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RATINGS: 146   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.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinator (847) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Man this was great. Nice roasted malt and bourbon aromas. Pitch black color with a fine tan head. Great palate with weight but not too heavy. Smooth. Fantastic blending of the outmeal roasted flavors with coffee and chocolate and charred wood. Just enough hops to pull it out of malt overload. The bourbon enhanced the flavors, not overpowered them. A great compliment. If you find it, grab it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bricktop86 (551) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 I was very excited to find this and try it. Pours almost black with a very small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, chocolate and some vanilla. Taste is medium bitter and sweet with some coffee acidity. Some bourbon in the flavor as well but not overpowering.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brentv (308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2013
From the bottle, poured opaque black with thin beige head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Big rich flavor with a string chocolate presence. Hints of bourbon. Roasted malts. There is some hoppiness but not a lot. Creamy mouthfeel. This is a big beer and beautifully made.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Hella good. Big rich dark brown pour, brown head. Aroma of bourbon soaked brownies! Lots of rich chocolate flavor, vanilla, toffee, coconut, toasted oak, tar. Damn freaking good!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkeh (175) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2014
Wow. Dark, dark brown with great lacing for 11% abv. Sweet malt on the nose, chocolate, vanilla roasted malts. Taste is sweet vanilla, oak, mild chocolate. Fantastic dry finish. Superb stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
I’ve been lucky enough to have this both from the original version released in the 750mL bottles and in the 12oz bottles. Bourbon, cocoa, and coffee on the nose, with all following on the palate. Finishes semi-sweet with caramel and toffee notes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to a friend. Poured black with a chocolate brown head that left ample lace behind on my glass. Aroma was chocolate, fudge, whiskey, oak, and toasted marshmallow. Flavor was whiskey, oak, coconut, dark roast, chocolate, and a slight alcohol kick. Body was full, velvety, and creamy with a medium-high level of carbonation. Great stuff that should age well beyond a year or two.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
handsomejn (66) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Nice boozy tasting stout. Pours rich brown color, nice dark beige head with some retention and lacing. It smells like a candy store, The taste is semi-sweet chocolate, malty vanilla and whiskey with a hint of coffee on the long aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Dark brown, almost black pour, tan head. Aroma has some bourbon and rich chocolatey goodness. Flavor adds some vanilla and oak. Rich, creamy and excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
750mL bottle, courtesy of Prairie for forthcoming work. Pours a deep, cola-brown color; creamy dark-tan head with excellent retention (for an imperial stout) and lacing that coats the snifter. The aroma’s the narrowest point to this beer, showing a bit of char, warming ethanol (with whispers of whiskey), and a bitter chocolate/coffee note; not sharp, but tight. Medium-full to full body, with a very-fine-bubbled carbonation from the bottle conditioning, along with a firm acidity and mineral / herbal bitterness; this is a pleasure to sip, and a lot more lively than most imperial stouts tend to be. Lots of layers here: dark chocolate and dried fruits, caramel and char; secondary notes of cinnamon and vanilla; the barrel presence tends to keep to the edges, offering a whiskey character that’s lightly charred, caramelized, and adds a touch of leanness to the body here; as it warms, that whiskey starts to join in with a bit more oomph. Long finish of milk and dark chocolate, lightly sweet, with whiskey and light char. A very drinkable, expressive imperial stout from Oklahoma.


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