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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Coffee Noir is Prairie Noir kicked up a notch! Whole roasted espresso beans are added to the barrels in order to enhance the roasted and chocolate malt flavors in this intense beer.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (292) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Dark black in color with a half inch of tan head that quickly receded, that left random spotty lace. Nose was dominated by coffee, with a hint of bourbon, chocolate, dark fruit, wood and booze. The taste was a strong blast of burnt, earthy coffee up front with a smooth finish of brown sugar, chocolate and wood, some fruit comes in the backside. Yet another winner from Prairie.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with an average fizzy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy roasted coffee and bitter chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted coffee and chocolate flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good and my expectations where met.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7032) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Errl shared with Tmoney99 and the Fifty West crew. Pours dark brown to black with a large khaki colored head (actually started foamy slowly from the bottle upon opening). I was a little concerned that this was infected and although I did get some mild peppery notes others have mentioned, the size of the flavors I was expecting were able to overcome this mostly. Big roasted coffee/espresso character, dark chocolate, ash, wood, earthy bitterness, thinner body than expected, just mild signs this was ready to turn. Still decent enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1779) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12oz bottle pours a dark brown/black with a large tan head. Steady dry roasted espresso aroma, with mild oaky vanilla. Espresso flavors stagnate other flavors of oak, vanilla, sweet chocolate, and stinging bourbon alcohol. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2301) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Dark black in color, light beige head... Aroma of espresso beans, roasted malts, whiskey... Flavor is espresso, whiskey, roasted malts, whiskey comes through on finish... Solid

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5316) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle (355ml): Thanks Lakeleander: Served at 14 degrees Celsius in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized sticky mocha dark beige head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of wood, roast, coffee, sweet coal, wild yeast, good darkness, chalk and peach. Flavour has very nice coffee and coffee roast tones. Also nice tones of coal, roast, chalk, bitters, wood, hint of wild yeast... Tasty! Aftertaste is coffee, roast, wood, grass and bitters. Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, more than medium bodied. Tasty stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle via Jess P. Pours an opaque black/brown. Aroma eating cherries, coffee, ripe fruit. Body slightly dry, roasty, coffee character. A little open, maybe a hint of oxidization.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
355ml bottle. Well, this sucks. Smells and tastes like bell peppers, literally no other way to describe it. Was not expecting a pepper beer.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
markextrae (2146) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
shared bottle by a friend. the cap was rusted when we took the wax off. so that was the first bad sign. sour smell when opening.... decided to pour the bottle in a decanter to take away some of the infected smell. black pour with a ton of head. there is a small coffee hint in the nose. but the sour part just takes over the whole beer. after one sip it was clear that this one ended in the sink! big shame again!! after we had infected bomb and vanilla noir!! avoid the wax bottles!!!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7252) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Luke. Pours a pure black color with a small white head. A big sweet peppery nose. The flavor is vanilla, big coffee, roast, metal, deep heavy roast coffee.


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