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RATINGS: 152   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 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (214) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours black with a bit of tan head. Nose is roast, woody, booze, cereal grains. Taste is tons of cereal grains, oats, wood, bakers chocolate, hint of coffee. Mouthfeel on the thin side for a big stout, alcohol hidden well. Overall it's good, lots of oatmeal and drinkable, but not blowing my mind or anything. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1999) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Aroma: Oatmeal, Whiskey, Mild Chocolate, Mild Coffee Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Oatmeal, Chocolate, Mild Coffee, Mild Bourbon Mouthfeel: Decent Mouthfeel, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4841) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, light whiskey, wood, fudge, overripe fruit, light coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (5110) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2014
bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks! Very thin creamy tan head. Clear jet black pour. Lots of chocolate with some whiskey notes. Very well brewed. Nice beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (313) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Rated from notes taken on 1 Jun 2014 -- Did a side-by-side tasting of Regular, Coffee, and Vanilla Noir’s. This is an awesome brew. Very hard to decide between this and the Coffee as my second favorite. The vanilla is better by a hair.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlowOffTube (444) - Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2014
I love barrel aged beers but this one didn’t do it for me. Over carbonated with a barrel taste that was mode tree bark hint of bourbon. Some vanilla chocolate but not enough. Black motor oil pour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6555) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle, RBAG 2014 prelim. Inky brown pour, rich roast, coffee, bourbon sweetness, woody, very full bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (892) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle to goblet at the RBAG14 warmup Strange aroma, not quite funk, horse blanket, soy and rooibos. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, nutmeg, mace.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbudd19 (566) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Ferris at RBAG. Thick black pour with a light layer of mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts, oak, and a hint of bourbon. Taste is fairly toasty, some nice roast, a bit bland and not much barrel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3085) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle - Big Whisky and barrel notes with chocolate roast malts. Jet black with a decent brown head. Whisky notes and oatmeal. Silky smooth and not as complex as the nose.


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