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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.


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4.1
   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 doesnít overbear. Very different but complex feel, Iíve 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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2346) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Dark brown colored pour. Small off-white head. No lacing. Molasses and notes of coffee and chocolate. Taste is slight coffee with some molasses and subtle notes of chocolate and malt. A little sweet and cloying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (905) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle from unknown in trade. Pours an opaque brown-black, little bit of tan head. Aroma roasty, some coffee, booze. Body medium, with a full, creamy oaky finish, bittersweet chocolate. Some warming in the back end. Well done, if not in the very top tier.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2677) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle from a trade a while back so the booze has faded pretty well. Oak and vanilla aromas. Little bit of alcohol there as well. Flavor is slightly roasty with a little bit of dark fruit plum and cherry. Finish is a touch tart and a little off for me. Bittersweet and cocoa working in there as well. Pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8273) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle 355ml @ fonefan
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak, coffee, alcohol and hint of citrus sourness. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate, coffee and hint of sourish finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14170) - 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. Itís 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11992) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3889) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured a dark brown color with aromas of oatmeal, wood, caramel, roast, and whiskey. Flavors follow suit solid barrel aged beer that is easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2014
Bottled. Nose of wood, chocolate, not all that much whiskey, some coffee. Sweet woody flavor, chocolate, vanilla. Smooth and big. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Pour is black with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of dark roasted coffee, brown sugar, oatmeal, burnt wood, tobacco, and slight fudge. Finish has a bit of marshmallow and vanilla. Good.


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