Prairie Wine Barrel Noir | Prairie Artisan Ales

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680 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tronester on 06-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
680
Reviews:
83
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
193
For Trade:
21
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Ratings: 680 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of Dave11899
1/5  rDev -74.2%

I was looking forward to this one....

Aroma was magnificent. Chocolate and cream.

Taste. What a tannic and sour hot mess. There is complexity to this beer. However I was unable to enjoy it.

Poured the beer out.

Mouthful was acidic with a dry finish.

Overall. Somethings were not meant to be blended such as a dolphin and an elephant. They're both mammals, such as wine and beer cause I intoxication... But both should not be blended. Tannic has no place in beer like a roving dumbo has a place in the ocean.

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Photo of utfiero
1.5/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Color- black. Thick coffee with cream head.

Aroma- Godiva coffee liqueur, chocolate covered coffee beans, and hint of rum raisins.

Taste- A weird sour imperial stout. The intro is harshly sour, probably from the wine barrel aging, then finishes with a long lingering traditional imperial stout roasted coffee tone. Overall, a disappointment. I had to pour this after three small sips. Purchased at an HEB in Austin May 2014. Perhaps a bad batch? But this was really sour and off.

Poured from 355 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted 6/7/14

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Photo of Rifugium
1.5/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

Seriously...are there any Prairie beers that don't totally suck and/or aren't infected? Do people rate them up just because it's the only thing that comes out of Oklahoma?

Slight gusher from the bottle. Dark black-brown pour into a mini-snifter...but that wasn't cutting it...I needed a full-sized snifter to contain all the foam that came out even from a careful pour. The head never completely died down between when I opened the bottle and when I dumped the beer down the drain. Infection was apparent in the aroma right from the beginning, lesser notes of roasted malt, and not much else. Taste of rotten fruit, sour infection, wet wood, charred malts. Really bad, and completely undrinkable. Seems to be the trend with Prairie beers, and I don't know how they're getting away with it. Well, at least their glassware is neat.

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Photo of madnismo
2/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of hambone
2.22/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This was a total miss for me

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2.25/5  rDev -42%

Photo of danieelol
2.27/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Black with creamy tan head. Nice, huge head.

Nose is typical stout licorice up front, lots of jersey caramel, some raspberry. Hints of sourness. Some marshmallow.

Taste has a strong sourness to it. Lots of red wine tannins. But just huge sourness...it shouldn't be here. It has a grittiness to it...at times it tastes like biting into off fruit.

Back palate has huge sourness, more raspberry, mushrooms

Really pretty woeful to be charging the price they are in Australia for such an obviously infected and malformed beer.

People are gonna buy this expecting BA stout flavours and will get a soured acidic and tannic mess.

The sourness is totally at odds with the bold stout profile and is ultimately somewhat unpleasant.

Disappointing as there is still a bit of the original stout's presence before it was raped by infection, and it is quite solid. I will probably finish this beer, but it's not great.

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Photo of bccocx
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of lpotter
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of JohnnieNepal
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of AlmightyIrishman
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of Jarpo
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of MrGone
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of siege06nd
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of kylelenk
2.8/5  rDev -27.8%

Bottle to snifter.

A- WB Noir pours a thick, motor oil body. No head whatsoever on this one. Light effervescent carbonation.

S- First note of something funky. Get a little bit of the red wine barrel character here with a bunch of sour notes. A little bit of cranberry shines through the muted stouts notes of chocolate, burnt toast, and smoked malts.

T- Big time funk here. Lots of metallic characters on the pallets. The faintest bit of red wine can be found if looked for.

O- Something went wrong here.

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Photo of Jofroi
2.85/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bierlerner
2.89/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Out of the bottle and into a PAA tulip

A - dark and ominous. Looks great with a great 2 finger head.

S - very different. Roast, chocolate, and wine. Wine, wine, wine.

T - Tastes like a pinot or cab with a stout mixed in. Figs, oak, cherry, chocolate, etc.

M - while effervescent, its hot still. Full bodied.

O - what the heck did I just drink? A wine or a beer? Had to drain pour the rest. A hot wine mess that seemed interesting, but only for a moment.

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Photo of PHBoiler
2.97/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer is deep black with minimal head. The smell is not inviting. It gives quad-like fruits and funk. The beer is completely out of balance. The base stout is lost by some layers of funk and light acidity. The tannins are really strong and boozy. It's a tad thin and an odd slickness from the tannins.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Big_Dave
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Ford
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
3.88 out of 5 based on 680 ratings.
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