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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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 Chris_Huston
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDole
4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdgogiants
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of GoGators
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 jonbonfondle
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sturgeon83
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SheaDawg
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A pitch black poor with little or no head. Strong taste of wine. Smooth on the draw yet harsh to the aftertaste. The wine notes are extremely strong without any sweetness. While I enjoyed this beer, I can see why many may find it a bit rough on the palate.

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Photo of ruzzal
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - An absolutely beautiful pour. Thick tar-black body with a dark mocha head that pours 3 fingers high. Awesome retention and nice lace.

S - Great nose. Chocolate, cabernet sauvignon, sweet prunes, charred mesquite. Awesome balance and integration.

T - Really interesting flavor profile. Opens round and semi-sweet with chocolate and prunes, and then dives into a deep dry cherry chocolate cordial center. Lazy finish lingers with soft charred bread and 70% dark chocolate.

M - Smooth, full body with a dry heavy-cream finish.

O - Great flavor profile with an outstanding nose and appearance.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer was really complex. Starts off with a huge head from only a small pour. Very dark, but the dimple in my snifter shows bright garnet when held up to the light. Nose has oak barrel qualities that I am familiar with and some sour fruit. Very nice. What really stands out is the first sip. Really fooled me with how much this drinks as if it were a chocolate infused Syrah with carbonation. But really, the malts meld perfectly with all the wine characters, including the barrel. Mmmmm-hhhmmmm!

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Photo of Fordknox
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shortbus126
4.81/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jws6w7
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very cool beer. I have noticed that my wine pallet has gotten much better over the last year or so and I attribute that to drinking craft beer.

This was a 1+ year old bottle and it was awesome. Hint of fruitiness from the barrels made this great.

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Photo of coastiebob
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MemphisSooner
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisP802
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lochraneg
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aged 1 year

Look: Pours black, thick head, creme colored
Smell: Sour, Bourbon, no wine
Taste: Unsure of actual notes, but dissapointed
Feel: Think body, bourbon
Overall: Glad I tried it, but not something I would pay top dollar for

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Photo of jschott75
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amano_h
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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