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Prairie Artisan Ales Coffee Noir

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (6021) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (747) - Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. From Chris. Thanks! A: Dark black with a half inch cappuccino head. Legs. N: Espresso, caramel, cocoa, smoke and char. Burnt brown sugar. Oak. Green pepper and black peppercorn. T: Sweet and bittered. Unlike vanilla it leans towards the malty. M: Heavy body. Alcohol is well hidden. Almost crunchy. O: Much better than the Vanilla. The coffee shines through and the barrel adds nice character without overwhelming beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Pretty much black color, thick brown head. Nice aroma of burnt espresso, dark bitter cocoa. Taste is very earthy coffee grounds, dark chocolate. Delicious.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BiiruBierBeer (142) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Insane green pepper taste with coffee grounds. Intense mouthfeel is highly carbonated and foamy. Coffee ground smell.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Matt. Pours dark brown, with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, and some alcohol. flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, and a little smoke. Medium body, with a long, slightly bitter, dry coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2113) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Aroma: Coffee, Oatmeal, Mild Chocolate Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Coffee, Mild Chocolate, Mild Oatmeal Mouthfeel: Decent Mouthfeel, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours black tan head. Smell is coffee cream chocolate. Turns metallic as it warms a bit. Taste is rich coffee, dark bittersweet chocolate, ash, tobacco and light bourbon like booze hints and metal. Very rich, dark flavors but a hint boozy and bitter or astringent from the alcohol I think. Body is not super syrupy. Medium to full body. Medium carbonation to high for the style. Good but not as good as bomb and bible belt our even the regular noir I thought.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (372) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Rated from notes taken on 1 Jun 2014 -- Did a side-by-side tasting of Regular, Coffee, and Vanilla Noir’s. This is an awesome brew. Very hard to decide between this and the Regular as my second favorite. The vanilla is better by a hair.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1371) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from trade. Pours black with a creamy mocha colored head. Aroma of earthy coffee, some molasses and roast, a bit of whiskey booze. Flavor is a big punch of spicy coffee with light whiskey notes that are more sweetness than whiskey flavor, and a lingering oakiness. There is some metallic apple note going on here and I wonder if this is contaminated a bit. Slightly astringent and lingering bitter. Medium bodied with pretty high carbonation for the style. Very coffee forward which is nice--like straight coffee grounds--but no sign of the other characteristics I would expect here. Overall worth drinking but maybe not seeking out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3200) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Serving: 22 oz. bottle. It pours black with a thin tan head. The nose has a nice dose of black coffee, dark, roasted malt, and slight burnt notes. Fairly earthy on the tongue with a more subdued coffee flavor than I was expecting. Light hint of nuts and more roasted malt. I was surprised to see the 11.5% ABV. Good, but a reminder that coffee brews are always best fresh.


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