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Prairie Artisan Ales Vanilla Noir

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewFace (482) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle share thanks to beechner224. Pours a deep dark brown, nearly black, brown head. Big roasty chocolate aroma, oak, light bourbon. Lots of vanilla, odd tartness, oaky, light bourbon, chalky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (999) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
bottleshare thanks to Beechner224. Nose is soft vanilla with some booze. Pours very black. Some coffee as it warms. A ton of vanilla in the flavor. Other than that its kinda plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beechner224 (420) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours black. Same aroma as original noir. Coffee, but no vanilla. Taste is vanilla, coffee. Again, ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ricoslim (65) - - APR 16, 2014
Had thanks to the reverend and Prazack. Color is dark brown.I am a sucker for Vanilla and it does wonders for this beer compared to the normal noir. Present in the aroma and taste. Surprised that this beer comes in at 11%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Pour is viscous black with a creamy brown head and great lacing. Rich vanilla bean, cake batter, espresso, earthiness, toasted malt, light coconut, and cocoa nibs in the aroma. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, lactose, Sumatra, whiskey, oak, roast, marshmallows, and graham crackers with a touch of heat on the backed. Velvety mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Decadent sweet stout. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
28/III/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-313) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: ltos of vanilla, burnt caramel, sweet stuff, fudge, butterscotch, fake chocolate ("koetjesreep"). MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: pretty sour start, surprisingly, mocha, coffee, dark chocolate, bitter hops, somewhat of a citric acidity in it. Aftertaste: lots of vanilla after the first sip, lots of bitter overpowering hops after the other sips, coffee grit, cocoa powder. Great beer, only a tad too much bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
36cl bottle, shared by BoBoChamp. Many thanks for all the beers shared today! APPEARANCE: very dark brown to black beer, no foam. NOSE: wood, caramel, dried red fruits, berries, alcohol. TASTE: creamy, whiskey and peat aftertaste, though not too much for me, alcohol is noticeable, coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2014
The vanilla seems more like an artifact of bourbon than of vanilla beans. Rich and chocolaty with coffee, caramel and spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1169) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle: Thanks to Jason for trading me this one. Deep brown brew, not quite black, capped with a slightly foamy, light-tan head that recedes rather quickly. From the aroma, it almost smells rum-barrel aged, my guess is due to the aromatic blend of whiskey & vanilla. Almost dessert-like on the nose with some faint dark fruit, vanilla cream cake & a back-end reminiscent of a chocolate milkshake, all complete with mildly boozy undertones. Taste has lots of roast, chocolate, & even coffee beans, although the vanilla aspect doesn’t hit nearly as hard on the palate (unfortunately). It’s there, but quite tame. Finish with light ash, roasted malt & dark chocolate, wood, & a boozy, whiskey twinge. Very nice brew overall, just wish the vanilla would’ve translated a little better in the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4416) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Courtesy of tectactoe

Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and light whiskey. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights. It has a small beige that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and faint molasses. The flavor has moderate vanilla, roasted coffee, and a touch of whiskey. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation.

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