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Prairie Artisan Ales Coffee Noir

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (905) - 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.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (7977) - 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 (1324) - 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!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (6336) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (950) - 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 (13468) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BiiruBierBeer (249) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Insane green pepper taste with coffee grounds. Intense mouthfeel is highly carbonated and foamy. Coffee ground smell.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1724) - 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 (2256) - 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 (2555) - 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.


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