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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Prairie Noir is our bourbon barrel aged imperial oatmeal stout. We brew this beer with a huge amount of oats to give it an ever so silky mouth feel. Notes of coffee, chocolate, and toasted marshmallow can be found in the flavor and aroma of this beer. Notes of whiskey and carmel are also packed into this beer.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2332) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jason! Deep brown body, never truly reaching "full black" status with an off-tan foam that settles to a collar within moments. Aroma has some sweet whiskey, chocolate brownie cake, fudge, creamy oats, & some oak-laden tannins in the finish. Lovely aroma from the start; as it warms up, a mild fusel note becomes apparent, but not enough to spoil the show. Big roasted malt flavor up front; nice dark cocoa flavors, like an Intense Dark 86% chocolate bar... Trailing notes of whiskey, oak, vanillin, creamy malts, & integrated tannins lead into a roasty finish with slight hints of coffee, cocoa beans, burnt caramel, & booze. Very nice beer, I think I preferred this to the Vanilla & Pirate Noirs.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle to glass. Near oil black pour with a thin dark khaki head that recedes along the circumference of the glass. Nose is sweet oak, milk chocolate, whisky. Slight booze. insanely smooth mouth feel, sweet milk and dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, and a slightly boozy whisky finish. Nutty coffee finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5073) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, vanilla, caramel, spice, and light bourbon. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights around the edges of the glass. It has a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, molasses, and a touch of caramel. The finish has light-moderate roasted coffee and a touch of whiskey. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clownoisseur (267) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Pours a murky black with a good amount of sediment floating around. Some copper hues to this, small tan head, leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is light. Roasted nut, chocolate, coffee and hints of booze. Taste is much lighter than expected...as is the mouthfeel. Medium to low carbonation, but a medium body as well. Kind of off-putting with a beer this big. Wanting more coffee vs. chocolate interplay....both are present, but neither wants to take the driver seat. A slight dark fruit character creeps in towards the back end along with hints of vanilla and whiskey barrel. The barrel character naturally comes out a bit more as the beer warms. A decent balance to this beer for sure, but too subdued in the flavor department. Seems that the beer is either a blend or had a very short life in the barrel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9945) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle split at the Jack is back tasting, thanks to Jacky boy @isback, 06/03/14. Black with a moderate tan covering that clears to a swirl and edgework. Nose is dark malts, spice, dark berry fruit, metallic waft, mollasses. Taste comprises chocolate, dungy notes, hot boozedom, woody tang. Full bodied, fine carbonation, hot in the drying close. So so for style - a little infected perhaps?

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (3926) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
12 oz bottle. Black in color with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is of oak, smoke, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, roasted malt, fudge and anise. Taste is of fudge, vanilla, dark chocolate, oak, whiskey, tannins, prune.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
travita (4159) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, and tan head. The smell is wine, alcohol, oats, sweet, fruity, and plums. The taste is malts, fruity, hops, alcohol, tannins, tea, and chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at WoB. Dark pour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted, alcohol, chocolate, and dark fruit. Taste is lots of dark fruit, a little roast, and a booze finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at World of Beer Arlington. Very dark with a thin tan head, aromas of roasted malts, hint of baker's chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3844) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Tap at WoB. Pours very dark black color with a tan colored head. Aroma is dark malts, wood, chocolate, grainy notes. Slight bourbon. Flavor is dark malts, alcohol burn, wood, bourbon, slight vanilla and coffee. Heavy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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