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RATINGS: 154   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Black pour with plenty of tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, coffee, cocoa. Flavor is more of the same with prominent bitter chocolate, chili, and some vanilla.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (104) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Malty stout smell. Low to medium carbonation. Stouty taste with mild roast and mild dark chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (575) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark opaque hue with a creamy tan head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is chocolate, oak, coffee, roast, vanilla. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and creamy carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness initially with an astringent bitterness in the following and an oak tannin finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (224) - 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 (2055) - 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 (4976) - 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 (5201) - 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 (363) - 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 (461) - 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 (6673) - 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 (944) - 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.


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