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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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. 2014 and Before : ABV 9% 2015 Bottles: ABV 11%

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
750ml served n a snifter A - Black as night with 1 finger of mocha colored bubbles. Noticeable retention with specks of lacing. S - Chocolate and whiskey creep out right away, dark and berry fruits, the barrel really starts coming out and addind a sweet rustic, woody character with hints of herbs. Malty alcohol vapors wake up the senses. T - Creamy chocolate, vanilla, whiskey barrel comes in with a wave drying out the sweet chocolate malts, hints of lightly acidic fruit add a perfect touch of tartness. A kiss of alcohol hits the outside edge and laces caramel, vanilla, herbs and roasted malts. Finishes roasty with a hint of fruity alcohol. M - Thick and viscous feel, full dense body, very creamy carbonation, feels the mouth like a milk shake but doesn’t overbear. Very different but complex feel, I’ve never experienced a mouthfeel like this. The only word that describes it is "decadent". Excellent stout base with careful whiskey barrel roundness. This is an impressive beer. It almost forces you to sip and savor it. Well done Prairie! Serving type: bottle 03-16-2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle: Poured a dark chocolate brown with tan head. Aroma is super boozy. Taste is super chocolate and boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2142) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Prairie makes such nice stouts. Black Thick like motor oil. Mocha head. Chewy chocolate. Smells very strongly of whiskey. Oak. Whiskey but not hot. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3597) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle-Pours black with a small fizzy kacki head and sparse lacing. big legs on this one. Nose is big roast, vanilla, slight burnt notes. Flavors are huge roast, coffee, coca nibs, very burnt. Huge body, viscus and full. Long finish full of roast, char, alcohol, and burnt notes. Pretty solid impy stout. good but needs a tad of balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5888) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2016
The beer pours dark brown with a nice tan head. The aroma has chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, light soy and smooth heavy roast. It has a full smooth body and then sharp carbonation that gives it a bite. The taste has earthiness, dark chocolate, char, hot pepper and some alcohol. The finish gets even drier with char really taking over. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (4721) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2016
23.10.2015, tap @ What’s Brewing:
Small light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and dry, dark malts, hay, caramel, coffee, oak, minerals, dark sugar, chocolate, alcohol, whiskey, bark. Taste is slightly rich and sweet, dark sugar, dark malts, grass, oak, minerals, weeds, hay, whiskey, dark fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackBeerPG (365) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Taste: barrel woody notes, smokey malty, oatmeal and dark fruits. Black and opaque, with a cocoa colored thick head. semi sweet toasted oak nose. Full body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ethanTHEtrill (57) - - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle from HEB Pearland. Poured into teku glass. Appearance is a dark black with no to little head. Aroma is of booze and malt. Tastes right off the bat with heavy malt that tastes of chocolate and roasted coffee then dissapates into a nice taste of the oak then you get the bite from the whiskey and leaves your tongue with a taste of maple syrup. All I got to say is damn son, prairie is bout it, bout it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Mad love going out to Willrunforbeer, on this share, mad pimping! Pitch black color with sticky legs of lace on the glass. Aroma is deep dark roasted grains, coffee beans, cocoa nibs and a mild note worthy bourbon.

The mouthfeel is correct for the style, nice full and creamy texture. I feel like everybody should use oats when they brew imperial stouts. Really helps give that dense feeling. Deep layers of roast with a mild easy whiskey finish. Gosh, damn.. Real nice stuff! Love this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2342) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2015
12oz bottle, red wax. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, almond, bourbon, oak. Flavor follows. Rich dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak. Solid brew with a great mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
furthur (920) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle, black beer, dark walnut colored head fades to a ring. Aroma is raisin and plum, vanilla, whiskey, oak, cookies, chocolate. Taste is creme brûlée , cookies, caramel, coffee. Palate is rich and thick, carbonation subdued. Finish is coffee and hops and oak, almost dry, but not really. This is pretty sweet, and lots of whiskey barrel there, but as a desert, it’s really got a nice balance and flavor progression.

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