Prairie Wine Barrel Noir | Prairie Artisan Ales

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681 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:
681
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
193
For Trade:
21
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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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3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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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
3.89 out of 5 based on 681 ratings.
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