 2021
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4.37/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by barnzy78 from Illinois

12oz bottle
date stamp says 02.04.2021 but I can’t tell if it’s a bottled on date or a best by date
knocking one off the top 250 list - I’m surprised at how many times I’ve passed on this one
12% ABV
L: jet black body, very thin brown head disappears quickly
S: coffee, cocoa, vanilla, roast, molasses
T: rich, sweet, spicy, complex: dark baker’s chocolate, roasted barley, coffee, cacao, molasses, vanilla, caramel, toffee, chili pepper, earthy hops
F: full body but could be fuller, boozy and a rich sipper, dark chocolate and chili pepper heat lingers
O: flavors and depth of complexity carry this one - it’s very good

Jul 25, 2021
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4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by BucBasil from Rwanda

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a pure black color with a creamy dark brown head of one finger after a hard pour.

Smell is creamy with chocolate and mocha and vanilla. Not really toasty which is what I would have expected from this, but really like a candy bar. But this is not just a sugar bomb, it seems pleasantly sweet smelling, not cloyingly so. Not much in the way of pepper aroma.

Chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream, slight coffee way in the back. Mocha throughout. Spicy note comes in at the very end, almost in the throat, as a slight sting after swallowing. Balanced. Not super complex, but what it does it does super well.

Incredibly smooth. A real dessert beer for sure, but not sugary. It's like a quality fudge. I had high hopes for this one, and it didn't disappoint.

Jul 18, 2021
Bomb! from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 6595 ratings