Prairie Wine Barrel Noir | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Wine Barrel NoirPrairie Wine Barrel Noir

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tronester on 06-18-2013

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Bottle, into a snifter

A - To begin, gobs of latte brown foam. Even with a slight, easy pour I got a good 2 inches of head. The liquid itself is impenetrable black.

S - A huge quaff of coffee, baking chocolate and oak leaps from the glass. Once the head dies down, I take a real sniff and get even more charred wood and a sampler of dark fruit: red grapes, and also currant, black cherry and plum.

T - There vinous wine barrel notes hit early and dominate. Cabernet and a lot of wood, leaving a charred taste behind. The coffee-ish malting fights against the fruit, but it's a losing battle. Hints of citrus and sherry. Ends a bit sour, almost like a kriek.

M - Thinner than I like in a stout and incredibly dry. A little sting of alcohol, but nothing too hot.

Definitely not my favorite Prairie, but interesting. Curious how this will age, if the fruit and wood will mellow and integrate better. Though I don't love this, I'd get another to cellar for a year or so and revisit.

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Heavy, chunky sediment in the bottle; smell is more roast cocoa than wine. Taste is initially brash wine, jammy, and goes in to a burnt roast coffee. Carbonation is high and scrubbing, off dry, red wine bleeds through in the two minutes between each sip.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into snifter.

A: pours black with a nice thick tan head with excellent retention.

S: wine barrel characteristics definitely come through most prominently on the nose. heavy toasted barrel.

T: very unique. heavily toasted oak is very prominent, slight vanilla from the barrel. red wine characteristics are fairly dominant. I get some dry red grapes. a slightly chocolately toast from the malt. Alcohol is not present.

M: too thin for the style. too highly carbonated.

O: eh. not as good as I had expected. The appearance is definitely the best part of this beer.

O: certainly an interesting and unique beer.

2014 drinking sept 2016.

Red wine is very prominent in the nose. Pallate too. Dominated by red wine, finishes with a subtle chocolate and roster malt. Barrel characteristshave faded a touch. More fruity characteristics from the wine. Red grape, cherries, plum. Too much carbonation.

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12oz bottle poured into a TG snifter 8/22/2014.

A- Dark black body, almost opaque and brown. For an imperial stout, this comes with a suspiciously large tan head that persists for quite a while. [3.75]

S- Wine barrel, a bit of diacetyl butter, oak and graham crackers. There isn't a lot of the base imperial stout to be smelled here. [3.5]

F- Dark fruit, blueberries and raspberries, oak, red wine tannins, graham crackers and a bit of cocoa. Not as much of the base beer as I'd expect, but at least this isn't infected as far as I can tell. [3.5]

M- On the thinner side, a bit lower in carbonation. Drinkable, but that's as good as it gets. [3.25]

O- Not that great. Thin body kind of kills the wine barrel flavours that otherwise come across fairly well here. [3]

Final score: 3.3875

(Using the above ratings for each category and the weights below, per the old system)
Appearance 5%
Aroma 20%
Taste 45%
Mouthfeel 10%
Overall 20%

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Prairie Wine Barrel Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 685 ratings