Prairie Wine Barrel Noir
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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
Stout - American Imperial
3.96 | pDev: 11.87%
Apr 24, 2022
Jun 19, 2013
Very Good
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4.13 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Apr 24, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2016 vintage; drank 5/16/16 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A violent pour yielded a HUGE dark khaki head (careful pouring!); a curtain of frothy tree-rung lace.

Sweet raspberry, milk chocolate, mild fresh earth & faint red wine notes in the nose.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Sweet raspberry & milk chocolate flavors up front; dry red wine & faint fresh earth notes on the finish.

Fruity but balanced, this was very enjoyable. Nice!

Dec 25, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark pour... nearly black with 2 fingers of fizzy brownish head. Modest ring of lacing.

S: Dark and sweet... tart wine, cocoa, and coffee.

T.F: Sweet and roasty up front... definite chocolate and espresso... tart cherry, red wine, and fruit mix nicely with the stout. Some oak/vanilla... something of a sweet/tart combo. Medium bodied... smooth and oily on the tongue. Warming... cherry and red wine at the finish.

O: A lovely red-wine barrel aged Imperial Stout. Held up well in the cellar.

Apr 14, 2019
4.33 by TylerJ from Iowa on Sep 18, 2018
4.2 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan on Mar 01, 2018
4 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin on Jan 01, 2018
3.99 by BEER88 from Washington on Nov 18, 2017
3.85 by paresis from Massachusetts on Sep 30, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SHODriver from North Carolina

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep black topped by a finger and a half of dense tan head that fades slowly to a small pool with some lacing
S: Smells of light cereal grains with a hint of cocoa powder and roasted malts. Very light wine barrel if you sniff it long enough
T: Taste is fairly wine barrel forward with some berries and tannins. It blends well with the roasted malts and chocolate. Slight tart cherry like note on the palate. Swallow is more wine barrel, berries and tanins with some lingering cocoa powder
M: This beer has a mouthfeel that is surprisingly light for the abv sitting at around moderate heft. Carbonation is a little more than I would like and is fairly prickly which likely contributes to the thin mouthfeel. The beer has a semidry finish as well.
O: Overall after shaking out some carbonation this one is really nice. The wine barrels provide some nice complexity to the base beer that makes this one a bit different from most beers. Very enjoyable but you have to be open to the wine barrel notes.

Jun 30, 2017
4.41 by Hendry from Vermont on Jun 03, 2017
4.31 by JMScowcroft from Vermont on May 26, 2017
4.13 by Amp from Oklahoma on May 14, 2017
3.5 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Apr 21, 2017
3.68 by Jamison85 from Indiana on Apr 06, 2017
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4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

12 oz bottle. Didn't know what to expect from this one. Red wine was definitely present, but not overly strong, possibly due to the bottle sitting for over a year. Well done, nice twist, everyone enjoyed it.

Dec 29, 2016
4.1 by Inglewood from Illinois on Dec 18, 2016
3.61 by millelacsmark from Minnesota on Dec 18, 2016
3.96 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Dec 01, 2016
4.06 by Junkforadam from Oklahoma on Nov 12, 2016
4.25 by Houser from Pennsylvania on Nov 02, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

Big wine presence as expected. A lot of grape skin and dark grape sweetness. It does finish a bit dry like red wine too. Not my favorite prairie, a double barrel with this as a compliment would be better. But still a good beer.

Oct 13, 2016
3.58 by OKCNittany from Oklahoma on Sep 05, 2016
3.75 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Aug 29, 2016
3.22 by ninaturner from Florida on Aug 12, 2016
4.33 by needMIbeer from Virginia on Jul 24, 2016
4 by tykechandler from Kentucky on Jul 14, 2016
4.29 by gibgink from Missouri on Jul 01, 2016
4.25 by Narthax from Texas on Jun 22, 2016
4.49 by HawkeyeJosh from Arkansas on Jun 03, 2016
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

This is weird. I was confused at first. It simply says Wine Barrel Noir on the front, to which I would expect maybe a fruity grape or tannin note to the base stout, but it's actually a sour stout. I'm not sure if this was intentional or not, as the label doesn't even acknowledge it. It'd be one thing if it did...but...I'm kind of put off by that. Still, it's actually tasty, appropriately roasty but smoothly sour with toasty seed and cherry raspberry notes, and some darker wine barrel elements.

May 29, 2016
3.32 by ericat78 from Texas on May 21, 2016
3.67 by Kevin67 from Arkansas on May 19, 2016
3.75 by DanGeo from Michigan on Apr 22, 2016
4.04 by 3-Ball from Georgia on Apr 19, 2016
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3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by Chris_Huston from Texas

A couple of crucial grains of salt to take this with: 1) I don't like red wine (I was curious as how Prairie's wonderful stout might improve that) and 2) I think my bottle was a bit off, considering the pour was mostly a mountain of head that took quite a few minutes to fall to drinkable levels. Very odd since it wasn't a gusher and gave no such hints upon opening.

Overall, I felt the red wine was just way too prevalent, basically stealing the show. Little to no stout or coffee taste. I think even at its best, this one isn't going to work for me because it delivers the wine promised so well, but doesn't provide any complexity that I was hoping for from the beer side of things.

Apr 16, 2016
4 by BarrelAgedG from California on Apr 05, 2016
4.41 by TheDole from Georgia on Mar 21, 2016
4 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Mar 07, 2016
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4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mdgogiants from Texas

Very deep, rich combination of a deep imperial stout and red wine. Loved it!

Feb 29, 2016
3.94 by KingforaDay from New Jersey on Feb 19, 2016
Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
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