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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Noir ].
Clear dark black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate, whisky, wood - smoke. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, roasted - wood bitter, chocolate, alcohol, wood - oak, dry, dark cholate, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20141026]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
6th March 2014
Jack is back tasting at Bruce’s. Jack is back and brought this with him. Thanks Jack. Opaque dark brown beer, decent tan head. Palate is softish and airy, slightly dry with fine carbonation. Smooth airy dark malt. Brett and dark fruits. Little malt roast in the finish. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13938) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle, 12oz. A jetblack beer with a dense, finger-thick light tan head. The aroma has a touch of bourbon and boozyness, with lots of roasted malts and a good dash of coffee and chocolate. It’s full-bodied and silky on the palate, with a lovely carbonation level. Some sourish, almost acidic notes in the flavor, which is mostly coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Bourbon too, no vanilla. Lasting finish. A quite wonderful one, but a bit too boozy. 141025

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12975) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle sample at The Festival. Dark brown color, thick brown head. Aroma of burnt espresso, vanilla, subtle whiskey. Taste is dark bittersweet cocoa, vanilla, coffee. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, whiskey, and roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, whiskey, grain, and wood.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11684) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood and a little bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 251014

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11631) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks, Jack. Pours clearish brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma has some tangy dark berries, a bit of cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with chalky cocoa, earthy bitterness, some tobacco, faint tangy dark fruits, slight basement. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate sweetness to finish, more dry cocoa, burnt earth bitterness. Eh. So so.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11343) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle at Foeder Teaser Tasting. Extra from a trade with stawn. Roasted chocolate aroma, leather, cocoa, hay, licorice, oaky, vanilla, caramel, toffee, tar notes. Roasted coffee and peat flavor, dark chocolate, licorice, creamy, leather, floral notes, tobacco, ash notes. Heavy beer, full bodied with a nice chocolate, vanilla and tobacco aroma.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11263) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle shared by Phil. Black pour with a nice tan head. Nose is a little boozy and heavy on the soy sauce. Whiskey, oak, and roasted malt aromas. Some hints of smoke, fudge, vanilla, and coconut, too. The flavor is quite nice. Plenty of whiskey, coconut, and chocolate covered banana. Fudge, hints of smoke, vanilla, roast, and a touch of coffee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10082) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2013
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate and light bourbon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, light bourbon and light oak with a smooth dry linmgerting roasty chocolate finish.


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